Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:


The Top Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs
From Houston to New York, here are the best cities for aspiring minority business owners to set up shop.

What Marketers Need to Know About US Soccer Fans
Already the biggest sport on Earth with an estimated 4 billion fans worldwide, soccer has seen its profile rise dramatically in the U.S. in recent years.

The World’s Most Populous Nations In 2050
As of mid-2017, the world’s population stands at almost 7.6 billion people and that number is growing, albeit slower than in the recent past.

Future fashion growth
For an industry often regarded as fickle and indulgent, fashion is a vital component to the global economy, worth an estimated $2.4 trillion in 2016.


Investor on Facebook pursuing original scripted content: ‘Hollywood is a completely different monster’
The social media company has already acquired unscripted shows from Buzzfeed and Vox Media, but several Facebook executives have been meeting with studio and talent agencies for more traditionally scripted TV shows, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Motley Fool: What Uber can teach investors about culture
There are a couple of shortcuts when it comes to thinking about how best to invest your money in shares. They’re neatly encapsulated in two key concepts, one from perhaps the best investor of our time (maybe ever) and the other by one of the best management thinkers we’ve known.

Markets Have Nothing Left to Fear But Fearlessness Itself
Greed seems to be running the show in global markets. Fear has fled, and that may be the biggest risk of all.

Can Twitter Stock Keep Going After Last Week’s 11% Pop?
The social media giant is on the move again, scoring another streaming deal and a bullish analyst note over the past week. It also introduced the new #SeeEverySide ad campaign.


Think Tank: When Big Data Isn’t Enough
The topic of big data is all the rage for marketers these days — and rightly so. Big data, when used correctly, helps those in nearly every profession — developers, doctors, and, yes, marketers — do their jobs better.

Alibaba is now a big data play, says JPMorgan analyst predicting more than 30% surge
Alibaba shares, already among the market’s best performers, will surge as new marketing data services boost the e-commerce giant’s financial results, according to JPMorgan.

Warren Buffett’s disarmingly simple investment strategy, explained by big data
In a fascinating new book, a former Google data scientist offers a whole chapter about his brief misadventures in trying to apply big data — what we know from massive amounts of Internet searches — to investing.

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling
In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

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