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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Female-Founded Companies That Get Funded
In 2016, approximately 3,033 U.S.-based companies secured funding (seed, series A and series B). Unfortunately, only 16 percent of these companies had at least one female founder.

Incoming Asteroid Will Test Our Ability To Track Near Earth Objects
Asteroid 2012-TC4 is coming and scientists are very excited about it. But don’t worry there is only about a one in a million chance that 2012-TC4 will hit Earth.

During Every Minute on the Internet…
Data Never Sleeps 5.0 is the fifth annual version of Domo’s infographic on what happens on the internet in a single minute.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Snap shares fall after the day investors feared for months finally arrives
Snapchat’s stock dropped as much as 5 percent to a new low as its IPO “lockup” period expired Monday, allowing early insiders and employees to sell up to 400 million shares.

Twitter shares tumble as user growth stalls
(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares plunged more than 14 percent on Thursday after the social media platform disappointed investors with stagnant monthly active user growth in the second quarter.

2 Key Facts About Apple Inc.’s iPhone 8 Revealed
App developer Steven Troughton-Smith recently dug into the firmware of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming HomePod smart speaker. That digging apparently revealed a bunch of information about Apple’s hotly anticipated premium iPhone model.

BIG DATA NEWS

Scientists turn to big data in hunt for minerals, oil and gas
OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists searching for everything from oil and gas to copper and gold are adopting techniques used by companies such as Netflix or Amazon to sift through vast amounts of data, a study showed on Tuesday.

Calming the big data shouting match
Data is a powerful catalyst which, if handled in the right way, can guarantee long-term operations and spur on exponential growth.

10 Tools Helping Companies Manage Big Marketing Data
One of the latest trends in the business world is big data — after all, analyzing big data is a highly effective way to develop effective marketing and sales strategies.

Big data … meet big government
What are the considerations for multinational companies confronting country-specific regulation in today’s data-driven environment.

10 Challenges to Big Data Security and Privacy
Big Data could not be described just in terms of its size. However, to generate a basic understanding, Big Data are datasets which can’t be processed in conventional database ways to their size.

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