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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Where People Can’t Live Without The Internet
Given the amount of time people spend face down in their smartphones, swiping on their iPads or glued to their laptops, life without the internet seems hard to imagine.

The History of Consumer Credit in One Giant Infographic
In today’s infographic from Equifax, we look at the long history of consumer credit – everything from the earliest writings of antiquity to the modern credit boom that started in the 20th century.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Read all the specifications here
Could this be the next iPhone? Samsung has finally launched its flagship phablet, Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will hit the stores starting September 15 and is available for pre-orders starting August 24 in the US.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Only One Will Win the Social Media Wars, and It Isn’t Twitter
Shares of Twitter (TWTR) were sinking over 1% in pre-market trading on Friday after investment firm Jefferies cut its rating on the beleaguered social media company’s stock to “Hold” from Buy” with a $16 price target.

3 Stocks That Could Have Doubled Your Money
The stock market is up more than 20% over the last three years. A few stocks have done far better than that solid return, though. Here’s a look at three companies, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), that have at least doubled over the same time frame.

Hacking Coinbase: The Great Bitcoin Bank Robbery
Sean Everett wasn’t sure how his bullish bet on cryptocurrency would turn out. But he definitely didn’t expect it to be over so soon.

BIG DATA NEWS

Math Isn’t Biased, But Big Data Is.
Mathematician Cathy O’Neil explored this issue in detail in her book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.

Here are 7 big data, artificial intelligence stock ideas from Bank of America
Bank of America Merrill Lynch says the number of internet-connected devices will rise to 1 trillion by 2035. The firm believes big data and artificial intelligence will “propel the 5th wave of IT-driven productivity growth.”

Report shows that AI is more important to IoT than big data insights
The problem with big data and business intelligence software is that it is reactionary and static. It is great for analysing things after the event — but how do enterprises manage when they need real-time insight?

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun
Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined.

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