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


The Universities Churning Out The Most Billionaires
Harvard is the world’s premier university for producing billionaires. According to Times Higher Education, the institution boasts 35 billionaires in …

Small business is vulnerable to cyberattack
Carbonite recently published a survey and infographic that highlights the cyber-concerns of small business. 68 percent of small business …

Female Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise
Women are becoming business owners at higher rates — but there’s still a ways to go. Women are founding companies at a historic rate, with more than 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. today

Why the biggest generation in history is your biggest e-commerce opportunity
It’s prime time for 80 million millennials. The largest generation in history is digital-first, and their mobile shopping habits and expectations are changing the way online companies need to earn the ecommerce ecosystem’s most potent purchasing power.

What Consumers Really Want From Your Video Content Plus, how creators can overcome aversion to ads
As the digital landscape shifts toward video, more content companies are making major investments in the platform in an effort to woo advertisers. But in order to create successful video content, it’s more important than ever to understand how consumers view and interact with it.


Five key trends in disruptive technology – No5: Twitterisation
Moreover, 10 of the top 25 users of social media are European players. Those that … that social media channels can help to educate investors.

3 Scorching Hot Virtual Reality Stocks — Are They Buys?
But investors should keep in mind that the company is continually evolving its social media platform and could implement VR interactions in the …

Digital and social media skills gap can be addressed by learning while you work
The PR Census 2016 showed that digital and social media as a role has … However, we have not seen a corresponding rise in investment in …

Sallie Krawcheck: A Letter to My Daughter, Post-Trump
On social media, I see an uptick in angry comments directed at those … pushy and that investing is a manly pursuit (the symbol of investing is a …


The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Pharma
The emergence of big data, as well as advancements in data science approaches and technology, is providing pharmaceutical companies with …

5 architectural principles for building big data systems on AWS
If your company is looking to make a bet on big data in the cloud, follow these best practices to find out what technologies will be best for your …

Are Big Data, Predictive Analytics And Social Media Getting In The Way Of Basic Marketing?
Is it possible that all of the emphasis on “newer” marketing—coping with big data, social media, digital, and sophisticated analytics—is …

How insurers could use ‘big data’ to charge you more
In a speech to the Association of British Insurers, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, suggested that big data …

10 predictions for the Internet of Things and big data in 2017
The IoT architect role will eclipse the data scientist as the most valuable unicorn for HR departments. The surge in IoT will produce a surge in …

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