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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Fashion industry statistics infographics part 1: the USA
The global fashion market is a leading industry well known for key players, such as Inditex, LVMH, H&M and Nike and is valued at 3 trillion dollars, or 3,000 billion US dollars.

The 10 Biggest Data Breaches and Their Causes
In recent years, several big companies and websites were target to cyber attacks and data breaches. Acer, Facebook, Netflix and LinkedIn are …

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics
Infographics are still one of the best ways to turn dull information into sharable content. While the concept of infographics is nothing new, how …

Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Options
Digital agency WordStream prepared the infographic below, which provides details on all of the social network’s ad-targeting options in one …

How air pollution affects your health
Air pollution is causing long-term impairment to children’s lungs, according to studies in the US and UK. Photograph: Guardian …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

3 Yale grads claim they have the tool to predict the market
“Investors are looking for ways to be savvy in terms of social media,” said Ekster. “It is a requirement of doing business. It’s not necessarily going …

Social-Media ETFs Try to Tweet the Market
The use of social-media data to inform investments is part of a broader trend toward exploiting big data, or very large sets of information that …

Opinion: Social media’s next disruption: the investment industry
However, individual investors can leverage social-media communities to find the best investment ideas, instead of trying to beat the combined …

Why Social Media (Like Polls, Betting Markets And Investors) Got Brexit Wrong
If, like me, you stayed up following the nail-biting unfolding that was the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union into the early hours …

Instagram Trumps Snapchat in Daily Active Users, but Does It Matter?
If there had to be a single major theme in social media in 2016, it would … Social-media investors everywhere would do well to take notice.

BIG DATA NEWS

What If We’ve Got Big Data and Analytics All Wrong?
With big data and analytics, the typical project failure rate, depending on how you categorize the projects, can be as high as a whopping 80 percent.

Watson, WebEx Mashup, Hadoop Summit: Big Data Roundup
IBM and Cisco are teaming up to apply analytics to help people collaborate at work. MapR announced big data IT management tools for enterprises.

The big data explosion sets us profound challenges – how can we keep up?
Big data analysis promises huge opportunities, but raises huge issues. How do we ensure we are masters of the data revolution and avoid being …

Does Brexit Herald A New Era For Big Data-Driven Forecasting?
As the world woke up Friday morning to the news that Great Britain had voted to leave the EU (the “Brexit” option), it also marked a stark failure of all …

There’s a ‘perfect storm’ at the heart of big data
The personalisation revolution is in full swing. Mass advertising is dead… almost. There may still be plenty of commercials aimed at anyone who …

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