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


How and Where Women Prefer Their Branded Content
From fashion and beauty to home design and wellness, female-centric brands are a natural fit for sponsored content. Lucky for them, most women—87 percent, to be exact—see branded content in a positive light, according to an Influenster survey of nearly 13,000 U.S. women across Generations X, Y and Z. Among the study’s finds: Authenticity rules.

America’s Cleanest Cities
For the vast majority of Americans living in major cities, the sight of garbage-strewn pavements, overflowing trashcans and filthy parks seems to be relatively rare.

15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity
Need a creative booster? One of your best resources is just a click away. TED Talks provides a variety of inspirational and creative videos from some of today’s most successful people.


Blockchain will turn the internet into the world’s largest ‘stock’ market, says investor
Balaji S. Srinivasan is CEO of 21.co, a start-up that’s proposing a system where strangers can pay investors and other busy people to respond to their emails, as well as a board partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

The 10 Most Popular Social-Media Networks (Bet You Haven’t Heard of No. 5)
Social networks have become one of the most popular ways for people to connect around the globe, but only some are household names. Review this list of the top 10 to see how many you use.

For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn
For the past week, Uber’s board members have been embroiled in conversations over a thorny question: what to do about Benchmark, the venture capital firm that is one of the ride-hailing company’s largest shareholders.


Big data and digital transformation: How one enables the other
Drowning in data is not the same as big data. Here’s the true definition of big data and a powerful example of how it’s being used to power digital transformation.

Business outcome orientated big data deployments
Big data’s been kicking around for a lot longer than most people would give it credit for. But big data in the early noughties wasn’t quite the same beast as it is today, and indeed how it is viewed by the business community.

How Quantum Computers Will Revolutionise Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data
We produce 2.5 exabytes of data every day. That’s equivalent to 250,000 Libraries of Congress or the content of 5 million laptops.

Five organizations that are using big data to power digital
Big data can be a great asset in achieving digital transformation. Here are five organizations that have used data science to boost their business.

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