Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:
The countries with the highest life expectancy
Japan has the highest life expectancy at birth with a ripe old age of 83.7 predicted for all Japanese babies born in 2015. Switzerland (83.4) and …
Brands Went All Out With In-App Ads Over Thanksgiving As shoppers took to their smartphones
Every year, more and more people are opting to skip the long in-store lines that mark the holiday shopping season in favor of buying directly …
You will love this Siri versus Google Assistant infographic
Check out the infographic below for further details on the face-off between Siri and Google Assistant. It will help you decide which suits your …
Europe’s Space Data Highway Is Making The World A Safer Place
The infographic below explains how the system works and shows where it is headed in the near future. The European Data Relay System.
SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES
Pepo, Jason Goldberg’s social media app, raises $2.35M from his old Fab.com backers
These investors were not only interested in once more backing and … a social network with little in the way of e-commerce (at least for now).
New Amazon Go concept won’t replace humans, investor says
While Amazon’s new shopping experiment is already prompting doomsday headlines for retail workers, human employees are still key to the ..
Trump: Softbank to invest $50bn in US businesses
Shares of Japanese technology firm Softbank have soared to their highest level in more than one year in Tokyo trade, jumping 5% at the open. That is on news Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50bn (£39.3bn) in US businesses.
10 Quotes from Singapore Press Holdings Limited’s Management Investors Should Know
In mid-November this year, Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39) released its annual report for its financial year ended 31 August 2016 (FY2016). The annual report offered deeper insight on the many facets of SPH’s business. It also covered management’s thoughts on SPH’s performance as well as the company’s future opportunities and challenges.
BIG DATA NEWS
Telefónica Gains Real-Time Advantage With Big Data Analytics
After adopting Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Exalogic, Telefónica Spain’s television recommendation engine has …
How These Startups Plan to Use Big Data to Transform Women’s Health
While the power to analyze mass blocks of information is revolutionizing industries like technology and advertising, there is one field that is noticeably lagging when it comes to Big Data: health.
Big Data week in review: Integrated features rule
This week was full of Big Data news, including new releases, a brand new product, a new acquisition and an update to one of the major …
Doing ad hoc big data analytics? Don’t throw the data away when you’re finished, warns IBM
Organisations and lines-of-business have been warned not to casually throw away data after performing ad hoc big data analytics as, …
Examine data collection problems with big data, IoT in mind
Networking challenges and data collection problems can occur when IT tries to deploy IoT and big data into a data center. Understand how to move …