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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

How Reviews Influence Women’s Shopping Decisions
Product reviews and testimonials are so important today that companies pay people to review their products or service. It’s a good idea too, as it …

The Businesses Against President Trump’s Travel Ban
On the evening of Jan 27th, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order halting the US refugee program, and restricting citizens from 7 …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Snap, Inc. Is Going to Have Trouble Shaking Twitter Comparisons
In the final days of 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that Snap (NYSE:SNAP) already had a strategic message that it wanted to convey once it starts its pre-IPO roadshow: Snap is not the next Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Rather, it wanted to be compared to the larger social network Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

Nextdoor to acquire “assets” of UK local social network Streetlife
In what is being billed as a “multi-million pound” acquisition, San Francisco-headquartered Nextdoor is purchasing the “assets” of U.K. local social network Streetlife.

Inside the crash of Fling, the London startup whose founder partied in Ibiza while his company burned through $21 million
In the lead-up to the incident, Fling — a social media app that raised $21 million (£17 million) from investors — had become inundated with …

How Ragy Thomas Built Sprinklr Into A Social Media Management Powerhouse
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Ragy Thomas, Founder and CEO, Sprinklr.

BIG DATA NEWS

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars
When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it …

Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
At its core, big data consists of large sets of information culled from various sources and then analyzed to derive statistical value. These metrics …

​MYOB banks on AI, big data to shape the future of accounting
According to CEO of MYOB Tim Reed, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data and the Internet of Things (IoT), and people and the …

Big data projects planned in the boardroom for 2017
A big data drive has been highlighted in a new report from MHR … It has revealed that the top three drivers for big data projects are sales and …

Case study: Vodafone gains efficiencies in big data process analytics
The source-to-pay process, responsible for managing the procurement activities in Vodafone, now relies heavily on big data technology to …

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