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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Top Reasons Startups Fail
The following infographic shows the top-20 cited reasons for failure with products or services that do not serve a market need in first position.

The Cloud, Then and Now
Dropbox launched its cloud storage service in 2007, and the internet’s transformations since then have redefined how everyone from students to government agencies store, process and create on the internet.

How the computing power in a smartphone compares to supercomputers past and present
On July 20, 1969, millions of people received an inspirational jolt from watching two brave astronauts take humankind’s first steps on the moon.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

The Secret to Wooing Investors? Communication
When Snap went public on March 2, its stock started trading at $24 per share. Since then, its value has decreased by about a third. Earlier this month, chief executive Evan Spiegel said he’d learned a lesson: Communicating effectively with investors is essential.

Why investors need to start paying more attention to cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies are essentially “New Money,” backed by independently operated computers and user faith in an open source algorithm, that runs on blockchain technology.

3 Stocks All Investors Need to Consider
Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) aren’t only three of the market’s most successful companies, they’re also our Motley Fool contributors’ top stock picks to consider buying.

AI is changing how investors develop successful strategies
As the field of artificial intelligence continues to grow and improve, it too is poised to make radical changes in nearly every industry and sector of business — especially in investing.

BIG DATA NEWS

What are the real opportunities for big data in the digital world?
The efficient use of big data in the digital world has almost unlimited potential to enhance business processes and improve people’s lives.

More than half of companies haven’t started a big data project
Big data may be the next big thing, but many companies struggle to get their projects off the ground. According to research from TechRepublic and our sister site ZDNet, 51% of companies have not started a big data project yet.

Why AI, Machine Learning And Big Data Really Matter To B2B Companies
While most of the attention for how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data can impact companies is focused on the business to consumer (B2C) space, business to business (B2B) companies need to pay attention or they risk their future success.

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