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


Infographics: why format is irrelevant and concept is imperative
Just before Thanksgiving, Rand Fishkin blasted infographics on his ‘Whiteboard Friday’. He did make some really good points in his video, but I believe his …

Here is every Christmas present you’ve ever wanted
50 Years 50 Toys. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. See the original post here. Increase Text .

Twitter IPO Sparks Investor Interest in Social Startups
A twitter banner on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Nov. 7, 2013. Twitter’s IPO created increased interest in social-media companies.


‘Big Data analytics and mobile banking are like two-edged swords’
The recent innovations in Information and Communication technology like Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and mobile banking are like a two-edged …

Big data can blind us to the long term
I have warned about the danger that boardrooms will catch the big data bug and assign big teams and bloated budgets to it. But there is another pitfall: in…

Big Data Analytics Market worth $13.95 Billion by 2017
[196 Pages Report] Hadoop & Big Data Analytics Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of software types, hardware equipments, …

How Ancestry.com Manages Generations Of Big Data
Businesses often use — or overuse — the term “big data” to describe all sorts of data-related products and services, but the buzzword certainly applies in the case …

Public sector could tackle £20bn a year fraud through big data …
The UK government could eliminate the £20bn a year lost to public sector fraud if it took advantage of big data to clamp down on the likes of tax avoidance and …


With Twitter and Facebook, Squeezing More Ad Revenue is Key
With social media investors, any news of more thoroughly integrated advertising supposedly translates into higher revenues. After all, the more successful and …

Twitter hits record; Campbell, Starbucks head south
… on Tuesday to trade at record levels as investors became more confident about the social media company’s effort to monetize its 230-million-strong user base.

New tech leadership emerges as giants’ growth slows
“Overall, tech investors search for best growth ideas and tend to rotate from … Social-media companies will continue to attract more investor attention as they …

Apple buys social media sentiment firm Topsy Labs
Apple buys social media sentiment firm Topsy Labs … users, has been bidding to sell its analytics output to investors looking for guidance on stock-price moves.

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