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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

9 Infographics To Help You Understand The Woolly World Of Science
Many of the best science infographics from the past 40 years are compiled in Understanding the World: An Atlas of Infographics, a dazzling new tome …

Sage – beautiful, engaging infographics
When we were approached by the lovely team at Sage to produce a creative and engaging infographic, we couldn’t wait to get started. They wanted …

Social Media Image Cheat Sheet: Why Image Size Matters
Social media requires precise measurements to ensure that your connection with your followers can be maintained. This means that everything, from …

5 essential tips for great visual storytelling
Keep in mind the message you are trying to get across and remember infographics are not something you should “add content to just to jazz it up”, …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Accenture Survey Shows Digital Investing Tools Are Disrupting the European Investor-Advisor …
“Investors are relying more heavily on digital tools to help them better … while 68 percent prefer phone communication over digital and social media …

Should You Buy Social Media ETF on Solid LNKD,TWTR Earnings? – ETF News And Commentary
The social media space, once a sharp pain for investors, is likely seeing a reversal. High beta issues and a massive sell-off the year before had made …

Facebook’s worst nightmare: what if social media is just that – social?
According to the Shareaholic study, the eight biggest social networks …. The bet by social media investors has been that this obsession with online …

Twitter beats Wall Street expectations but user growth has slowed
… of 2014 to US$479mln, and the 140-characher social media behemoth said its … It did, however, tell investors of a slow-down in new users compared to the … Twitter’s efforts to monetise its practically ubiquitous social platform.

Activist funds
… the latest BS on social media, the lawyers and their ever more brain-aching … experts in investor relations and spin-doctors to deal with the media.

BIG DATA NEWS

Oliver Daniels :Time to Think Big About Big Data
If she was alive now I believe my mother would be fearful of Big Data. If she wouldn’t tell her own children how old she was, she certainly wouldn’t …

What lessons can SMEs learn from big data?
It could certainly be argued that it was unstructured, and that’s one of the key characteristics of big data. However, it probably didn’t share the volume …

Mobile is key to big data
Big data is a hot topic at the moment. What we are finding, when we speak to our customers is the same story over and over again: “we know that big …

The Seven Stages of Big Data Success with Hershey, Scientific Games, MasterCard, TiVo & more
Whilst Big Data has revolutionized the way that most businesses operate day to day, challenges still remain for todays leaders. New technologies and …

Obama’s ‘Big Data’ privacy plans get lift from lawmakers
Big data is an umbrella term for massive collections of data that cannot be analyzed using traditional data processing technology. Technology firms …

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