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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Bring Traffic to Your Site With These 4 Blogging Alternatives
Well-produced infographics often have a higher probability of going viral than text-based content, as people enjoy sharing data portrayed in a visual …

2014 Web Design Trends Predicted by Stock Photos [Infographic]
If we’ve downloaded graph, data, and number representations, someone could venture a guess that we’re creating infographics. Stock photos offer a …

Break Through the Content Clutter with Cool Infographics | Social Media B2B
Infographics are key to many B2B companies’ content marketing efforts. Randy Krum is the president of InfoNewt and the author of the new book, Cool …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Social-Media Stocks Make Waves As Yellen Announces More of the Same
… out today that the company is testing a new profile look that more closely resembles the layouts at Facebook and Google’s social network, Google .

Nissan Set To Buy Equity Bits In Digital-Marketing Startups
But soon, Nissan may end up investing in equity positions in some of the … In addition to an ever-growing list of social-media experiments that has …

Sir Terry Leahy joins Starcount following $10m investment
Founded in 2010 by Drew Thomson, Starcount is a social analytics platform that claims to provide a ‘definitive measure’ of popularity on social media, …

Marc Jacobs Trades Social Media Mentions For Gifts In New Pop Up Store
But Marc Jacobs’ effort follows as a not-so-stellar week for social media investors. Last week Twitter released its first-ever quarterly report and told the …

Prodigy Network Presents “Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding: a Social Media Revolution in Real …
Prodigy Network will explore the impact social media has on the real estate industry … Individual accredited investors can purchase REPs (Real Estate …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data Debates: Individuals Vs. Teams
The 2011 McKinsey Global Institute report on big data, frequently cited as the authoritative source for the not-enough-data-scientists claim, actually …

Beyond Big Data: Prepare for Real-Time Insights
Big data — the term itself is overwhelming, yet it doesn’t capture the transformation that data is beginning to drive in organizations today. Data is a …

Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
Big data can be big chaos. But finding clarity — and business opportunities — in that chaos has never been more important. Presenting data clearly and …

Big Data’s 2 Big Years
Two years might seem like a short time to be measuring shifts in technology, but in the fast-moving big-data arena, a lot has changed. Just 26 months …

Knocking Big Data Down to Size
Increasingly, that assist is coming from big data. For marketers, this means the swirling cosmos of structured and unstructured information culled from … in Real

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