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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Depth of the Problem – Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization – Cool Infographics

The Depth of the Problem infographic from The Washington Post illustrates just how difficult it is to find and retrieve the black boxes from aircrafts when …

Tim Harford: Don’t Be Quick To Trust Infographics

Infographics and complex data visualisations can obscure the truth rather than make it easier to understand, warned economist, Financial Times …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an … The social media company said separately that it hired a Google executive to lead its …Investors reacted positively to the news, sending Twitter shares up more …

Stock Market Back In Green As Investors Buy Oversold Stocks

The US stock market yesterday broke a two-day losing streak after investors had a change of heart and returned to social media stocks, effectively …

A-List Investors, 1 Million Downloads: Is Selfie App ‘Shots’ For Real?

It was the first time Shahidi witnessed the power of Bieber’s social media … the day Bieber called Shahidi in hopes of becoming a RockLive investor.

Finally, some social-media ground rules

But the move to define social-media ground rules also raises important and difficult … it to enhance their businesses, while at the same time protecting investors from its abuses…
However, social media wasn’t around 74 years ago.

How Social Media Marketing Is Changing the Way Big Brands Advertise

Such is the case for most companies invested in the medium. … This data indicates the use of social mediafor marketing is still in the early stages.

BIG DATA NEWS

Big data insight without action is wasted effort – data scientist

big data offers the chance to enter into unchartered territory and discover new … Most c-level executives now acknowledge the importance of big data …

Don’t Underestimate Big Data

The techniques of big data have been criticized recently in a post by Tim Harford among others. It’s quite easy to imagine the potential here has been …

Big data and open data: what’s what and why does it matter?

Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they’re not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data …

Warren Buffett Owns This Big Data Stock: Should You?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK ) isn’t a sexy stock, and it doesn’t attract a lot of media hype, but it’s a steadily growing big data company Warren …

Big Data Isn’t Just For Big Businesses Anymore

Oh goodness, there are those words again: big data. As a business owner these words are starting to sound like nothing more than a catch phrase, …

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