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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Data visualisation and how to do it right (infographic)
We love a good infographic here at Siliconrepublic.com, as you may have noticed, but there is a good reason for this as it is proven that we, …

Infographics Are Evolving
Infographics are your opportunity to convey complex ideas and information in a simple and easily digestible manner. Simply put, our brains love visual …

5 Latest Web Design Trends You Need to Know About
According to r2i, infographics were in their peak game last year, and they’ve only gotten better in 2015. Previously, most designers created …

The quality of life across the world in one infographic
Sergiu George from Movehub, an international moving site, has put together a great infographic that compiles a bunch of survey information to …

An Infographic on Designing Infographics
WOAH, THAT’S SO META: Don’t just look for edtech infographics–design them yourself, or have your students design them! Here’s advice straight …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Stocks to Watch in Social Media
Social media one of the most interesting industries in technology today. … Perhaps that’s why CEO Charles Chao invested almost $500 million in the …

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors
Warren Buffett’s investing prowess is the stuff of legends. … Despite cashing in on a social media phenomenon, Thiel warns readers in his self-help …

3 Reasons Investors Should Own Facebook (FB)
Facebook is also trading at a reasonable valuation, especially for a company growing revenue as fast as the social network is. On an enterprise value …

One of Twitter’s Biggest Investors on What’s Going Right, What’s Going Wrong, and What the Future May Hold
It just passed 300 million users, but is falling behind other social networks such as Instagram. If you look deeper, however, you’ll find that the bigger …

Serial entrepreneur unveils social polling app Whatsay; will it attract investors, users?
The app, which allows users to create and share visual polls with friends on social media sites, aims to achieve one million downloads in a year, said …

BIG DATA NEWS

Why every flight you take is obsessively monitored
“It’s not Google big data, but it’s a lot of data,” says Bill Baumgarten, Business Development Manager at UTC Aerospace Systems, one of the major …

Whitehall data scientists ‘lack adequate Big Data tools’
Whitehall’s inadequate tools and IT systems are preventing its data scientists from making the most out of Big Data, claimed its head of analytics today.

Big Data Was the Beginning: What Comes Next
Say goodbye to Big Data as a dominant concept – it’s time to recognize its … If Big Data is the oil well, full of potential, Big Analysis is the finished …

Using big data could alert us to risks in the food supply chain
Satellite image of Central Europe, 2012. Improvements in satellite sensor quality means we can better monitor crop production and supply chain risks.

Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
Big data systems are invading enterprise data centers at a rapid rate, but they often lack the controlled access, data encryption, and other protections …

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