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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

14 Tools to Create Engaging Infographics and Images for Social Media Posts
We’ve even shared some social media infographics here on the Buffer blog. A few tools have popped up to make creating infographics easier.

The #SochiSocial Stories
We’ve been tracking Olympic social media stats daily in our #SochiSocial Infographics (see infographics 1, 2, 3, and 4) using HootSuite’s latest …

Content Marketing Forecast for 2014 [Infographic]
This content is in the form of infographics, blogs, articles, press releases, ebooks, whitepapers, etc. 93 per cent of B2B marketers are already using …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

The #1 Trending Business Story This Week Confirms Americans Hate Tobacco
Last week, the number one business or investing story trending on social media was CVS Caremark’s (NYSE: CVS ) announcement the retail …

The 4 Mobile Companies Mopping The Floor With Twitter
Of all the business and investing news over the past week, the number two trending story for investors on social media was Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) …

Why Celebrities Spend So Much Time Tweeting About Startups
Remember when celebrity angel investors seemed like a novel phenomenon? These days almost everywhere you look, particularly on social media

Facebook, Twitter, and the Web 2.0 Stock Bubble
Ironically, the parabolic charts of these social media stocks may appear … After the IPO, investors will trade these shares between themselves upon …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big data: friend or foe of sustainability? – podcast
Big data helps us to understand the true impact of business on the environment and could change our behaviour. But at what cost? Find out in our …

Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Our recent 16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms collection has generated lots of interest and plenty of comments and questions. To respond to the latter …

KPMG funds big data education project for 100 PhD students
The main focus of the programme will be to provide knowledge of a particular big data topic, with participants completing a piece of coursework …

Can A Goldfish Show You How To Excite Your Customers?
Big data, supercomputers, and advanced analytics are delivering big breakthroughs in marketing. But at a time of data deluge, it’s the small, …

How Big Data is Revolutionizing the Food Industry
Thus, it makes sense that the industry would take advantage of the same big data services as financial firms and marketing departments to better …

 

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