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

INFOGRAPHICS

The State of Infographics at SxSW 2014 – Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization – Cool …
I post all types of infographics and data visualizations from designers all over the world here on CoolInfographics, and as a recap, I wanted to take …

8 Reasons Your Business Should Be Using Infographics | Visual.ly
Our Infographic says it all… Infographics are the way forward. If you’d like to have one on your site, contact us today to find out more. You’ll w.

How to Create User Engaging Content for Your Brand
This includes videos, infographics, and also images, all of which contribute to a successful content marketing campaign. An online marketing effort …

SOCIAL MEDIA INVESTORS

NSA Spy Games and Facebook
In short, a new risk to social-media investors is privacy issues. … Mainstream social media sites must set the bar on the importance of transparency …

Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior? “Like” And RT If You Think So
Investment clients at Dataminr, a New York City-based data analytics firm, had a … Social media investment indicators do have a down side, however.

Saxo Set on Being ‘Traders’ Facebook’
The product from the Danish brokerage aims to be one answer for investing in thesocial-media age, enabling clients such as Mr. Budarin to amass a …

6 reasons the bull market is here to stay — for now
Social media stocks continue to run up, the way dot-com stocks did in early 2000. What’s more, investment analysts have started to cite unconventional …

Can Instagram save this teen retailer?
Some of America’s largest teen fashion retailers have been abandoned by young customers and investors alike. Can social media give them a chance …

BIG DATA

Big data: Why IT departments mustn’t be a drag on analytics
Read this. Big data: What to trust – data science or the boss’s sixth sense? Read more. “So we’re effectively sucking it all into PDW, having it all in one …

Big Data Drives The Smart Car
Here’s where the big data angle comes in: The smart car of the near future is essentially part of a gigantic data-collection engine. “Such vehicles have …

Europe must lead big data ‘gold rush’
Europe must lead the “gold rush” for big data to ensure it can reap potential economic and social benefits, according to European digital chief Neelie …

Big data must become ‘people data’
Search the big data hashtag (#bigdata) on Twitter and you’ll find, on average, around 30 to 50 posts per minute. There are also organisations such as …

Big data – an opportunity or a threat in the fight against fraud?
Into the mix now comes big data, which presents both an opportunity and a threat in the fight against fraud: an opportunity if its potential is seized and ..

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