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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

blopboard illustrates opinions with infographics
blopboard believes infographics tell a colorful story, and the design features bright, appealing graphics that emphasize surface and pattern and help …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

There’s a social network for selfies, and Beiber is an investor
For many people, Justin Bieber is the pinnacle of life. For everyone else, he is the epitome of all that’s wrong with the modern world. Selfies fall into the …

What BuzzFeed Says About the Changing Nature of Social Media
What can investors expect? According to eMarketer, social media ad spending is already on the rise around the world. North America is leading the …

A Look At What Scares Investors Most
Here is a look at some of the big issues on investors’ minds currently. … and social media companies, junk bonds, some real-estate investment trusts …

The Daily Startup: Venture Investors Back Nuclear Energy After a Lull
The $3.5 million invested in nuclear technology already is more than the $2.87 … Sprinklr Inc., which unifies social media channels for large corporate …

VC investors choose cloud computing, mobile tech
Overall confidence in venture capital investing by sector. … enterprise software, consumer software, new media/social networking, and robotics. In fact …

BIG DATA NEWS

Bayern Munich aims to score with Big Data
German Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich is hoping to replicate the national side’s use of big data by striking a deal with SAP to boost its global fanbase and optimise the team’s performance.

Would Steve Jobs or Ted Turner succeed in these big data obsessed times?
Spurred by the data analytics revolution, corporations aim to collect and analyze reams of data. This data becomes the basis for modeling the future, …

Pinup: Qubole – The Growth Of Big Data as a Service
In late 2013, the growth of ‘Big Data as a Service’ (BDaaS) was being tipped as one of 2014’s standout trends. It was speculated that BDaaS was even …

Is big data about to transform your commute?
While transport systems and service providers are facing unprecedented speed in the rate of change, they also have the opportunity to exploit the …

It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology
Gartner Gartner released last week its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Last year, big data reigned supreme, at what Gartner calls the …

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