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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

10 of the Best UX Infographics
Sometimes, as the old saying goes, pictures really do tell 1000 words. And if that’s the case, what’s better than a picture with 1000 words included on it?

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

This Company Has The Best Business Model in Social Media
When it comes to social media companies, the most obvious and common way to monetize users and traffic is advertising. This is nothing new.

How businesses can get social media right
But the social media revolution has meant that what’s even more important is what everyone else says about it – and Twitter, Facebook, …

The most hated fast food chain on social media
Social media success tends to correlate with higher profits for major brands, but consumers don’t always have good things to say. (Tweet This).

How Facebook beat its rivals to win social media
Twitter, a rival social network that some investors hoped would be the next Facebook, has been pummeled repeatedly by Wall Street for disappointing …

Tech froth has some investors talking bubble—and unicorns
And the reality is that when social-media titans Twitter (TWTR), LinkedIn … That depends on whether private investors continue to overreact to the …

BIG DATA NEWS

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Create Smarter Cities
“Smart city” is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year …

Big data ‘can identify and fix work culture problems’
Big data is useful for both understanding and engineering workplace culture, businesswoman and author Rahaf Harfoush said in her keynote …

IBM, Deloitte bring big data to risk management
The service draws on Deloitte’s considerable experience in regulatory intelligence, and uses IBM’s cloud capabilities and big data-style analysis …

Hadoop demand falls as other big data tech rises
Indeed, though Hadoop has often served as shorthand for big data, this increasingly seems like a mistake. According to a new Gartner report, “despite …

What’s the next step for big data and the media?
Big data has created a lot of buzz in recent years and it is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data – large …

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