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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Best Of Fritz Kahn, The Grandfather Of Data Visualization
Before infographics were even a thing, Fritz Kahn turned scientific facts into … Infographics transform dense and dry facts into eye candy, and the Internet can’t …

Infographics: visual fast food for information overload
Interestingly, infographics (as a term) has seen explosive growth online in the last three years with a rise of more than 20 times in search volume for the keyword.

BIG DATA NEWS

Big data should be part of the UK government curriculum
The world’s first electronic computer. The UK government should invest more in technology and training around big data analytics. Photograph: Johnny Green/ …

Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
Cloud computing and in-memory databases, two darlings of the big data movement, have passed the “peak of inflated expectations” and are headed into the …

Big data as a business driver
Big data offers a short path from insights to revenue, says BI thought leader … Big data is being monetised and is becoming an asset on the balance sheet.

A New Kind of Food Science: How IBM is Using Big Data to Invent …
big data models can be useful not just for creating a billion ideas but for pointing out, say, the ten best ideas.” So how does a computer decide which ideas are …

Big Data Has A Trust Problem
What’s stopping your company from getting the most value from its big-data project? A lack of trust might be to blame, according to a new survey from IBM.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Is There Any Value in Fallen Social Media Stocks?
Shares of high-profile social media stocks took a beating on Monday, adding to weakness seen in recent sessions. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) , LinkedIn (NYSE: …

Analysts Warn of Social Media, Cloud Stock Bubble
Enthusiasm surrounding cloud computing and social media could be causing an untenable rift between investor expectations and their actual revenue potential, …

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter: Successful IPOs, But Questions Remain
Finally, investors can analyze Twitter’s (NYSE: TWTR ) SEC filings and compare the company to the other two leading social media giants, Facebook (NASDAQ: …

How To Profit From Social Networking Stocks
Twitter’s IPO is prompting many people to consider whether they want to give the social media sector more than a “like” or a retweet and make an investment.

Janus Sounds ‘Dot-Com’ Valuation Alarm On Cloud, Social-Media …
“That nearly every tech IPO associated with trends sucha s the cloud and social media has risen so much suggests investors are chasing all of the companies,” …

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