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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

RightsInfo: the online guide to human rights
Inspired by news sites such as Buzzfeed and the BBC, it uses infographics and custom illustrations to summarise key human rights developments and …

Beautiful knowledge: Complicated numbers made simple
Take a look at some of the elegant and colourful infographics from his book Knowledge is Beautiful – and see how much you are able to absorb.

Moore’s Law at 50 – the gift that that keeps giving (infographics)
Two infographics have emerged that capture the impact of Moore’s Law and the advances that have been made possible through the evolution of chip …

‘Visually wired’ disposition behind massive rise in infographic use
The amount of ‘visualized information’ online, particularly in the form of infographics, has risen a whopping 9900% since 2007, according to a new …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Social media prompts half of investors to further research
Social media has become a key source of decision-making information for institutional investors that are now using it as a regular part of their work …

Facebook Earnings Preview: Mark Zuckerberg Looks To Keep Dazzling Investors As Mobile Empire Grows
… said Debra Aho Williamson, principal social media analyst for eMarketer. … Investors may want to see Instagram start to contribute, but Facebook …

Bloomberg outage causes financial havoc as UK forced to delay $3bn debt sale
Bloomberg, which prides itself on its resilience and accuracy, blamed the outage on a “combination of hardware and software failures in the …

BIG DATA NEWS

It’s Time for CMOs to Take Charge of Big Data
Big Data is still more of a Big Mystery in most marketing departments. Part of the problem is that too many executives think they need to wrap their …

Insurers grapple with wearable big data ‘revolution’
Big data is getting so large that executives from reinsurance giant Swiss Re believe it could be impossible to get life cover without a wearable device …

To Benefit From Big Data, Resist The Three False Promises
Big Data solution providers make big promises. Just plug your data into our solution, they say, and we’ll deliver a stream of insights that allow you to …

From Big Data to Big Bets on Food Science
Modern data science started at places like Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Yes, mathematicians have practiced statistical analysis since …

Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don’t let this happen to you.
But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high. A 2012 McKinsey study found that on average, 45% of large IT …

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