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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Cool Infographics, book review: Inspiration, instruction, education
Summary: Want to make statistics interesting or pimp up your resumé? Infographics are the new pie charts: learn how to make them, and how to spot …

How to Keep Infographics from Ruining Your Visual Content: 8 Rules
Which is why I call infographics the “Emperor’s New Clothes” of the 21st century. Eventually (I hope) content marketers will carefully examine the …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Social media will become more important for investor relations, new …
TORONTO and MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ – In a new global survey, a majority of institutional investors around the world said social media will …

Squeeze Every Drop From Resources To Max Your Business …
“Otherwise, communicating over social media is not so different than … “The ROI of these rewards are a very good investment in social promotion,” he …

Is Social Media Driving Down Oil Prices?
Can the new digital social age cause crude oil prices to drop more than many … that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.

Tapping Social Media Data to Make Payment Decisions, WePay …
Tapping Social Media Data to Make Payment Decisions, WePay Expands … based startup has raised a total of $35 million from investors bullish on the practice, $15 million of which came in a round announced Thursday. Along with …

4 Social Trends to Watch in 2014
In many ways, 2013 was a pivotal year for the social media sector. … in the rearview mirror, it’s time for social media investors to look forward to 2014.

BIG DATA

Ignorance isn’t bliss: Snubbing big data may be more dangerous …
The potential security and privacy risks that come with big data analytics may be outweighed by the cost of inaction, according to a new white paper …

Five challenges big data must overcome in 2014
Australia might be at the end of the mining boom, but it’s just kicking off the data mining boom. Big data is going to be a truly hot topic in 2014, with IDC …

Skillsoft and IBM Research Collaborate to Harness Big Data in …
Skillsoft today announced a multi-phase joint development agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to leverage the power of big data in enterprise learning.

Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Digital Marketers
Big data. It’s a phrase everybody throws around, but with meaning that nobody can fully agree on. Definitions usually include some combination of …

2014: Will Big Data Get Bigger?
Trendkite As seen over the past few years, Big Data has become a lucrative business. Just look at the hot IPOs from operators like Splunk Splunk …

 

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