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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Debating Europe – Infographics | Facebook

Debating Europe. 151985 likes · 1940 talking about this. Discuss YOUR ideas with Europe’s leaders! www.debatingeurope.eu.

Infographic: Why we need infographics | Lean back – Economist Group

As we’ve reported on this space before, visual media are the backbone of content marketing. And the infographic is the workhorse of that channel.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Facebook Inc Earnings: How Fast Can Mobile Grow?

On Wednesday, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) will release its quarterly report, and investors have remained impressed with the social media giant’s ..

Dun & Bradstreet Expands Its Move Into Social Media

Dun & Bradstreet Expands Its Move Into Social Media. Thu, Apr 17 2014 00:00:00 E 00_WEB. By PETE BARLAS, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an … Thesocial media company said separately that it hired a Google executive to lead its … Investors reacted positively to the news, sending Twitter shares up more.

BIG DATA NEWS

The backlash against big data

“BOLLOCKS”, says a Cambridge professor. “Hubris,” write researchers at Harvard. “Big data is bullshit,” proclaims Obama’s reelection chief …

Big Data: Profitability, Potential and Problems in Banking

60% of financial institutions in North America believe that big data analytics offers a significant competitive advantage and 90% think that successful …

Even SMEs need big data

But not all businesses have equal access to the Big Data sets that can be harnessed from new technology. Some data sets are protected. Some are a …

Is Big Data A Potential Distraction?

Over recent months, I’ve read numerous articles that have reported that many executives are struggling with ‘Big Data’. In fact, many studies report that …

How big data is transforming public services – expert views

Big data classically refers to large volumes of data that are not easy to store, but it’s also the ability to link diverse datasets with each other.

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