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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Awesome infographic connects the dots of Steve Jobs’ life
Steve Jobs’ life has been immortalized in the form of numerous biographies, three movies, multiple documentaries, several operas, and a ..

9 Powerful Infographics That Will Change The Way You See the World
A picture speaks louder than words, but only if it’s the right picture. Here we share 9 examples of infographics that powerfully communicate insightful …

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them
You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed …

Infographic: How Twitter Is Reshaping the TV Landscape
TV lovers who tweet can have real-time and potentially very profitable benefits for shows and advertisers, according to newly updated research …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

After breaking a big Twitter scoop, Selerity shifts focus
In Twitter’s case, the company was watching the social network’s investor relations page in case quarterly results were released earlier than …

Facebook’s Empire Just Keeps Getting Bigger as Twitter Lags Behind
Now investors are wondering how much bigger Instagram will be than … And, as it turns out, monetizing social networks with more than a billion …

Rivals to Uber continue to win over N.Y.C. investors
Startups may look up to Uber here in the United States as the yard stick of what they should aim for — exponential growth, unicorn status and …

BIG DATA NEWS

Reimagining scholarships: can big data reduce child absenteeism?
But what if we could use big data to better understand parents’ needs – who needs help, when and how much – in a way that reduces our …

All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight
Big data, of course, will play an enormous role in addressing both of these priorities, but without a systematic way to harness data and turn insight into …

A Formula for Big Data Success
Not only does big data present big opportunities, but big challenges too. How can you sort through all the buzz to move from big data to big outcomes?

Is AI the key to liberate our data?Ross Palmer
Frangou, whose artificial precognition platform Oscar AP has been dubbed “ground-breaking”, feels that big data vendors are missing the point when it …

Crisis Response: 6 Ways Big Data Can Help
Governments, law enforcement agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and businesses are using big data and analytics to improve their …

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