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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infogr.am now wants to help teams collaborate on infographics
As we wrote back in 2012, Infogr.am is a great way of creating your own beautiful interactive infographics. In a nutshell, Infogr.am takes the data you …

Infographics That Reveal Kooky References in Your Favorite Films
Through a series of interactive infographics, we can pinpoint the films that get borrowed from again and again—and see how cinema has gotten more …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Facebook’s Revenue Outpaces Time Spent On Site
Users are now flocking to Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and other social network sources. Investors have to ask what happens to the stock if the time …

Alibaba investors to sell $8bn of shares ahead of massive IPO
Other investors, not identified by name in Alibaba’s filings, hold $8bn of … marring the debut, and investor worries about the social media’s mobile …

Those tweets are #investorgold to Social Market Analytics and its clients (Video)
When Twitter first crept on to the social media scene in 2006, no one was really thinking about how it might play a role in the investment world.

Facebook’s First Outside Investor Thinks Twitter Is Mismanaged: Is He Right?
… company’s first outside investor — so take his words about fellow social media company Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) with a grain of salt. “Twitter is hard to …

Oligarch Buys Russia’s Most Popular Social Media
… of Russia’s most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.

BIG DATA NEWS

Geeks Be Gone: Big Data’s Knowledge Worker Impact
There’s a lot of hype around big data and its potential uses. After all, the technology alone is awe-inspiring, taking us all out of spreadsheets and …

IBM champions cloud, big data, open source to transform healthcare at TED summit
But, she argued, we do have one abundant renewable resource that can make aid efforts radically more effective: “A flood of big data and our …

Is big data dead? The rise of smart data
If businesses simply go by the volume and velocity aspects, it qualifies as a big data problem. However, in reality, a lot of this data comprises ‘noise’ …

Andrew Carr :The Next Stage in the Big Data Phenomenon?
Many of us are tired of people talking about big data. At the same time, we continue to be excited by its possibilities. It’s just that, in most cases, all this …

Big data remains a serious challenge for UK firms
Western European enterprises are rapidly catching up with their North American counterparts in adopting Big Data technology despite late adoption.

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