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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

8 Of The Year’s Most Creative Infographics
The Best American Infographics offers 165 pages of dry facts and figures … In this age of information overload, infographics have evolved into a vital new …

Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
Infographics are actually very old, but they’ve just sort of in the last few years exploded, and we see them everywhere now. What has happened is, critical …

Rediscovering Fritz Kahn: The pioneer of infographics and his …
The visionary German doctor and pioneer of infographics, understood that most people just do not get obscure, often bamboozling, scientific explanations.

Wiley Announces Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with …
Author Randy Krum shows reader how to create infographics that successfully reach target … Explaining why infographics and data visualizations work. Sharing …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big-data company Sumo Logic to consider IPO from 2015
(Reuters) – Sumo Logic is aiming to hire a chief financial officer next year with a view to going public in 2015, following its big-data competitors Splunk Inc (SPLK.

Big Data: It’s Not A Buzzword. It’s A Movement.
Big Data has become an all encompassing, somewhat sprawling term. Seemingly, it has as many definitions as it does applications. So what is Big Data, exactly, …

Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Big data worries people for two opposite reasons: it’s either a big threat or a big lie. The “big threat theory” was on display during a panel discussion Friday at ..

Big Data News: HP Expands Vertica Analytics Platform
HP expands its big data analytics platform with Hadoop integration, SGI partners with Extreme Networks for Hadoop solutions, Zettaset secures Hadoop, and …

How to Make Your Data Actionable: What Big Data Can Do For You
The knowledge that is gained from the employment of Big Data research means very little without an actionable plan to use it. Collecting data from consumers is …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Is There Any Value in Fallen Social Media Stocks?
Shares of high-profile social media stocks took a beating on Monday, adding to weakness seen in recent sessions. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) , LinkedIn (NYSE: …

A Better Way to Invest in Social Media
Investors have been clamoring to get exposure to social media stocks, especially with the recent IPO of Twitter (TWTR), up 73 percent in its first day of trading.

The Masses Love Social Media, But Should Investors?
Social media is an inexorable force that can’t be denied. But maybe it’s something that investors should deny themselves of––at least for some stocks and …

Where Social Media Is Going With Teens Leaving Facebook
Then, teen sensation Justin Bieber announced he was investing more than $1 million in a new social network for teenagers, Shots of Me. Next, Facebook offered …

Social media startups’ value is enormous, if you trust investors
SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even three years old. It’s run by a couple of 20-somethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a …

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