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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Which Fast Fashion Brands Are Winning on Social?
Sprinklr, a Facebook Marketing Partner, put together an interesting infographic showing the social prowess of Topshop, Zara, H&M and Forever …

Refugee Crisis In Europe Explained Through Infographics Laying Bare Current Situation
Debate is still raging about how best to handle the 250,000 people currently moving through the continent having been displaced by instability …

15 Surprising Tech Mergers That Could Have Happened But Didn’t
In 2005, when Facebook was only a year old and still called TheFacebook, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered to sell the …

The Cities With The Highest Rents For Prime Office Space
Hong Kong is the most expensive city worldwide to rent prime office space, according to Knight Frank’s Skyscraper Index. The annual rent for a …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Bits | Daily Report: Twitter’s Fourth-Quarter Forecast Spooks Investors
On Tuesday, Twitter released results for its third quarter that revealed what Wall Street analysts already knew: The San Francisco company’s revenues are still growing at a healthy though not particularly profitable clip, but persuading more people to use the social media service is proving difficult.

When even central banks use Twitter to communicate, the markets turn to social media
If investors were still shaking their heads about this development, four … Central Banks are also going to social media to communicate with markets.

Leveraging Social Media
Last year research firm Cogent Media reported that nearly 70% of investors … Financial advisors waiting for clear rules on social media use from the …

Think Facebook Inc Has Too Many Ads? You’re Wrong
As I alluded to earlier, ad load is sort of a double-edged sword for social-media companies and, by extension, its investors. On one hand, increasing …

BIG DATA NEWS

How Big Data Can Change the Way We Measure Inflation
Bloomberg’s Brendan Greeley reports on measuring inflation using big data. Vayner Media CEO Gary Vaynerchuk also speaks on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.

Big Data Conversations: Don’t Get Caught
Gallup’s State of the American Consumer report states, “Fully engaged customers are more loyal and profitable. A fully engaged customer represents …

How big data is changing retail and restaurant businesses
Leveraging this big data not only facilitates truly accurate benchmarks, but also allows companies to understand the effects of major, disruptive events.

We’re sitting on a big data time bomb
Over the past 10 or so years, we’ve seen widespread adoption of new approaches for managing big data such as Mapreduce and the …

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