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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts – the Poster … – Cool Infographics
Infographics blog covering infographics, data visualization and visual thinking. Charts and graphs communicate data, infographics turn data into …

Cool Infographics: effective Communication with Data Visualization …
A handful of designs began appearing online in 2008, as the awareness and popularity of online infographics was beginning to build momentum.

D&AD launches New Blood using infographics
A series of infographics were created, on which Office of Craig Oldham worked with copywriter and collaborating creative director John Goddard.

Innovative Media Production By Russell & Lazarus APC Leads To …
In order to educate a broader audience on important legal subjects, they are now utilizing multimedia platforms such as infographics, animated videos, …

How to Keep Infographics from Ruining Your Visual Content: 8 Rules
Which is why I call infographics the “Emperor’s New Clothes” of the 21st century. Eventually (I hope) content marketers will carefully examine the …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Investing in technology and social media
“More recently, Twitter’s IPO has proven to be a success, indicating demand for social media is back from an investment perspective. The high profile …

Facebook, Inc. Earnings: Can Social Media Keep Soaring?
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) will release its quarterly report on Wednesday, and investors have high expectations that the social media giant will be able …

Facebook per-visit growth lags
The social networking site gets $1.22 in revenue each time a user logs on, the most in the industry and up 72% from the year-earlier quarter, but …

Social stocks tumble ahead of Facebook earnings
Investors hit the brakes on social media stocks ahead of Facebook’s earnings report scheduled for Wednesday. Twitter was the …

Tech Failures In The Financial Industry Demand Fresh, Current …
Moreover, 42 percent believe investors are at greater risk given the pace of tech … to use social media safely and compliantly to engage with investors

BIG DATA

Big Data Investment Increasing, but not Hiring
Big Data is proving to be a big money-maker for businesses, but data workers aren’t reaping similar rewards. A new report suggests that while many …

Big data questions face tech firms as Washington makes some NSA …
Tech companies and the U.S. government’s agreement Monday on NSA disclosure issues doesn’t mean the tech industry will go back to its knitting.

The Big Deal About Big Data And What It Means For IT And You
I know you’ve heard those two words — Big Data — before, and it’s been used by companies like Cisco Systems Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google …

Altiscale Launches Hadoop-As-A-Service
At big companies like Yahoo and Google, large teams of well-trained experts keep Hadoop — or a similar big data platform — up and running. “It’s run …

Big data gets physical
Big data gets physical. Can we make the rise of wearable technology a story about better health for everyone, not just better gadgets for me?

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