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Visualoop Relaunches as a Showcase of the Worlds’s Best Infographics
Visualoop.com relaunches as the global showcase for the most creative, informative and visually stunning infographics around the world.

Ferrari’s Formula 1 Infographics Are Just Beautiful
Ferrari has created its Inforacing infographics for every race in the 2015 Formula 1 calendar, and you can view them all — which means you …

New EuroStat publication and infographics on health statistics: Health in the European Union
Health in the European Union – facts and figures is a Eurostat online publication providing recent statistics on health in the European Union (EU), focusing on different areas: health status, health determinants, health care …


Twitter surprises investors with strong earnings
Despite the problems facing the social media giant, Twitter has posted an unexpected jump in quarterly revenue. The company is still struggling to …

Investors Are Bullish on Facebook Ahead of Earnings Report
Shares in the social media company, which reports its earnings on July 29, are up 20% for 2015.

Chinese stock markets slide as investors panic (again)
Chinese investors took to social media to mourn their losses following the …

Facebook, Twitter to Show Whether Ad Investments Are Paying Off
The social-media companies, which both narrowly missed revenue projections in the first quarter, will be under greater pressure to top estimates after …

Rich investors demand digital tech to manage their millions
Wealthy investors in Europe are demanding that financial managers … whilst two-thirds reported they were active on social media every week.


CMOs, Don’t Let Big Data Hide Your Bigger Picture
This article is by Cesar Brea, founding managing partner of Boston-based Force Five Partners, LLC, a marketing and sales analytics consulting firm.

From banks to e-commerce biggies, big data means big business
Big data is how companies both online and offline are trying to solve the personalisation challenge. It’s a brave new world out there, one that requires …

Redefining Big Data
If we’re going to nominate a buzzword for 2015, big data is already a major contender for the title. It seems to be all the rage these days…

Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee launches big data inquiry
The House of Commons select committee on Science and Technology has announced an inquiry into big data. The committee is soliciting written …

How big data broke the back of ETL and the rise of data curation
In this Q&A, Michael Stonebraker explains why big data and ETL don’t play well together and why CIOs should start thinking data curation rather than …

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