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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infographics: putting the fun back into being a film boffin
(There’s nothing new about infographics – the London Underground map is a classical example.) The twist is that the movie facts highlighted by these …

How and Why Otto Neurath Influenced the Modern Infographic
Somewhere around 2010, infographics became a critical component of many SEO strategies. Highly visual and shareable, digital marketers crop dusted the …

Benefits of Using Infographics
As someone who is constantly surfing the web, either for work or just because I’m an addict, I’ve become a big fan of infographics. And, I’m far from the only …

BIG DATA NEWS

NASA Strives To Tame ‘Big Data’
Talk about cloud computing! Managing the deluge of big data from space is becoming a huge challenge for NASA. For NASA missions, hundreds of terabytes …

Big Data, Big Worries | Bioethics.net
The result of all this information is a new field that is being called “Big Data.” According to Lisa Arthur at Forbes, “Big data is a collection of data from traditional …

What’s The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
We sort through this week’s clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.

Ford Embracing Analytics and Big Data to Inform Eco-Conscious …
More information leads to further improvements in increasing fuel economy and reducing vehicle emissions — Ford considers big data and analytics the next …

World Big Data Market Opportunities 2013-2018
Although big data is not a new concept, it has emerged as a significant commercial success over the past few years. Visiongain calculates that over the next five …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

LinkedIn’s Earnings: What Investors Need to Know
While the Street is still sifting through Apple’s earnings report and eagerly awaiting results from LinkedIn’s social-media brethren, Facebook , could investors be …

Twitter IPO: 10 questions investors should ask
… initial public offering to Wall Street, analysts have come up with questions they say investors should ask the social media giant about its business and strategy.

Investment Highlights: Facebook Inc, Sirius XM Radio, Apple, Bank …
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB): Investor concerns over the number of overfunded … Social networking giant Facebook made an offer of $1 billion for acquiring …

Twitter IPO Catches Market Timing Just Right
The messaging and social-media company last week started its roadshow, when it will pitch itself to investors across the country. Potentially helpful to Twitter: …

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