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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infographic: Only 22% of brands clearly show a product mentioned …
Two-fifths (42 per cent) of brands don’t have products mentioned in their TV ads on the homepage of their desktop website, research from …

Infographics platform Infogr.am bets big on Brazil as it acquires data …
If you have a penchant for dressing up numbers and stats in infographics, you’ve maybe come across Infogr.am over the past few years.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

In Social Media Mining, Some Go Slow
“Social media is like anything else in the investing world, you have to sift through a lot of garbage to get a nugget,” said Mr. Marcin, a well-known value …

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Lose Confidence in Eye of Major Investors- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE …
… (NYSE:TWTR) [Detail Analytic Report] creator and its major individual investor, has sold certain of his stock in the social-media firm for the first time.

Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie back London tech start-up Grabyo
The sports stars’ investments made up the bulk of the money raised, with the … by the growing demand for video sharing on social media and mobile.

10 tips for marketers using social media to increase user engagement
Relationship capital…should be at the heart of any brand’s social media activity. Ultimately, social is about people. I wonder whether social …

BIG DATA NEWS

Banking on Big Data
The good news is that there is a growing Big Data industry that is poised to help financial institutions use and monetize this valuable commodity by …

Facebook Inc (FB) and Twitter Inc (TWTR)’s Big Data Is Prone To Oversimplification: Tim Worstall
In his article on Forbes, Warstall used a research study to highlight the pitfalls of the big data that has almost become synonymous with the likes of …

How enterprises see big data analytics changing the competitive landscape next year
87% of enterprises believe big data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years. 89% believe that …

Spotify Predicts Armageddon, But The Next Big Musical Thing Could Pass By Unnoticed
This might just be a bit of fun, but it shows the analytical power of companies that hold ‘big data’. Spotify can do this with any major event, both on a …

Weekend Read: Big Data Is Changing, and It’s the Cloud’s Fault
DAVID COHEN: Over the past five years, big data has been one of the fastest growing technology segments. The big data market has yet to reach its …

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