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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Is the Infographic Dead?
Today, infographics churned out for viral attention are a dime a dozen. If you’ve ever searched for infographics, you know how difficult it can be to …

Why Infographics Are an Inseparable Part of a Successful SEO Campaign
Sometimes, however, you need a better strategy to boost the reader retention ratio of your website – you need the superpowers of the Infographics:.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Facebook group EatTreat raises $350k from various investors
If this is true, then users will also have to deal with content loading slower than it does on the social media platform, so the website will need something ..

3 Stocks to Watch in Media: Disney, Netflix, and Facebook
Looking for investment opportunities in media and entertainment? … both in traditional media and the more innovative social-media companies. For investors looking to profit from this lucrative sector, here’s why Disney (NYSE:DIS), …

Angel investor says he’ll only invest in startups that have women as founders
“She has gone and tried to raise money in various investor pockets and … overwhelmed with the responses flooding into his social media accounts, …

Snapchat brings in $538 million from investors
But a batch of other positions represents the social media company’s multiple ambitions: for instance, “political junkies … willing to travel to exotic …

Newest metric for retailers: Social media followers
As Social Internet Fund founder and early social media investor Lou Kerner pointed out to CNBC: “Followers is an irrelevant metric. They can be …

BIG DATA NEWS

Decoding Big Data for Business Growth
These days, everybody wants to throw around the phrase “big data” like it’s some kind of savior that’ll combat shorter attention spans and the demand …

New BNY Mellon white paper highlights transformative role of Big Data
The new paper — Big Data and Investment Management — highlights how custodians, depositary banks and administrators are positioned at the …

Oil Glut Part 3: Big Data Will Propel The Next US Shale Oil Boom
The use of big-data analytics offers nearly every industry the potential for unprecedented insight, efficiency, and economic value. America’s shale …

Big data is coming for your purchase history – to charge you more money
Big data changes the game, tilting the balance dramatically in favor of data-rich sellers. Rather than raising prices uniformly across huge markets, …

Five ways small companies can leverage big data
In recent years, there has been a huge amount of hype around the subject of “Big Data” and its ability to capture and uncover meaningful insights that …

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