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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

How to turn big data into infographics
Raw Data: Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks gives a seldom seen insight into how infographics are made by graphic designers and illustrators.

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation
As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can …

Visual Customer Service in the Social Age
Infographics blog covering infographics, data visualization and visual … Randy KrumCool Infographics Gallery Missing Money Infographic Voice of the …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

New Investment Boosts SnapChat Valuation to $10 Billion – Stocks in the News
This investment pushes SnapChats valuation close to $10 billion. … Other than that, investors would be wise to see which social media stock is best to …

Ethnicities Own More Smartphones
Asian investors participate in social media less than the general population of investors, and are more likely to cite privacy concerns as a reason for …

BIG DATA NEWS

Recommendation Engines: The Reason Why We Love Big Data
Recommendation Engines have gained the most attention in the Big Data world. Why is that? Big Data has created three distinct types of data driven …

The skills shortfall that threatens our big data future
How big is “big data”? Scratch the surface and the figures will blow your mind. A study at the end of 2012 by IDC predicted the “digital universe” will …

Unlocking the true potential of big data
It is very easy to think that at the most fundamental level, big data is simply about capturing and searching information – lots of it – and the cloud is our …

Tesco Clubcard creators want to get fans retweets from Rihanna and Justin Bieber
That’s been the big data journey.” Dunn and Humby have spent three years collecting millions of pieces of data on social media habits, concluding that …

There’s a Big Data Risk for Bank Customers—And It’s Not What You Think
A computer-hacking attack makes these hazardous days for customers of J.P. Morgan Chase and other banks—even if it turns out that no consumer …

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