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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infographic: How Super Bowl 2015 Commercials Scored On Social …
Which brand won the social media attention during Super Bowl 2015? … Here’s an infographic on its findings, with a written summary of some …

Everyday Truths Depicted as Witty Infographics
Truth Facts is an on-going series of infographics from Kind of Normal, a comedy website by New Creations. As the name suggests, the infographics …

The 8 Biggest Digital Marketing Trends in 2015
The digital marketing landscape keeps evolving and shifting under our feet.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

As social media gets quantified, more people use Twitter to trade
Professional investors known as quants use hard facts about companies … The result is that computer-based trading tools are using social media …

This Social Media Business Was Started Within Robert Downey Jr.’s Media Startup
Among Epoxy’s investors are Upfront Ventures, Time Warner Investments, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Greycroft Partners and Advancit …

McDonald’s Inc. CEO Is Out, but Should Investors Rush In?
Additionally, McDonald’s is courageously — and perhaps foolishly — engaging customers in a social media “dialogue” about its food. Previous attempts …

Heavyweight Investors Shifting to UK, Says Powa CEO Dan Wagner
With a new wave of high profile international investments, the UK is now … scanning print material, Bluetooth beacons, audio tags and social media.

10 Best Apps for Timid First-Time Investors
Luckily, there are apps designed specifically for novice investors — the …. Social media fans will enjoy these additional features: tweets for trending …

BIG DATA NEWS

When Big Data Projects Go Right
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about big data projects going wrong, which is always a popular topic. Anytime you can put adversity in a headline, …

Interview with Professor Matthews on a new report on ethics and big data
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics have launched a new report about the ethical use of big data in health care and biomedical research. With the …

How Big Data May Revolutionize US Health Care
Feb. 2 — Bloomberg’s Caroline Chen reports on health technology spending in President Obama’s $4 trillion budget. Chen speaks on “Bloomberg …

Test shows big data text analysis inconsistent, inaccurate
Big data analytic systems are reputed to be capable of finding a needle in a universe of haystacks without having to know what a needle looks like.

Major tech trends for 2015: big data to become even bigger
Big data finally eclipsed the cloud last year as the leading tech buzzword in the market. It has become the shiny new object that business leaders and …

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