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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful
Piktochart has loads of great free and premium templates for infographics, reports, banners and presentations. They’re an attractive and easy to use …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Email trumps social media for retailer promotions among millennials
Traditional digital channels top social media when it comes to UK millennials engaging with retailer promotions and offers, according to new …

Entrepreneurs Must Measure ROI on Social Media
For some customers, and many investors, a heavy focus on social networks and viral marketing may be a negative. A balance of conventional and …

Financial Industry Not Doing Great Job on Social Media: Twitter Exec
Given the fact that 81% of high-net-worth investors are using social media, RBC’s approach has been to embrace social media and to allow advisors …

Why Investors Keep Buying Social Media Stocks, Even if They’re Overvalued
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — It’s no secret that social media stocks are overvalued now, especially if you look at the fundamentals. Yet investors keep …

Underwear Startups Have Investors Hot And Bothered
“If you think about the tools that we have today with social media — Instagram, Snapchat, obviously Facebook and Twitter — there are a lot of unique …

BIG DATA NEWS

5 companies that really understand big data
Here’s the second part of my roundup of companies that will be making waves in the big data world this year. Whereas in part one I focused on the …

Research: 30 percent of organizations collecting big data
The IoT ties in with big data, which as defined on TechRepublic as the “massive amount of rapidly moving and freely available data that potentially …

Big Data Demands Big Computing
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.

Sir Terry Leahy: Wifi provides retailers with crucial geolocation data
Sir Terry Leahy explains why he has invested in startup Purple WiFi, which provides users with free wifi and retailers with analytic insights into the …

What Is Big Data Really Supposed To Achieve?
I’ve increasingly noted that some people take it literally, equating “big data” with “lots of data.” That’s in direct contradiction to how the industry defines …

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