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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Europe Matches Asian Giants In Per Capita Air Pollution Deaths
Heavily polluted air caused over 5.5 million premature deaths around the world in 2013, according to findings revealed at the annual meeting …

The Rise of Personalized Marketing
An infographic from digital marketing software provider Signal examines the changing people-based advertising sector. Many of the problems …

Infographic: The world’s busiest airports
Data firm Storetraffic.com has put together a ‘storymap’ detailing the figures and facts behind the world’s eight busiest airports.

Millennials Would Rather Lose the Ability to Call Than Text
Millennials Would Rather Lose the Ability to Call than Text. In what should come as a big surprise to absolutely no one, a new study shows that …

44% of users describe enterprise software as worse than consumer software
This infographic provides details about features users would like to see more, and less, of in the enterprise software they use for work.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitter shares hit lowest level ever
Sales missed forecasts and investors were also disappointed by the … just disclosed that he took a stake in social media company Yelp (YELP) …

Adobe acquires social engagement platform Livefyre
A social media content platform, Livefyre enables brands to search Twitter, … Livefyre has raised funds from investors like Salesforce, ff Venture …

How disruptive tech is forcing investors to rethink their strategies
How disruptive tech is forcing investors to rethink their strategies … due to unrealistic appraisals of social media and app-based start-ups.

Chinese Tycoon Ren Punished by Party After Posts on Social Media
Ren Zhiqiang, the tycoon who spoke out on social media against …. will do little to boost trading as most major mainland investors already have …

Jared Leto got on Uber, Airbnb. Here’s one key to his success
Award-winning actor, rock star and successful tech investor. … not only as singer-songwriter but also as marketer and social media advocate.

BIG DATA NEWS

How VR Will Revolutionize Big Data Visualizations
I recently wrote about how Facebook and others could be about to take online socializing to the next level with virtual reality. But the implications of the …

More Tips For Navigating Big Data
As big users of big data try to bridge the widening analytical skills gap via everything from training programs and online courses to graduate …

How to take the long term view on big data in healthcare
Big data is also helping to make the world a better place, and there’s no better example than the uses being found for it in healthcare. Intelligent …

Aircraft big data entering the skies of next-generation maintenance
New aircrafts are becoming a rich source of big data as many of their systems and components are constantly being monitored. The information …

IBM warns of looming skills gap due to big data and analytics
IBM has warned of a looming skills gap in the future because not enough people are being trained to meet an inevitable rise in companies’ …

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