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


Infographics: For People Who Hate Blind People?
I’m unsure why the makers of infographics dislike blind people so much. I’m equally unclear why people are keen that blind people are left unaware of, …

Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?
An infographic that breaks down what happens in your body after you drink one Coke has gone viral.

Study: Marketers Want More Money for Visual Content
CMO Council Finds Marketers Aren’t Allocating Enough Budget to Visuals.


Tough week for social media stocks – no one is spared
It hasn’t been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Surprise winner among social stocks?
Now, the last best hope for social media investors could be LinkedIn, which is slated to report second-quarter earnings on Thursday after the bell.

Social Media Swandive? What Happened With Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and LinkedIn Corp’s Earnings?
The three most recognizable names in the social-media landscape dropped earnings this week, and while big-picture numbers looked good across the board, Mr. Market didn’t seem too pleased with the results.

The Argument For Investing In True Fan Engagement
Following the launches of brand-centric services on sites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+, social media was the place for …

Microsoft’s Investment In Uber Is A Head Scratcher
Microsoft has agreed to invest a substantial sum of money in Uber, according to sources speaking to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.


Xerox: How Privacy Engineering Is Changing Big Data
But with applications now becoming big data applications — and with analytics functions pervading throughout technology, data privacy concerns are …

Alan Turing Institute and GCHQ sign big data research partnership
Both organisations will work together on policy and best practices for the use of big data, as well as cooperate on training and research in data …

How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences
In fact, according to a recent study from Accenture, 89 percent of business executives cited Big Data as a highly important component in bringing their …

Big data can predict whether your new product will flop
However, when you compare all that information across millions of consumers and products and thousands of outlets, you enter the realm of big data, …

Big Data Makes a Better Blockbuster
The signs have been visible for a while that Big Data is crossing the chasm and moving into everyday operations including the world of …

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