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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infographic: SEO Rank Correlations And Ranking Factors 2014
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Use this guide to survive and thrive in a constantly changing SEO world.

Marketwired Offers Tips for Leveraging Infographics in News Releases
Infographics rank among the most-frequently shared content types because they make it easy to tell a story and relate complex concepts. They also …

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship
The best infographics of the year, and Nate Silver on what makes them so.

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics
Home to more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. A gateway to the Pacific, it is an important …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Gay ‘hook-up’ app gets big investment in China
A “hook-up” app for gay men in China has secured $30m (£19m) funding from venture capitalists DCM. Blued, created by social media site DanLan in …

A guide to understanding and winning investment
“Crowdfunding allows friends and family investing to really explode,” he says. “Startups can reach out to their broader community on social media or …

Three Appetizing Stock Treats That Unjustifiably Spooked Some Investors
… to investors’ core holdings: Ford Motor (F), the second largest U.S. manufacturer of cars and trucks; Facebook (FB), the world’s largest social media …

Activist Investors Increasingly Use Social Media to Further Their Causes
Oct. 30 — “Activist shareholders are increasingly using social media and if you’re not prepared, you should be,” according to an in-house counsel.

What Bitcoin Can Learn from Social Media’s Success
The appeal of social media didn’t transition from tech-savvy high schoolers to … Data on bitcoin venture investments shows there has been more than …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds
This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives of large enterprises and how fast …

Big data: enabling the future of healthcare
Everyone’s talking about the importance of big data in healthcare. Yet, as the data piles up – most of it is isolated in different silos, and health systems …

Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
But can software also lessen the dependence on human experts who guide big data strategies? This question matters because a projected shortage …

Big Data Meets the Ballot Box in 2014 Midterm Elections
While big data may have played a larger role in this election, it wasn’t the first time campaigns took advantage of it. Many point to President Barack …

How Big Data Is Changing Sport
And to do this, we’re using data — and lots of it. The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as …

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