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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Storytelling with infographics
Infographics are the hottest trend in both communications and design – but all too often while they look pretty, they fail to tell a clear, compelling story.

Why infographics are popular | NerdGraph Infographics
But the sudden upsurge of Infographics is primarily the result of the new easy-to use softwares available on the internet to create Infographics. Nowadays,

TEDxAmsterdam » 2nd of 5 infographics celebrating 5 years of …
2nd of 5 infographics celebrating 5 years of TEDxAmsterdam. With so many ways we are celebrating the anniversary edition of TEDxAmsterdam, we were …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data Market – Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)
Modern world today relies on precise and accurate data for effective decision making. Big Data has become one of the most crucial factors for the success of …

When Big Data goes bad
131105121051-big-data-620xa FORTUNE— Big Data and the cloud are putting supercomputer capabilities into everyone’s hands. But what’s getting lost in the …

What Is ‘Big Data,’ Anyway?
Big data”—the large data sets that can be managed and analyzed only by increasingly powerful and sophisticated tools—is an expansive and rapidly evolving …

Big data project aims to stop mining accidents before they happen
Big Data isn’t just about helping retailers sell more products. Thanks to a project in development in Western Australia, it might also help reduce accidents on …

Big data blues: The dangers of data mining
Big data might be big business, but overzealous data mining can seriously destroy your brand. Will new ethical codes be enough to allay consumers’ fears?

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENT STORIES

Early Twitter investors double down on consumer Web start-ups
Think Edmodo, a social learning network, or LendingClub, which allows individual borrowers and lenders to connect directly. None of the earliest investors in …

Social Media Management Startup Sprinklr Raises $17.5 Million
Sprinklr, a social media management company that works with large, enterprise … The Series C round of funding came from the company’s existing investors, …

Twitter shares: Is it worth investing and how do you buy?
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at the Share Centre, believes Twitter has more prospects for advertising than other forms of social media. He explains: …

COLUMN-Why IPOs are unlikely to produce long-term gains
Are social media stocks headed for the same fate? “IPOs can be a good investment, but usually they don’t work out long-term relative to the market,” says David …

Six funds and investment trusts to invest in technology
Tech-hungry investors are bracing themselves as social networking website Twitter follows in the footsteps of Facebook with its imminent New York Stock …

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