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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Five simple ways councils can use infographics
Infographics, whether they are interactive, beautifully designed or creatively put together by enthusiasts, are a useful tool for informing people and …

The Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing – Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization – Cool …
Cloud computing is definitely a growing trend. Are you in the position to enjoy all of what cloud computing has to offer? The Explosive Growth of Cloud …

Are infographics changing the way we think?
Infographics are trendy. You’ve probably encountered a handful since waking up today because they’re everywhere: in magazines, newspapers, …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

After LinkedIn’s Slump, Connect with the Social Media ETF? – ETF News And Commentary
The social media sell-off was the sharpest pain for investors this year. If the high beta issues and a massive selling in momentum stocks were not …

Twitter’s Stock Lockup Ends, But Investors Won’t Be Jumping Ship
Companies like Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Twitter’s single biggest investor, which holds 14 percent of the social media site’s ownership, said it …

Social media faces doubts after latest round of results
SAN FRANCISCO — Social media, social outcast? The once-sizzling sector could be on the outside looking in for investors following a string of …

Is This the Bottom For Twitter Stock?
Investors pushed shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) down more than 15% this week, despite the social media stock posting strong results for its fiscal …

LinkedIn Corp’s Earnings: What Should Investors Expect?
Shares of the company have dropped over 16% in the past week as the market turned on social media investments. But, LinkedIn has consistently …

BIG DATA NEWS

Value of big data, news on Newsweek, White House Correspondents Dinner’s costs
When does the big-data-based super-targeting become not only a privacy issue but also an expensive, alluring technology solution in search of a …

Believe the hype: Big data can have a big social impact
Given all the hype around so called big data at the moment, it would be easy to dismiss it as nothing more than the latest technology buzzword.

As Big Data Market Booms, Hadoop Player MapR Announces Record Growth
Hadoop customers tend to be secretive about how they use the Big Data software because it’s strategic to their businesses. MapR’s approach to …

Students and Data Privacy
The recent collapse of inBloom, the student data company, is a powerful reminder that in the era of Big Data, privacy still matters (“A Data Collector …

Argos invests in big data to personalise customer experience
Argos has seen a 45 percent increase in the number of registered customers in its database after launching a ‘My account’ function across its online …

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