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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Infographics Are Made
In the Infographics Designers’ Sketchbooks we go behind the scenes and look at the rough sketches for more than 50 designers. Infographic …

The Step-By-Step Guide on Creating Infographics
Creating infographics require a long list of things that need to be done, and it takes a varied skill set to accomplish all of them. entm.ag.

Infographics named fastest growing content type by Content Marketing Institute
According to the CMI, the fastest growing content type is infographics. Last year, just over half of surveyed B2B marketers were creating infographics, …

5 Infographics That Actually Say Something
The Best American Infographics 2014, a new book from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, collects some of the best visualisations of the year in lovely …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Nvestly Launches Social Investment Platform for the Average Person
The real-time platform is geared to Millennials who can use its social media features to share and compare returns with friends and other investors.

Deck stacked against Ello, the anti-Facebook social media platform
Social media wannabe Ello blew up a storm of publicity last week. … social media or otherwise, often have to face their investors and do what’s best for …

Investor Concern As Bitcoin Falls Below $300
In Bitcoin forums, many investors were panicking. One user … But some Bitcoin owners used social media to spread messages of hope. Roger Ver ..

TWTR: Twitter Invests $10M in MIT Social Media Lab
Twitter (TWTR) has invested $10 million in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) that was …

What’s #trending in pharma on social media? Investors are listening to find out
As Bloomberg reports, one of the companies that’s mining social media for drug-related conversations is packaging that data for investors.

BIG DATA NEWS

ANZ to tap Watson for big data financial advice
To this end, we began to look at how we could leverage Watson to process big data to enable smarter and faster financial advice,” said Joyce Phillips, …

Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle
It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st …

What Skills You Need to Extract Business Value from Big Data
No two companies are the same, nor do they need big data to solve the same problems. More data on clicks, likes, locations and other types of …

Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good Vs. Privacy
Big data’s role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference.

Big Data – revolutionising sport in unexpected ways
Rudin believes Big Data analytics can help in various ways, from tweaking training plans to determining patterns about competitors. “If we know, for …

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