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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Imagery
From still images, infographics and GIFs to short, long and live video, visual content drives engagement and message recall on social media.

What Millennial Women Value Most in Terms of Work, Money and More Brands need to know they’re not all the same
Millennials make up about one-quarter of the U.S. population, and women comprise about half of the demo. Research from CafeMedia, a …

9 Tech Products That Are Less Expensive Than Apple’s Airpods
The following infographic puts the steep price of the two earpieces into perspective. If you’re uncertain about leaping into the cordless future …

6 Top Infographic Design Trends for 2016 So Far
Infographics continue to be one of the most popular forms of visual content for marketers, but they are evolving as creatives look for new and …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

The Top 3 Social Media Stocks on the Market Today
In the past decade, social-media stocks have created fortunes for investors. In fact, Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) IPO reportedly created 1,000 …

Getting Your Startup Funded: 5 Ways to Nail Your Investor Pitch
The invention of social media and big data have given investors a better set of metrics to predict success – plus, as I noted earlier, there’s way …

Twitter shares continue to plummet as investors push for takeover
With many on Wall Street anticipating an eventual sale of Twitter to a larger tech firm, news from Thursday’s company board meeting pushed those predictions aside for the time being.

BIG DATA NEWS

How to Fix the Problem When Big Data Fails in Digital Media Planning Building a closed, symbiotic loop with creativity
Big data alone does not a successful media plan make. Analysis and creative thinking are equally vital. Lose them in the equation and gaining the …

Can Big Data operations be manageable? Two companies say yes
As data operations startup Unravel Data emerges from stealth, and StreamSets introduces its Dataflow Performance Manager, the Big Data world is gaining enterprise-strength management tools.

A gaming giant is investing in big data and IoT – and here’s why it makes sense
Razer says it specifically wants to back emerging companies across a number of tech arenas including the Internet of Things, big data, robotics, …

Using Big Data To Map A City’s ‘Heartbeat’
This biological analogy was recently brought to life in a data visualization called Tube Heartbeat, which was produced by Oliver O’Brien, …

Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
The simplest way to protect sensitive data is not to have it in the first place. But companies drawn in by big data’s tantalizing promises often …

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