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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Look Inside: A Spectacular Collection of Cutaway Infographics
The best infographics grant you superpowers. An aerial map lends you, the viewer, the power of flight. A beautifully organized chart lets you …

What’s Working (and What’s Not) for Retail Advertisers as they plan their next ad budgets
About a quarter of retail advertisers plan to decrease TV spending in the next year. Illustration: Getty Images. Like all good brand marketers, …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Ashton Kutcher: Why I’m not investing in Twitter
Despite becoming the first person to hit 1 million followers on Twitter, actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher isn’t investing in the social media …

Is It Safe to Get Excited About Investing Again?
Betting a lot on hot social media or solar companies might sound like a classic investing mistake from the old days. Wouldn’t it be more …

The Investable Social Media Sector Might Be Getting a Whole Lot Smaller
As social media became an entirely new tech sector, investors couldn’t help but wonder when they could get their hands on a publicly traded …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big-Data Algorithms Are Manipulating Us All
The age of Big Data has generated new tools and ideas on an enormous scale, with applications spreading from marketing to Wall Street, …

Is Hadoop’s position as the king of big data storage under threat?
Hadoop, the next-generation data platform, is pitched as the king of big data storage and processing. As with normal rulers there are potential …

How auto giants are using big data: A conversation with Ford
Autonomous driving research and the race to develop driverless vehicles has, at its core, a key: Big data. These technological advances, which …

7 Keys To Building A Successful Big Data Infrastructure
The infrastructure you build for big data, whether you’re looking at software or hardware, will have a huge impact on the analysis and action …

What Is Fog Computing? And Why It Matters In Our Big Data And IoT World
First everything was in “the cloud” but today’s new buzzword is “fog computing.” No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the weather …

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