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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The World’s Biggest Consumers Of Antibiotics
Global use of antibiotics has increased steadily in recent years, driven by rising demand across low and middle income countries. However …

Brazil, Mexico, US Have Most Competitive Android App Markets
Mobile advertising platform Cheetah Ad Platform released an infographic detailing the competition in Android application development around …

How Tech-Savvy Shoppers Spend Their Time Online They’re 188% more likely to engage with brands in social
How Tech-Savvy Shoppers Spend Their Time Online. They’re 188% more likely to engage with brands in social By Carrie …

The Essential Infographic For Anyone Who’s Ever Taken A Selfie
Selfies used to be so simple. Point a camera at yourself, pout and then shoot. But then the smartphone-snapped self-portrait, which the likes of …

App Makers Missing the Mark on Engagement
An infographic from Localytics examines the divide between app users and businesses. Users seem to be caught between a desire for …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

The Weakest Social Media Stock – Just Got Weaker
Investors tend to look for one of two things: growth and/or value. For the past two years, twitter has failed to grow and has not been able to offer …

Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation
Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon.

A Social Media Data Analytics ETF that Reflects the Will of the Collective
A recently launched social media insights exchange traded fund (ETF) provides investors with a social momentum strategy that harnesses …

Moms Who Use Twitter Are More Likely to Find Recommendations Authentic
Are brands doing enough to target #MomsOnTwitter? A new infographic from Twitter Ads and Column Five revealed why these social media …

Twitter changes 140-character limit (giving investors more room to moan about stock falling to fresh lows)
For Twitter and its investors, that may not be a good thing, as the troubled social network received another downgrade from a Wall Street …

BIG DATA NEWS

How A Converged Architecture Improves Big Data Applications
“You can’t handle the truth.” We all remember Jack Nicholson’s iconic words in A Few Good Men as a seminal moment in pop culture. Yet, that …

How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application …

There’s Big Money In Energy Big Data
On Tuesday, startup AutoGrid, which has developed data analytics for … At the same time, big data startups that make tools for companies …

Dutch mastering the art of big data analysis
Gathering and analysing huge amounts of data offers the promise of business … The Netherlands has seen a drive recently to adopt big data …

The missing piece in the big data puzzle
A report by the Tech Partnership employers’ network and SAS said the UK is expected to create an average of 56,000 big data jobs a year until …

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