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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics
Infographics are still one of the best ways to turn dull information into sharable content. While the concept of infographics is nothing new, how they are …

From Town Halls to Targeting, Political Advertising Has Come a Long Way A look at the programmatic trail to the presidency
Long before the birth of Facebook Live town halls, there were town halls in real life. Before there were digital ads, there were plenty of those …

Marketers Shop the Same Way Consumers Do
An infographic from Column Five and Newscred examines how Fortune 1000 marketers shop online, and this could teach us how to remove …

What’s Next for Social Video?
A new infographic from Animoto examines the tactics businesses are employing to capitalize on the swell in video engagement. Marketers are …

These 32 Steps Will Help Rank Your Local Business on Google Maps
In this infographic, we’ve illustrated 32 local SEO steps you can take to rank higher on Google Maps and below I’ll elaborate on some of these …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Brexit: Investors struggle to buy as trading volumes hit 10 times normal levels
Two other platforms, Hargreaves Lansdown and Bestinvest, took to social media to warn investors that, although their systems were working, trading …

Why Social Media (Like Polls, Betting Markets And Investors) Got Brexit Wrong
If, like me, you stayed up following the nail-biting unfolding that was the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union into the early hours …

Here’s How Pinterest Plans to Get You to Shop More
The social media brand wants to be a shopping hub. … Nevertheless, Pinterest, which investors have valued at $10 billion, is still proving that it …

Is This Facebook’s Biggest Augmented Reality Threat?
At Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) F8 conference in April, CEO Mark Zuckerberg touched on the company’s interest in augmented reality, noting that 10 years from now, we may all have glasses that project both virtual and augmented reality (AR) displays with cheap apps that allow us to display anything we want.

BIG DATA NEWS

2016 Tour De France Keeps Viewers Informed With Big Data Analytics Upgrade
Dimension Data is upgrading the data analytics platform supplied to the organisers of the Tour de France, claiming fans will receive much more …

The Amazing Ways Big Data And Analytics Are Used At Wimbledon 2016
WIMBLEDON fans are being served a mash up of machine learning and advanced analytics in a bid to capture viewers’ attention on social …

There’s a ‘perfect storm’ at the heart of big data
Personal data is being collected at an alarming rate, and with wearables on the rise and the Internet of Things coming, it’s a movement that’s …

Big data: Can it predict the spread of Zika? Cloudera thinks so
“Big data” means different things to different people. Ask the average consumer and they’ll probably say it’s something to do with the cloud.

UK firms lagging other countries in use of big data
Businesses are failing to make the most of big data despite technological advances, according to accountancy giant PwC. Research has shown …

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