Predictions for 2012

A Quirky Set of Technology Predictions for 2012

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Predictions from Mark R. Anderson, chief executive of the Strategic News Service.

Cellphone makers can expect poor reception in 2012

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Cellphone makers are set to struggle with slow sales growth this year as a weaker global economy discourages consumers from replacing older handsets.

5 Driving Forces For Media Change In 2012

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As recent studies conducted by IBM and others have established, global marketing organizations in general and CMOs in particular continue to feel both underprepared and threatened by changes wrought by mobile, social media and the emergence of big data. While the evolving marketplace creates significant challenges for even the most savvy marketers, a disciplined and progressive approach to these dilemmas will be the most effective means to meet the challenges.

5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012

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Plenty of good things and plenty of bad things happened throughout 2011 in the mobile industry and the same will be true of 2012. Looking ahead a wee bit, here are a few things that we might like to see happen next year--but probably won't.

TV viewing, movie attendance to hit skids in 2012, analyst says

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Analyst Rich Greenfield of BTIG thinks 2012 will be the year people watch less television.

My 10 fearless high-tech predictions for 2012

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Here are 10 things that will absolutely, positively happen next year.

AT&T's Busted T-Mobile Deal Leaves Three Question Marks

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In 2011, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. cemented their wireless dominance by boosting their share of the industry's operating profit to 80%.

Five tech predictions for 2012

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So what does 2012 have in store?

Big technology trends and storylines of 2012

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What will the new year bring? What storylines will dominate the conversation about the tech industry? We’ve scoured forecasts released by analysts, journalists and industry insiders to find what they say will dominate the conversation about the tech industry next year. Here’s what to watch for.

Looking Ahead at Tech in 2012

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One thing we do know is that our capacities for computation and communication and control will continue to grow. The constant change in the technology industry makes it fundamentally different from the political world, say. It's never "same stuff, different year" in technology, which is why you should prepare yourself with our list of stories to be on the lookout for next year.

Year of the Talking Phone And a Cloud That Got Hot

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While other industries struggled, consumer technology seemed to march ahead as always in 2011, with important new products and services continuing to roll out. Sure, some tech companies, like BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, suffered reverses. And some products, like Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad, flopped. But many shone. So here is a look at a few of the biggest tech products of the past year, with some analysis of what they signified and what issues they raise for 2012.

3 Marketing Mega Trends For 2012

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Predictions for 2012...

2012: Changed Americans Require Marketing Shifts

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The economic downturn’s effects on Americans’ aspirations and behaviors have enormous implications for brand marketing in 2012 and beyond, according to a new report from Leo Burnett Chicago. The overall take: Traditional American life-plans and aspirations, family makeup and male/female roles are increasingly irrelevant to much or most of the population. Shopping behaviors have been transformed, and there is growing demand for food and other products/services that can offer relatively inexpensive, immediate gratification (health and nutrition awareness notwithstanding). In 2012, brands need to adjust to these realities “and find relevant ways to connect with new audiences and influencers, or risk losing loyal customers at an alarming rate," stresses Hahn-Griffiths. Six key trends, and resulting implications and opportunities for brand marketing, are summarized in the report.

IBM predicts 5 tech changes in 5 years

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Every year, IBM picks five technologies that it predicts are going to change our lives in the next five years. This year's crop of life changers includes efficient capture of renewable energy, proliferation of biometric identification to authenticate your identity, control of machines with your mind, elimination of the digital divide, and the end of spam.

App Internet and mobile devices to drive massive technology demands in 2012

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The rise of the "app internet" – in which users' PCs, smartphones and tablets run the business applications – will drive completely different demands from technology next year.

Tech policy preview of 2012

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The hottest tech policy issue to start the year will continue to be online piracy legislation, which has touched off a fierce debate between supporters of the content industries and the Internet community, which is skeptical of the bill's attempts to enforce copyright laws online by demanding search engines and other Web firms delete links to foreign infringing websites.