Technology industry is one of the most unpredictable industries. Some companies become billionaire overnight and some established ones, come to verge of closing. Some products become instant hit with consumers and some seasoned products lose their shine instantly. So here are our 5 tech predictions for this unpredictable market for the year 2012.
The web is getting faster, and not just the speed of the pages, but also the speed of change. Packed with a redesigned interface, easier data exploration and significant new features, Google Analytics has updated itself for the present.
A study by Opera Software – in association with the UK-based mobile research agency On Device Research, talks about India’s mobile-only Internet generation. It is astonishing to note that almost half of the people accessing mobile internet in India, have either never or infrequently, accessed the internet via a computer. Why do mobile users in India access the internet?
In 2003, Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg creates a website called “Facemash” to rate the attractiveness of female Harvard undergraduates. The site is a runaway success, getting 22,000 hits in less than two hours and crashes Harvard’s server.
Punished with academic probation, Mark gets himself a job as the programmer for the website, Harvard Connection, initiated by Winklevoss twins. However, Mark in partnership with his friend, Eduardo, takes the idea further and launches what he calls “TheFacebook”.
How often do you click on “N new tweets” on the top of your twitter timeline? I have even stopped counting on how often I do that. Go ahead and call me a twitter addict but if you are reading this, chances are that even you are an addict as well!
I had always wondered that why can’t twitter timeline auto-update itself at regular intervals or may be, everytime a new tweet concerning me, goes live. And this is much before Facebook started auto-updating its timeline.
You might want to read further before expressing your excitement. Yesterday a close friend tipped me on how Myspace got itself a new logo. If we strictly go by its new logo, Myspace is reduced to a ‘My’ and a blank.
Logo redesign seems to be the favourite trend of 2010, to breathe life into a certain brand, website or for that matter, anything [insert a company that was once popular but not anymore]. Actually it seems like a common PR exercise to get people talking, good or bad.