December 26, 2012

The Numbers Behind 2012's Biggest Tech Stories

Mike Orcutt, MIT Technology Review

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A few of the top technology stories of 2012 stand out for the big numbers they generated. Here are some of the events and trends that were especially dramatic in scale.

Facebook’s big year
Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room project finally hit the big leagues in May, when the company began selling shares of its stock on the Nasdaq exchange for $38, valuing the company at $104 billion. After a small uptick on the first day of trading, the stock price plunged over the next several months, dropping below $18 in September. It has since rebounded above $26, however, making the company’s market capitalization Read Full Article ››

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December 15, 2012
Grid of 2030: All Renewable, 90% of the Time
J. Holloway, Ars Technica
You've probably heard the argument: wind and solar power are well and good, but what about when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine? But it's always windy and sunny somewhere. Given a sufficient distribution of energy... more ››
December 20, 2012
Game Developers Need to Diversify to Survive
Jamie Yap, ZDNet
Mobile and social game developers will need to look beyond simply generating revenue from their games, and diversify into different avenues in order to better monetize the product and survive the cut-throat competition.Allison... more ››
December 20, 2012
The Future of Mobile Networks: Beyond 4G
Kevin Fitchard, GigaOm
Carriers worldwide will begin their first small cell deployments next year with the aim of creating dense layers of 3G and 4G capacity. The end goal of these shrunken cells is to put massive amounts of bandwidth precisely where... more ››
December 17, 2012
How to Deal With App Overload
Hamish McKenzie, Pando Daily
When Hurricane Sandy forced Google to cancel its big event to show off its new Nexus smartphone and tablets, it blew away a chance for the company to build hype for an influential new product, one that is designed to change the... more ››
December 20, 2012
Top 10 Mobile Devices of 2012
Dan Rowinski, ReadWrite
2012 was a big year in mobile. We have never seen a year like this where there were so many quality devices from so many disparate suppliers all competing for the interest of consumers and enterprises. What were the best of... more ››