Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013

A new Gartner report estimates that worldwide mobile advertising revenue could reach $11.4 billion in 2013. That would be greater than an 18% increase from 2012, which saw $9.6 billion in mobile ad revenue. The analyst also predicts that worldwide…

Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016, Predicts Analyst

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35%…

New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends Hours in Advance

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new algorithm they say is capable of predicting Twitter trends far in advance. The algorithm is claimed to predict with 95% accuracy the topics that will show up on…

Apple Analyst Predicts What An Apple TV May Look Like

In the world of Apple, there has been an incessant rumor that the company will be releasing a high definition television. It’s pretty much a given that Apple wants to control your entire living room and the television is the…

Look Into The Future With IBM’s 5-in-5 Tech Predictions

Every year since 2006, IBM has released a “Five-In-Five” list that details their predictions for the future of technology. Basically, IBM picks five innovations that will impact the way we live in the next five years. This year, they look…

Google Panda, Google+, and Other Search Events of 2011

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is drawing to a close, but it is. That said, if you could sum up the search industry over the course of the year in one word, what would it be? According to search veteran Bruce Clay, that word is “turmoil.”

6 Predictions about Daily Deals

As the drama continues to build in the daily deal industry, one can’t help but wonder about the future of the current phenomenon. The leader of the pack, Groupon, has specifically had its share of negative press lately involving legal trouble from its own employees and a delay in its IPO.

Threats to Expect in Mobile, Social, Location and Email in 2011

It’s getting late in the year, and it’s about time to start looking forward to 2011. While we can speculate about a great many topics, few trends are going to be as important to anticipate as those related to security. We asked an expert in the field about some of the things he is anticipating. WebProNews interviewed Paul Wood, MessageLabs Intelligence Sr. Analyst at Symantec Hosted Services about what businesses and consumers can expect to deal with in order to stay secure over the next year. 

More Media/Ad Trend Predictions for 2010

In a recent article, we looked at some predictions from Nielsen for advertising trends in 2010. These included optimizing media convergence being a top priority, new models emerging to take advantage of smartphones, more cross-media ad campaigns, an increase in commercialization of social networking hubs, and more interesting and interactive online ads.