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Will convergence drive specialization?

I typically dislike predication posts, since many of them are a rehash of buzzwords without any meaningful insights or strategic extensions of what many of us have been reading on tech crunch for years. The 2012 Predictions I’ve read are pretty cookie cutter for the most part. If you haven’t read them, let me do an overview for you on 99% of them:

  • Cloud
  • Facebook Killer
  • The Year of Google+
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad 3
  • Smart Phones
  • Android
  • New Buzzy Thing
  • blah

Frog Design took a different and refreshing approach to the formulaic January content creation from many with their slides.

The presentation below is probably one of the most thought out set of trends in technology which may or may not happen in 2012, but directionally I think this presentation from Frog Designs is moving right way based on what I’m seeing in organizations.



Mobile Trends for Marketers, Product Marketers and Product Managers

Market research isn’t easy – it’s always a bunch a work.  Gaining insight into trends and alike not only requires a keen eye on the data, but continuous interaction from folks in the market.  To that end, researching trends can definitely be more difficult than it should be and researching markets can be even harder if you don’t have an analyst budget.

For the past 2 or 3 years or so, I’ve been consistently tracking the mobile markets and trends for some time and here is some more stuff for y’all, with another one from Mary Meeker.  It also looks like Meeker apparently recently joined – KPCB.   OK maybe not recently, but at least since the last published Morgan Stanley pitch on internet mobile trends.

Again a bunch of meeker slides: