2013 saw the rise and rise of mobile commerce, the stock market launch (and surge in share price) of social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook, the introduction of wearable technologies like Google Glass, and high demand for Bitcoin took its valuation to $1,000.
Google shares reached over $1,000, LinkedIn shares are trading at over 300% of their original value, Twitter and Facebook shares are strong too. Overall, the year was very exciting and reached heights that caused critics to suspect a tech crunch just around the corner.
On the downside, 2012 stars like Zynga and Groupon have struggled to maintain their share price and profits, and Samsung and Apple went to war over various patents.
Amid all these highs and lows, I have spotted some trends that might dominate the coming year’s technology developments.
1.Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn might need to think beyond display advertising or parish
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