In the past year, we experienced a phone that recognizes our voices (and answers questions). Tablet and mobile sales finally eclipsed PCs in many parts of the world. Hackers modified a gaming system to deliver personalized advertisements as customers walk past. Meantime, smart retailers have discovered the magic of online flash sales, while publishers look towards innovative syndication methods.
In 2012, we expect to see an emphasis on sophistication. While we may not see completely new devices or systems, we will certainly see new collaborations, interfaces, mobile-social opportunities, as well as a whole lot of data. This report includes 30 trends we expect to emerge in the coming year.