Quarterly wrap-ups: 2012 starts out big


It’s hard to believe it’s already April. As we wrap up the first quarter of 2012, the tech industry (and beyond) continues to be affected by reverberations from SOPA, splashy IPOs (Facebook, LinkedIn and Groupon closed out 2011) and shake-ups at major Silicon Valley powerhouses like Yahoo. Right on schedule, GigaOM Pro’s five curators present quarterly wrap-ups, which cover the most important events, technologies and companies from the past three months as well as predictions for the next few months.

We started rolling out the Q1 wrap-ups on Monday, and we will continue to publish one each day this week. I will be adding links to each piece as they go live on the site.

Monday: Green IT

On Monday we published Adam Lesser’s “Ups and downs for EVs and the quest for the low-power server,” which focuses on the continued growth and development of the smart-grid sector and the rising importance of low-power technology in the data center market.

Tuesday: Mobile

On Tuesday Colin Gibbs’ “The fight for spectrum goes to Washington; the tablet wars continue” looked at the tumultuous mobile marketplace, including Millennial Media’s IPO, Microsoft and Nokia’s introduction of the much-awaited Windows Phone, and an analysis of how Windows 8 is primed to challenge the market.

Wednesday: Connected Consumer

Paul Sweeting’s “Controversy, courtrooms and the cloud” revisits some of the year’s biggest legal and regulatory skirmishes. In particular the piece examines how privacy, antitrust and copyright battles could eventually reshape digital markets.

Thursday: Infrastructure

This quarter, right on the heels of our Structure:Data conference and big data anthology, Jo Maitland’s “Cloud and big data woo the enterprise” takes a look at how Amazon Web Services is moving to support hybrid clouds and how Hadoop continues to expand its presence and influence.

Friday: NewNet

It was a busy quarter for some of Silicon Valley’s heaviest hitters, and David Card’s “Much action in modern media” examines some of the biggest stories, like how Google raised hackles, Facebook responded to traditional advertisers, and Yahoo got a new chief executive.

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