A startup called Blab has developed software for predicting conversations on social-media sties and news outlets. It’s another example of applications offering insights using unstructured data that previously was difficult to work with.
Predictions are becoming more and more accurate in these data-driven days, but different fields need different techniques. This company, which seems to have got the Austrian government to bite, is promising a one-size-fits-all approach – but it’s all very mysterious for now.
In the year 2020, today’s smartphones will like the glorified PDAs of the last decade, according to AT&T SVP Jeff Bradley. What should consumers expect? Handsets with nearly 30 GHz of processing power, terabytes of internal storage and half-gig connections to the mobile network.
In time, all predictions turn out to be either right or wrong. Mostly, they are wrong, and yet we love making them. I am no different, though I like to think of them as reasonable guesses backed by some logic. Here are some for 2011
New rumors are circulating that the next iPad will have front- and back-facing cameras, and FaceTime. We looked at what you might expect from the iPad 2 back in August, but in the intervening months, much has come to light that paints a different picture.
Apple, for a long time, was the David to Microsoft’s Goliath. Until now. Thanks to the iPod, as of yesterday’s market close, Apple is worth more in terms of market value than its longtime rival.
In this final installment in a series of posts predicting what’s in store at tomorrow’s Apple event, where a tablet device is widely expected, you’ll find out what the keynote will probably be like, and what other announcements may be in store.
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, we are on the cusp of a massive change in technology that will involve a new, more dynamic two-way experience with the web. Here are five companies that will be making headlines in 2010.
Good old Gene Munster. He’s just obsessed with Apple (s aapl), ain’t he? In a note yesterday to clients, and reported by…