Real-time bidding will become a bigger part of retail online ad impressions in 2013, Peter Weedfald writes in this analysis. Another big trend will be greater growth in retail online sales, he predicts.
Samsung Electronics will not be able to keep its sales data under wraps during its appeal of an adverse jury verdict related to its patent spat with Apple, Judge Lucy Koh ruled Monday. The South Korean company had tried to delay a Dec. 10 ruling ordering it to list what she considered limited sales information on certain devices.
Augmented-reality technology and autonomous vehicles are among the latest developments expected to blossom in 2013, Charles Arthur writes. Faster mobile broadband service will be made possible with wider adoption of 4G Long-Term Evolution wireless networks, he notes.
LG Electronics is taking pre-orders on its new organic light-emitting diode television set, which is 55 inches wide and only one-sixth of an inch thick. LG's Havis Kwon touts the huge, ultra-thin OLED TV as a "transformational moment."
Ultra HD television sets will be widely featured at next week's 2013 International CES, Daisuke Wakabayashi writes in this analysis. Prices for these higher-resolution TVs are expected to range from $8,700 to $25,000. "If you're a consumer, you'll pay more for a technology that you understand," said Paul Gagnon of NPD DisplaySearch. "And in the case of higher resolution, that's a very easy thing to understand."
Green technology attracted new interest from entrepreneurs and investors in 2012, reversing the trend of negative publicity in the previous year, Jolie O'Dell writes in this analysis. Greater energy efficiency in data centers, wider use of light-emitting diode lighting and greener product packaging were among the positive developments seen last year, she notes.