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.
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.
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."
When Santa Claus checks his list, tablet computers will be at or near the top this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. "What do consumers want? Of those we asked, 8.3% said tablets -– light years ahead of money (4.8%) and peace and happiness (4.5%)," said Steve Koenig, CEA's director of industry analysis. CEA forecasts online sales of consumer electronics for the holidays will increase by 14% in 2012, compared with last year, while retailers will see a year-to-year bump of about 2.2%.