Local Heroes: The Public Companies of Tomorrow

Investors have been chanting the mantra “SoMoLo,” an acronym for three megatrends — social, mobile and local. How have these trends been performing?

Out-Trending the Trendmakers: NewsWhip Says It Defeats Twitter and Facebook’s Filter Bubbles

Friends? Who needs friends when you can just fall back on everybody to keep you informed?

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Says Company Needs to Unify Its Experience Across Devices

In addition, Costolo announced the company will offer crowdsourced translations of the service into Russian, Turkish and Indonesian. Also doing own translation to Portuguese later this year.

Tablet Cannibalization on the Rise in 2011

Nearly 56 million tablets will be shipped in 2011–200 percent more than were shipped in 2010. That’s the latest forecast from NPD’s DisplaySearch, which expects that number to hit 172.4 million by 2014.

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A First Guess at Twitter Ad Results: How About $150 Million for 2011?

Twitter’s ad business is still in the just-getting-started phase, but eMarketer thinks that will still be a nine-figure business: It predicts Adam Bain and crew will sell $150 million worth of promoted tweets, promoted trends, etc., this year. Next year, spurred in part by a Google/Facebook-like self-serve ad system: $250 million. “But the company must show it can live up to its hype.” Noted!

Cisco Security Survey Finds Windows Vulnerabilities And Spam Decreasing

Still no rest for the weary computer security professional. Smartphones and tablets are coming to the office and creating new opportunities for trouble.

You've Heard About Windows for ARM Chips; Now Meet ARM

There’s been a lot of attention in recent days paid to Microsoft’s creation of a version of Windows for ARM chips from TI, Qualcomm and Nvidia. But what do you know about ARM, the company behind all those chips designs?

In 4G Race, Verizon Pulls Ahead With Pricey Speed

Verizon Wireless’s new 4G network is “wicked fast” but potentially costly, writes Walt.

#lessambitiousmovies Shows Twitter Can Still Be Community, Not Just a Tool

Just when you thought Twitter had become a basic tool that serves many purposes, we’re reminded that the service has fostered an actual community. At least that’s the case in my little corner of the Twitterverse, which tonight has overflowed with a meme that just about everyone can participate in and appreciate: #lessambitiousmovies.

Making the Case for E-Commerce (i.e., Amazon) in 2011

Amazon.com is one of the top picks in e-commerce for the year, mostly because of its dominance, but also because of the opportunities it has going forward in mobile and social networks. Here’s how the two factors play a role as e-commerce revenues are expected to jump by 13 percent in 2011.

Nokia Reorg Actually "Job Rotation"

Some More Positive Murmurs for Web Ads

Deutsche Bank Gives Palm a Hand