Twelve years after it began selling books, Amazon launched the Kindle reader in November 2007. By July 2010, Kindle book sales surpassed hardcover books and, six months later, overtook paperbacks to become Amazon’s most popular format.
The Digital Lifestyle Ubertrend has turned the lusty objectification of digital gadgets into a national pastime. A perfect example is the pet name “lappy” bestowed upon laptop computers, of which 211 million will be sold in 2011.
Robotics represents the next major technology opportunity. Countries such as Japan and South Korea lead the charge to develop the world’s most sophisticated robots, a market that could reach $135 billion in a few years.
The YouTube video was shown by all the media. There she was walking through a shopping mall while busily texting, when suddenly she fell into a fountain. Not satisfied to remain incognito, Cathy Cruz Marrero decided to reveal herself to the media and is considering suing the mall. Marrero joins a growing number of people […]
The food truck industry received a shot in the arm when Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go’s trucks began plying the streets of L.A. in 2008 with a Twitter success formula. In 2011 Americans will spend $630 million on mobile-vendor food.
Our computer screens hold a magical power over us. The ability to “suck in” a web surfer was quite aptly satirized by The New York Times, which coined a tongue-in-cheek term for the sleeplessness phenomenon propelled by technology: screensucking.
Social networks have captivated computer users with more than 1 billion worldwide using them. Key driving force: the ability to engage with friends and connections using the same store-and-forward technique that made texting and emailing so popular.
Propelled by an insatiable appetite to “pump up” – to have enough energy to make it through a typical overwhelming, multitasking-filled day, coffee sales are booming. The market is lead by $13-billion trendsetter Starbucks.