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Key trends for 2012: Digital Disruption gets Physical

The Way of the Web

And we’ve also seen new tools and changes in collaboration, business practices, marketing, freelancing, crowdsourcing and much more. But that was before the iPad started to replace a recipe book on the kitchen counter, next to the internet-connected radio and the smart phone. It’s the trend and prediction season, and there’s one overarching theme which ties together the main three technology trends I believe will break into the mainstream in 2012. We’re already entering the cool celebrity endorsement stage.

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technologies of collaboration, the power of the vblog, the value of IM and the perspective of how fast solutions come to be when crowdsourced (even if limited to the internal engagement). Jon – And aren’t most CEOs, no matter their age, using their smart phones to get information?? They all have smart phones. She doesn’t know hard work.&# ?

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Factor in that Starbucks is experimenting with bringing local brews (yes BEER!) to their coffeehouses… Now, it’s 2 years later, you walk into your fave Starbucks for a few micro-brews, you’re handed an iPad (complimentary loaner if you don’t own one) and an iPad driven social ‘game night’ (think Trivia or other social games) sponsored by a local community business (or featured micro-brew) has you there for hours forking over $6 a beer. Me: the race is on, smart phns vs smart locales? Plenty. What’s Next (Potentially)? realll?

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