Predictions 2012: The Roundup

John Battelle's Searchblog

Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media. Predictions 2012: #2 – Twitter As Free Radical, Swiss Bank, Arms Merchant…And Google Five Years Ago. Predictions 2012 #3: The Facebook Ad Network. I’m already worried they’ll do it in early 2013 and make a fool of me… Predictions 2012 #4: Google’s Challenging Year. Predictions 2012 #5: A Big Year for M&A. 2012 may well be the biggest year of all for Internet M&A.

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Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media

John Battelle's Searchblog

2012 is going to be a year of contrasts – of consolidation of power for the Internet Big Five , and fragmentation and disruption of that power due to both startups as well as government and consumer action. I’ve spent the past few weeks jotting down thoughts for 2012, and hope to do the Year That Is About To Be justice in the following set of posts. And this will become a major part of Twitter’s work in 2012; work that, to my point, is the work of a media company.

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Predictions 2012 #7: Shooting From The Hip

John Battelle's Searchblog

Obama will win the 2012 election, thanks in part to the tech community rallying behind him due to issues like SOPA, visas, and free speech. My next post will summarize all my 2012 predictions, so there’s one neat URL to refer to for future reference. Have a great 2012! Related: Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media. Predictions 2012: #2 – Twitter As Free Radical, Swiss Bank, Arms Merchant…And Google Five Years Ago.

Predictions 2012 #3: The Facebook Ad Network

John Battelle's Searchblog

I predict that line will change in 2012. Related: Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media. Predictions 2012: #2 – Twitter As Free Radical, Swiss Bank, Arms Merchant…And Google Five Years Ago. For my third prediction of the year, I’m going with one just a tad bit less obvious than “Facebook will go public.”

Predictions 2012 #4: Google’s Challenging Year

John Battelle's Searchblog

By some Mayan accounts, 2012 is not going to be a good year for any of us. It all adds up to a massive challenge that I think will come to a head in 2012. In short, it will be a massive challenge to manage this business to scale and succcess in 2012. Or GoogleTV (and by some extension, YouTube): Probably the poster child for “not market ready,” GoogleTV now has very high expectations for 2012, thanks to Chairman Schmidt’s recent comments.

With Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, You Won’t Learn Much. Why?

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post With Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, You Won’t Learn Much. For example, here are some of the top searches for Saudi Arabia, translated (roughly I am sure) by the Google Translate service: Student outcomes Arab Idol insurance Ramadan Series 2012 Mohamed Morsi explosion Riyadh Burma Free Syrian Army Shura Council tornado Sandy. The post With Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, You Won’t Learn Much.

Predictions 2012 #6: “The Corporation” Becomes A Central Societal Question Mark

John Battelle's Searchblog

I think 2012 is the year we all start to question the role corporations can and should play in our society, and doing so won’t (or shouldn’t) be seen as an indication of some leftist or political agenda, but rather as a reasonable outgrowth of how a thinking person sorts through the solution of some of our most pressing problems. But I’m not arguing it will in 2012. Related: Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media.

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Facebook Buys Instagram, Checks Off A Swath of 2012 Predictions In One Move

John Battelle's Searchblog

Waaaay back in January, I rolled out my annual predictions. Thanks to our pals at Facebook, a few of them are now pretty much in the bag. I may have to start doing these things monthly, given the pace of our industry. Prediction #5 was that it’d be a big year for Internet M&A. I further singled out Instagram as a company that would likely be bought, and figured there’d be a battle between Twitter, Apple, Facebook, and Google for the prize.

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Predictions 2012 #5: A Big Year for M&A

John Battelle's Searchblog

Hence my fifth prediction for 2012: Expect Internet M&A to heat up , big time. Perhaps, but I think it’ll be in play in 2012. Suffice to say, I predict 2012 is going to be a banner year for tech and Internet M&A. Related: Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media. Predictions 2012: #2 – Twitter As Free Radical, Swiss Bank, Arms Merchant…And Google Five Years Ago. Predictions 2012 #3: The Facebook Ad Network.

Predictions 2012: #2 – Twitter As Free Radical, Swiss Bank, Arms Merchant…And Google Five Years Ago

John Battelle's Searchblog

And 2012 will be the year this becomes readily apparent. In short: In 2012, every Big Five Internet company will need to have a clear Twitter strategy. It’ll do more with Twitter in 2012, to be sure. In 2012, every Big Five player is going to have to reckon (again) with Twitter. I’m predicting 2012 is the year Google and Facebook come around and work with Twitter in some new, significant way, as will Amazon.

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Facebook Buys Instagram, Checks Off A Swath of 2012 Predictions In One Move

John Battelle's Searchblog

Waaaay back in January, I rolled out my annual predictions. Thanks to our pals at Facebook, a few of them are now pretty much in the bag. I may have to start doing these things monthly, given the pace of our industry. Prediction #5 was that it’d be a big year for Internet M&A. I further singled out Instagram as a company that would likely be bought, and figured there’d be a battle between Twitter, Apple, Facebook, and Google for the prize.

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The Limericks of MER 2012

Positively RIM

"It's time for the implementation Of new auto-classification," Say Redgrave & Kahn, "You have to get on Before the train has left the station." The twentieth-year M-E-R Was typically better than par With cues from Chuck Norris We all sang the chorus Of chucking our junk very far

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Horde Webmail Software is affected by a dangerous bug since 2012

Security Affairs

The bug affects all the versions since the commit that took place on 30 Nov 2012. The post Horde Webmail Software is affected by a dangerous bug since 2012 appeared first on Security Affairs.

$3.5 Million Penalty for Five Small 2012 Breaches

Data Breach Today

million settlement with a Massachusetts-based healthcare organization that reported five small health data breaches in 2012 involving lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices Fresenius Medical Care North America Agrees to HIPAA Settlement In one of the largest HIPAA settlements ever, federal regulators have signed a $3.5

Business Practice Exchange 2012: Mike Thuman's feedback

Preservica

Another great Business Practice Exchange session was held early this month, this time in Annapolis hosted by the Maryland State Archives. Efforts related to the SERI initiative wove themselves throughout the meeting as talks of self assessments turned toward education and program planning. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives talked about their ISO/TRAC test -audit and then shared the platform with us on discussing ways to lower the barrier in preserving electronic records.

Notes and observations about the 2012 intranet innovation award winners

ChiefTech

Another year has passed and Step Two have released their annual intranet award winners. Its always interesting to poke around the list of companies. An Elgg-based solution wins again. Mitre won an award from Step Two in 2010 for its Elgg-based employee network. This year, Pleio, a customised version of Elgg developed by the Dutch government , also won an award. Pleio: A social network for Dutch government on Prezi.

CASL: 3 Next Steps in 2012

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

As many of us now know, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law is now expected to enter into force in 2013. Don’t expect […]. Canada Consumer Protection Marketing, Cookies & Spam Privacy Rights anti-spam CASL e-commerce e-mail spam

List of speakers at Connected Enterprise 2012 on Twitter

ChiefTech

This is a list of speakers at Connected Enterprise 2012 who are on Twitter: Brent Lello. Brian Solis. Cory Banks. Cuneyt Uysal. Dev Mookerjee. Erin Grotts. Jacob Morgan. James Dellow <- me! Jeffrey Tobias. Lincoln De Kalb. Mike Handes. Paul Miller. Rob Livingstone. Ross Dawson. Ross Hill. Shawn Callahan. Steve Hopkins. Thierry de Baillon. BTW I'm not sure if we have a hash tag for the event, but I've suggested #cemelb12.

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End of Mainstream Support for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012

Ascent Innovations

End of Mainstream Support for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012. Microsoft is ending the mainstream support for Dynamics AX 2009, AX 2012 FP and R2 on October 9th, 2018. Dynamics AX 2012. –. Dynamics AX 2012 R2. –. Dynamics AX 2012 R3. –. Dynamics AX 2012. –. Dynamics AX 2012 R2. –. Dynamics AX 2012 R3. –. Yes, you can still add user licenses to both Dynamics AX 2009 and Dynamics AX 2012.

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Happy 2012!

John Battelle's Searchblog

I’ve been quiet on Searchblog for most of the holidays, but I don’t expect that to continue in 2012. I’ve been on vacation these past few days and it’s given me a fair amount of time to reflect on the past year, as well as on what’s to come for 2012. This will be the year of focusing on just two things: Federated Media, and The Book. Both will drive a lot of thinking, writing, and dialog on this site.

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2012 IAPP Global Privacy Summit

Hunton Privacy

March 7-9, 2012. Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions: Mending Fences after a Breach. Thursday, March 8, 12:15 p.m. Speakers include: Lisa J.

Vagrant, Ansible and Windows 2012

Cllax

The main application is based on JBOSS with MSSQL 2012 as the backend database. The post Vagrant, Ansible and Windows 2012 first appeared on Cllax - Top of IT. As part of helping the developers I’m putting together a vagrant VMWare Workstation environment.

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Retargeting Is Just Phase One

John Battelle's Searchblog

Expect my predictions, and round up of how I did in 2012 , in the coming week or two. The post Retargeting Is Just Phase One appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Toward the end of the year, annual predictions come out (I’ve been guilty of this for nearly ten years now).

Sotto Discusses Cybersecurity as Top Legal Issue in 2012

Hunton Privacy

On December 10, 2012, Tom Field of HealthcareInfoSecurity interviewed Lisa J. Discussing the top legal issues in 2012, Lisa said that data breaches remain at the top of the list, with an increase in malicious cyberattacks. Sotto , partner and head of the Global Privacy and Data Security practice at Hunton & Williams LLP. She also addressed the need to combat cybercrime. Listen to Lisa’s interview.

Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

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From it: Spring of 2012 was when bloggers, non-profits, indie bands, George Takei, community theaters, photographers, caterers, artists, mega-churches, high schools, tee-shirt vendors, campus coffee shops, art galleries, museums, charities, food trucks, and a near infinite variety of organizations; individuals from all walks of life; and businesses, both large and small, began to detect—for it was almost imperceptible at first—that the volume was getting turned down on their Facebook reach.

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As Long As It’s Legal, Corporations Will Act Selfishly

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post As Long As It’s Legal, Corporations Will Act Selfishly appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) There’s a hubbub in the press this week about Google employing a “ Double Irish – Dutch Sandwich ” tactic to funnel profits from Europe over to Bermuda, where there is no corporate income tax. Reuters reports that the company saved around $2 billion in taxes by employing the structure, which, as far as I can tell, is perfectly legal.

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Senators Introduce Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Hunton Privacy

On February 14, 2012, a joint U.S. congressional committee, including Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (the “Act”).

For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple

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The post For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) Wow. That’s about the sum of my initial reaction to this story from ATD: Exclusive: Microsoft Pressing Apple to Take a Smaller Cut on Sales Inside Office for iOS. The wow isn’t that Microsoft is trying to reduce the 30% cut Apple takes on every dollar that flows through the iOS ecosystem. That’s to be expected, though I very much doubt it will happen.

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Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?

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The post Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I’ve been a Mac guy for almost my entire adult life. I wrote my first college papers on a typewriter, but by the end of my freshman year – almost 30 years ago – I was on an IBM PC. Then, in 1984, I found the Mac, and I never looked back. Till now. I’m not saying I’m switching, but I sure am open to a better solution.

The Facebook Ad Network Is Here

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The post The Facebook Ad Network Is Here appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. It’s been a pretty good year for my annual predictions , I must say. A few months ago I did my “ how’ve I done so far this year ” post, and found myself batting about.500. Yesterday Facebook pushed up my average with the announcement that it’s begun testing a mobile ad network.

My, How the CMO Has Changed

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A posting (and responses) on GM’s Facebook Wall, July 2012 When you visit Joel Ewanick, CMO of GM, in his offices in Detroit, the first thing you notice is that unlike most C-suite executives, he’s not on the 39th floor of GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters (the highest floor).

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Post Apple Rant, What Have We Learned? A Visit With A “Genius” Ain’t Enough

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Post Apple Rant, What Have We Learned? A Visit With A “Genius” Ain’t Enough appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I think I’ve said it before, if you want to attract attention, write about Apple.

Upcoming events in Melbourne: Connected Enterprise 2012 and From Liking to Leading

ChiefTech

I'm really pleased that in a few weeks time I'm going to be back in Melbourne again, participating in the following events: Connected Enterprise 2012 - 21-22 Nov. You might have noticed that I've been presenting a fair bit these recent weeks about enterprise social software - I'm been completing a short roadshow with Dimension Data ( we are in Brisbane this Friday ) and last week I had a lot of fun presenting along side Mark Oehlert at Socialtext 's Enterprise Social Summit.

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OpenCoSF – A New Kind of Event

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post OpenCoSF – A New Kind of Event appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I’m very excited to announce that registration is now open for OpenCoSF , a new kind of event that I’m helping to bring into the world. Registration is free and open to anyone who’s interested in innovation in the Bay area. You can sign up here.

Apple To Kill Ping, Add Facebook

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So I went back to my 2012 predictions , and nope, it wasn’t there. ( image ) I know you all know that Apple has cut a deal to integrate Facebook , because of the relentless coverage of Apple’s developer conference this week. However, I just saw this story from ATD: Apple’s Ping to End With a Thud in Next Release of iTunes And thought to myself – “Hey, didn’t I predict that a while back?”

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It’s Not Whether Google’s Threatened. It’s Asking Ourselves: What Commons Do We Wish For?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Related: Predictions 2012 #4: Google’s Challenging Year. If Facebook’s IPO filing does anything besides mint a lot of millionaires, it will be to shine a rather unsettling light on a fact most of us would rather not acknowledge: The web as we know it is rather like our polar ice caps: under severe, long-term attack by forces of our own creation. And if we lose the web, well, we lose more than funny cat videos and occasionally brilliant blog posts.

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Writing Every So Often: The Personal Essay Makes A Comeback

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Writing Every So Often: The Personal Essay Makes A Comeback appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Browsing Hacker News, which I’ll admit I don’t read very closely (because, well, I’m not a hacker), I saw an interesting headline: I quit Twitter for a month and it changed my thinking about mostly everything. Well, that’s going to get my attention. I clicked through and noted the author’s name: Adam Brault.

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Keynote Sessions at the 2012 IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress

Hunton Privacy

On November 13-15, 2012, delegates at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels were given insight into how discussions with key policymakers are progressing. As European Parliament rapporteur and Member of the European Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht aims to finalize the reform of the EU Data Protection Directive by the end of the current European Parliament’s mandate in 2014, this ambitious goal faces numerous hurdles.

On Open Platforms, Wifi, Home Automation, and Kitty Litter

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post On Open Platforms, Wifi, Home Automation, and Kitty Litter appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. At least this platform is open… (image Shutterstock ). The world needs more open platforms. The term is loaded, but it’s worth unpacking. To me, an open platform is a consistent opportunity space where anyone – without prior permission – can attempt to create value, and the market gets to vote on that attempt.

Locked and Bloated

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Locked and Bloated appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image Vator News ) Companies get big. Companies gain market dominance. Companies slowly pivot from their original values. Companies justify those shifts with nods to shareholder value, or consistent user experience, or inconsistent implementations of their platforms by (former) partners. It happened to Sun. To Microsoft. To Apple. To Google.