Research company Juniper has drawn up a list of predictions for the mobile and wireless industry for 2011 and they portray humanity hurtling headlong towards a mobile-centric lifestyle. Juniper sees 2011 as a year where we'll see increasing use of Augmented Reality, the first Cloud-Based Operating Systems, Mobile Banking becomes a must, the beginning of the demise of the credit card, the rise of Mobile Lottery Tickets, biometrics coming to mobile and Social Purchasing moving to a whole new level.
Juniper's full report can be downloaded here, but for those who need the short version, here are Juniper's top 10 wireless predictions.
Surging Mobile Data Traffic
Augmented Reality to Enhance Mobile Games and Retail
Cloud-Based Operating Systems are Launched
Mobile Banking will become a “must-have” when opening a new account
Mobile Devices Begin to Replace Credit Cards
Mobile Handsets Become Even More Sensitive
Mobile Lottery Tickets Sales to Soar Fuelled by Deployments in US, Europe, and China
Mobile-Specific Threats Lead to Demand for Mobile-Specific Security
Buyouts take Social Purchasing to a New Level
More Vendors Develop a “GreenHeart”
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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