The Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona just concluded late last month and with it emerged three key mobile trends that we can look forward to in the coming year.
Dotcom deals that range in the billions are not actually that uncommon. But Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for US$19 billion (RM62 billion) caught everybody’s attention, for a variety of reasons.
Bitcoin is in the news again, although for reasons its advocates dread to hear. Its value has been dropping considerably. Late last year, it was doing great, rising in value to around US$1,100 (RM3,600) in November. Then, in early February, its value plunged, hovering to around US$600 (RM2,000). That’s a steep drop.
Facebook is so dominant a force in social media that it’s practically synonymous with social media. Ask some random people to name the first thing that comes to mind when you say social media and more likely than not, their response would be “Facebook”.
Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. The phrase “The Internet of Things” is currently very much in vogue right now. In a nutshell, it refers to how the Internet and connectivity among household items can improve our quality of life.