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Most of us can see that 2012′s four big trends will get bigger next year: mobile, social, cloud, and big data. Market-research company IDC has gone one further, predicting how these trends will unfold next year—to the tune of billions of dollars.

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Via Business Insider

The social and emotional toll of obesity may have negative effects on math performance for some children, a new study finds.

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Social brand awareness, social engagement, social advertising, social ROI – see the pattern? Social is the way to go. Promoting your business on social networks has numerous advantages – virality, cost-effectiveness and massive visibility, to name just a few.

Via Wix

Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones and storing the data on its servers, often without customers’ knowledge.

Full story at BBC News

Though cell phones are usually considered devices that connect people, they may actually make users less socially minded.

Full story at Futurity

PSI, bond yields, ECB involvement, IMF-demanded reforms… there’s enough jargon and government speak floating around the Greek crisis that it’s easy to forget the real, humanitarian cost of an economic collapse.

Here’s put together a deck on the current trends in e-commerce, including the explosion of innovation in the past few years. There is focus on the impact of social and mobile, as well as the innovation spurred by the lousy economy.

People living in poor neighborhoods are 42 percent more at risk of getting arthritis than those that live in affluent areas, new research shows.

Via Futurity

Pinterest, a two-year-old social bookmarking site that lets users collect and share things they like on the web, is driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers’ websites.

The site’s popularity is quickly growing. Pinterest’s traffic increased more than fourfold between September 2011 and December 2011, bringing in 7.51 million unique visitors in December alone, data from Compete indicates.

Via Mashable

Daniel Kraft studied medicine at Stanford and did his residency at Harvard. He’s the founder of StemCore systems and inventor of the MarrowMiner, a minimally invasive bone marrow stem cell harvesting device. The following is rough transcript of the 6 big ideas Kraft outlined at the Practice Fusion conference.

Via TechCrunch

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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