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Things that will happen “next year” are already happening now, we may simply not take note of them until the sun rises and sets dozens and dozens of times. Here are some trends that will make a difference “next year.” If you’ve been paying attention you may already know what they are.

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Via Mashable

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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

Big data is literally changing what computers can do. You are already benefiting because big data brought you Google.

Full story at Business Insider

With all the talk of big data in high places, the World Economic Forum in Davos for example, cynics think the whole notion has jumped the shark. Get ready, they say, for the next tech bubble to burst.

Jeremy Burton, EVP and CMO for EMC Corp., is not among them.

Link GigaOm

Big Data—the ability to collect, process and interpret massive amounts of information—is one of today’s most important technological drivers. While companies see it as a way of detecting weak market signals, one of the biggest potential areas of application for society is health care.

Historically, health care has been delivered by one doctor looking at one patient with only the information the doctor has at that time. But how much better if the doctor had access to information about thousands, or even tens of thousands, of people?

Full story at The Wall Street Journal

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

Preeti Bhatia

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