It's that time of the year again when the whole 'prediction' business machinery gets fired up. So I thought I would grab some of the ones from my inbox that are perhaps most applicable to the digital marketing sector. The following were inspired by some crystal ball gazing by the folk at the Talkwalker social analytics people, and caught my attention today. So, what does the gathered DaniWeb consciousness make of them? Accurate, likely or total nonsense? Here goes: 1. **Facebook will become a major competitor to YouTube** during 2018 in terms of 'social video' consumption. This on the back …

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Network security vendor [Stonesoft](http://www.stonesoft.com/en/) predicts that the top infosec threats to watch out for in 2013 will include unseen and unknown targeted cyber-attacks, espionage and hacktivism. Jarno Limnell, director of cyber-security at Stonesoft, reckons that in 2013 the security of the digital world will become an even more pressing issue, and this will lead to increasing pressure to consider international norms, rules and regulations. "As nation-states continue to invest heavily in cyber capabilities (defence and offence), it is also likely that they will be more inclined to use these capabilities and the use of cyber force in the world will …

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Sorry - I know this isn't strictly Python, and i'm more asking for a formula than code! Usually Excel functions show how they are calculated but i can't find anything on this one! So given a set of data, predict what the next value will be based on the previous values Thanks

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Remember Lycos? One of the earlier leaders in search, it was sold to Spanish firm Terra for more than $12 billion ten years ago. This week [URL="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129246686&ft=1&f=1006"]it sold again[/URL] to an Indian company, for a paltry $36 million. Ouch. That got us wondering how some tech companies seem to go so easily from standing on top of the world to the digital bargain bin. [ATTACH=right]16714[/ATTACH]For at least part of the answer, we contacted Ernest von Simson, a guy we like to think of simply as the brains behind many of the world's top CIOs, although his [URL="http://www.limitsofstrategy.com/about_Author.html"]official bio[/URL] puts it …

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I cant believe that the holiday season is already here, thus, very soon, we will see on TV and online, Predictions for 2010. So let's say our thread here - what do you predict for 2010 on Social Media. Let me start with mine: 1. I predict social media will have a stronger semantic angle to it. 2. Also, social media will be pushed further and further into daily living 3. the Laggards will be using social media now. What do you think?

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In the run-up to Inauguration Day, just about has been everyone speculating on what changes our newly-elected president will bring to the table. Naturally, we talk a lot around DaniWeb about how Obama's plans will affect the tech sector. As long as everyone else is making predictions and suggestions, I might as well too. I'd very much like to see a focus on developing the technology infrastructure of this country. Most urban areas have DSL and high-speed fiber optics (and the lucky ones even get WiFi), but there are plenty of rural areas that are still struggling with out-dated dialup …

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[URL="http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/03/15/gates-predicts-big-technological-leaps"]Speaking[/URL] to the Northern Virginia Technology Council this week, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates made the distinctly predictable prediction that during the next ten years there will be even greater technological advances than during the previous decade. Amongst the advances that Gates suggests are likely to be of most importance were speech recognition, handwriting recognition and touch screen surfaces. I have checked and this is a current news story and not something that fell out of my in-tray five years ago folks, honest. It gets better, and the predictions retreat further back in the time-warp, as Gates moved on to interactive …

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The security experts at [URL="http://www.avertlabs.com"]McAfee's Avert labs[/URL] have been consulting the Tarot card, rubbing their crystal balls and generally predicting what levels of IT doom and gloom we can expect to be experiencing during the course of 2008. Unsurprisingly, they expect to see an increase in web exploits and those threats targetting Windows Vista, while adware will decrease as it continues its retreat from the radar of most IT systems. "Threats are increasingly moving to the Web and migrating to newer technologies such as VoIP and instant messaging," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs and product …

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The End.