Morning roundup: pick of the comment, January 05 2011

What does WikiLeaks World mean for open information sharing? (Forrester)
On one hand you have a platform for disseminating government and private-sector information to the public, and on the other, you have a forum that advertises itself as publishing information organizations would prefer stay behind their firewalls. That second point is troubling, according to analyst TJ Keitt.

Quora will be bigger than Twitter (The Telegraph)
Quora looks like it’ll be one of the social media hits of 2011. Here Milo Yiannopoulos predicts that the Q&A site will be bigger than microblogging site Twitter.

CES: Heading toward $1 Trillion in electronics sales (Barron’s Blog)
The first official event of the Consumer Electronics Show has taken place, the "State of Consumer Technology" session, with CEA officials presenting various data points for the industry.

Rivals to the iPad say this is the year (The New York Times)
Welcome to the year of the tablet. Again. Last year was supposed to be the year manufacturers would wow consumers with offerings of all sorts of tablet computers. Now that CES is here again, they are saying the same thing.

Gartner gets it wrong with Cloud Quadrant (GigaOm)
With its latest Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting, Gartner just flat got it wrong, says Derrick Harris. It seems inconceivable that anybody could rank IaaS providers and not list Amazon Web Services among the leaders. Until, that is, one looks at Gartner’s ranking criteria…

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