After a week marked by Path’s privacy blowup and Tesla’s Model X launch, our New Year’s feature, “12 tech leaders’ resolutions for 2012,” which includes interviews with Path’s David Morin and Tesla’s Elon Musk, received renewed attention. While the year has only just started, it is clear that GigaOM Pro readers are paying attention to the promises and forecasts that startup founders and corporate executives made for 2012. We will be revisiting these resolutions throughout the year.
Accountability has also been a big issue in solar, another industry that has come under fire over the past year. Ucilia Wang’s “After Solyndra: finding opportunity in the shifting solar industry” takes a hard look at the global photovoltaic market and what major challenges lie ahead for U.S. manufacturers and developers. While the Solyndra fallout continues to have a dampening effect on domestic solar interests, it has also provided valuable lessons to utilities, legislative bodies and startups that still have the opportunity to gain a foothold and explore new markets. And last, Derek Kerton’s “CES 2012: a recap and analysis” provides a roundup of which mobile devices, tablets, cars, ultrabooks and developments in the mobile health market to watch in the coming year.
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