ISIS currency – The trend of nonlinear threats from non-state actors met the trend of antipathy toward the reigning financial system and had a love child in an ISIS currency based solely on gold.
Honk Kong Umbrellas – Another key symbol of the year, the umbrellas of the HK protesters managed to show their vulnerability as well as the pragmatism of HK residents.
Kim Kardashian app – Another defining moment of the year came when Kim Kardashian released one of the highest-grossing apps of the year.
The Twitter buy button – The downside of being a public company, Twitter released a buy button which was symptomatic of its increasingly desperate attempts at finding revenue.
Samsung Gear – As much as I believe in the potential of smart devices, it was yet another year of disappointment in this market not taking off. Samsung rolled out a whole slew of wearable devices, to the sound of no hands clapping.