A Slightly more Interesting set of Predictions for 2005

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Betting a Billion
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I have a short attention span at the best of times and the flurry of predictions for tech and marketing over the last few weeks has pushed me to my limit, however, Bob Cringely's post threadlinked above is really rather good - Here's a summary of the main points:

  • Microsofts Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus is a disaster for users
  • Apple will take a big risk - Job's has $6bn in the bank and has hinted at buying something "big"
  • The RIAA will continue to throw $$$'s at law suits but will also continue to see their business crumble due to the likes of iTunes et al
  • WiMax will be the big story of the summer but will take a further 2yrs to achieve widespread adoption
  • VoIP will eat TelCos for breakfast, they will either start VoIP co's or buy into the larger existent players
  • Desktop Linux will finally make some major inroads

There is much more, those are just what interested me personally so go check it out...

thanks JY