Last week, I gave you my predictions for the coming year and asked you to send along yours. If even a few of these predictions come true, 2007 is going to be a very interesting year, indeed.
From Jonas Lamis
, founder of Singularity University
, a community of technology futurists:
Virtual worlds get re......Full article >>>
ervices" computing blurs boundaries, breaks business models. Answering the timeless question - "Who owns the data?" - is harder than ever in the age of XML, as ownership implies more responsibilities to outside constituencies. Without clear distinctions between network, application, and data, how are services like Google Maps
managed, especially en masse? How can appl......Full article >>>
new OS launch has done little to remind the market of Windows 95. All of the deposed industry leaders have aggressive turnaround efforts in place, but it's too soon to tell whether the wounded giants can recover their previous mojo. Intel, for example, may have turned the corner but Sony piles up misstep upon misstep (see prediction three regarding battery issues, for example).
The devel......Full article >>>
small business and individual user base. Google telegraphs its intentions with fuzzy deals with consumer banks.
Accelerating consolidation among VCs. At least one big-name firm will sell off some of its companies and eventually shut down. Newer firms will just quietly disappear.
Sales of Microsoft Vista will be slow. Vista's memory requirements and thirst for video and processor ......Full article >>>
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