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2011 Predictions Review

The end of the year is here so lets review how well I did predicting what would happen.

    • The EU will come down hard on Google over it’s anti trust investigation 
    • Facebook will go public (IPO) 
    • Nokia will start selling Android based phones 
    • Yahoo will shut down or sell more services  (details, and more details)
    • Steve Ballmer will step down or be fired as Microsoft’s CEO 
    • WebOS will be back 
    • RIM will be acquired 
    • There will be no 4G/LTE iPhone this year 
    • All major laptop manufactures will offer solid state drives 
    • Net neutrality will become an important main stream issue 

Predictions for 2011

Here we are in the new year and it’s time for my predictions of what will happen in the tech world this year.

  • The EU will come down hard on Google over it’s anti trust investigation
  • Facebook will go public (IPO)
  • Nokia will start selling Android based phones
  • Yahoo will shut down or sell more services
  • Steve Ballmer will step down or be fired as Microsoft’s CEO
  • WebOS will be back
  • RIM will be acquired
  • There will be no 4G/LTE iPhone this year
  • All major laptop manufactures will offer solid state drives
  • Net neutrality will become an important main stream issue

Predictions 2010 Review

It’s that time of the year again, here’s the review of my predictions for the year.

  • iTunes will have subscription music
  • Apple will roll out more MobileMe features (details)
  • Twiter will be purchased
  • The iPhone will allow background apps in a limited form (i.e music apps) (details)
  • The UK Internet Piracy bill will not get passed (details)
  • Google Voice will come to the UK
  • Google Wave will flop without a purpose (details)
  • UK telecom companies will start rolling out fiber on a large scale (details)
  • Microsoft will bring the Zune to the UK
  • The Apple Table will not launch (details)

Predictions for 2009

Last year I published some predictions for the year and I did so well I’m gonna give it another go this year.

Here are my top 10 predictions for 2009:

  • Windows 7 will be released
  • Android will overtake the iPhone in market share
  • More ISP’s will limit monthly data transfer
  • Portable GPS will be (almost) replaced by Smart phones (and in-dash GPS) just as they did the MP3 player
  • Someone will buy Yahoo
  • Twitter will start making money
  • Netbooks will have built in 3G wireless Internet access
  • Google will start to monetize YouTube
  • More DRM servers will be switched off
  • Hulu will launch in the UK

Predictions 2008 Review

The years almost up and it’s time to look back and see how well I did at predicting what would happen this year.

In January I predicted:

  • Apple will announce a new Apple TV green-tick (details)
  • iTunes will get movie rentals green-tick (details)
  • The HD disk format war will not be won red-cross
  • iTunes will have HD content (i.e TV shows and Movies) green-tick (details & details)
  • Service pack 2 for Windows Vista red-cross
  • DRM on music will be on more green-tick (details & here & here)
  • The Xbox 360 will get a built in HDDVD drive and WI-FI red-cross
  • OpenID will be used by more sites green-tick
  • Google’s Stock will break green-tick (details)
  • Amazon mp3 will launch in the UK green-tick (details)

7 out 10 isn’t bad.

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