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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.

My Predictions for 2008

In 2008 I predict that:

  • Apple will announce a new Apple TV
  • iTunes will get movie rentals
  • The HD disk format war will not be won
  • iTunes will have HD content (i.e TV shows and Movies)
  • Service pack 2 for Windows Vista
  • DRM on music will be on more
  • The Xbox3 360 will get a built in HDDVD drive and WI-FI
  • OpenID will be used by more sites
  • Google’s Stock will break
  • Amazon mp3 will launch in the UK

The Best Tracks of 2007

Here is my top 10 tracks of 2007 in no particular order:

  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters
  • Take Her back – The Pigeon Detectives
  • Icky Thumb – The White Stripes
  • Investigation – Arcade Fire
  • It’s Not OK – The Enemy
  • Machines – Biffy Clyro
  • He Said He Loved Me – Reverend and the Makers
  • Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  • Rockstar – Nickelback
  • crushcrushcrush – Paramore

It’s hard enough to pick 10, so there’s no way I can order them.

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