The JaMoTo Analysts throw down a healthy serving of tech predictions for the new year. Are you ready to rumble?
- One mass media company will push out an Internet-only or Internet-primary hit (webisode).
- GPS will slowly disappear (except in-dash, Standalone GPS merge into phones).
- Some sort of big, public security breach that will cause the change of fundamental internet protocol.
- Android will outsell iPhone.
- Yahoo will finally be purchased in 2009.
- A mind control game peripheral will come out.
- Twitter will get as big as facebook.
- Google will buy a content company. (i.e. movie studio or broadcast studio)
- Bandwidth riots.
- DTV transition will go off without a hitch. (Mostly be fine)
- A real look of the next-gen console. (Prototype of next-gen console)
- There would be no copy and paste for the iPhone in 2009.
- Molly will buy an Android phone by the end of the year. (Molly breaking up with the iPhone)
- Steve Jobs will leave Apple in 2009. (Leave his current role, like Bill Gates)
- The usefulness and price of netbooks will be severely compromised by features. (get more expensive and bigger)
- Yahoo files for bankruptcy after failing or refusing to do a deal that could save them in 2009 only.
- A major newspaper (‘’’LA Times’’’, NY Times, i.e. National newspaper) will go online.
- Google will buy Twitter or Twitter dies.
- Significant number of Americans will dump cable for internet-only television. Cable company have to change pricing model.
- Symantec web will enable subscribing to any podcast in certain topic based on tagging.
- Alien life will be discovered on Venus.
- Copy and paste will exist in the iPhone for 2009.
- A major Mac exploit (wide-spread virus etc.).
- Netbook sale will double in 2009.
- LHC will not go online in 2009. (i.e. the world will not end)
- iTunes will get an eBook section. Bonus: iPhone will get an eBook reader firmware upgrade.
- Microsoft will attempt to buy a cellphone company in order to tie in with windows mobile.
- Blu-ray will gain market share over DVD.
- Fancy Android phone with solar panel will be announced.
- A cloud services will be proven to have taken a considerable chunk out of software sales. (beginning of the end of software that we know it as.)
- iTunes will go DRM-free.
- Molly and Jason bet a two dollar bill on the copy and paste iPhone crisis.
- Tom said that Molly is from Venus.
- Tom did not say that Google would buy a fried chicken franchise.
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