2008 Predictions

nostradamus_by_cesar.jpgMore to record my own thoughts…. Let’s do the obvious ones first:

  • Facebook will decline as people either go to the next hottest thing or advertisers realize their ROI on the FB ad platform isn’t the greatest
  • Google will acquire at least two mobile companies to aid Android
  • iPhone will continue to gain mobile browser market share stagnating the mobile web even more

Now some not so obvious ones:

  • Slide or RockYou will be acquired. If 07 was the year of widget, 08 will be the year they cash in.
  • Google or Microsoft will launch an Amazon AWS competitor
  • Yahoo will close at least 4 more properties in an attempt to slim down. (one down)
  • A web 2.0 company outside the US will eek out a new niche (see last.fm)

One response to “2008 Predictions”

  1. Hey Wayne,

    Are you headed to CES this year?

    If you are, it’d be great to see you at our Blogger party on Tuesday. It’s our second annual “It Won’t Stay in Vegas” blogger bash, should be a good time with snacks, drinks and whatnot.

    If you’re interested or want more info, shoot me an e-mail: jason at blogbusinesssummit dot com.