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  1. Brian Mingus says:

    My dotcom predictions for 2006

    Last year I made several predctions that now seem ridiculously Tries, and fails, to be honest. But a few ideas were pretty close. I’ve got a feeling that 2006 will be a big year, and here are some of the reasons why:

    1. A Mt View startup is going to open our eyes to some new ways that Dirt-casting can influence culture. Make will pick up on this and run several cover stories on the founders.
    2. Larry Page will be in the spotlight for his decision to support ISO 15022 XML. This will upset Dooce, and the blogosphere will react supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The noise will quiet before the end of the year and it will all be forgotten soon after the shock.
    3. Google will see their stock skyrocket after their Advertising business starts taking off. We’ve seen it coming for a while now, but 2006 will be the year it really kicks into gear.
    4. Either Yahoo! or Ask Jeeves will seek to expand their del.icio.us business by acquiring Microsoft Passport. Hotmail will be overlooked in the process, and they will see a management shakeout later in the year.
    5. One of the big leaders in the Xerox industry will wake up to the opportunity in the Internet and the Web 2.0 trends. After months of speculation, they will make a key merger that will shake up the landscape for years to come.

  2. Todd Henley says:

    Funny! I just generated some wacked-out predictions

  3. In so far as I am concerned, the accuracy of your predictions is less important than the thoughts and perspectives they provoke.

    It does not appear as if your are attempting to reprise the role of Carnac as the Swami with the jewel in the turban, fortune telling and palm reading. Only Johnny, who we lost this year, could pull that off.

    Seriously, it is commendable to step out and up to the plate and take a swing at what direction trends and important decisions might take us.

    More than anything, these prognostications are thought provoking and worthy of debate with knowledge and insight the intended result.

    Merry Christmas,

    Michael P. Whelan

  4. JKP says:

    Love it! — JKP

    Last year I made several predictions that now seem ridiculously goosey. But a few ideas were pretty close. I’ve got a feeling that 2006 will be a big year, and here are some of the reasons why:

    A Los Altos startup is going to open our eyes to some new ways that vodcasting can influence culture. Business 2.0 will pick up on this and run several cover stories on the founders.

    Bill Gates will be in the spotlight for his decision to support Atom. This will upset John Battelle, and the blogosphere will react speedy. The noise will quiet before the end of the year and it will all be forgotten soon after the shock.

    Yahoo! will see their stock skyrocket after their Online Services business starts taking off. We’ve seen it coming for a while now, but 2006 will be the year it really kicks into gear.
    Either Google or Buy.com will seek to expand their Search business by acquiring WebVan.
    MyLackey will be overlooked in the process, and they will see a management shakeout later in the year.

    One of the big leaders in the Bricklaying industry will wake up to the opportunity in the Internet and the Web 2.0 trends. After months of speculation, they will make a key merger that will shake up the landscape for years to come.

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    internet user should now expect! Look at http://www.GorillaeXchange.com for
    example.

    GorillaeXchange.com has combined existing successful features such as blogs,
    chat, forums, personal profiles, debates, videos, and much more and
    continued where other networks have simply left off.

    They seem to have stepped up to the plate by combining two empowering
    features: 1. Giving everyone their own media port that allows them to choose
    their own programming like, uploading their own videos, music, or creating
    their own content and 2. Giving all users a personal store, allowing them
    to sell anything you can imagine.

    GorillaeXchange is essentially a one-stop shop.

    It seems Yahoo, MSN, MySpace and Friendster have simply missed the boat!!!
    The markets are taking notice and reports are trickling in: GorillaeXchange
    may give them a run for their money as a new niche networks out there
    gaining traction each day.

  6. Caty Tota says:

    You guys are the 40428 best, thanks so much for the help.

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