Various Predictions for 2009

These are the predictions I’ve seen in media/technology so far.  Anyone have any others?

From @themediaisdying tweet on Twitter:

YOUR PREDICTIONS: EW, OK!, SEATTLE TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, BLENDER, EWEEK and COMPUTERWORLD will all not se e Christmas 2009.

From cnet.com:

  • Sony:  Further reduction in PS3 pricing, Blu-Ray struggles to gain ground on DVDs with streaming taking off
  • Apple:  Ends iPhone exclusivity with AT&T (on the heels of the Wal-Mart introduction) and Jobs announces his planned retirement.
  • Microsoft:  Windows 7 rushed out the door hits store shelves

From NetworkWorld:

  • IT spending to be cut 10-20%
  • Unemployed IT professionals will help boost growth in cybercrime.
  • Company’s social networking initiatives lose stream as they get considered speculative/frivolous.
  • Google to acquire Salesforce.com
  • Wireless propagation slows down wired switch sales.
  • Video finally takes off as a communications medium.
  • Social engineering will proliferate and “Scareware” will boom.

I’ll be curious to see how much of this is valid even halfway through the year (if even quantifiable).

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