According to Read Write Web,
( ok, first I have to mention that my Netvibes Newsreader aggregates about 400 blogs and I also read a lot of blogs, but this is one which targets my main topics..)
Forrester predicts that in 2008 the RSS Enteprise arises. First only some companies adopt them but also in a Gartner hype cycle is shown that RSS Enterprise will arrive at the “plateau of productivity” soon.
A link from google image search:
John Catone from read write web starts with this lines:
“According to Forrester Research, there will be “strong demand” for web 2.0 tools in the enterprise in 2008. Even though 42% of enterprises say adding web 2.0 tools is not on their agenda, according to a Q3 2007 survey, Forrester expects that half of those will change their mind and embrace web 2.0 tools by year end. In the report “Top Enterprise Web 2.0 Predictions For 2008,” analyst Oliver Young gives three reasons why he thinks 2008 is the year that “IT departments will take their heads out of the sand and embrace web 2.0 technologies.”"
or buy the report
or leave the country for some weeks as I will do tomorrow. I just read that there will be rain the next days…i hope not the whole day!
Fast Forward blog summed up a lot of articles and reports about digital natives and their influence in future companies.
Prediction in th epost” their influx will cause 40+ % annual growth in the adoption of Enterprise 2.0 capabilities ”
I just read a social network study of the “User Interface Design GmbH” from 2006 about MySpace usage. There was written that there is still no chinese Myspace like social network and the users from China expect a network in their language and never give their main email away (and that Germans are some kind of voyeurs – we seem to be very interested in others life).
So a friend who is in China very often just recommended http://www.meet8.com/index.php or life365 which is THE chinese network site today. Never heard about it and also I could not read anything but this is a good market niche….
Hm, what are the indian guys using today? Perhaps there is some market space for a page…I should ask a colleague from Bangalore
The younger indian generation which are going to trigger the the growth for the indian economy soon when they get older is a really interesting market perspective as german and US students have been two years ago … A guy from Goldman Sachs predicted last year at a session about BRIC countries that india will see massive growth rates as in China primary in 3-5 years but I think there is already a page today
Update: Oliver just told my that http://www.yaari.com/ is popular in india
Update 2: Aidyta and Abesh (from India) think Orkut is the most famous
Best overall Website (as expected):Facebook
Best startup (I love it): Netvibes
Other winners are: Hulu (video), digg (user generated content), Twitter, Tesla Motors, Meebo, Zoho… etc..
You could read the whole thing at:
I think it is something with Wifi or 3G. It is portable, black or white, weight is under 1kg, the display is bigger than the ipod or phone displays but not as big as the macbook. Hm, a DIN A5 thing (macbook is DIN A4, phone DIN A6- german paper format)
Something to use the mobile internet, especially social networks and
chats instant messages. RSS support is also a must have to stay in touch with the world news and personalized news. Perhaps you could also stream music from the itunes store and read books. A e-ink, e-paper thing with music access on flash.
A”be up to date and always online” thing. The ipod is only music, the iphone is phone+music, but lacks in the interface for fast chats with friends and is much too expensive for the fact that it is only a phone.
Next to the expected major hardware release Apple also could announce a napster like music flaterate for its mobile devices. Definitely Apple has do change to MP3 without DRM soon after all label and most of the competitors changed their system. One more reason for Apple to combine hardware with music to improve its vendor lock-in effects for Apple products. A more vertical approach to the market which gets more and more competitive after the music major labels want to break Apples market dominance.