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Technology Predictions for 2008 and beyond


Technology trends and predictions are a big part of what Blah, Blah! Technology is all about. It’s as much about social patterns as it is observing technologies. And for the first time, I’m listing my technology predictions, for 2008 and beyond… The future of technology — in no particular order Quite recently, an article wafted […]


SoundUnwound ties music to social networks


Amazon is hoping to add a Social Networking dimension to their IMDb subsidiary via SoundUnwound. But could it be that Amazon is playing to the wrong crowd? Music combined with Social Networking is a wonder to behold. Just look at the success of Last.fm. But music on the web can also be a litigious affair […]


Google, EA aiming for open gaming platform?


When it comes to advertising, Google is preeminent, able to squeeze revenue from clicks and passing eyes in print, the web, and possibly TV soon, too. But what about entertainment? Specifically, video games. Can we expect to see Google adverts in Halo 4 or Quake 5? An open gaming platform Let’s look a little further […]


Web as music’s future, not DRM or music labels


Music is something very personal. For me, music is how I focus. Music gets me through a tough day in the office or up a steep hill when out jogging. Music is also an exceptionally lucrative business. The stewardship of which being hotly contested, with the music labels on one side, while you & I […]


IBM, Sun miss the money in MMOGs


When I think of IBM and Sun Microsystems, I think of stoic, reliable mainframes, enterprise-class business software, data mining, processing et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. What I don’t think of is their bespectacled brainiacs pondering revenue streams in virtual worlds like Second Life. But like any other market that starts out small but looks […]


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