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Articles by Stephen Wellman
posted in December 2006
Now that 2006 is fast slipping away, everyone has turned on their nostalgia and is eagerly looking back at the "top" stories of the last 12 months. I usually find these kinds of pieces interesting, but instead, I want to look at what I think will turn into one of the top trends of 2007.
In recent weeks, you've probably noticed the return of an old pest: spam. For almost two years, it seemed as if spam might finally be on the decline. Remember when Bill Gates said that by 2006, "spam will be solved"? Well, that was all going well until a few months ago when spam struck back.
Earlier this week, futurist and technology guru Mark Anderson hosted his annual SNS New York dinner, a high-level gathering of VCs, investment bankers, journalists, technology entrepreneurs, and others, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
In an interview this week, Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora said that Apple's new cell phone will look like an iPod with a small screen and click-wheel interface. Tortora claims the device, dubbed the iPhone, will be a "slim music phone" that runs on GSM/GPRS networks. Rumor claim that Apple will debut the iPhone in January 2007.
Should Google abandon it's no-frills, squeaky clean home page? Blogger Henry Blodget things it's time for Google to move on. He argues that Google's homepage ethic is standing in the way of product development and evolution. Google's home page simply gets too much traffic not to capitilize on it, especially since Google's brand is designed to bring people to the main homepage.
I think Blodget is right. It's time for Goog