- 2010 will mark the beginning of the end of US dominance of the web
- Google will make a corporate decision to become seen as a software brand rather than as "just a search engine"
- 2010 will see a major privacy brouhaha
- By year's end the web will have seen a significant new development in user interface design
- Apple's "iTablet" will disappoint
- 2010 will see the rise of an open gaming platform
- Traditional search results will deteriorate to the point that folks begin to question sea
- Social games overflow out of Facebook.
- Brand advertising starts to move online, boosting premium display, video and social media
- Direct Response Advertising becomes ever more efficient
- Finding Money and Saving Money online
- Real time web usage outpaces business models
- Online Shopping Clubs Will Mature
- Gaming Will Advance Beyond PCs and Consoles
- Real-Time Collaboration Coming to an Office Near You
- 2010 Will Be Android’s Year
- 2010 Will Have A Netscape Moment
GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm based in London and San Francisco. They provide advice on m&a and institutional capital-raising to companies in the TIME sector - and they sometimes generously share some of their excellent research. I took the following pointers and quotes from their newest research slide deck: “Gaming trends – December 2009”.
Our new man in Malaysia, Gerald Smith, has been involved in numerous initiatives for web, e-commerce and mobile. He started his career as an investment manager at a privately owned Japanese investment firm, where he gained first-hand experience in identifying new business opportunities and advising on strategic investments. In 1998 he founded Sportdreams, a leading developer of online sports content and fantasy sports games. Serving as its CEO he has led the international expansion of the business, with offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Toronto, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.