Guessing right 9/10 predictions last year (damn you, crypto) gave me the confidence to do this again. Here’s what I expect to happen in tech in 2019:

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High confidence:

🛴 Uber enters the scooter game by acquiring one of the major players, alongside a (initially) successful IPO.

🎙Podcasts will attract large investments and at least 1 podcast-related company will reach >$100M valuation.

🍎 Apple will lose mobile market dominance due to the lack of innovation. Android wins considerable market share.

Likely to happen:

🤷🏻‍♂️ Elon Musk faces unprecedented backlash because of his decisions / tweets.

🆕 New paid advertising channels will open up.

📊 Fairly stable public markets, despite recession concerns.

⏰ Major layoffs at Facebook – most notably, Sheryl Sandberg.

Wouldn’t bet my money on:

🇨🇳 At least 1 Chinese tech company gains huge popularity worldwide.

💸 Amazon will spin off AWS into a separate company, valued at >$100B

🍏 Apple makes a multi $B acquisition in an attempt to enter new markets.

Jan 1, 2018. I can’t wait to look over this next year – either proud or embarrassed. Here are my top predictions for Tech in 2018, in a chaotic order:

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💸 ️ Cryptocurrencies will skyrocket. Only a few will stick around (my bet: BTC and ETH). Huge fluctuations and more practical use cases.

🤖 ️ More bots. Both online and in our homes.

🛒 ️ Amazon enters new markets successfully. People will start worrying about Amazon’s power in commerce. Many will copy them.

🍎 ️ Apple reaches $1T market cap. Homepod will see mediocre success. Larger iPhone X, more iPads sold, Face ID everywhere.

🚕 ️ Lyft will IPO. Uber will keep losing ground. Flying car development will accelerate.

🛠 ️ AI will get bigger, smarter. More jobs. Still a long way to general AI.

🙅 ️ Seed Investment will continue to slow down. Companies will focus more on profitability early on.

📸 ️ Augmented Reality will see more interesting applications. Mass adoption still far away.

👻 ️ Snapchat will innovate in an attempt to survive. Instagram wins more market share.

📹 ️ Influencers will find new ways to monetize and leverage their audience. Influencer marketing will continue to grow among big companies.

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