Google Predictions

Last night my wife and I were too tired to cook and didn’t want to spend time in a restaurant – so we walked over to the Taco Time that is a few hundred feet away. What follows is from a discussion I was having with my wife (whom I am sure was bored) about this Google hubbub.

After explain the situation to her and toying with the idea of going Google-less in my life I came up with a few predictions about the future of Google.

(Note that for the past year now I have had a strong feeling that Google would not be around in 5 years – that is they would be around in the sense that AOL is still around now).

  1. Come next Spring Eric Schmidt will no longer be CEO.
  2. Larry Page and Sergey Brin will take on the CEO role together. This will cause the media to fall in love with the company all over again.
  3. Google will get more ruthless in pushing Android phones.
  4. Google will start to make millions selling marketing research data (your data) to marketers over the next few years.
  5. We still won’t have Net-neutrality but Google will continue to flip-flop on the issue as it suits their needs.

That about covers it.

Originally posted for members on: August 13, 2010
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