Comments on: Top 10 tech investing trends for 2011 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: connectme http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3081 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 06:31:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3081 I think #5 is significant. ICANN ceded governance of the Internet to an international body almost two years ago, mirroring an amazing uptick in non-English speaking sites.

Lachlan Murdoch of the News Corp once remarked that future newsrooms need only be in one of four languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi. I envision a Translation Turing Test where one could have a web experience and not know nor care about the provenance of the website. When English ceases being the lingua franca of international trade, there will be a seismic shift in lobbying for taxes and use fees that will make last year’s kerfuffle between Orbitz and the airlines like like kindergarten.

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By: NicholasBateman http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3070 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 01:22:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3070 Agreed on the Blekko front there, fantastic site.

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By: kedar_ll http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3069 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 01:20:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3069 Thanks for writing the insightful post, Dave. In regards to your second trend (surrounding Location-based services), we at Location Labs (www.location-labs.com) completely agree that 2011 will be the year LBS technology ‘takes off.’ We have been in the location game for a while now, partnering with media giants like CBS Outdoor for their innovative ‘Minority Report’ campaign in Penn Station, as well as with leading mobile and location marketing providers like Placecast, who leverages our Universal Location Service (and geofencing technology) to provide consumers with coupons and targeted discount offers. We have also partnered with developers to build and launch location check-in apps (MayorMaker and TweetMover) and are powering family safety location apps offered by all the major wireless carriers, including AT&T(FamilyMap), Sprint (Family Locator) and T-Mobile (Family Allowances). And – this is just the beginning. We expect mainstream adoption of LBS to skyrocket (in 2011 and beyond), especially as both consumers and businesses realize the infinite benefits…and, as a leader in the LBS space, we are excited about what the future holds.

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By: Jimmy.Nicol http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3064 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:32:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3064 I reckon 51% would be more realistic…

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By: jim_shook http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3063 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:34:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3063 Always an interesting read from McClure.

One more I think is going to be big in 2011 is content curation. Lots of startups trying to tackle the firehose of information that we all experience online.

My favorite of these is Blekko, the slashtaggin search engine.

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By: leonardspeiser http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/04/top-10-tech-investing-trends-for-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-3055 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:29:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=3597#comment-3055 Nice work McClure, but what I want from you is one super specific, hairy, audacious metric change we can expect by 2012! 50% of websites will be multi-lingual?

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