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TITLE: 2013 Prediction Results

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Stories subject to change up until showtime

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This is Tech News Today for Thursday December 26, 2013

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Tom Merritt --- I'm Sarah Lane --- I'm Iyaz Akhtar -- I'm Jason Howell

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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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2013 Predictions from episode 659http://twit.tv/show/tech-news-today/659

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yBattle for fiber internet (muni, Google expanding, and corps
putting brakes on it)
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nWe WILL see the Apple TV (agreed with Sarah) TW will be involved.

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n3D Printer battles about copyright and companies. Companies will get fans.

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yYahoo gets into video striking a balance between YouTube and
Hulu. Striking partnerships with producers and creating a Yahoo TV
portal with some originals.

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yNokia will be for sale (if not sold) and RIM will be stable.

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nWe WILL see the Apple TV

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ySurface RT will get pulled by mid-2013.

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yHBO will offer standalone service. It will be very expensive
$40 a month.. (Tom remarked the only way it would happen would be in partnership with a cable company, Sarah agreed.)

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yBB10 DOA. No adoption. RIM dies this year.

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nSamsung will buy HTC.

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nTime Warner will partner with Apple on set-top box integration

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nGoogle gets into wireless service as a carrier or MVNO

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nXbox 720 will sell better than the PS4. And Iyaz called it the
720. PS4 will be more expensive and not innovative. And small
clooud-based Xbox.

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nDell’s going to buy RIM this year

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nUltraviolet CFF will launch.

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nA Nexus Google TVhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/12/6/5183372/google-nexus-tv-set-top-box-rumored-for-2014

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yTouch screen notebooks will become hot and by year-end a lot
more regular. Maybe even in OSX.

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neBook sales surpass physical book sales. (Tom called it a
softball prediction)

Ebooks did lead in the adult market.
http://www.statista.com/topics/1177/book-market/chart/1159/ebook-sales-to-surpass-printed-book-sales-in-2017/http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/08/here-comes-another-round-of-articles.html

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nMainstream 7-inch tablet with phone capability.

Galaxy Note 8 released in the US WITHOUT call capability
ASUS Phonepad was not in US either
http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-80-hits-us-week

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yNo Motorola Nexus by year’s end.

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