629 - Predictions results show for 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Jason Howell, Tom Merritt, Molly Wood
Jason Howell

Predictions results show for 2007Edit

We recap our predictions for 2007 and see how they panned out over the course of the year.

Tom MerrittEdit

  • Major label goes DRM free by the end of the year.
  • Yahoo will be sold by the end of the year.
  • Downloaded movies will be in competition with HD-DVD/Blu-Ray.
  • Apple will become the largest seller of computers, overtaking Dell.
  • PS3 will be neck and neck with other consoles.
  • Viable Linux desktop competitor by end of the year.
  • Venice (Joost) will "rip up the video download space"

Molly WoodEdit

  • PS3 will be a failure for Sony. (correct for first 10 months)
  • There will be a Buzz Out Loud baby (see Eli)
  • Bebo is the new MySpace.
  • No iPhone at MacWorld.
  • iPod will get WiFi before an Apple phone comes out.
  • Major movie will be released in theater and DVD on the same day.
  • Steve Jobs will leave Apple.
  • Vista will be cooler than expected
  • YouTube as we know it will cease to exist.

Veronica BelmontEdit

Partially CorrectEdit
  • Zune integration with the Xbox 360
  • iTV (Apple TV) will ship with a DVR or at least hard drive.
  • More companies will put content on YouTube for free.
  • Google OS
  • PS3 will see its revival as a Blu-Ray player instead of gaming device.

Listener PredictionsEdit


  • Amazon will gain a legitimate marketshare in the digital download war, both Amazon and BitTorrent will feature DRM free content and by 2008 iTunes will go DRM free
  • PS3 will have extremely mediocre sales
  • An Apple phone will be a success but wll not dominate the market like the iPod
  • The Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 will have equal marketshare by the end of 2007


  • Vista will continue to have patch Tuesdays in 2007
  • The Apple phone will be a big hit


  • The Wii will be the best selling console of 2007
  • 2007 will show the common computer user not rushing to Best Buy to upgrade to Vista




  • iTunes music will no longer be DRMed


  • The Xbox 360 will finally get a bigger hard drive and the core unit will sell for the same price but get a bigger 20GB hard drive
  • There will not be a winner in the Blu-Ray HD-DVD war and consumers will not know the difference between both of them

See alsoEdit

Buzz Out Loud Episode Guide Navigation
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2006 | Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 | Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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