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Every year since 2004 I’ve written a relatively uninformed set of predictions for the year ahead, and it’s been an interesting ritual. This year I’m gunning for quantity and quality, but before I do, here’s the verdict on last year’s.
- RIM suffers a setback - not really: RIMM has seen a 50 percent increase in stock during the last 2 months of 2012.
- Apple unveils a new iPad, iPhone and Apple TV yes, Apple released 3 iPads during 2012
- Greece pulls out of the EU no, and very unlikely at this point. The Nobel committee even awarded the EU the Nobel Peace Prize during 2012
- Fidel Castro passes away no: he seems to be faring well… for now.
- Facebook goes public and fares well but stocks in other recent offerings goes down. sort of: FB stock actually rebounded towards the end of the year and is just about $10 off the initial offering price.
- There is a major earthquake in either Tokyo or somewhere in California no
- Higgs-Boson particles are categorically proven to exist sort of: something that could be the Higgs particle was detected in July.
Not a terribly splendid result. Let’s see what 2013 might have in stock:
- Time’s Person of the Year is a woman. It may end up being someone like Malala Yousafzai or Hillary Clinton. The same two candidates may vie for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Apple stock declines to below $400, dipping to a pricepoint just before 2012 started and worrying investors.
- Lance Armstrong admits to doping, unable to deny claims, Lance’s fall from grace is swift and unforgiving
- Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro pass away, bringing in a new perspective to Socialist and Communist presence in Central and Latin America
- One World Tower (Freedom Tower), opens, harkening a new chapter in the post 9-11 New York skyline
- Mozilla releases a phone, adding another handset to the massive lineup available to customers today
- Google Glasses made available to the public, after a strong showing with the Explorer Edition, Google offers a limited run of the glasses to the public
- Berlusconi sworn in as prime minister for the 4th time, further reducing any credibility Italy might have in the global political landscape
- A large earthquake in Japan rattles nerves 2 years after the massive earthquake and tsunami of 2011
- North Korea launches another rocket, but eventually relations with South Korea improve
- Yahoo under Meyer unveils new technology in the form of a new social network, or mobile OS
- Kate Middleton’s child is … a girl
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