Fred Wilson’s Predictions for 2016

Fred Wilson:

One of the big four will falter in 2016. My guess is Apple. They did not have a great year in 2015 and I’m thinking that it will get worse in 2016.

Anything is possible, but when your link supporting the statement that Apple “did not have a great 2015” is Gizmodo clickbait, it does not inspire confidence that Wilson understands Apple any more than he did in 2009, when he sold all of his Apple stock for (split-adjusted) $13 a share. Today it’s at $105.

Bitcoin finally finds a killer app with the emergence of Open Bazaar protocol powered zero take rate marketplaces. (note [sic] that OB1, an open bazaar powered service, is a USV portfolio company).

“Next year is the year for Bitcoin” is the new “Next year is the year for desktop Linux.”

Slack will become so pervasive inside of enterprises that spam will become a problem and third party Slack spam filters will emerge.

I don’t think Fred Wilson is very good at predicting things.

Saturday, 2 January 2016