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10 Content Predictions Bill Gates Got Right in 1996

Twenty years or one score ago — during the dawn of email, Yahoo’s first IPO offering and Sandra Bullock’s magnum opus The Net — Bill Gates penned the 1996 essay “Content is King”. An ambitious forecast on the future of the internet, both Yahoo and even Microsoft have failed to capitalize on the Gates prophecy, […]

Myth Busters – Dispelling Misconceptions about Yellow Pages

Five years ago, at Microsoft’s Strategic Advertising Summit, Bill Gates made the following prediction: “Yellow Page usage amongst people in their, say, below 50, will drop to zero, near zero over the next five years.” Five years later, I can assure you that his prediction did not come true. Not only is the industry still […]