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Google’s Eric Schmidt on What the Web Will Look Like in 5 Years

I’m gonna try to buy all the Chinese character and Arabic character domain names I can, and just sit on them. Can you imagine the money someone could make selling the Mandarin translation of China.com or the Arabic translation of News.com? Mad Loot.

via HuffPost via ReadWriteWeb

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Some Key Points:

  • Five years from now the internet will be dominated by Chinese-language content.
  • Today’s teenagers are the model of how the web will work in five years – they jump from app to app to app seamlessly.
  • Within five years there will be broadband well above 100MB in performance – and distribution distinctions between TV, radio and the web will go away.
  • “We can index real-time info now – but how do we rank it?”


Here’s a report on the option to have non latin characters for domain names coming out next year.

I guess Eric Schmidt knew this was coming down the pipeline a while ago.


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