Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 2012
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Rather than a product, Talko is a startup working on mobility and communications software and tools for Android and iOS devices. The company and whatever it comes up with warrants attention because its founder is Ray Ozzie, who’s success developing Lotus Notes and taking over as chief software architect at Microsoft after Bill Gates left the post make just about anything he does worth watching. Based on job postings by the company, social networking seems to be core to whatever Talko is up to. The company changed its name from Cocomo to Talko in 2012 when it raised $4 million from investors.