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The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More
Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2013 | Kevin Smith

Posted on 03/30/2013 12:55:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

New tech industries start small but can grow into permanent, billion-dollar slices of infrastructure. Sometimes that seems to happen overnight — like with smartphones.

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumbphones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.

And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and billions of dollars in sales.

There is a discussion going on over on Quora about which industries are poised to gain the next $1 billion.

We pulled out a few of the most interesting and explored why they're set to explode.

1) Mobile Payment Services are poised to bring thousands of businesses into the 21st century.

Mobile payment services like Square, Intuit's Go Payment and PayPal Here allow users to accept payments virtually anywhere that there is a cell signal.

As of late 2012, Square was valued at roughly $3 billion.

The industry is still in its infancy but as time goes on we expect this to become one of the next biggest markets.

2) Near Field Communication (NFC) promises frictionless information sharing.

NFC allows smartphones and other mobile devices to exchange information by passing them close together, typically in a sales transaction scan.

But the technology (which uses a wireless or Bluetooth connection) could be used to exchange any amount or type of data between individuals who need to meet face to face and transfer information assets, for instance in video games or in social media.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: markets; techindustry; technology

1 posted on 03/30/2013 12:55:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I would add ONVO and ORB as possibilities as well.

2 posted on 03/30/2013 1:06:13 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought that DNA testing and screening technologies would have, at least, made the lower part of the list. With the way Gubmint is racing towards achieving the Brave New World paradigm it will be a huge industry. And a huge concern/problem.

3 posted on 03/30/2013 1:13:57 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (What most people want are the things that Dems and Pubs have agreed that they will not discuss.)
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4 posted on 03/30/2013 1:14:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: BipolarBob

I just bought some ONVO. I was going to buy some DDD but I thought XONE would post not so good earnings and DDD would go down a bit. I was wrong, that’s what I get for trying to time the market. I’m hoping it will go down a little soon.

5 posted on 03/30/2013 1:22:55 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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6 posted on 03/30/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark for later.

7 posted on 03/31/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by what's up
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