1.)The new AT&T (SBC Communications) makes same mistakes the old AT&T did - becomes the first telecom to be bought out by a dot com (probably current partner Yahoo! or Xxxxxx).
2.)Microsoft: i]Fails spectacularly in its bid for ebay and Skype .
ii]Delays Vista until September 2007
iii]Singularity released for limited use in universities and scientific community - new stable OS proves to be a big hit
iv]Gates and Ballmer are forced to step down by dissatisfied board of directors and shareholders.
v] M$FT finally splits into several smaller companies (R&D, business & home productivity solutions, entertainment, search, operating systems & network solutions).
3.) Xxxxxxx's XxXxxxx and XxXxxxx draw enough fire from small business advertisers that it is investigated by several state district attorneys, the US Attorney General and European trade commisions.
4.) Xxxxxx abandons its inhouse online video format after purchasing YouTube .
5.) Yahoo! purchases Tivo after Apple Computers passes again. Yahoo!employs Tivo not only as a DVR service but as a Yahoo! content provider. Users can access MyYahoo! services from Tivo box.
6.) Apple Computers settles lawsuit with Burst by buying technology patent.
X and x stands for censored