The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric discuss email turning 40. Even in its old age, venerable old email is still going strong. However, the real consideration for investors is the idea of open communication across networks. Looking ahead at that open communication, Eric and Jeremy offer a few key storylines for the next decade and discuss which companies should be leaders and profit from changing trends.

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