Many who are looking for "The Next Big Thing" in technology think they've found it in Wi-Fi. They may very well be right, but as The Wall Street Journal rightly points out today, don't expect it to spur any great revival of the tech sector.
Short for "wireless fidelity," Wi-Fi offers users untethered broadband access to the Internet in a wide variety of places. This is the technology that allows you to surf the Web on your laptop computer in McDonald's
It's not a stretch to imagine that someday relatively soon, most Internet access will take place via some form of Wi-Fi. So why isn't it creating a sonic boom? The Journal says the tech sector has moved from the "perpetual sense of revolution that permeated the Internet bubble," to "the elite titans co-opt[ing] breakthroughs accomplished by others."
In short, Wi-Fi won't be sparking the type of revival that allowed Microsoft
Instead, established giants such as Intel
Wi-Fi equipment maker Netgear
Do you agree with the Journal's assertion that very few small companies will reap big Wi-Fi rewards? If not, which stocks have the best chance to benefit? Drop by our Wireless World discussion board and have your say.
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