Many of this year’s biggest tech developments caught everyone by surprise. Who would have predicted Didi Global would go public and months later have to delist? Zillow abruptly abandoned its home-buying business. Instacart and DoorDash held merger talks. And Facebook changed its name. What will 2022 bring?
Our reporters talked to their sources to deliver 20 predictions on the biggest companies and themes in tech. We forecast that YouTube will launch a non-fungible token marketplace. We also suggest the company Snowflake might buy and who might succeed Bobby Kotick as CEO of Activision Blizzard. See here for a recent story on how we did on our 2021 predictions.