Smart Startup Ideas for '07

Experts pinpoint emerging trends and tell entrepreneurs planning their next ventures which opportunities to consider, on and off the Web

No doubt about it, 2006 was a banner year for online social networking, user-generated content, and online video. YouTube made history when Google (GOOG) agreed to buy it for $1.65 billion in October (see, 10/10/06, "YouTube's New Deep Pockets"), and so did Facebook, when it turned down Yahoo's (YHOO) $1.4 billion offer (see, 9/22/06, "Yahoo Keeps Its Eyes on Facebook").

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