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So who in tech is in for the next 100 years?
Obvious answers from our sources include
Apple(AAPL) -- whose ability to innovate in consumer electronics is viewed as virtually untouchable -- and
Google(GOOG - Get Report), thanks to its significant investment in efficient data centers and sustainability (not, as you might think, its core search business).
But what about the next generation of young tech companies -- those that have recently gone public or are speculated to do so in the near-term? It wasn't so easy. Most of the
hot Internet companies popular with investors earned a thumbs down from our sources.
No one we spoke to expected notable social networkers
Pandora(P) to last more than 10 years, although
Groupon received slightly higher praise.
"It's an interesting gimmick," said Pund-IT principal analyst Charles King. "I'd give them two decades tops."
Read on for the three young tech firms likely to be around 100 years from now.