Email Turns 40 -- Here's Why Investors Should Care

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.

Email is just one of the many forms of data that is growing at exponential rates, leading networking leader Cisco to estimate that Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015. The Motley Fool has compiled a new report called "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2011," highlighting a company that's set to profit handsomely from the booming amounts of data flowing across the Internet. Thousands have requested access to this special free report, and now you can access it today at no cost. You can get instant access to the name of this company by clicking here -- it's free.

At the time thisarticle was published BothEric BleekerandJeremy Phillipsown shares of no companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft, Google, and Cisco Systems.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Google, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and, creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft, and shorting Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2011 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.