Latest Blog Posts from Strategy Analytics Media and Applications Knowledge Center

Posted by mwilkins @ 17/04/2014 14:46:00
In a new report from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, we discuss findings from a recent consumer survey indicating that current wearable device pricing is considerably out of sync with consumer expectations. Overcoming such a mismatch will require consumer education to the value and ... read more

Posted by npatel @ 17/04/2014 11:18:00
For most operators mobile advertising has been about selling advertising space in its own branded mobile and online media. Some operators, such as Orange and SingTel, have extended beyond mobile advertising linked to their own media properties. For example, ... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 16/04/2014 14:27:00
According to a new report from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, wearables are going to come in all shapes and sizes during the next decade. Deciding which wearable device types will be operator-friendly in such a fragmented ecosystem will be challenging. Carriers, like ... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 15/04/2014 16:11:00
We announced today our latest forecasts for the US pay TV market. If there was a better explanation than the chart below of the contrasting stories we hear about the state of the US pay TV industry, I ... read more

Posted by wshi @ 03/04/2014 15:13:00
In that classic Almodóvar film, “Talk to Her”, from which the title is borrowed for this blog, the two men were talking to their love objects in coma, desperately h... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 02/04/2014 17:23:00
As if there wasn’t enough choice in the expanding OTT TV market, Amazon has joined the fray with its $99 Fire TV digital media adaptor. Pitched as a faster, sleaker unit than its rivals, it puts Amazon squarely up against American internet heavyweight rivals Apple and Google, as well as spe... read more

Posted by sbicheno @ 26/03/2014 14:16:00
Facebook - the social networking giant - is acquiring Oculus VR - a specialist in consumer virtual reality (VR) technology.  According to Strategy Analytics' WDE service the overlap may not seem obvious at first, but initially the acquisition is expected to focus on VR gaming, with Facebook ... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 20/03/2014 17:58:00
Before Christmas I posted a warning to today’s twin tech titans that they couldn’t afford to rest on their laurels. After analysing the latest result... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 19/03/2014 09:33:00
Yesterday Google unveiled Android Wear, an operating system targeted squarely at the emerging wearable devices market. Initially Android Wear will be available for Smartwatches, but... read more

Posted by AThorwart @ 11/03/2014 14:37:00
The partnership with Idea Cellular will grant over 130 million users access to Gameloft’s game portfolio. Gameloft is coming off a full year in which it increased mobile gaming revenue each quarter – one of two companies highlighted by Strategy Analytics&rsq... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 04/03/2014 16:43:00
Following my post from CES back in January, more positive news for UHD TV emerges after we have completed the weighting of the latest European survey data in our... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 28/02/2014 17:03:00
Analysts from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) research service attended the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 2... read more

Posted by AThorwart @ 27/02/2014 19:26:00
The EA founder secured $6.5 million in funds for If You Can The educational app company If You Can recently launched its free educational app. According to CNNMoney (visit this... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 25/02/2014 10:07:00
Samsung chose the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week to introduce its second-generation Gear smartwatches. It launched two models, the Gear 2... read more

Posted by npatel @ 20/02/2014 10:39:00
Hot on the heels of Rakuten’s acquisition of Viber last week consolidation in the OTT communications space continued, with the world’s largest social network Facebook shelling out an incredible $19 B ($4 B cash, $12 B Facebook stock and $3 B i... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 19/02/2014 09:59:00
This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) -- arguably the planet's most important trade show for the phone / tablet / wearables industry -- will take place next week in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 23rd and Thurs 27th F... read more

Posted by jblackwell @ 13/02/2014 19:30:00
Comcast has announced its plan to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $45 billion. The largest US cable operator will take over the second largest cable operator if the deal is approved by shareholders and regulators. While much of the discussion around consolidation by the cable indust... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 13/02/2014 12:45:00
According to the latest research from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, global smartwatch shipments reached a record 2 million units in 2013. Android captured 61 percent share of all smartwatches shipped worldwide an... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 07/02/2014 10:42:00
Summary: Our analysis suggests BT already has plans to extend its new pay-to-own movie service to digital downloads to portable devices, and that the promise of “keep forever” will be difficult to guarantee if you don’t remain a BT subscriber. BT this week became ... read more

Posted by wshi @ 28/01/2014 20:11:00
In its Top 10 Wireless Media & Apps Predictions for 2014, Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Media Strategies included one on “WhatsApp overtaken by Asian OTT messaging services LINE Messenger and WeChat”.  We are not out of January y... read more

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