Analyst Blogs

Video Service Providers Want Control, Path to IP Delivery, and Support for BYOD

Aug. 21, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Vice President, Consumer

Today, it’s clear that video service providers have a few key requirements in any new technology rollouts.  Among the top criteria, they are looking at:

  • Technology which leverages their broadcast ecosystem, eliminates or reduces capital (CapEx) expenses, and paves the way for the upcoming transition to IP delivery
  • Control ...


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Daimler, Audi, and BMW buying HERE

Aug. 3, 2015, 3:41 a.m.
Dominique Bonte, Vice President, B2B

On August 3rd, Nokia announced the long rumored sale of its digital mapping division HERE to a consortium of car brands consisting of Audi, BMW, and Daimler for $2.8 billion Euro. When all is said and done, it seems HERE has finally found a suitable home, after a ...


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Making Sense of Apple Watch Estimates

July 28, 2015, 8:29 a.m.
Nick Spencer, Vice President, Consumer

Due to Apple’s reluctance to divulge any Apple Watch numbers speculation around revenue, ASPs and therefore volume of sales and shipments has been feverish and a wide spectrum of estimates from 2 million to 4 million units sold has emerged. ABI Research believes that 2.3 million units ...


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Alarm.Com’s IPO and Valuing the Managed Smart Home

July 27, 2015, 11:18 a.m.
Jonathan Collins, Principal Analyst

At the end of June 2015, smart home SaaS player Alarm.com launched its IPO. Priced at US$14 a share, by the end of the first day’s trading, the stock had reached up to US$17.88, or 27.7% above the offer valuation.

A few days ago ...


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Are Eddystone APIs a Huge Threat to Indoor Location Start-Ups?

July 27, 2015, 9:41 a.m.
Patrick Connolly, Principal Analyst

With the release of Google’s new Nearby and Proximity APIs in conjunction with the Eddystone BLE Beacon standard, many have questioned the viability of start-ups and developers looking to create a business model around proximity apps and a services such as navigation, analytics and advertising.  While the market has ...


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