Date: 3rd Jan 2011
Strategy Analytics's tech predictions
Strategy Analytics' tech predictions comment for year 2011
goes like this:
"Connected TV will not be going away, in spite of early
glitches: Google, Apple and Microsoft may be joined by Facebook
in the race to develop a world-beating cloud TV service.
Apple's iTunes will enter its second decade with challenges
ahead, and Nintendo will have to decide what to do about
the decline of the Wii. Social networks will pass one billion
users, $10bn will be spent on Blu-ray discs, and more than
500 million connected TV devices will be in use. Revenues
from tablets will exceed netbooks, but on the downside,
only 20% of 3DTV owners will be watching 3D content."
"2011 promises to be another exciting year in the
evolution of the digital home," says David Mercer,
Principal Analyst. "Many of the key elements of the
next generation home are now in place, such as connected
devices, high speed broadband and advanced user interfaces;
it's up to key players to pull these together to create
compelling experiences and drive added value."
He continued: "The battles between content owners,
technology vendors and service providers for access to consumer
revenues will continue. The field is still wide open for
any of these players to take a leadership position in the
emerging ecosystem. And there will always be opportunities
for new players like Facebook to appear from nowhere and
threaten established positions."
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