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Smart Homes

Smart Home Statistics and Forecasts

For 15 countries and all main geographical regions, we have produced both historical series (back to 2010) and forecasts up to 2022 for the total number of smart homes. Further, time-series are available for the total amount of consumer spending on smart home devices and services and the average spend by smart household.


Updated: 11 January 2016

Price: £855

Physical Format Video (DVD and Blu-ray)

Consumer Spending Forecasts for Physical Format Video Discs (DVD and Blu-ray)

Forecasts for total consumer spending and consumer spending per TV household for physical format video (DVD and Blu-ray discs), split by country and region, from 2005 to 2020.


Updated: 17 November 2015

Price: £995


Major Financial and Operating Indicators

Here you can see the evolution of DirecTV's business since 2005 - from revenues of USD 13.2 billion in 2005 to revenues of USD 33.3 billion in 2014. All data has been taken from DirecTV SEC filings.


Updated: 16 November 2015

Price: £795

Netflix: The World's Largest Television Platform

Naysayers keep predicting an implosion. But nobody at Netflix is listening, and nor are the company’s users.

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Netflix is already by far the largest television service provider in the world. With a strong position in a still-growing market and a profitable business model, the company's positioning could hardly be better.

Not only that, Netflix's pioneering approach of investing in own-branded, original content – much of which has attracted critical acclaim – is redefining what over-the-top (OTT) internet television service providers are supposed to do. Once perceived as mainly an aggregation play, Netflix and others are turning OTT into something far more interesting, while also posing a more serious threat to incumbent actors in the TV industry.

This report offers a detailed analysis of one of the most distinctive and highest-profile companies in the digital media landscape today. Complete with comprehensive analysis of the company's financial operating data, market forecasts and a hard-hitting, crystal clear analysis, the report delivers a wealth of insights.

Pages: 50

Updated: 15 November 2015

Price: £295

Online Advertising: Edge of the Abyss?

An analysis of the problems, solutions & what it will look like in the future

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Including both PC-based and mobile advertising, the concept of online advertising continues to have huge potential. But the online advertising industry has over-executed – and that includes Google and Facebook. Too many market participants have been mesmerised by the capabilities of digital technology and have succumbed to the magnetic pull of the easy money that can be made by deploying a range of 'revenue-maximisation' tricks on unwitting advertisers – tricks like auto reloads, ad stuffing, hidden ads and many more.

And in the frenzied race to the cash, the needs of users have been long forgotten. It is ironic that digital marketers – who take pride in their 'customer first' manta – have wilfully ignored how their ad campaigns are regarded by their target audiences. They seem to measure everything about their campaigns, except what users think of them. Today, mass installations of ad-blockers proves that users think there are too many digital ads, and there is too much bad digital advertising. Frankly, an uncomfortably large percentage of digital advertising today could be described as ad-SPAM.

There is also too far much ad-fraud: we are aware of one major European ad market where ad networks and publishers have agreed to not even discuss the topic of fraud – because it accounts for 40% of their revenues. This is clearly unsustainable.

In this report we lift the lid on where the online advertising industry is today by taking a cold hard look at the problems and what the industry is doing to fix the mess. The report also presents a detailed analysis of the key thematic trends that will shape the online advertising industry over the coming years.

Pages: 46

Updated: 12 November 2015

Price: £249

Samsung Electronics

Major Financial and Operating Indicators

Here you can see the evolution of Samsung Electronic's business since 2000 - from revenues of USD 34.4 billion in 2000 to revenues of USD 185.6 billion in 2015. All data has been taken from Samsung Electronics's financial reports unless otherwise stated.


Updated: 11 November 2015

Price: £995

Over The Top (OTT) Internet Television

Major Indicators by Country

This dataset contains projections for the size of the over-the-top (OTT) internet television market worldwide. The total market is served by several hundred dedicated services which offer a range of professionally-produced, long form filmed entertainment content. The definition of whether a service counts as ‘OTT internet TV’ or not is somewhat loose, but for the purposes of the forecasts presented here we define an OTT service as one that (i) can be accessed by any internet user; (ii) ‘looks like and feels like’ regular television. This definition would therefore exclude situations where a major sports tournament distributes certain content on an internet website or via a YouTube channel. We would also exclude situations where a Pay-TV provider offers a service that is distributed over the internet, but which is only available to existing video subscribers.


Updated: 11 November 2015

Price: £1,995

Spotify Technology S.A.

Major Financial and Operating Indicators

Here you can see the evolution of Spotify's business since 2009 - showing a geographical breakdown for France, Spain, the U.K. And ROW. All financial data has been taken from Spotify's financial reports and user data was sourced from Spotify's website and press sources as noted.


Updated: 09 November 2015

Price: £795

Smartphone Shipments

Digital Economy Statistics

A proprietary model developed by Nakono has been used to develop smartphone shipments projections for 81 countries and all major regions of the world. The model incorporates public-domain data published by other data providers where available and where relevant. The model uses knowledge of the mobile phone market, the availability and quality of the mobile phone networks, the replacement cycle for smartphones, changes in the population in the country, GDP growth and other local factors to estimate the smartphone shipment profile for the country. Projections have been made for the smartphone market as a whole and also for each of the main operating systems: Symbian, Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows and 'Other' i.e. none of the main OSes listed.


Updated: 26 October 2015

Price: £1,495

Connected Television

Connected TV Homes by Type of Connection

These figures show the number of Connected Television homes in different regions around the world, broken down by the means used (Smart TV, Connected Gaming Console, Connected Blu-ray Player, Consumer Set Top Box). The time-series show figures back to 2012 and forward to 2018. It is clear from these figures that the number of connected TV homes is expanding rapidly, by all 4 different mechanisms. The total number of unique connected TV homes will increase by more than 3.5 times between 2012 and 2018.


Updated: 25 September 2015

Price: £125

Artificial Intelligence: Practical Applications

50 ways AI is being used to reduce costs and increase revenues

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Putting to one side the role played in sci-fi movies, the term 'Artificial Intelligence' or just 'AI' tends to be associated with human vs. machine contests - which have taken the form of chess matches and quiz shows, grandiose projects that aim to replicate human intelligence or as part of a dystopian narrative where we all lose our jobs to robots.

But the reality of modern AI is very different. For one thing the virtual tentacles of AI already reach into almost every nook and cranny or our digital lives – everywhere, in fact, where there is a lot of data, and that's most places these days. But the AIs that exist today are simply analytical models that have been created by data analysts, sometimes using a drag-and-drop user interface, who are trying to answer questions that are far too complex for a spreadsheet or custom program to handle. Traditional data modelling and programming approaches demand that the analyst understands how to solve the problem – before they start. But when the problem becomes too complex and there is no way for anyone to understand how to solve the problem then data analysts are forced to build AI-based models.

Whether it is a telecoms operator who can trace an intermittent fault to the configuration of a software component on a network server or a hospital that is using a machine to identify melanomas, AI is already being used in multiple ways in practically every industry – especially those that are rich in information data.

This report vividly illustrates the diverse ways in which companies are using AI today while also suggesting a range of applications which will become feasible in the near future as artificially intelligent machines become more powerful and easier to use.

Pages: 85

Updated: 24 September 2015

Price: £295

Internet of Things (IoT)

Connected 'Things', Internet Spending and Economic Impact

A detailed series of forecasts for various aspects of the Internet of Things. These forecasts include the total spending on the Internet broken down by consumer spending, including subcategories, and business spending. Total internet spending will nearly double between 2012 and 2018. Beyond the overall internet spending, we have developed projections for the economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) which breakdown total internet spending into that on the 'pre-IoT Internet' and the 'IoT Internet'. The IoT spending will make up 49% of total internet spending by 2039. The final set of forecasts relate to the number of 'things' which will comprise the IoT, broken down into individuals, physical objects (personal devices, home devices, automotive devices and industry) and services. The number of things connected by the IoT will more than triple between 2012 and 2018.


Updated: 23 September 2015

Price: £195

Online Retail: Analyzing The Shift From Bricks to Clicks

Merchants able to sell their wares in ways that are impossible offline

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The more time consumers are spending online, the more likely they are to buy online – provided that the online retail environment is close enough to an offline retail experience, while offering tangible benefits.

This explains why online retailing continues to grow strongly. From a starting point of zero in 1993 the total value of online retail sales in 2020 will be USD 2.7 trillion.

But unlike other parts of the digital economy where the old will eventually be completely replaced by the new, online retail will not completely replace offline retail. For example, it will be a very long time before it is possible to re-create a luxury shopping experience without physical presence. And high-priced purchases that involve complex contracts will remain similarly out of reach, although for other reasons.

Nevertheless, right now the story is one of steady growth for the foreseeable future.

This reports surveys the highly diverse online retail sector and offers market forecasts, market analysis and profiles of a diverse range of online-only retailers. Thanks to the wide range of disruptive online retail concepts and models described the report represents a 'cook book' that describes the state of the art in online retailing as well as clear indications about what the future holds.

Pages: 217

Updated: 01 September 2015

Price: £395

Online Retail

Total Expenditure and Average Spending per User

These forecasts define how much consumers will spend online to 2025, which is defined as ‘online retail expenditure’
Also included is the amount spent online per month by the average Internet user. This average monthly spending level has been calculated by dividing the total retail spending for a given year by the average number of active Internet users for that year.
The term ‘online retail’ refers to where consumers buy new products or services using electronic devices that are connected to the internet. Any device can be used to effect the sale and any electronic payment method can be used. The figures reported here refer to the total gross value of all online retail transactions. Specifically, we consider that business-to-business (B2B) transactions are part of the wider e-Commerce market but are not part on the online retail market.


Updated: 21 August 2015

Price: £995

China: Overview Of The Start-up Scene

China produces more computer science graduates than Silicon Valley

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Whatever financial metric one selects, it is clear that the Chinese tech start-up market is booming.

While concerns about the Chinese macro economy will likely reduce the amount of capital available to fund new ventures, it will not affect the underlying raw material, which amounts to large numbers of science and engineering graduates and a culture which is both entrepreneurial and fiercely competitive.

This report lifts the lid on the Chinese start-up scene by reviewing the main regional hubs and incubators and a selection of Chinese 'Unicorns' and hot start-ups.

Pages: 24

Updated: 30 July 2015

Price: £99

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Major Financial and Operating Indicators

Here you can see the evolution of Rogers Communications' business since 2000 - from revenues of CAD 3.6 billion in 2000 to revenues of CAD 13.4 billion in 2015. All data has been taken from Rogers Communications' annual reports.


Updated: 08 July 2015

Price: £795

Artificial Intelligence: Products You Can Use Today

A practical review of what the leading players in AI are offering

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Professional data analysts - and even programmers who lack a formal data science training - can today gain access to extremely powerful AI-based cloud services that can help with problems that are far too complex to solve using simple spreadsheet regression or even custom programs.

The threshold at which AI becomes a viable tool for data analysis is a lot lower than you might think:

For example, you might have details on 50,000 individuals who have signed up on your website. Each user might have a history of usage over 12 months. Some will have posted comments, some might have purchased products, some will have shared items on your site and they will all access the content of your website differently. Your job is to develop an application that can reliably identify the users who are likely to convert from visitors to customers - so they can be treated differently.

Already this problem is far beyond the capabilities of any spreadsheet-based regression analysis: quite apart from the volume of data involved, the number of variables, potential combinations of variables and their relative importance is completely undefined – so it is not even possible to write a special program to do the analysis.

The only way to deal with this problem is to build an AI-based model. Cloud-based AI services like Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Amazon Machine Learning can be very low cost: the total cost for the type of problem described here might be just a few hundred dollars.

This non-technical report provides an introduction to the field of cloud-based AI by describing what the leading vendors are doing in the field of AI, what products they have and how they compare. The report also delivers powerful insights into how today's generation of cloud-based AI products will evolve.

Pages: 125

Updated: 02 July 2015

Price: £295

Smart TV Sets

Smart TV Set Unit Shipments, Households, Active Households and Installed Base

Forecasts from 2008 to 2025 giving detailed geographical breakdown by country and world region for unit shipments, number of households, number of active households and installed base for smart TV sets.


Updated: 24 June 2015

Price: £1,295


Active Users and Revenues Worldwide

This dataset combines historic actuals from 2008 with future projections to 2020 for the world's largest premium internet television service.

The strong historic growth is matched by a future trend that will see Netflix emerge as the world's first, and largest television service brand whose total subscribership will dwarf those of the largest Pay-TV operators and terrestrial broadcasters.

Netflix has many levers which can be pulled to drive future grown such as investment in localised content which will stimulate demand, striking carriage deals with established TV platforms, expenditure on in-country marketing - still completely absent in many internal markets - and horizontal integration into other major content categories, such as sports.


Updated: 29 May 2015

Price: £1,100


Forecast for Total Music Streaming Service Revenues and Total Spotify Revenues, Spotify Revenues by Source, and Spotify Active User Numbers

This data gives total music streaming service revenues forecast from 2014 to 2020; total revenues forecast for Spotify split by paid and free user, active user numbers by type forecast and share of worldwide music streaming service revenues forecast for Spotify from 2014 to 2020.


Updated: 20 May 2015

Price: £495