Jack Kent

Jack Kent

Jack Kent is a director in the IHS mobile team covering all forms of mobile content with a focus on mobile applications, games, music and social networks. Jack joined the company in 2008 and launched its coverage of the mobile applications business in 2009. Jack has written a number of industry reports investigating how smartphone applications and social networks are changing the mobile media landscape and is the author of IHS Screen Digest’s quarterly Mobile Games and Applications Stores Tracker reports.

Jack has contributed to a number of consultancy projects on subjects ranging from the market for children’s mobile entertainment to the potential of the applications business for media companies in the Middle East. Jack’s research and analysis includes studies of media companies’ mobile strategies, how content providers can best monetise mobile media and an investigation of mobile network operators’ response to the booming smartphone and tablet apps business. 

Jack has a background in media intelligence and market research, having previously worked for Brad Insight, the marketing and media intelligence division of Emap where he led its research for a number of publications covering the UK advertising market.

A regular speaker at industry conferences, Jack is widely quoted in coverage of mobile media by trade publications and leading news organisations including the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Reuters, The Independent and USA Today.

Jack holds a degree in English Language and Literature from King’s College London and has previously worked for GfK NOP market research group. 


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Apple Watch App Availability

The wearable technology and app market is dramatically changing. This service contains data and analysis on the market with insights from analysts throughout IHS Markit. The following data presents the share of the overall top 100 ranked free, grossing, and paid apps that featured Apple Watch extension in May 2017, with previous 2016 and 2015 year comparisons.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Media & Advertising Mobile & Telecom Healthcare Technology
Amazon launches retail store carrier billing in Japan with Bango
Amazon launches retail store carrier billing in Japan with Bango

Amazon has partnered with UK-based mobile carrier billing vendor Bango to enable its Japanese retail store customers to charge transactions to their mobile phone bills. At launch, Amazon will support billing for customers of NTT Docomo and Au (KDDI), which claim a combined total of over 120m subscriptions accounting for around 75% of the Japanese market according to IHS Markit data.

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Mobile & Telecom
Digital Assistants & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report - 2017

Digital assistant and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled services are gathering momentum across the technology, media and telecom industries. These services are creating new forms of user interface (UI) and require device makers, media companies, consumer platforms, service providers and smart home vendors to adapt and develop new strategies.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
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