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Connecting Everything: Transforming What Happens on Screens

At CES 2014, Ben Keen, Sr. Director/Chief Analyst, IHS and Charles Stucki, VP and GM of Cisco discussed how the creation and delivery of experiences across screens must shift in the face of changing technologies.

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Facebook blocks competitive threat with WhatsApp buy

Facebook has acquired leading mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn, of which $3bn will be paid to WhatsApp employees... ... The acquisition of WhatsApp helps Facebook neutralise a competitive threat. To understand Facebook's rationale, the focus must be on the cost of Facebook not buying WhatsApp rather than the price Facebook paid for WhatsApp. Facebook could not risk WhatsApp’s 450m monthly and 315m daily active users falling into the hands of a competitor, such as Google.

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Consumers spend $57bn on Digital Games, Movies, and Apps - IHS & App Annie Digital Content Report

IHS Technology is partnering with app industry analytics specialists App Annie to produce a report analysing trends in the digital games, movies, music, and apps industries globally and in seven key countries: USA, UK, Japan, South Korea, Japan, Russia, France and Germany. Overall digital games, movies, and app spend was up 30% in 2013 reaching $57bn globally.

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3D movies is more than a niche

Consumer spending on 3D movies across cinema, video and VOD platforms will reach a combined $2.2 billion in the US in 2013, and will account for one tenth of the entire US movies market.

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TV Everywhere Spreads Among US Television and Cable Networks; NBCUniversal Leads

NBCUniversal provides TVE in 15 of its 18 channels, or 83 percent of the studio’s total stable of cable and broadcast networks to pay-TV subscribers willing to authenticate on second...

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Upgrade of IHS Titles Database Service Enables Monthly Tracking of Feature-Film Sales and Market Share in Home Video Market

IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, is pleased to announce several upgrades to its Titles Database Service, which has long been the only combined source...

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Ben Keen
Ben Keen

Ben has been appointed Vice President and Chief Analyst, responsible for directing all IHS research into the market demand for TMT products and services. He leads a team of 65 expert...

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Tom Adams
Tom Adams

At IHS, Tom Adams continues his work in a group responsible for tracking and analyzing the entire worldwide TMT value-chain. Tom has been appointed Senior Principal Analyst, US Media, for...

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