Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft: Who Has the Upper Hand with Connected Consumers?
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time
The connected consumer has more choices than ever. From "over-the-top" Web services that are delivered to TV sets to the proliferation of Web-connected portable devices, the options - and costs - associated with getting people the right content at the right time and place have become quite varied and subtly differentiated. Five companies are arguably at the vanguard of this shift in content consumption and manipulation: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
This IDC Web conference will assess the relative competitive positions and global momentum of these five companies in terms of their connected consumer product and service offerings in 2012.
Questions to be explored include:
- Which of the "big 5" has the most mobile momentum?
- Which vendors are best positioned to drive the transformation of premium video distribution?
- What do traditional consumer electronics companies need to do to get back into this game?
- Who's the front runner in digital gaming from a cross-platform perspective?
- How do the "big 5" stack up in terms of advertising, media sales, and ecommerce?
- Scott Ellison, Vice President Mobile & Consumer Connected Platforms
- Jonathan Gaw, Research Manager, Connected Home
- Greg Ireland, Research Manager, Consumer Markets: Video
- Lewis Ward, Research Manager, Connected Consumer: Games
- Karsten Weide, Research Vice President, Digital Media & Entertainment
Audio replays of this Web conference are available to all registered participants starting the day after the event.
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