Connected world: the consumer technology revolution
This week’s Top 5 chart is heavily influenced by last week’s GigaOM RoadMap conference, a brand-new event that looked at the future of the connected consumer and devices. The November 10 event brought together an impressive array of thought leaders, including Jack Dorsey, Brian Chesky and Tony Fadell. Accordingly, this week’s most popular content was our related report, which features sections on the digital music industry, the future of e-books, new innovations in home energy management, data regulation and smart health. Five of GigaOM Pro’s top Analysts, including Connected Consumer curator Michael Wolf, weigh in on the most important and disruptive ideas, devices and apps in today’s consumer technology market, and how they might influence future developments and innovation.
More hot topics on GigaOM Pro:
Why iPad 2 will lead consumers into the post-PC era: Kevin Tofel’s detailed review of the iPad 2, and its dominance of the tablet market, also got a boost from our connected consumer-focused GigaOM RoadMap conference.
Amazon Web Services, by the numbers: Derrick Harris’s in-depth analysis of Amazon Web Services revenue and infrastructure growth provides a nuanced look at Amazon’s recent third quarter earnings report, especially in light of the company’s position as a cloud computing provider.
What Amazon’s new Kindle line means for Apple, Netflix and online media: the Kindle Fire went on sale this past Tuesday, launching our September roundup of analysis and speculation about Amazon’s new device back into the Top 5.
Make me an offer: hyperlocal targeting in mobile: Greg Sterling’s latest piece analyzes the future of daily deal sites, location-based apps, and mobile payments – a hot topic in light of Groupon’s much-ballyhooed and recent IPO.