Posted 6 months ago

Through The Looking Glass –StrategyEye’s Prediction for 2014

Well it wouldn’t be a new year without some predictions and our editorial team has combed the digital media landscape to uncover what 2014 holds. From the booming online ad space through the still turbulent social networks to the uncharted territories of wearable tech we’ve mapped out the digital world for the year ahead.

PREDICTIONS: TOP DIGITAL TRENDS FOR 2014

But where’s the money headed? With emerging technologies prompting a new generation of startups and once nascent sectors beginning to mature, you can be sure of plenty more VC funding pumping into all corners of digital media. We pick out the three key trends that will define investment in 2014.

INSIGHT: Investment Trend Predictions For 2014

As for dominant trends, it looks like it could be the year of the ‘internet of things. Everything from our toothbrushes to our homes and soon our car are getting connected and Google may have kicked off one of the year’s biggest trends with its USD3.6bn acquisition of smart thermostat company Nest. Will there be an internet-of things gold rush, or is it a Bluetooth-driven fad? We look at the startups and investors that are forging the path.

INSIGHT: Fad Or The Future? 6 Internet Of Things Startups And 2 Investors To Watch

The music streaming market is set for a year of white-hot competition, with Beats Music and YouTube both entering the game in January. We look at seven key players set to shape the market this year.  

INSIGHT: 7 To Watch In the Music Streaming Battle This Year   

Posted 7 months ago

INSIGHT - 5 Reasons Vice And BuzzFeed Are The New Face Of Journalism

New media sites like BuzzFeed and Vice are figure-heading a new wave in journalism. They get social media, they get mobile, they get video. Most importantly, they get young people. http://bit.ly/1bja79l

Posted 8 months ago

INSIGHT: 5 Ways Brands Can Increase The Value Of Their Online Content

Branded content is a big opportunity for brands, but many are still grappling with the shift to new formats like social media. Here are five ways companies can boost the value of their online content to engage existing customers and entice new ones.

Posted 9 months ago
Wearable tech is still an unknown landscape and for companies venturing where few have gone before, there’s no real way to tell how both consumers and developers will react to the new devices. But if they are going to truly disrupt the tech world the range of apps available will be key.

Wearable tech is still an unknown landscape and for companies venturing where few have gone before, there’s no real way to tell how both consumers and developers will react to the new devices. But if they are going to truly disrupt the tech world the range of apps available will be key.

Posted 9 months ago

INSIGHT: Will HTC Ever Find Love?

Nobody loves HTC anymore. The company had hoped its partnerships with well-established brands like Beats and Facebook would prevent meltdown but Q2 saw the firm report its first ever quarterly loss since going public in 2002. Here’s what went wrong and how the company can avoid the same in future.

Posted 9 months ago

INSIGHT: 3 Key Areas eBay Needs To Focus On Right Now

The US’ remarkable e-commerce growth over the past decade is slowing. That means eBay needs to focus elsewhere if it is to sustain growth. From mobile to emerging markets and payments, here’s what the company should be working on.

Posted 9 months ago

INSIGHT: 4 Things That 20 Deals Show Us About Andreessen Horowitz’s Investment Strategy

From Facebook and Airbnb t

o Skype and Twitter, Andreessen Horowitz has proven it can pick out the next big tech star. And it shows no sign of slowing down. Involved in 48 deals so far this year with a combined investment value of USD940m, here are four key strategic trends as illustrated by 20 of AH’s investments.

Posted 9 months ago

INSIGHT: Move Over Silicon Valley - 6 Hot Chicago Startups To Watch

Away from the California sun, the Windy City is seeing a vibrant tech scene emerge on the banks of Lake Michigan propped up by venture capital firms like Chicago Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners. In the latest of our series on tech-hubs to watch, here are the Chicago companies you need to keep an eye on.

Posted 9 months ago

QUARTERLY DEAL BOOK - Global Digital Media Investment Stays Flat At USD6.6bn As Bumper Deals Inflate Total

Global digital media investment stayed flat at USD6.6bn in Q3 with a handful of bumper deals inflating the total. Uber’s USD360m super round was the biggest deal of the quarter, helping drive up investment 70% compared to USD3.9bn last year. Check out our latest report for full analysis, deal data and investment trends.

Posted 9 months ago

INSIGHT: 6 Digital Education Startups Aiming To Be Top Of The Class

The digitisation of education excites investors. A lot. Amid talk of saturated consumer industries, markets like education, along with health, are still ripe for disruption, with neither yet fully affected by the digital revolution. That is changing. Investors have funnelled USD429.8m into 65 digital education startups so far this year, according to StrategyEye deal data, closing in on the USD559.8m invested in 67 startups during 2012, with a full quarter left to go. Here are six startups to look out for.