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Analyst: Amazon’s Kindle Fire Is the iPod of Video
Posted By Christina DesMarais On October 25, 2011 @ 3:25 pm In Tablets and eReaders,Video | No Comments
Not only is Dan Rayburn from StreamingMediaBlog predicting that the Kindle Fire is going to sell like crazy, he thinks Amazon is going to do something even Apple couldn’t do—jump-start the streaming media industry, resulting in the growth of video-related content consumption. That growth, he says, is going to help not only content owners but also all of the vendors who help those content owners create, ingest, transcode, store, manage, protect, monetize, distribute and track their content.
He also makes the point that while Apple single-handedly started the tablet market, the iPad “provides a broken web experience and makes viewing video difficult, not to mention is lacking a content subscription offering.”
Rayburn predicts that within the next two years, the Kindle Fire is going to become to the online video industry what Apple’s iPod was to the music industry. “At no time in the industry, that I can remember, has a product come to the market that is affordable, dedicated to the consumption of video and will be sold by the tens of millions in such a short period of time,” he wrote.
In addition to writing about the online video industry, Rayburn is also a principal analyst with the business research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan.
Read more at StreamingMediaBlog .
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