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Misako Sawai

Research Analyst
Misako Sawai is a Research Analyst in Gartner Japan, with a primary focus on the IT services market forecast and market share analysis.
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Today’s Save-Money-Live-Better Deal? Over-the-Top Content

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

  Walmart’s the latest entrant in the over-the-top sweepstakes and it could be one of those deals that will be viewed in the future as an important example of my colleague Andrew Frank’s “IP-Dominant-Gene Theory” that applies to all things media. By acquiring VUDU, Walmart positions itself to be an important intermediary between content providers… Read More

Soundtrckr Tries to Marry Location, Music: Marriage Made in Heaven or Shotgun Wedding?

February 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just when you thought there weren’t any more ways one could use “social” as a modifier for music, along comes Soundtrckr (www.soundtrckr.com). What Soundtrackr has done is marry streaming music, shared playlists and geo-tagging. The result: what the company calls a “geosocial music service.” What users can do is seed a “station” based on a… Read More