James L. McQuivey

VP, Principal Analyst

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Apple’s Nano video camera further erodes the camcorder market

James L. McQuivey September 10, 2009
You've got to be hating life if you're a videocamera maker like Sony or Kodak and you've just been bested yet again. First, it was the immensely successful Flip video cameras that sold more than 2 million devices without a significant brand name simply because the camera was so darn easy to use. ( Personal […]
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VUDU makes a play to become the VOD service of tomorrow

James L. McQuivey September 10, 2009
Video on Demand (VOD) has been a disappointment. As offered by most cable systems, video on demand should have made it easier for you to rent movies for home viewing than Blockbuster or Hollywood ever could because you never have to leave the house to get a VOD movie. But most VOD systems have failed […]
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Do you want to follow Facebook and Twitter on your TV?

James L. McQuivey August 19, 2009
It's discussion time, folks. I want to hear what you think about the potential for Facebook and Twitter on the TV screen. No, stop laughing, I'm serious.  I ask because I published a report for Forrester earlier this month called Five Things We Want From Social TV (click here to read). It was partly in […]
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Digeo announces Moxi Mate, a whole-home DVR play

James L. McQuivey August 5, 2009
via www.moxi.com Today Digeo went live with its Moxi Mate, the companion to its Moxi HD DVR, designed to provide whole-home DVR functionality. I sat down with Greg Gudorf, CEO of Digeo, a few weeks back and he previewed the box for me. A couple of my reactions were: 1) the quality of box-to-box streaming […]
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Amazon.com Acquires SnapTell

James L. McQuivey June 17, 2009
Saw this news in Fierce today. Good play by Amazon. There is a lot of buzz around mCommerce right now – what is it? what does it mean? how fast will "it" grow? what role will it play in the multi-channel retail experience? One of the top reasons consumers give for buying in a physical […]
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Apple TV vs. Roku vs. SlingBox — How I spent my sick days

James L. McQuivey April 16, 2009
I confess I spent much of a recent illness on the couch watching movies and catching up on TV shows. I still claim it was time spent on your behalf, gentle reader, because in the process I put some of my video gadgets to the test, trying to see which one would earn the majority […]
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A call for evidence: how hard has the online video ad market been hit?

James L. McQuivey February 4, 2009
It's time to finally address the elephant in the room. I've been writing for several years about the power of online video — specifically the catalytic effect of online TV shows — to change consumer behavior and the TV consumption model. Then this recession got in the way. We're busily examining the ways that this […]
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Convenience is the key to future media technologies

James L. McQuivey February 4, 2009
I want to share with you the link to my recent Forrester Research Webinar called Why Convenience is King. This free webinar is the kind of thing we usually reserve for clients only, but it's a big idea and we're eager to share it with the world. It includes a very detailed description of our […]
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