About Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst
Steven left ARK in 2015.
He was a thematic analyst as part of ARK's Next Generation Internet team, covering the media ecosystem, social media, connectivity, and mobile technology.
Research by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst
November 29, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | DigitalMentioned Companies: AXP, BABA, BAC, BBY, C, DIS, EBAY, FB, GOOG, JPM, M, MA, MCD, NKE, SSNLF, V, VZ, WFC, WFM
The mobile payment market is one worth fighting for. According to the IDC, mobile-payment transactions will triple from $235 billion in 2013, to roughly $720 billion by 2017. NFC-enabled payments, a subset of mobile, are set to almost double this year to $8.2 billion, albeit a rounding error, to the projected $4.7 trillion US retail sales. […]April 17, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | Digital
With roughly ten billion devices connected globally—a number expected to grow to over fifty billion by 2020—the Internet of Things (IoT) is both an incredible growth market and a security nightmare. Cybersecurity firms are hoping to capitalize on this rapid expansion. Retail, healthcare, banking, and many other sectors are raising security budgets and fortifying their current […]April 15, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | Digital
Health-tracking and medical services are the recognized “killer apps” for wearables, at least for now. The expensive, lengthy FDA approval process required for medical devices, however, is leading companies, both big and small, to find ways around it. Regulatory consultant Emergo Group notes that it takes five months for the FDA just to review and clear […]April 12, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | Digital
The past two years have seen an increase in innovative, ultra-short-form streaming of mobile video content created specifically for smartphone users. But the thinking behind that development may be based on data now being challenged. True, major brands have begun to embrace the six-second clip format pioneered by Twitter’s Vine. Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Cartoon Network […]April 07, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | Digital
Now two years into its planned 100-year lifespan, Google’s (GOOG) gDNA is an unprecedented and ambitious big data study that closely examines the lives and habits of 4,000 Googlers each year. Its goal is to understand how employees’ work lives interact with their personal ones, and how to help create more satisfied and productive workers.