The Big Six in Q1 2017

Since all the major consumer tech companies have now reported their results for the March 2017 quarter, it’s time for my quarterly comparison of the “Big Six” – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung. While not strictly the biggest six consumer tech companies (Facebook is considerably smaller than the others in the group), they’re certainly among the six most important.

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Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally.