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For a deeper dive into the topics and technologies covered on Gigaom, check out the latest in-depth analyses on Gigaom Research. This week, we look at 3D printing, present our PaaS Sector Roadmap, and tackle the evolution of TV.

We’re ramping up for Structure Data, which kicks off next week (March 19) in New York. For a sampling of the technologies covered by the Gigaom Research team, who will be out in force at Structure Data, check out the following reports popular this week.

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Consumer: “3D Printing: hype, hope or threat?

By Aram Sinnreich

This week, analyst Aram Sinnreich takes a deep dive into the world of 3D printing. As the user demographic transitions from early adopters to mainstream manufacturing companies, there are key obstacles and drivers that will shape the industry. Although this market is still in its infancy, the long-term potential for disruption is considerable. In this report, Aram proposes the likely effects for specific industry verticals and recommendations for companies seeking to get ahead of the innovation curve.

Cloud: Sector RoadMap: Platform as a Service (PaaS) in 2014

By David Linthicum

In our second Sector Roadmap on Platform as a Service, analyst David Linthicum scores key platform vendors against the principal disruption vectors at play. We build upon our first PaaS Sector Roadmap by examining new dimensions including support for the emerging use of devops, better database integration, and better support for emerging multicloud deployments.

Mobile:Mobile disruption in the living room in 2014

By Paul Sweeting

In this report, analyst Paul Sweeting analyzes how mobile trends impact the TV industry. As TV viewing and TV content are pulled deeper into mobile ecosystems, advertising will see significant disruptions. As one of TV’s two critical revenue streams, the changes in the advertising business will threaten networks.

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