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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Seeking the continuous playing platform

According to our friends at Parks Associates, the US home networks research house, the number of US broadband households subscribing to games-on-demand services will grow to more than two million by the end of 2007. This market today is just 100,000 subscribers - and that's just US broadband game playing.

The launch of the Nokia N-Gage and its failure to build up a loyal gaming stream has, by now, been established. Nokia has done just a few things wrong. First off it brought g ...read more

Monday, February 09, 2004

We want a Sony media server

“With unit sales flattening, PC OEMs hope digital consumer electronics will be their next big opportunity,” said Michael Greeson, vice president of research and strategy for Parks “Yet it is far from certain that a PC leader such as HP or Dell can cross over to consumer electronics and compete with the likes of Sony. The CE players have been selling dependable and inexpensive devices for decades, and consumers will gravitate toward category-specific brands due to positive prior e ...read more

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

US Internet homes aware of VoIP and want it now

A new survey from Parks Associates, out this week, shows that US internet households have a firm grasp of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and they want it now. The survey conducted for Residential Voice-over-IP: Analysis & Forecasts sampled 3,300 US households on VoIP services.

Half of all those households that already have access to the internet, whether it is over an existing broadband line or over a dial-up connection, say they are interested in VoIP telephone services ...read more

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