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Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Kristian Järnefelt, EVP Consumer Cyber Security, F-Secure Corporation shared insights with the analyst team to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the European smart home market. Kristian will be participating on the Data Security and Analytics: AI Challenges and Opportunities panel on Tuesday, November 13 at 15:15. Panelists joining him on this session...


Popularized by Bitcoin in 2009, blockchain started out as a public ledger for cryptocurrencies. In 2018, however, blockchain has been highlighted for its potential to help IoT providers in creating more efficient and secure network opportunities for consumers. Parks Associates’ newest...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 1, 2018
Tags: blockchain, connected CE, OTT, security

Submitted by Open Connectivity Foundation. The security of Internet of Things devices has always been one of the top priorities of the Open Connectivity Foundation. As more devices come online every day, the amount of cybersecurity risks continues to climb – from privacy issues to...

The biggest threat in home fires isn’t visible on the surface – it’s actually hidden in the walls. Arc faults are responsible for 82% of electrical fires and there are multiple factors that can cause them. With new smart home technologies like smart plugs and smart smoke detectors the...

Parks Associates’ new complimentary whitepaper, Video’s Critical Path: Success at Web Speeds , sponsored by MediaKind examines the reshaping of the entertainment industry by OTT video services. “Pay TV is on the forefront of this era of change, with the global market for pay TV...

Virtual reality has been a hot button topic in the next generation of connected entertainment for the past few years, though the adoption of in-home devices has yet to gain significant adoption. Just 25% of consumers reported familiarity with VR headsets in Q1 2018, and even fewer reported...
 
by Billy Nayden | Sep. 27, 2018
Tags: none

According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that...

Apple kicked off the company’s Apple Event day with the introduction of the new Series 4 Apple Watch. As anticipated from leaked photos, the new version maintains the same exterior dimensions as the Series 3 but has 30% larger screens. It has louder speakers, a faster dual-core...
 
by Craig Leslie | Sep. 20, 2018
Tags: Apple, connected CE, smart watch


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