Blog articles from 06/2013

Parks Associates has released new market focus research entitled "Voice Recognition and Control on Mobile Devices." One of the key topics of this market focus research is the consumer response to voice-control features.  For example, Parks Associates research has found that over 50 percent of Apple Siri and Google Now users report being very satisfied with voice-recognition features.  Some of the other key topics include: Current ownership of...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 28, 2013
Tags: Google, tablets
By Ruby-Ren Dennis Almost every TV provider, both cable and satellite, have some kind of companion app. Some of them are just a convenient way to pay bills and stay in touch. However, along with the bill-pay apps, are mobile TV, DVR, and remote control apps. In several countries, the universal remote control app features prominently. Both KT (Korea) and Telstra (Australia) have demonstrational videos featuring attractive young women sitting on their couches explaining how...
 
by Ruby-Ren Bond | Jun. 25, 2013
Tags: apps, set top

AT&T announced its intentions to open two "innovation centers" as part of the company's desire to expand their reach beyond smartphones and tablets.  This announcement comes as part of AT&T's plan to remake the company's image into a more up-to-date organization that is capable of jumping on new trends.  The new facilities will serve as feeders for new ideas both from within the company and from regional start-ups. In Atlanta, AT&T plans to...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 25, 2013
Tags: smartphones, tablets
An unlikely group might be the next to cut the cord to cable television- parents with children.  In the past, those who abandon cable television for Internet video services have mostly been the young, single adult.  After sports, children's programming is one of the most decisive factor in a viewer's choice of provider, and online video providers such as Netflix and Amazon are out to capture that market.  In an agreement with DreamWorks, Netflix will bring 300...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 25, 2013
Tags: set top

Samsung Electronics introduced its first tablet that can run both Microsoft's Windows 8 and applications based on Google's Android software.  The device will allow users to share files between Windows 8 and Android applications, and its hinge design has a keyboard that allows it to operate like a laptop.  The tablet market as a whole is set to grow by 45 percent this year to 332.4 million devices shipped per year.  Samsung is the Number 2 in the tablet...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 24, 2013
Tags: apps, smartphones, tablets
On Thursday June 27, 2013, Parks Associates ' Brett Sappington and Viaccess-Orca's Haggai Barel will present a webcast entitled "Operators' Survival Guide, Episode 2: Show Me the Money."  This webcast will address trends in the evolution of video services monetization and present steps that operators should take to develop successful monetization strategies by leveraging the personalization and socialization demands of consumers.  Parks Associates research shows...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 21, 2013
Tags: Pay TV, personalization, Webcast

In the future, broadband can serve as more than just a medium for accessing internet content. Home control, energy management, home health services, and more are on the horizon for cable operators. The goal is to use the infrastructure already in place to accomplish new and creative goals and provide services that a consumer would desire to utilize. Several executives from industry leaders met at a session entitled Coming Down the Pipe: Emerging Businesses Powered by Broadband,...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 21, 2013
Tags: lighting, thermostat
Parks Associates has been commissioned by CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) to repeat a survey carried out last year on the UK residential custom installation sector. This new round of research will build on the picture of the residential custom installation industry, which was last year stated to be worth in excess of £1 billion. Conducting the research for a second time will allow for a greater understanding of market trends, allow CEDIA to assess...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 19, 2013
Tags: Europe


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