Blog articles from 04/2016

It appears that Comcast and its film and television subsidiary NBCUniversal will rule the Kingdom of Far Far Away after the media giant purchased Shrek franchise parent company DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion acquisition announced earlier today . While the price is hefty, Comcast may not suffer from sticker shock when considering the advantages DreamWorks Animation’s assets provide Comcast’s already vast portfolio. The deal positions NBCUniversal to compete...
 
by Glenn Hower | Apr. 28, 2016
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT
According to Parks Associates digital health research , ownership of connected health devices is on the rise in the U.S. In 2013, adoption of devices such as digital fitness trackers, networked weight scales, and connected blood pressure meters hovered around 24%; in 2015, that number is now up to 33%. 2016 will be a turning point for the industry—as the concept of the connected home and the greater Internet of Things continues to expand, so too will healthcare. As an...

Mining customer data from connected devices is the new Holy Grail, and CE makers that mine customer information possess more revenue potential. Today, millions of televisions and other electronic devices record thousands of data points each day, automatically delivering them to manufacturers for analysis or for sale to third parties. This is the new state of data gathering in the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT), where virtually any connected device can gather and transmit...
 
by Barbara Kraus | Apr. 18, 2016
Tags: big data, connected CE, Internet of Things, security
With growing adoption of bigger screen smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets, American consumers are spending more time for entertainment on mobile platforms than ever. According to recent Parks Associates research , 68% of U.S. smartphone owners listen to streaming music daily, while 71% watch short video clips. Last week, Sprint announced a new partnership with Amazon , allowing current and future customers to add Amazon Prime and its services as an add-on to monthly plans. For an...
 
by Harry Wang | Apr. 11, 2016
Tags: Amazon, Internet of Things, mobile, OTT, smartphones


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