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Speakers for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more New energy research  announced today by Parks Associates reveals 56% of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient home but only 9% think their home is very energy efficient. The research firm will explore strategies for energy providers and smart home innovators to close this gap among consumer at the ninth-annual...
 
by Tom Kerber | Feb. 13, 2018
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There was no shortage of key entertainment announcements and takeaways from CES 2018 last month in Las Vegas. Here are the top trends from the event impacting the connected entertainment landscape: Voice control continues to be the hot feature garnering consumer and industry attention. Pay-TV providers are considering their options (or, like Comcast, are already deploying voice controls), and manufacturers of set-top boxes, streaming devices, smart speakers, and remote controls...
Parks Associates senior director of research Brett Sappington noted that most users of SVOD services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are younger (aged 25-34) and have been in their homes less than 12 months, adding that people who have SVOD subscriptions also have some form of pay TV service. Sappington said the fastest segment among video consumers are households that are taking two, three and four services, so they aren’t averse to paying for content, they just don’t want to...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 12, 2018
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Research from Parks Associates finds consumer familiarity with energy programs has not grown significantly in the last five years. However, incremental smart home adoption is building the installed base of smart energy devices that can participate. The research firm also finds that innovations in smart home technology—voice interfaces, machine learning, and real-time data analytics—can be leveraged to drive consumer interest and engagement with energy management solutions....
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 9, 2018
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The desire to create net-zero energy homes has persisted for decades, and now it is becoming financially viable to build these homes. Yet, while some of the components needed to build a net-zero home are cost competitive, other components are not. At the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit , Parks Associates and a panel of industry leaders will examine the competitive landscape for energy efficiency and the implications for home energy management as builders move on the path...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 8, 2018
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With the integration of the CuriosityStream app into the VIZIO SmartCast TV platform, users can watch CuriosityStream's most popular and binge-worthy shows including the Emmy® award-winning series Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places and David Attenborough's Light On Earth directly on their VIZIO SmartCast displays. Connected TV platforms are key to the television entertainment revolution. A recent report from research firm Parks Associates shows 46% of homes with broadband in the...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 8, 2018
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The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...
Speakers for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more New energy research announced today by Parks Associates reveals 37% of U.S. broadband households are highly familiar with backup generators and 50% consider these energy products to be highly valuable. The IoT research firm also notes that approximately one-third or more of U.S. broadband households see strong value in energy products such as solar heating...
 
by Tom Kerber | Feb. 7, 2018
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