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Consumer research provides insights on connected lifestyles and energy management in the UK   Research from Parks Associates finds 25% of UK broadband households rate access to real-time energy use information as the most valuable energy management tool. According to IoT in the UK: Energy and the Smart Home , UK consumers show strong interest in real-time alerts and notifications for high energy consumption. Providers and manufacturers can tap into this opportunity with...
 
by Denise Ernst | Jun. 17, 2019
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On June 3 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced the end of one of its flagship programs. iTunes, the media management and marketplace that was once synonymous with online music for a generation, will end its 18 year run as the primary tool for Apple customers when the new MacOS launches. While the nostalgia of uploading Green Day and *NSYNC CDs to a computer (and subsequently to an iPod) probably makes many millennials long for the romantic simplicity of...
 
by Billy Nayden | Jun. 12, 2019
Tags: digital music, millennials
Connected health technologies becoming mainstream for UK consumers   Research from Parks Associates finds 57% of UK consumers report having a chronic condition and 39% of these patients own at least one connected health or wellness device. The firm also reports 52% of households with children at home having at least one of these devices. IoT in the UK: Wellness, Telehealth, and Independent Living , a survey of 5,000 UK households fielded in the fall of 2018,...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 12, 2019
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“What will it take for smart home to reach mass market adoption?” Recently, I explored this perennial industry question at Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference. While we regularly discuss everything from compelling use cases to value propositions, I presented a few thoughts on drivers and barriers around the notion of “building on Early Adopter cheers and overcoming Mass Market fears.” Now, if we’re thinking in terms of Geoffrey Moore’s classic...
 
by Brad Russell | Jun. 10, 2019
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home
21% of US broadband households own more than one connected health device Parks Associates announced today that executives from CirrusMD, GreatCall, Livongo, and UnitedHealthcare will be the keynote speakers  at the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness  at the Pendry San Diego, August 27-29, 2019. New research from the research firm finds 40% of US broadband households own at least one connected health device and 21% own more than one...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jun. 6, 2019
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Whoever told you that consumers are becoming exhausted over all of their entertainment subscriptions, just push them gently back under their cold, quiet rock of wrong conclusions… at least for now. Yes, pay-TV subscription numbers are declining, even with vMVPD (online pay-TV) services working to stem that growing tide. Yes, penetration of Netflix and Amazon are reaching ludicrous levels, rivaling penetration of toasters. Also, the logic seems sound—eventually people’s...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jun. 5, 2019
Tags: online video, OTT
Over one-third of broadband households watch free OTT video services Parks Associates today announced the advisory board for its second annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media , taking place December 9-11 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California. New research from the firm indicates that as of the first quarter of 2019, nearly 60% of US broadband households regularly watch internet video content from paid services while 37% watch internet...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jun. 4, 2019
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In January, a little over a month after the device became available, Amazon pulled the Echo wall clock from store shelves, citing connectivity issues. Similarly, in February Arlo pulled its 4K security cameras from store shelves, approximately one month after the product was released. The security cameras were pulled after a series of firmware updates failed to completely address the issues reported by early adopters, including connectivity, streaming quality, and battery life issues....
 
by Patrice Samuels | Jun. 3, 2019
Tags: smart home, tech support

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