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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
Consumers, though, opted for cheaper Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast sticks that were all priced at $30-$40, and Apple largely missed the rise of streaming. Apple’s market share of connected-TV devices in 2017 was 15 percent and falling, according to Parks Associates research report. From the article "5 Early Indicators That Apple Has The Stuff To Compete With The Streaming Heavyweights" by Scott Porch.
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 10, 2019
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Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Locks, ASSA ABLOY spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on the future of home security in the smart home. Kevin participated on the Home Security and Controls: Opportunities beyond Traditional Use Cases  panel on Thursday, May 23, at 8:30 AM. Panelists who joined him on this session included:...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
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Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on independent living in the smart home. Brett participated on the Insurance and Smart Home Products panel on Wednesday, May 22, at 2:15 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Drew Doleski, Sr. Product Mgr. - IoT, Connected Home, Verisk Analytics   Yuval Harry, Head of...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
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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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There are figures that support Quibi’s decision, like Cisco’s forecast that 79% of global mobile data traffic will be video by 2022, up from 59% in 2017. But there is also data showing that the TV screen is still a key source of entertainment for many people. Parks Associates found that 52% of U.S. broadband households surveyed now watch online video (SVOD, AVOD, etc.) on a connected TV. Conviva said connected TV viewing hours increased 121% in 2018 and that connected TVs represented...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 6, 2019
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