"CES" articles

Much like last year at CES, Amazon, without a booth or formal attendance at the show, is still a dominant presence with Alexa. With companies unveiling both built-in Alexa products and integrations, Amazon is extending its lead as a way to tie together the smart home with voice-enabled capabilities. Some announcements from this year’s show include the following alliances with varying companies and Alexa: Ford – One of the largest U.S. manufacturers of cars, Ford...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jan. 9, 2017
Tags: 4K, Amazon, CES, Microsoft, smart home
The personal assistant device market took off in 2016. Google Home joined Amazon Echo in time for the holiday sales season, and Amazon sold out of its Echo and Tap models in the run-up to Christmas. We expect this market to grow substantially in 2017, with increasing consumer adoption rates and new market entrants. With its announcement at CES  of Hub, a smart robotic personal assistant speaker, LG is the next to enter this space.   To compete with Amazon Echo and...
We recently released a  complimentary whitepaper  examining the top trends in the connected home, health, and mobile industries.  Top 10 Consumer IoT Trends in 2017 , which features insight from Parks Associates’ analyst team, examines key topics driving growth and monetization of the IoT. Wearables and smart watches are expanding as healthcare tools and will be integrated with other IoT applications. The market for smart watches, and for wearables...
Nissan recently tweeted that its upcoming CES announcement will involve Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant. Below I offer some background about Nissan's partnership with Microsoft and its possible implications for the future of Nissan cars to provide a context for the upcoming announcement.  At CES 2016, Nissan announced a partnership with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure, the collective name for Microsoft’s cloud services. Through the partnership, Microsoft Azure...
 
by Chris Tweedt | Jan. 3, 2017
Tags: CES, connected cars, Microsoft
Today, 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service. Two-thirds of broadband households own a connected entertainment device, and more than one-quarter own a streaming media player. 2015 saw key trends in the connected entertainment world, trends that will continue to affect the industry in 2016. As the new year progresses, players in the global market will face new opportunities and challenges. Parks Associates and Lynx Technology recently partnered...
The curtain has closed on another CES and in many ways it was the best ever. In addition to CTA’s organization successfully moving some 170,000 people around Las Vegas, the outlook for technology has never been better. For those of us who can recount attending somewhere around 15 or more of these conferences, so many years were about TVs, computers, connecting computers, more mobile computers and now computers residing in everyday devices. Many of us in the industry can recall...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Jan. 11, 2016
Tags: CES, connected CE, Internet of Things, M2M, smart home
This week, Parks Associates revealed new smart home research during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Published in a new whitepaper, " The Connected Consumer: Top Trends in IoT ," the research reveals market predictions and early data for a number of verticals within the digital living space. Most notably, the firm forecasts that personalization, created through data analytics, unique interfaces, and targeted product features, will be the key factor in creating...
According to new research from Parks Associates  released today, 10% of U.S. broadband households have purchased at least one streaming media device this year. Top competitors Roku, Google, and Apple represent the three largest market shareholders, each with less than a third. Though Roku's shares have been slipping thanks to increasing competition and new entrances to the market ( Amazon recently announced its own streaming media stick, the Fire TV Stick), the company still...
 

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