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By Brett Sappington and Billy Nayden What a great coincidence that AT&T’s acquisition of the company that brought us the power struggles of Westeros and Game of Thrones is likely to set off a new era of competition in pay TV. With a federal judge approving AT&T’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner late Tuesday afternoon, the courts cleared a path for a number of imminent media deals that will undoubtedly bring substantial change to the media landscape....
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect spoke with the analyst team to discuss the future of the connected home. Joe will be participating on the Future of the Connected Home: Delivering on Promises panel on Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way Bob Gulino, Founder and VP Marketing, Nuro Technologies...
John Driver, CEO of Lynx Technology will be speaking at Parks Associates 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference in San Francisco. He kindly provided the analyst team with insights the future of the smart home.  John will be participating on the  Connected Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home panel on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 PM. When will clever homes become smart homes? Let’s face it: smart homes aren’t really all that “smart”....
Every year, Google hosts its I/O conference to bring together developers and showcase its up-and-coming products/features.  This year, Google hosted its conference on May 8th in Mountain View, California. The 2018 conference had a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI), and Google announced a number of updates coming to its software across its product line. Key announcements from yesterday’s opening keynote include the following: Google Assistant becomes...
Before presenting his keynote at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Jamie Staples, Head of Retail Energy Partnerships at Nest Labs, answered several key questions on adoption of smart home products and the opportunities for energy providers within the industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? At this point, getting the smart products...
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...
  One of the most exciting topics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was voice assistants. Amazon and Google are competing head-to-head in this space, with Samsung beginning to roll out Bixby to more devices. Amazon is well in the lead with well over 40M Echo sales to date according to Parks Associates' estimates, but Google's efforts in conversational AI and deep integration with search is helping to make Google Home a compelling value...
Another day of meetings and discovery at CES 2018. Here are a few additional thoughts on what I have seen at the show on day two. 8K is moving closer to reality. Yes. I understand. 4K is just gaining a foothold in the market, and HDR provides a visual pop at retail that may be more compelling than 4K alone. Yet, new 8K-based products are in evidence, with several slated for public release later this year. Samsung’s massive 146-inch “The Wall” TV (which is actually modular...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jan. 11, 2018
Tags: 4K, CES, connected CE, Google, operator, pay TV

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