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One of the highlights of Day 1 of the CONNECTIONS™ conference for me was when Lee Gruenfeld, VP of Strategic Initiatives for Support.com , in responding to a question about the impact of security and privacy concerns on the growth of the smart home, said that consumers in general are uncritical about security lapses. For example, Target’s stock price is now higher than it was before the company’s highly publicized security breach. He made a great point, and I think it’s 100%...
 
by David Mitchel | May. 26, 2016
Tags: CONNECTIONS, privacy, smart home


With declining sales in many connected home entertainment categories, consolidation in the TV industry over the next five years will continue to have an impact. Television manufacturing and distribution is a prime example. In the U.S., more than 70% of U.S. broadband households use one of...
 
by Barbara Kraus | May. 11, 2016
Tags: connected CE, pay TV, smart TV

It appears that Comcast and its film and television subsidiary NBCUniversal will rule the Kingdom of Far Far Away after the media giant purchased Shrek franchise parent company DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion acquisition announced earlier today . While the price is hefty, Comcast...
 

According to Parks Associates digital health research , ownership of connected health devices is on the rise in the U.S. In 2013, adoption of devices such as digital fitness trackers, networked weight scales, and connected blood pressure meters hovered around 24%; in 2015, that number is now...

Mining customer data from connected devices is the new Holy Grail, and CE makers that mine customer information possess more revenue potential. Today, millions of televisions and other electronic devices record thousands of data points each day, automatically delivering them to manufacturers...

With growing adoption of bigger screen smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets, American consumers are spending more time for entertainment on mobile platforms than ever. According to recent Parks Associates research , 68% of U.S. smartphone owners listen to streaming music daily, while 71%...
 
by Harry Wang | Apr. 11, 2016
Tags: Amazon, Internet of Things, mobile, OTT, smartphones

According to Parks Associates’ consumer data, about 9% of Apple smartphone users have used Apple Pay, 1  and only about 3% use it regularly. 2 2015 was “the year of Apple Pay” according to Tim Cook. Apple’s failing to gain adoption, right? 3 No. Apple is focused on...
 
by Chris Tweedt | Mar. 31, 2016
Tags: Apple, apps, mobile, mobile payment, NFC, smartphone

According to Parks Associates research , 9% of U.S. broadband households switched broadband service providers in the last 12 months; almost 1/4 of these households did so in order to obtain faster service at a comparable price. This week, AT&T announced that it would be upgrading...


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