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Alongside the headline-grabbing Apple Watch and the new, improved, and enlarged iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, comes the most eagerly-awaited news for those in the payments and retail space: Apple Pay. Apple has sat aside and watched while major competitors got a several-years-long jump on the mobile payments marketplace, only to founder and generate very little traction. As is its custom, Apple strategically assembled all necessary pieces of its planned product first and then waited for...


In a feature-packed event, Apple unveiled its next generation products and new services. while the two iPhone 6 models are impressive from design to specs, the real show killer is the new Apple Watch. Introduced with the familiar “one more thing” tagline, the Watch is a square-sized...
 
by Harry Wang | Sep. 9, 2014
Tags: mobile, smart watch, wearable

As I've studied trends in the Internet security and parental controls market over the past year or so, multiple conversations with major players in this space have come back to one main thought - it is incredibly difficult to sell stand-alone features in this market. No matter how innovative...
 
by Kurt Scherf | Sep. 5, 2014
Tags: none

In a new article for TWICE magazine , Parks Associates director of research Harry Wang outlines the wearables market potential for device OEMs. Fitness and health trackers currently represent the most popular category within the wearables market, he says, but they are also subject to...

Parks Associates research finds over 50% of U.S. broadband households report having at least one chronic condition, predominantly obesity or high cholesterol. Digitization and connectivity in the healthcare industry bring fundamental changes to care practices for these conditions. Patients...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 26, 2014
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Ten years ago, in 2004, most people did not yet have a smartphone. The iPhone and the myriad of Android-powered phones were not yet available. The progress made in the mobile market over the span of a single decade is remarkable—but even more remarkable is the market's continued...

Parks Associates announced two new IoT research reports today— " Evolution of Smart Home and the Internet of Things " and " The Internet of Things: Business Models & Opportunities " — that show the following data: Nearly 4% of U.S. households will have...
 

New research from Parks Associates shows smartwatch sales will reach almost 18 million units worldwide in 2014 and 121 million in 2018. Furthermore, the number of connected digital trackers sold worldwide rose from 6.6 million in 2012 to 13.6 million in 2013 and will double again in 2014 to...


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