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The Internet of Things (IoT) offers consumers convenience, efficiency, collaboration and expanded products and services, but concerns about privacy and data security pose major challenges to the industry. Identity theft, invasive data mining, cyber-terrorism, and physical dangers from hacked devices scare consumers; the industry must safeguard consumers and the data that is an extension of them. Essentially, with big data comes big responsibility. The Internet connectivity that...
 
by Brad Russell | Jul. 22, 2015
Tags: Internet of Things, M2M, security, smart home


Last week, Facebook announced its foray into the world of digital personal assistants with “Moneypenny.” The name is apparently inspired by a character who plays secretary to James Bond’s boss in a number James Bond movies. Moneypenny will be integrated into Facebook’s Messenger...
 

Join Parks Associates, Ooyala, and Vindicia on July 28 for a complimentary industry webinar examining the current and future growth of the OTT market. Research director Brett Sappington will lead the discussion, presenting key findings from our OTT whitepaper series, The OTT Playbook ....
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 16, 2015
Tags: none

During the CONNECTIONS Conference in San Francisco this year, industry executives converged to learn about new initiatives, products, services, and trends affecting the smart home, entertainment, and IoT markets.  While the conference provided, as it does every year, a forum for...
 

Parks Associates director of research Brett Sappington provides insight and commentary on the future acquisition of DIRECTV by AT&T : The merger did not really diminish competition in the U.S. market. Approval was widely expected. The bigger impact is clearly...

A+E Networks is the newest player to enter the OTT video services market after announcing the launch of a Lifetime streaming-only online video service this week. The service, named the "Lifetime Movie Club," will provide access to the channel's older content for just $3.99 per month...
 

In its  King v. Burwell decision, the Supreme Court decided on June 25, 2015, that the Federal Government can provide subsidies to qualified people who buy health insurance on the Federal exchanges in states where the state government declined to set up such an exchange. Because most...

A multichannel network (MCN) is an entity that aggregates multiple online video channels and provides assistance in funding, promotion, partner management, digital rights management, monetization, and audience development. Channels are often branded in a multichannel network to provide a...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 25, 2015
Tags: digital media, online video, OTT, Webcast


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