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Apple’s CEO promised new categories in 2014. He promised but has not delivered—the much anticipated Apple Watch will not launch until sometime early 2015. Enters Microsoft. The software giant is rumored to launch its own wearables in 2014, and it did yesterday—not only announced its Microsoft Band, but the device is available in its stores from today. Nice job trying to steal the Christmas from Apple. The bigger news, however, is its Microsoft Health app and the services...
 
by Harry Wang | Oct. 30, 2014
Tags: Apple, smart watch, wearable


Fitbit launched three new products today, branded as Charge, Charge HR (heart rate monitoring), and Surge . With Charge HR, Fitbit finally brings the heart rate monitoring function to its popular fitness trackers, a nice upgrade to people’s fitness experience. The most interesting...
 
by Harry Wang | Oct. 27, 2014
Tags: Apple, apps, smart watch, wearable

According to Parks Associates research , 25% of U.S. broadband households with smart home devices experience problems monthly.  As consumers adopt new categories of devices, including home automation and home monitoring devices, new support opportunities emerge. Successful premium...

HealthBeat — VentureBeat's second annual event on the future of digital health technologies — will be held on October 27-28 at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, CA.   From our wearable devices telling us how many REM cycles we miss, to the emergency room where sensors...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 22, 2014
Tags: industry event

Parks Associates today released new European research that shows broadband households in Spain are more likely to opt out of pay-TV services and fees in favor of local broadcast channels. The firm's research study found nearly one-half of Spanish broadband households receive only local...
 
by Glenn Hower | Oct. 21, 2014
Tags: connected CE, industry event, OTT, pay TV

Microsoft recently started offering their “Answer Desk” technical support service in Microsoft stores throughout the U. S. Microsoft launched Answer Desk online in December 2011; a service designed to provide one-on-one expert help to users of Microsoft products, whether or not these...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Oct. 17, 2014
Tags: tech support

Yesterday, HBO announced plans to add a stand-alone streaming service to its content offerings. Though the company already has a successful subscription streaming service, HBO Go, this new streaming offering would allow consumers to opt-in without having to purchase an HBO subscription...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 16, 2014
Tags: digital media, OTT, pay TV, streaming

Parks Associates research released yesterday  revealed that Apple's shares of the tablet market are falling, decreasing from 46% in 1Q 2012 to 37% today. Rival companies Samsung and Amazon are picking up the extra shares, both vying for second place with about 15% of the tablet...
 
by Tejas Mehta | Oct. 16, 2014
Tags: Apple, mobile, tablets


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