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Subscription-based business models cross a number of different industries with companies offering a product or service for a recurring fee. While these models offer a strong value proposition in hopes of an improved customer experience, the plethora of subscription-based offerings in the market offer the potential for subscription fatigue. However, Parks Associates research suggests consumers are not only willing to pay for a subscription – they are willing to pay for multiple services,...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 17, 2019
Tags: security, smart home


On June 3 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced the end of one of its flagship programs. iTunes, the media management and marketplace that was once synonymous with online music for a generation, will end its 18 year run as the primary tool for Apple customers when the...
 
by Billy Nayden | Jun. 12, 2019
Tags: digital music, millennials

“What will it take for smart home to reach mass market adoption?” Recently, I explored this perennial industry question at Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference. While we regularly discuss everything from compelling use cases to value propositions, I presented a few...
 
by Brad Russell | Jun. 10, 2019
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Locks, ASSA ABLOY spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on the future of home security in the smart home....
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
Tags: none

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on independent living in the smart home. Brett participated on the Insurance and Smart Home Products panel on...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
Tags: none

Whoever told you that consumers are becoming exhausted over all of their entertainment subscriptions, just push them gently back under their cold, quiet rock of wrong conclusions… at least for now. Yes, pay-TV subscription numbers are declining, even with vMVPD (online pay-TV)...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jun. 5, 2019
Tags: online video, OTT

In January, a little over a month after the device became available, Amazon pulled the Echo wall clock from store shelves, citing connectivity issues. Similarly, in February Arlo pulled its 4K security cameras from store shelves, approximately one month after the product was released. The...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Jun. 3, 2019
Tags: smart home, tech support

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Arsham Hatambeiki, Senior Vice President, Product & Technology, Universal Electronics Inc. spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on connected entertainment and smart home...


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