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Tech giants were in full display at CES with expanding ecosystems, new products, and standards initiates to help push the smart home forward. These companies, due to their visibility and brand recognition, are enabling new waves in the smart home market. The following tech giants showcased the following capabilities and announcements at CES: Amazon: The “Works with Ring” program and Amazon Alexa ecosystems are to integrate as well as the Key by Amazon program. This enables...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jan. 21, 2020
Tags: Amazon, CES, Facebook, Google


At CES 2020, many robot announcements were made with a focus around education, service, and emotional care or support.  Last week, Samsung introduced two separate robot form factors: A tennis ball sized robot called Ballie. Ballie has a camera and is designed to patrol the home. It can...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Jan. 21, 2020
Tags: CES, robotics, smart home

Affordability is now the key to the smart home. New Parks Associates research shows that affordability has become the leading purchase consideration for smart home device purchase intenders. More than half (51%) of purchase intenders rank affordability as a top 3 purchase consideration,...

CES is always an interesting time. Companies show off their latest and - hopefully - greatest, and we get to guess which of these things will actually still exist in a couple of months. This year, due to throwing out my back the prior Friday during the extremely daring and strenuous task of...
 

Contributing Author: Steve Nason The big question ahead of Netflix’s upcoming earnings call on January 21 st centers on the impact that Disney+ has had on Netflix’s domestic subscriber count and growth in subscriptions. There is significant concern in the industry that...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 20, 2020
Tags: OTT, streaming

The connected health industry has been experiencing a shift the past five years to a more consumer-centric model. This year at CES 2020, exhibitors demonstrated a clear move toward marketing their solutions as beneficial to the consumer’s overall health and wellbeing rather than focusing on...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | Jan. 16, 2020
Tags: CES, digital health

The availability of OTT video services on multiple platforms is a key component of reaching new audiences. Due to the high cost and effort required to develop support on any given platform, services prioritize certain connected devices, at least initially. As a service matures, it continues...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 15, 2020
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, streaming

Rand Bailin , Partner,  Sprosty Network  gave his insights on consumers and smart home devices prior to the Parks Associates’  CONNECTIONS Summit at CES . Rand will participate on the expert   panel  Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 30, 2019
Tags: CES, energy, smart home


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