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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Most U.S. Wearable Owners Use Their Gadgets Daily: Study

The vast majority of fitness tracker and smartwatch owners in the United States use their wearables on a daily basis, according to the latest study from Parks Associates. Approximately 68-percent of fitness trackers owners utilize those gadgets every day, whereas the same holds true for three out of four smartwatch users in the country, the firm found. Consumers who resorted to purchasing digital scales with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities aren’t as committed to their devices as more

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Research Reveals Priorities For Carrier Switchers

As carriers priorities shift from increasing the average revenue per user to managing churn, consumers’ priorities have been changing as well. For example, the two-year contract, long a staple of users who wanted to pay less upfront, is seen as important to only 23% of Parks Associates’ data set. Consumers have largely turned their eyes from cost-saving to feature sets and maximizing bang for buck, especially when it comes to their data plans. Unlimited plans are hard to come by more

Monday, July 11, 2016

U.S. Mobile Data Growth Predicted To Slow Due To WiFi Use

More and more smartphone owners are using mobile data these days, and that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise given the increase in popularity of smartphones over the years and the numerous plans from carriers around the globe with a goal to connect their subscribers. According to a recent Parks Associates report, the revenues from mobile data use around the globe are going to increase quite a bit. Mobile internet is still a business, and business is booming, with revenues expe more

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Report: Samsung Closing Smartphone Market Share Gap With Apple

Now, market research and consulting company, Parks Associates, has come out with its report on the state of the US smartphone market for 2015. According to the study titled “360 View: Mobility and the App Economy”, 86 percent of all US households with broadband connections own at least one smartphone. As far as smartphone market share is concerned, the company says that Apple continues to remain the single largest smartphone vendor with around 40 percent of the overall market. S more

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Google Makes Up 23% Of US Streaming Devices Sold In 2014

Google’s Chromecast may have been the most popular streaming device of its kind for some time, but that no longer seems to be the case. This shouldn’t be especially surprising given that there are a handful of other options out there now which take the form of an HDMI dongle that plugs directly into your TV, most notably Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, and ROKU’s 3500R streaming stick. That’s also in addition to other streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV, ROKU’s other streaming med more

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Google’s Chromecast Rises To Become Second Biggest Selling Streaming Device

Streaming is big business now. Since the internet came about and companies like Netflix introduced the world to subscription based content, streaming has taken over. Whats more is, this trend is likely to continue for years to come. A report today by Parks Associates suggests 10% of broadband households have purchased a streaming device so far in 2014. Although 10% might not sound a lot, it is wise to remember that this statistic is based on how many were purchased this year alo more

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