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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Roku unveils its latest: Streaming Stick

Currently, only a handful of TVs from Toshiba and Samsung are MHL-compatible, says Parks Associates analyst Kurt Scherf. The new sets from Best Buy will be MHL-compatible, too.

"You'll see a lot more MHL TVs in 2012," he adds. And new smaller MHL TVs may be considerably cheaper than a big smart TV, making the stick a viable option for consumers looking to bring the Internet to their TVs, he says.

From the article, "Roku unveils its latest: Streaming Stick" by Jefferson G ...read more

Thursday, September 06, 2007

PC companies designing units for gamers

Analysts say one factor is an increase in games that appeal to women and girls, as opposed to the first-person shooter games that appeal mainly to males and have been a staple of the business. They include some varieties of massive multiplayer online games, or MMOGs, such as World of Warcraft, Lineage and Runescape. A 2006 study from Parks Associates found that 21 percent of MMOG gamers were females aged 18 to 34, approaching the 26 percent of gamers that were similarly aged male ...read more

Thursday, February 26, 2004

New iPod Mini makes booming debut

"Launch of the iPod mini comes amid sharply rising sales of songs over the Internet. Experts said consumers who buy music in that format then want portable players that give them the flexibility to take that music with them in the car or on foot. 'It looks like a very slick product,' said John Barrett, a research analyst who tracks portable audio players for market research firm Parks Associates. 'I think it raises the bar a little bit for everybody. People are going to expect t ...read more

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