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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Comcast Pursues Bigger Piece Of Smart Home Market

Comcast is pushing ahead on a plan to take Xfinity Home, its home security and automation platform, to the next level in part by broadening a curated mix of devices that work with the platform while also adding elements that drive more value into the service and reduce service friction.

“First and foremost, we have over the past year and a half focused heavily on disrupting the home security market,” Dan Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home, more

Friday, February 12, 2016

Apple Still Leads But Samsung Fast Catching Up In US

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Apple is still the leader in the US smartphone market but it needs to pull up all its socks as Samsung is fast catching up with its stunning range of Android-based devices, a new report has revealed.

According to US-based market research firm Parks Associates, Apple is still well in the lead compared to competing manufacturers, holding 40 percent of the smartphone market while Samsung holds around 31 percent of the market and LG is next in line with more

Friday, October 02, 2015

Amazon to stop selling Apple and Google media streaming devices

Amazon has invested heavily in online content, including producing its own exclusive shows such as the award-winning transgender comedy "Transparent", as a way to attract new Prime subscribers, who pay $99 a year for speedy shipping and access to video and other services.

Amazon's strategy will likely hurt Google more than Apple, which has its own stores and direct access to customers. The move may also cost Amazon sales by diverting purchases of popular devices to competito more

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Roku fights Apple with new movie store

Bloomberg reports the Saratoga company's boxes offer access to its M-GO online store to order movies and TV shows from different studios. They also offer a new remote that features one-click access to streaming services such as Netflix, Blockbuster and's Instant Video. Roku has sold more than 5 million of its set-top boxes and holds 37 percent of the market, according to Parks Associates, compared with Apple TV's 24 percent.

From the article, "Roku fights Apple wi more

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Internet Households to Exceed 820 Million Worldwide by 2017

By 2017, over 820 million households worldwide will have Internet service, and more than 94% will have broadband, according to international research firm Parks Associates. The firm also reports over 610 million households will have a data network, including over 100 million in North America and 133 million in Western Europe. Parks Associates will host the eighth-annual CONNECTIONS? Summit at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January more

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