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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NFL, MLB threaten to pull games over Aereo

Major League Baseball and the National Football League threatened to stop broadcasting games on free broadcast channels if upstart Internet TV company Aereo is not ordered to shut down, according to a brief filed with the Supreme Court.

Brett Sappington, a media analyst for Parks Associates, said the broadcasters are trying to show the potential scope of harm Aereo could cause.

"The broadcast TV industry is bringing everything they can against Aereo," Sappington said. more

Thursday, May 12, 2011

TiVo's Slo-Mo Trip Toward Profitability

"Tom Rogers has been there long enough. You would think they would start turning that ship around," says Kurt Scherf, the vice-president of market researcher Parks Associates. "I'm left with the question of why that hasn't happened yet.

Rogers says that TiVo's subscriber base should rebound "over the next year or so" as some of the recent deals bear fruit. "There's serious development time that is required for any of these deals," he adds. "You can't just snap your fingers." more

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Google Said to Be Working on TV Project With Intel and Sony

“It’s a sign of the legitimacy of Internet connectivity moving well beyond the PC and mobile spaces, which Google has tackled already,” said Kurt Scherf, an analyst at industry researcher Parks Associates in Dallas. “It completes the third leg of the stool.

”From the article, "Google Said to Be Working on TV Project With Intel and Sony" by Ian King, Brian Womack, Ari Levy 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cablevision's New Wireless Bid: Wi-Fi Hotspots

Ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage, offered for free, could cut customer turnover by 15%, Eagan estimates. What's more, Wi-Fi could help meet the growing demand for so-called converged services, says Parks Associates analyst Jayant Dasari. Customers increasingly want communications services that seamlessly integrate voice, video, and Internet access—for instance, by letting a person watch and record a movie on a home TV, a laptop, or a mobile handset.

From the article, "Cablevision's Ne more

Monday, March 23, 2009

Paging Dr. iPhone: Tapping a Physician's Digital Reference

Diamond's deepening dependence on health-related mobile apps underscores the potential that the iPhone and other Web-enabled wireless handsets can play in overhauling the way physicians and hospitals dispense heath care. "The lead application is for doctors to look up information so they can be up-to-date with the latest [Food & Drug Administration] warnings and new drugs to help them write prescriptions," says Harry Wang, director of health and mobile research at Parks Associate more

Friday, June 06, 2008

Economic Woe May Rain on Dad's Big Day

"That depends in part on how large a purchase households want to make, says John Barrett, director of research at market research firm Parks Associates. Consumers are holding off on certain big-ticket items such as computers and flat-screen televisions, but may be more inclined to buy Dad lower-priced items, he says. 'There are certain kinds of products that are gift products,' Barrett says. 'GPS devices are one, because price points are low enough that you could easily go get on more

Monday, May 19, 2008

One Fifth of Americans Have Never Used E-Mail

"One fifth of Americans have never used e-mail, according to a recent survey by consultancy Parks Associates. Of 1,088 people surveyed, 21% have never done a search on the Internet or looked up a Web site. This is startling — and troubling. "

From the article, "One Fifth of Americans Have Never Used E-Mail" by Olga Kharif

Monday, May 05, 2008

The [Virtual] Global Office

"Marketing can be expensive: According to a 2007 estimate by Parks Associates, companies spent $15 million advertising in virtual worlds in the U.S. in 2006 and the figure is expected to rise tenfold by 2012."

From the article, "The [Virtual] Global Office" by Rachael King 

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