Friday, January 13, 2023

Google Adds New Tools for Retailers to Cloud Platform

In other news, new research from Parks Associates that came out during CES 2023 has shown that 63 percent of U.S. households with internet access own a smart TV – a 38 percent increase from 2015. Additionally, the research also shows that 87 percent subscribe to at least one streaming service. This is most likely due to many large companies, such as Amazon, Apple and Google, building smart home controls into TV control platforms.   

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Nearly a Quarter of U.S. Households Think Movies and Music Should be Free

That’s according to a survey released this week by Parks Associates.

“Almost half of pirates believe stealing content is acceptable because there are no consequences to the behavior” Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates, said in the release.

Parks is set to discuss the results during “Digital Piracy and Distribution,” a virtual event set to take place on Thursday, September 22, at noon Eastern time, as part of the firm’s Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital more

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Tech Enabling New Apartment Experiences

Internationally recognized market research firm, Parks Associates, reveals that 57 percent of MDU managers report having a lighting control system in their largest property; 26 percent have an energy management/monitoring system, and 13 percent have a smart home device or IoT platform/hub. Additionally, 44 percent of properties with energy management systems incorporate internet-connected devices such as smart thermostats and smart lighting into the system for remote monitoring more

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Age Tech: Reshaping Channel Opportunities

Technology is liberating boomers, seniors, families and caretakers by connecting care to the home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 29% of U.S. seniors ages 65 and older have used video conferencing services, 27% have used telehealth/remote consultation services, 22% have used a grocery store delivery or pickup service, and 55% have an online video service subscription, according to recent research by Parks Associates.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

36% of CE and Smart Home Product Returns Due to Setup, Installation Problems

CE research data from Parks Associates finds 36% of US broadband households who returned a specified CE or smart home device in the last 12 months cited difficulty in setup, installation, and usage as the reason. The firm will explore opportunities to improve user setup and create a lifetime customer relationship through connectivity and user-generated data in the upcoming webinar "Next-Gen CE: Reinventing Consumer Experience with IoT Data," cohosted with Copilot.

The webina more

Friday, November 01, 2019

Powerful Women in Consumer Technology 2019: Elizabeth Parks

What accomplishments are you most proud of in your career?

I love working with people long term in an environment where hard work breeds success, customer service stands out, and where I can feel the impact of our team’s efforts. I am proud of the events we have successfully hosted, especially our CONNECTIONS Conference, which is in its 24th year in 2020. Being noted as a reliable and trusted resource for data and analysis for companies ranging from SMBs to Fortune 100 compa more

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bringing WiFi Routers Out of the Shadows

What’s interesting, then, is recent data from Parks Associates that showed what a massive opportunity the industry has when it comes to pushing the latest in in-home WiFi technology. While roughly 70 percent of U.S. broadband households have a home network router, according to Parks, only 11 percent are using a whole-home WiFi mesh-networking product. Further, only 22 percent are using any kind of WiFi network extender to improve coverage throughout their home.

“Mesh networ more

Friday, April 12, 2019

What Should We Make of Smart Appliance Adoption?

Research firm Parks Associates is in the midst of drumming up all kinds of interest and excitement around its upcoming CONNECTIONS conference, which is scheduled to run May 21-23 out in San Francisco. The show itself, which is worthy of a discussion of its own, focuses on the connected home and all sorts of trends and strategies that brands can learn from and execute on. Either way, in its regular email promotions, I came across a stat that made me stop and think a little bit: A more

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