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Thursday, October 18, 2012

66% of pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe have access to multiscreen services from their pay-TV operator

Parks Associates announced new research today regarding the growth in operator-provided multiscreen services in Western Europe, which increased coverage by more than 80% in the past year. The international market research firm will highlight the findings at CONNECTIONS™ Europe on 13-14 November in Amsterdam and share recommendations on content licensing challenges, growth strategies, and new offerings in multiscreen and digital entertainment services.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer to focus on expanding energy market and integration with connected devices, home systems, and broadband services

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the dates and topics for the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The executive conference, hosted February 25-27, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, with support from early sponsors EcoFactor, Hitachi, and Qualcomm, examines the convergence of energy, security, and home controls as multiple channels are now competing in the energy services market.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Apple challenges Google's dominance in smartphones as iPhone 5 nears release

As Apple prepares to release its new iPhone model, new research from Parks Associates shows the iPhone leads its rivals in customer satisfaction, with 75% of its owners "very satisfied" with their handset versus 61% of Android phone owners.

The firm's Untapped Consumer Opportunities for Mobile Services reveals 34% of U.S. smartphone shoppers from households with an annual income of $50,000-$75,000, surveyed in July 2012, plan to purchase an iPhone. The same percentage plan t ...read more

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Over One-half of Apple iPhone 4S Users Satisfied With Siri and 37% Want Siri-style Voice Command for TV

Over 50% of U.S. users of Apple iPhone 4S are "very satisfied" with the Siri voice-command feature, according to new consumer research from the international research firm Parks Associates. The survey, featured in Apple iPhone Siri Users, finds an additional 21% are "satisfied," leaving a small number of dissatisfied users. Thirty-seven percent of iPhone 4S owners also want to have a similar voice-command interface for their TV set, and roughly 20% would not.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Over 60% of U.S. Tablet Owners Use Device Weekly to Listen to Music, Driving Growth in Networked Home Audio Products

Parks Associates reports over 60% of U.S. tablet owners use the device weekly to listen to music, and these consumer habits will drive deployment of home audio products with embedded networking technologies. The research firm's report Networked Audio Products: Market Update says audio product manufacturers will add networking in order to connect their products to popular mobile devices and streaming services such as iTunes and Pandora.

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

CONNECTIONS at TIA Conference Agenda and AT&T Keynote

Parks Associates announced the conference sessions and opening keynote for the CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 Conference, the leading event for service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer. CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network Conference and Exhibition, takes place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of AT&T Digital ...read more

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Mobile Payment: Technologies and Business Models

"With the creation of the ISIS initiative in 4Q10 and the launch of Google Wallet in 3Q11, the mobile payment industry is riding the recent momentum to build scale," said Harry Wang, Director of Health and Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates. "The success of the mobile payment industry not only hinges on consumer and merchants' willingness to adopt but also requires seamless integration of technology with viable business models."

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Intamac and D-Link demonstrate a new generation of home monitoring solutions at CONNECTIONS: Digital Living Showcase & Conference

CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

From the press release, "Intamac and D-Link demonstrate a new generation of home monitoring solutions at CONNECTIONS: Digital Living Showcase & Conference"

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