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Thursday, August 18, 2016

What Google's Project Fi Means For Mobile Operators

Research published by analyst firm Parks Associates last month revealed that two thirds of U.S. consumers who are likely to switch carriers in the next year felt access to Wi-Fi as part of their mobile service would be 'very important' to their decision. Within the survey that ranked Wi-Fi connectivity as a more compelling piece of the proposition than a loyalty rewards program, the chance of an early handset upgrade, or a long contract to offset upfront costs — and equally attr ...read more

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What Google's Project Fi Means For Mobile Operators

Research published by analyst firm Parks Associates last month revealed that two thirds of U.S. consumers who are likely to switch carriers in the next year felt access to Wi-Fi as part of their mobile service would be 'very important' to their decision. Within the survey that ranked Wi-Fi connectivity as a more compelling piece of the proposition than a loyalty rewards program, the chance of an early handset upgrade, or a long contract to offset upfront costs — and equally attr ...read more

Friday, August 28, 2015

Apple confirms 9 September press event to launch iPhone 6S

So we can expect to hear plenty about Apple’s digital assistant, and indeed this is thought to be a reference to the fact that Siri will come integrated with the new Apple TV box, possibly with a microphone in the remote control allowing for voice searches and commands.

The Apple TV hasn’t been doing so well lately, and according to the latest figures from Parks Associates, it has slipped into fourth position in terms of streaming media box sales over in the US, behind Roku, ...read more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apple TV struggling to keep up with Amazon Fire TV sales

Some new research indicates that Apple TV has fallen from grace, at least when it comes to streaming media boxes over in the States.

Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku dominate almost the entire market over in the US, according to the latest figures from Parks Associates – spotted by Digital Spy – with the big four holding an 86 per cent stranglehold when it comes to streaming media hardware.

However, Apple has fallen into fourth place in terms of unit shifted, behind Amazon ...read more

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sorry Apple, smartwatch buyers are still shopping on a budget

One in ten US broadband households plan to buy a smartwatch in 2015, however, 84 per cent of them won’t spend over $250 on the device, according to recent wearable research.

The survey, from Parks Associates, suggests that the price point of $100 (£65) to $250 (£160) is roughly equivalent to a high-end fitness tracker.

In addition, the study reveals that those who are willing to spend more than $500 (£320) on a smartwatch will only buy one if it works without a smartphon ...read more

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A lot of people share Netflix accounts, and that’s an issue

Every new and widely used technology brings new challenges with it, and TV streaming is no different. According to a new report from Dallas-based market research firm Parks Associate, more than 10 per cent of households in the U.S. that have a broadband connection and watch a subscription streaming service like Netflix or Hulu Plus share an account with someone else.

Or, to be more precise, they use someone else’s account.

“This finding equates to 11 per cent of all hous ...read more

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