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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Mozilla Trumpets Altered Reality Browser

Virtual reality needs its own kind of Web browser because the Web currently is designed for 2D, said Hunter Sappington, a researcher with Parks Associates.

"As solutions like Mozilla's become more widely available, they will open up new possibilities for presenting and consuming 3D information on the Web," he told LinuxInsider.

"Firefox Reality is a way for consumers to better browse the Web in VR, but its existence also serves as a sort of toolkit that may encourage Web ...read more

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Android TV Pegged for June Appearance

Android TV "certainly shows Google's character as an organization," Brett Sappington, director of research for Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider.

"I don't know of any other organization that would take three tries to get it right," Sappington said. "Google embraces risk more than other organizations do."

The challenge is getting the mix of user interaction and ease of use right, he added.

"New interfaces are always difficult because consumers always go back to what ...read more

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pandigital's Novel eReader: The Little Android Tablet That Could?

Though many new players are entering the market for Internet tablets, "there's still room for more advanced and sophisticated brands like Pandigital," Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research with Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider.

By focusing on a smaller screen, Pandigital has made its device not only more portable but also more affordable, Wang noted.

"That's a great price point for this type of product," he said. "It makes it very competitive and ...read more

Friday, April 30, 2010

PO'ed PS3 User Sues Sony for Nixing Linux

"We all knew that a class-action suit was going to happen," Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst with Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider. "I am sure that Sony knew as well, and I think that they took it into account when removing Linux."

In fact, "the cost of litigation and, potentially, damage compensation might still be lower than the cost of increased piracy, allegedly made possible by Linux functionalities," Macchiarella suggested. "I guess that the net benefit will ...read more

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Firefox 3.6 Tweaks Are Mostly Under the Hood

"I have three browsers, and I don't think I'm alone," John Barrett, director of research with Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider. "I suspect there's a lot of people who have multiple browsers."

From the article, "Firefox 3.6 Tweaks Are Mostly Under the Hood" by Katherine Noyes

Monday, September 08, 2008

Parks Associates' Michael Cai: Business Gets Done in Virtual Worlds

Businesses are beginning to discover and experiment with virtual worlds. Many, particularly large, technology companies, are already realizing benefits, such as the ability to meet with employees scattered across the globe, says Parks Associates' Michael Cai.

Virtual worlds come in all shapes and sizes, says Michael Cai, director of broadband and gaming for Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates.

In this exclusive interview with ECT News Network, Cai discusses how v ...read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Google Gives Android Devs a Kit to Tinker With

The one-two punch of news is generating plenty of buzz within the mobile industry, and one thing's for sure: All eyes are now on Google to see if it will revolutionize the cell phone, or just fall flat.

"For the consumer, at the end of the day, what really matters is what can I do with the phone," Parks Associates Director of Research John Barrett told LinuxInsider. "If Android allows you to do things you can't do otherwise and it's better, then consumers will start to say, ...read more

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