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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Intel pushes Amazon Alexa to third party devices

The release of the new kit represents an opportunity for Intel to get its foot in the door in the burgeoning smart home market. According to Parks Associates, smart speakers in particular are driving growth in the smart home market, with a forecast CAGR of 78.3 per cent through 2020. Market research company Global Market Insights estimates the smart speaker market will surpass $13 billion and more than 100 million units shipped by 2024.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

US consumers want emergency, security smart home features

The Strategy Analytics figures jibe with a recent report from Parks Associates that found 42 per cent of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light, or thermostat.

As noted by Parks Associates, Comcast – a long-time US cable giant and recent wireless entrant – seized on this opportunity back in 2012 with the introduction of its Xfinity Home security offering. Among traditional US mobile operators, Verizon also offers smart home security more

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mobile wallets used by 20% of US smartphone owners in 2013 - study

A new study by market research firm Parks Associates found that over 40 million consumers in the US, or 20 per cent of all smartphone owners, used at least one mobile wallet app in 2013.

The report said usage would increase to nearly 113 million, or 43 per cent of all smartphone users, by 2017.

The firm’s definition of wallet app covers both proximity payments in locations such as shops or restaurants, as well as payments on e-commerce sites.

“After years in developm more

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