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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

New TV Standard Could Be Huge for Cord Cutters, But Privacy Concerns Linger

As cable providers continue to jack up prices and flail at efforts to improve customer service, more and more users are cutting the cord and embracing over the air (OTA) broadcasts via antenna. One recent study by Parks Associates found that 20 percent of US broadband households now use digital antennas to enjoy OTA broadcasts, up from 15 percent in early 2015.

From the article "New TV Standard Could Be Huge for Cord Cutters, But Privacy Concerns Linger" by Karl Bode.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ridesharing Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Commit to a One-Car Relationship

Rising rideshare statistics offer plenty of fodder for utopian predictions of a car-free, community-focused future. But just because we’re using these services doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up on our own set of keys. According to market research firm Parks Associates’ consumer data released in 2016, 27 percent of millennials intended to buy a car within the next year, compared to 26 percent of Generation Xers (an age group that’s much more likely to be able to afford one). An ...read more

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's Really Hard to Make Money With Virtual Reality Games

Considering the high profile of the launch we're talking about 2,300 is an awfully low number, even factoring in some of the criticisms of Light Repair Team #4 and its sparse marketing. That speaks to another problem facing virtual reality development: Even after the release of all the major headsets, many Americans don't even know about it. In fact, according to a new study from Parks Associates, 63 percent of Americans are either unfamiliar with or know nothing about virtual r ...read more

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