Thursday, December 17, 2015

Why These Companies Were Hot In 2015

Brett Sappington, director of research for Parks Associates, recently told CNET, “At one point, AOL and Yahoo seemed like they were the Internet."

That was when being a Web portal was the thing to be. Google redesigned the category and convinced users and advertisers to shift from portals to search. As the portal space went cold, Yahoo got hypothermia.  

From the article "Why These Companies Were Hot In 2015" by Christopher Lochhead.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Roku TV Disrupts Nothing, Which May Make It The Smartest Smart TV Yet

When you have something that works, you don’t want to mess around with the formula. Roku has attracted a large following for its streaming platform, having sold a total of 8 million players in the U.S. and handled 3 billion hours of streaming media.

According to a report by research firm Parks Associates (paywalled link), Roku was the best-selling TV streaming media gadget in the U.S. last year, nabbing 46% of such purchases. Among U.S. homes equipped with a streaming device more

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