Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Parks Associates Announces 2016 Update to Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services

Majority of OTT video consumption now on Internet-connected TV

Parks Associates today released its updated top 10 list for subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services, based on number of subscribers, with Netflix retaining its top position while services Sling TV, Showtime, and CBS moved up or entered the list over the past year.

Parks Associates’ list of top 10 OTT video services, ranked by number of paid subscribers, excluding transactional or ad-based services, is based upon more

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Parks Associates Releases New Whitepaper Examining Next-Gen Solutions for IoT Tech Support

Research Shows New Opportunities for IoT Support Solutions and Data Analytics for Smart Home Products and CE Devices

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, IoT Support: Solutions for the Internet of Tomorrow, which examines the transitions in support services as consumers adopt next-gen connected devices in entertainment, smart home, health, VR, and robotics. The whitepaper, sponsored by CSS Corp, outlines solutions to manage consumer IoT experiences with intelligent support more

Monday, October 24, 2016

Privacy and Data Security Concerns Expand among IoT Consumers

Industry Webcast addresses privacy and security concerns for consumers

Parks Associates and Ayla Networks will host an upcoming webcast “Best Practices for IoT Security and Privacy,” Tuesday, October 25, at 1 p.m. CT (11 a.m. PT), to discuss the growing need for privacy solutions in IoT and smart home products. The IoT research firm finds almost 50% of U.S. broadband households rank privacy as their greatest concern when connecting devices to the Internet.

“Near the end of more

Friday, October 21, 2016

42% of U.S. smartphone/tablet owners use at least one fitness app, and 18% of such users use a health/wellness coaching service

Parks Associates digital health research tracker service identifies innovative leaders and growth strategies for digital health solutions

Parks Associates announced new health research this week during the Connected Health Symposium, showing that 42% of smartphone/tablet owners use at least one fitness app and these app owners are more avid users of wellness tracking and management features and services. Parks Associates research, from a 2Q 2016 consumer survey, shows that 45% of more

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PayPal and retail-branded apps like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are the top mobile payment apps

International IoT research firm announces new industry report examining mobile payment industry

Parks Associates announced new research todayshowing PayPal is the clear market leader in consumer usage for mobile payment apps. Reassessing Mobile Payments: A Duopoly or Oligopoly?notes 18% of smartphone owners have used a mobile payment app. Among all U.S. smartphone users, 12% use the PayPal app, 9% use a retail-branded app, and 4% use Apple Pay.

“While PayPal is the clear market more

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

58% of U.S. car owners very concerned about hidden fees for connected car services

Research director to examine connected consumer ecosystems at TU-Automotive West Coast, October 14

Parks Associates today announced new IoT researchshowing that 58% of U.S. car owners are very concerned about hidden fees associated with connected car features and services. Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will discuss the firm’s connected car research at TU-Automotive West Coastthis week in San Diego, California.

“The level of more

Monday, October 10, 2016

19% of high-income Canadian households own at least one smart device, with thermostats the most popular

Parks Associates Director to present Canadian IoT research insights at CONNECTED + this week

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates revealed today that high-income broadband households are driving the recent jump in smart home adoption in Canada. Smart Home and IoT in Canada shows that 19% of Canadian households with an income of $100,000 or more own at least one smart home device, compared to just 5% of those with an income of less than $50,000. Smart programmable thermostats are more

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Nearly 35% of U.S. broadband households watch user-generated video online more than 10 days per month

IoT market research firm announces new analysis on the impact of consumer demand for personalized services on OTT services, streaming media, and video production

Parks Associates today announced new OTT research showing nearly 35% of U.S. broadband households watch user-generated video online, on sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, more than ten days per month. Three-fourths of U.S. broadband households access this content at least once per month.

The research comes from more

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