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Friday, November 15, 2013

PlayStation 4 takes fight to the next level

Sony's main office remains in Japan, but the 1-million-square-foot office campus in San Mateo is the headquarters for development and marketing for the PlayStation platform for all the Americas. While the PlayStation holds the advantage in sales globally, Xbox has the edge in the lucrative North American market, said Brett Sappington, director of research for Parks Associates of Dallas.

“With this new platform, there's a real opportunity for Sony to turn that around,” he sai ...read more

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wire's new call center to hire up to 500 here

2Wire is poised for more growth as the telecom providers it serves move into the TV business, analysts said. By 2010, about one in six U.S. households will subscribe to video service provided by a phone company, said Kurt Scherf, who tracks the company for research firm Parks Associates in Dallas.

"With this new service center, 2Wire is laying the groundwork for what they're expecting to be strong future growth," he said.

From the article "2Wire's new call center to hire up ...read more

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Bjorn Dybdahl: Not just another pretty face

Home theaters are in about 28 percent of all U.S. households — from the most basic systems costing as little as $500 to intricate systems that can range upwards of $250,000 — according to Parks Associates, a high-tech research firm in Dallas.

Now with high-definition television all the rage, Parks Associates reports that nearly 47 percent of U.S. households plan to buy an HDTV in the next 12 months. That would boost HDTV sales by 30 percent and HD video services by 38 percent ...read more

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

SBC is linking up with Barnes & Noble to provide Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi market is growing quickly. Last year, the worldwide market hit $1.3 billion, and this year it's projected to top $1.8 billion, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, a trade organization.

An estimated 5 million U.S. households will have high-speed wireless Internet access by the end of this year, according to Parks Associates, a research group in Dallas.

From the article "SBC is linking up with Barnes & Noble to provide Wi-Fi" By L.A. Lorek

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