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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Why You Should—or Shouldn’t—Buy a Home Security Camera

Home surveillance cameras—from Ring, Nest, Arlo and others—are the eyes and ears of many neighborhoods. Around 14% of U.S. households with broadband have installed an internet-connected camera, according to research firm Parks Associates. Their popularity has drawn the attention of law enforcement (not to mention hackers), which raises new issues for people looking to set one up.

From the article, " Why You Should—or Shouldn’t—Buy a Home Security Camera" by Nicole Nguyen. 

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Roku Swings to Second-Quarter Loss on Slower Ad Spending

San Jose, Calif.-based Roku is the nation’s largest maker of streaming hardware—accounting for about 37% of the U.S. market, according to Parks Associates—but it derives most of its revenue from advertising: It sells all ads viewed on The Roku Channel, its own streaming service, and also sells some ads that appear on other streaming services viewed on Roku devices.

From the article "Roku Swings to Second-Quarter Loss on Slower Ad Spending" by Patience Haggin and Denny Jacob. ...read more

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Family-Focused Frndly TV Reaches Carriage Deal With A+E Networks

“What Frndly TV delivers is very focused—it’s not trying to be all things for all people,” said Paul Erickson, a senior analyst at Parks Associates, a research firm.

From the article "Family-Focused Frndly TV Reaches Carriage Deal With A+E Networks" by Lillian Rizzo. 

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Amazon’s Hardware Is the Ultimate Black Box

Amazon’s Fire TV has long ranked second only to Roku among streaming TV devices in North America, according to data from Parks Associates.

From the article "Amazon's Hardware Is the Ultimate Black Box" by Dan Gallagher.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Amazon to Launch Its Own TVs in Push to Cement Itself in Living Rooms

Amazon has continued to invest in its streaming service and smart devices as competition has begun to heat up. The company is the market leader in global smart-speaker shipments, according to market research firm Canalys, and it is neck-and-neck with Roku in streaming-media-player market share, research firm Parks Associates reported. Roku has grown rapidly in part by offering its own branded operating software for several TV brands.

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Thursday, August 05, 2021

Roku Pays to be a Player

Roku still inhabits an enviable position in the streaming wars. The company powers about 38% of streaming devices and connected TVs in the U.S., according to Parks Associates, representing a leading market share over platforms backed by tech titans Amazon , Apple and Google. That share provides valuable advertising real estate to tech and media giants pushing their own streaming services as well as other advertisers cutting back on traditional TV spending. Roku said Wednesday th ...read more

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Home Security Company ADT Betting on Google Partnership to Build Revenue

Home security systems have historically required professional installation, but the rise of smartphone-connected and do-it-yourself products in recent years has expanded the market, according to Jennifer Kent, vice president of research at Parks Associates, a market research firm.

Approximately 34% of U.S. households with broadband access had a home-security system last year, up from 27% five years earlier, according to Parks Associates.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter

Consumption of at-home streaming-video entertainment has boomed in the past year as consumers have diverted more time and money to platforms such as Roku. It is the leading streaming-video player, with about 38% of the U.S. market, according to research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter" by Patience Haggin and Kimberly Chin. 

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