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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Can an AI burglar alarm predict break-ins before they happen?

Despite all of the talk surrounding smart, connected homes and the Internet of Things, according to analysts and research firms, the only area where the technology is really gaining traction with consumers is home security, an area where the benefits are clear.

Parks Associates research shows that almost one-in-four US broadband homes has an active security system installed and that percentage is growing rapidly as systems develop to offer remote interactivity via apps and o ...read more

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Edited Transcript Of WWE Earnings Conference Call Or Presentation

According to research conducted by Parks Associates, WWE Network is still the fifth largest streaming video-on-demand service in the United States, alongside Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and MLB.TV. Research by Parks Associates also found that WWE Network has the second highest Net Promoter Score among these services in the US, behind only Netflix.

From the article "Edited Transcript Of WWE Earnings Conference Call Or Presentation" by http://finance.yahoo.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sony Goes All In on PlayStation

Sony hasn’t had much to cheer about over the past decade. Samsung and Apple crushed its smartphones, and even its TV business was eclipsed by rivals from China and South Korea. So forgive the proud home of the Walkman for boasting about the PlayStation, its one item consumers are buying in droves.

From the article "Sony Goes All In on PlayStation" by Bruce Einhorn.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Merger For New Media Era Or A Bad Remake?

Pay-TV operators are seeing a "slow erosion of the core business," analyst Brett Sappington at Parks Associates said.

"After years of attempts to be more than just a 'dumb pipe,' pay-TV operators have come to realize that a smart, flexible pipe can similarly transform their businesses," he said in a recent research note.

From the article "Merger For New Media Era Or A Bad Remake?" by www.finance.yahoo.com

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Has The Smart Home Found A New Voice?

"Over 70% of voice-recognition users are satisfied with the experience of using this solution on their smartphones, which is driving experimentation with this functionality on other platforms, including home assistants," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is still bigger in terms of buzz than device sales beyond smart thermostats and security systems, familiarity with - and more importantly satisfaction with -- voice recogni ...read more

Monday, September 26, 2016

Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area

Netflix customers are loyal. In research published this April, analysts from Parks Associates found that Netflix subscribers were much less likely to cancel than those of Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. Only 9% of its subscriber base had canceled in the last year, Parks Associates found, compared to Hulu, which saw a full half of its current subscriber base cancel in the last year.

From the article "Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area" by www.fina ...read more

Monday, July 11, 2016

Only 4% Of People Share Passwords For Services Like Netflix Outside Their Families

Last year, a report from Parks Associates estimated the industry would lose $500 million to password sharing in 2015. This data suggests that might be a bit of an overstatement given the likelihood of getting multiple family members, especially in the same household, to subscribe to the same service. It also puts Netflix and HBO's historically lax position on password sharing into a bit of perspective.

From the article "Only 4% Of People Share Passwords For Services Like Net ...read more

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sharing Netflix Or HBO Go Passwords Is Technically Federal Crime Under 9th Circuit Ruling

“The majority is wrong to conclude that a person necessarily accesses a computer account ‘without authorization’ if he does so without the permission of the system owner,” Reinhardt wrote in his dissent. He cited examples where the ruling would make it illegal to engage in some common examples of password-sharing, such as logging in to a Facebook account on behalf of a friend or relative.

The trend of people freeloading off the Netflix or HBO passwords of paying subs has lon ...read more

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