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Friday, February 05, 2016

19% of US Broadband Households Have Smart Home Device

Parks Associates today announced a new industry report, Cloud Platforms for the Internet of Things, revealing 19% of US broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device.

From the article "19% of US Broadband Households Have Smart Home Device" by Thomas Campbell.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Survey: 76 Percent Of U.S. Adults Would Use Health Tracker If Clinically Accurate, Easy to Use

This is well-reflected in the booming fitness tracker sector, which is estimated to triple from $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to Parks Associates, a market research and consulting firm specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services.

Its research data also found adoption of connected health devices jumped from 24% of U.S. households in early 2013 to 30% by the end of 2014. 

From the article "Survey: 76 Percent Of U.S. Adults Would ...read more

Thursday, February 04, 2016

19% US Broadband Homes Have IoT Device Installed

A Parks Associates report reveals that 19 per cent of US broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device. These devices, including smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, door locks, and security cameras, offer remote control, monitoring, or notifications via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Upwards of 90 per cent of device owners use mobile apps to access cloud-supported services associated with their devices.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Live 360-Degree Video Would Attract Attention, But Would It Help Marketers?

But Brett Sappington, director of research at research firm Parks Associates, is more sanguine.

“Advertising is all about attracting attention,” he pointed out, and live 360-view content is certainly attention-grabbing.

He noted that live 360-degree promotions of some kinds of products or services –- think vacations, auto test drives, destinations or events — could “provide a level of immersion that is pretty compelling.”

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Future Of Solar In The Smart Home

While that may not sound like a lot, further Parks Associates' research shows close to half of consumers' interest in energy storage has piqued.

"Consumers are interested in taking an active role in the energy grid -- 40 percent of U.S. broadband households are very interested in the ability to store unused power and sell it back to the grid," said Tom Kerber, director of research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. "As rooftop solar reaches retail parity across ...read more

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Super Bowl 50: Don’t Buy A New TV, CBS Not Offering Ultra HD

According to industry analysts Parks Associates, 330 million 4K UHD TVs will have been sold worldwide by the end of 2019. By 2020, almost every TV set in California and New York will be 4K compatible.

So why haven’t CBS and the NFL done something to enhance the viewer coverage? It’s baffling, to say the least. The 2014 FIFA World Cup set a benchmark with Ultra HD coverage. In fact, even NBA TV and the NFL Network caters to Ultra HD coverage (when streamed from a device to the ...read more

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Why You Shouldn't Buy A New TV For Super Bowl 50

In fact, 4K has been around long enough to have already had a significant impact on the TV landscape. 4K TVs have found their way in to millions of US homes, while recent predictions by industry analyst Parks Associates predicts that 330 million 4K UHD TVs will have been sold worldwide by the end of 2019. Not least because prices of 4K TVs are plummeting so far and so fast that it’s hard to see there being any space left in the TV market for HD TVs for more than the next couple of TV ...read more

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

US Consumers Spend Over $6 On OTT

Consumers in hte US spend over $6 per month on Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other subscription OTT video, according to Parks Associates.

The average monthly spending on internet-based SVOD services among US broadband households increased from $3.71 per month in 2012 to $6.19 per month in 2015, according to the research form’s new report Content Strategies: Survival in the New Video World.

“Multiple content players have held onto traditional content windowing strategies for years, but ...read more

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