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Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Will We Search For TV Shows In The Future?

Traditional TV providers struggle to remain relevant to the adults of the future. Research from Parks Associates, organizer of the conference, shows that young adults (“millennials”) have grown up with streaming video and don’t have the same relationship to traditional TV. Almost a quarter of millennials (23%) have no pay TV services. Consider that in 2020 one in three adults will be a millennial. While they may watch video on phones, tablets, and laptops, eschewing big screen TVs, ...read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Apple TV Sees Impressive Sales Growth in 2015

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) fourth-gen Apple TV unit sales grew 50% year-over-year (YoY) in 2015, MacRumors reports, citing data shared by Parks Associates. The full-blown OS and Siri integration helped lift sales of Apple TV during the year.

As per the data from Parks Associates, Apple TV ranked as the fourth most popular streaming device in the US, behind Roku, Amazon, and Google. Apple TV accounted for 20% of streaming media devices purchased during 1Q15-1Q16. In contrast, Roku ...read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live Together

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say.

While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple maneuvering to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information.

From the article "Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live ...read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live Together

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say.

While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple maneuvering to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information.

From the article "Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live ...read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live Together

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say.

While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple maneuvering to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information.

From the article "Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live ...read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live Together

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say.

While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple maneuvering to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information.

From the article "Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live ...read more

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Smart Home Gadgets Need To Live Together

Home devices will incorporate new Google virtual assistant software introduced by chief executive Sundar Pichai.

"Our ability to do conversational understanding is far ahead of what other virtual assistants can do," Pichai told a packed audience.

"We are an order of magnitude ahead of everyone else."

Home devices combine machine learning, online search, voice recognition and more to allow people to get answers to questions, manage tasks or control devices by ...read more

Monday, May 23, 2016

Competing Tech Support Startups Merge To Provide More In-home Help

The U.S. tech support sector is worth about $30 billion annually, according Reuters citing research by Parks Associates. HelloTech’s competition includes the Geek Squad, which is run by electronics retailer Best Buy.

From the article "Competing Tech Support Startups Merge To Provide More In-home Help" by Gina Hall.

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