Press Releases

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Industry-leading companies speaking at Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco

ADT, Comcast, GM, HomeAdvisor, IBM Watson, Panasonic, and other leading IoT companies to discuss consumer engagement strategies 

ConsumerIoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and initial speaker lineup for the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which will be held May 23-25, in San Francisco, California. The executive conference focuses on ways to engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries, in ...read more

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adoption of voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home more than doubles from 2015 to 2016

New report shows 56% of U.S. broadband households find it appealing to use voice assistance to control smart home devices

Parks Associates today announced new smart home research showing that the adoption rate of smart speakers with voice assistants grew from 5% of U.S. broadband households in Q4 2015 to 12% in Q4 2016. Voice Assistants and Technologies: Ecosystem and Market Leaders examines the growing market for these smart home devices and the impact of voice control as a ...read more

Thursday, March 16, 2017

20% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service

New Research Deliverables Examine Consumer Trends of Cord Cutters, Cord Shavers, and Cord Nevers

New research from Parks Associates reveals that 20% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers say they are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service, representing a 100% increase since early 2013. TV Services: Changing the Channel Package shows only one-third of pay-TV subscribers are very satisfied with their pay-TV service, a drop from 57% who indicated very high satisfaction levels in 2013.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Majority of U.S. broadband households willing to pay more than $20 per month for comprehensive smart home system

Research workshop addresses business model strategies for smart home devices and systems

Parks Associates will host the upcoming research workshop “Crossing the Chasm – Understanding Growth in the Smart Home” on Tuesday, March 21, at the Westin San Francisco Airport in California. The full-day workshop, sponsored by Ayla Networks, will help smart home players develop strategies to expand IoT awareness and adoption to the mass market. Industry participants include exec ...read more

Thursday, March 09, 2017

New Parks Associates research finds expanding consumer choice key to steady growth in smart home, connected cars, pay TV, and smart kitchens

New research released covers smart home buyer profiles, IoT trends, connected car forecasts, pay-TV strategies, and more

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced new deliverables available for purchase assessing energy management, connected cars, TV services, and smart home/smart kitchens. The international firm reveals that 95% of U.S. broadband households use one or more mobile phones, which in many cases serves as the foundation for the connected consum ...read more

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

AARP, CVS Health, Healthways, Johnson & Johnson, MDLIVE, Philips, and Samsung to participate at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates announces session topics and advisory board participants for fourth-annual conference in San Diego

International research firm Parks Associates announced today that the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will be held August 29-31, 2017, at the Omni Hotel San Diego, with executives from AARP, CVS Health, Healthways, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, MDLIVE, Omron Healthcare, Philips, and Samsung participating on this year ...read more

Friday, March 03, 2017

Parks Associates releases new whitepaper highlighting developments in the smart home and IoT industries following CES®

IoT research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ on May 23-25, focusing on growth opportunities in the connected home, with keynotes from Intel, Vivint, Comcast, and Cox Communications

Parks Associates today announced the new whitepaper “2017 CES® Coverage,” which analyzes major themes and announcements from CES® 2017 in the markets for entertainment, smart home and security, connected health and wellness, wearables, and connected car.

“2017 CES® Coverage” is availa ...read more

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Nearly 20% of smartphone users use a mobile payment app at retail locations

New mobile research shows PayPal is overwhelmingly the most used payment app, followed by Starbucks

New mobile research from Parks Associates shows that nearly 20% of U.S. smartphone users have used a mobile payment app at a retail location. 360 View: Mobility and the App Economy notes PayPal is overwhelmingly the most used payment app, with 63% of payment app users choosing this payment solution, compared to 38% who use the Starbucks app.

“PayPal had an enormous onlin ...read more

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