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Monday, February 20, 2017

Parks Associates hosts eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 20-22

Conference features industry insights from IoT leaders, commissioners, and regulators

Parks Associates hosts the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer this week, February 20-22, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, starting today with the research workshop “Utilities and Consumer Engagement Strategies.”

Over 300 industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies will participate in panel discus ...read more

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Centrica, DTE Energy, Illinois Commerce Commission, Powerley, Toyota, and EPA to address demand response, distributed generation, and utility business models at Parks Associates’ Smart Energy Summit

Over 300 executives to attend the eighth-annual event, February 20-22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas

Parks Associates announced today that Centrica Connected Home, DTE Energy, Illinois Commerce Commission, Powerley, Toyota Motor North America, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will deliver keynotes and special sessions at the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 20-22 in Austin, Texas. The conference focuses on strategies ...read more

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

29% of consumers get most of their news from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter

New research analyzes trends in digital media consumption habits

New consumer research from Parks Associates reveals 29% of U.S. broadband households get most of their news from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. According to 360 View: Digital Media & Connected Consumers, despite the emergence of online sources for news, the majority of broadband consumers feel that television is more authentic than online video.

“Among all U.S. broadband households, 52% ...read more

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Google, Vivint Smart Home, Carrier, and more address convergence of voice control solutions with energy management and whole-home solutions at Smart Energy Summit

Forty-nine percent of U.S. broadband households want ability to monitor and adjust their home thermostat remotely

Parks Associates announced new smart energy research today showing that 49% of U.S. broadband households want the ability to monitor and adjust their thermostat remotely. 360 View: Energy Management, Smart Home, & Utility Programs notes 33% of U.S. broadband households find this feature very appealing. Parks Associates and industry experts, including Carrier, Con ...read more

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Amazon Prime Music sees 50% increase in subscribers from 2015 to 2016

IoT research firm announces new research on streaming music and audio services

Parks Associates announced today that the majority of paid streaming music services experienced an increase in their number of subscribers in 2016, with Amazon Prime Music leading the market with 15% of U.S. broadband households. 360 View: Digital Media & Connected Consumers notes Amazon Prime Music experienced a 50% increase in subscription during the one-year period. In addition to Prime Music, ...read more

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

8% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle in next 12 months

Smart Energy Summit, February 20-22 in Austin, features keynote from Toyota

Parks Associates today announced new smart energy research showing 8% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle in the next 12 months, up from 5% at the end of 2015. 360 View: Energy Management, Smart Home, and Utility Programs notes purchase intention for plug-in electric vehicles was only 3% at the end of 2014 and has steadily climbed each of the last two years.

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Monday, February 06, 2017

45% of U.S. broadband households are very concerned about unauthorized access regarding smart home devices

Complimentary webcast examines trends for support strategies and IoT technologies revealed at CES® 2017

An upcoming webcast on February 9 from Parks Associates will review top IoT trends and technologies revealed at CES® 2017, the support strategies emerging around these innovations, and tools to protect consumer privacy while leveraging data for proactive support. The IoT research firm recently announced new data at CES showing that 26% of U.S. broadband households now o ...read more

Thursday, February 02, 2017

7% of U.S. broadband households own smart light bulbs

Firm announces speakers for eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit, February 20-22 in Austin

New IoT research from Parks Associates shows that 7% of U.S. broadband households own smart light bulbs. The firm notes that while smart thermostats are the most popular single energy-based smart home device (11%), smart light bulbs encourage more multiple purchases. Owners of these devices have an average number of 2.4, compared to approximately one device per smart thermostat household. ...read more

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