Blog articles from 04/2010

Parks Associates is a media sponsor of ATA 2010 to be held from May 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, will moderate a "MarketWatch" concurrent session on Tuesday, May 18, 1-2pm, with presentations on current and future market trends in the telemedicine/telehealth industry, followed by Q&A with the audience. If you use telecommunications solutions for healthcare, the ATA Annual Meeting is the...
 
by Harry Wang | Apr. 16, 2010
Tags: industry event
CNN is reporting about Samsung issuing warnings regarding 3D TV viewing: Pregnant women, drunk people and "those who are sleep deprived" should not watch 3-D television because of potential health issues, electronics manufacturer Samsung says on its Web site. The company also says people at risk for stroke or epileptic seizures should consult a medical professional before watching TV in three dimensions. Samsung and Panasonic began selling the first 3-D TVs...
 
by | Apr. 15, 2010
Tags: retail

At the NAB show this week, Accenture announced its Over-the-Top TV solution. Key features of the Accenture solution include: * Broadcast TV with Video on Demand and interactive application, which enables viewers to see any movie or TV series episode they may have missed. The interactive application enables operators to gather real-time audience data. * Personal TV experience, which enables individual household viewers to create a personal profile, customize TV needs, create...
 
by | Apr. 14, 2010
Tags: Google, OTT
Microsoft this week announced their KIN social networking devices (phones) designed for a younger set whose primary interest, in addition to an occasional phone call, is social networking. The timing of the announcement interestingly coincides with news that the sagging Palm phone maker is up for sale, having missed several windows of opportunity to capture growing consumer interest in smartphones. Microsoft, expert marketers that they are, have left no question as to who is the target...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Apr. 13, 2010
Tags: millennials, mobile, smartphones

In a recent study, the internet surpassed TV as the “most essential” medium. By 2013, 55% of all TV models shipped by manufacturers will have a built-in web connection, says Steve Koenig, director of the Consumer Electronics Association. The internet-connected TVs will not require separate boxes, software or setup. Only 18% of TVs shipped from manufacturers have built-in web connections today. Partnerships have been developed...Google is in a partnership with Sony and...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 13, 2010
Tags: Google, smart TV
New research from Parks Associates, host of the upcoming executive summit CONNECTIONS™ Europe , indicates that the number of smartphones shipped in 2009 topped 180 million units worldwide, with Nokia, Research in Motion, and Apple sharing 60% of the market. Annual sales will reach almost 400 million by 2014, and as the number of users approaches one billion, consumer demand will grow for mobile broadband services that can share content, particularly high-quality video, across connected...

Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst from Parks Associates is moderating the NAB Show's Broader-casting track "Digital Shopping: Video Transforms eCommerce & the Retail Experience" on Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Las Vegas. “All digital, everywhere, all the time” enables new networks to thrive and supports new outlets for syndication or licensing. Programming can be tied to video shopping, taking place on multiple devices within and outside of the...
 
Parks Associates announced Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Group, will deliver the morning keynote, “TV Technology in the New Age of Consumer Buying,” at CONNECTIONS™ on June 9, 2010. CONNECTIONS™ : The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, in its 14th year, will take place June 8-10, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier event for research and analysis of connected home technologies and digital living solutions, with...
 


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