Blog articles from 04/2011

In the U.S., 52% of broadband consumers are interested in premium technical support services from their broadband provider; 43% are interested in home monitoring and security services. Many of the world's largest ISPs, including Bell Canada, British Telecom, Ziggo, Korea Telecom, and Telstra, have launched premium technical support, ranging from antivirus protection to in-home networking services. Verizon is conducting trials of a home automation and control service unveiled...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 19, 2011
Tags: Asia, Europe
Verbatim and Scosche are introducing special USB drives that are shorter and are ones that you can leave in the radio without worrying about inviting damage. Most USB drives protrude 1 to 2 inches from the car radio, laptop, or netbook, once plugged in. Verbatim solves the in-car problem with its Store ‘n’ Go USB Car Audio drive, which holds 8GB and protrudes only 5mm. This USB drive comes to U.S. shores next month, after debuting in Europe last month. There is no word yet...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 18, 2011
Tags: Europe

My past few days have been spent navigating the taxi lines and show floors at the NAB 2011 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. While last year’s event seemed to be all about 3D TV, this year appeared to be all about multiscreen delivery (at least in the South hall where I spent most of my time). Many of the exhibitors displayed their solutions for getting video content, live and on-demand, to TVs, PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and anything else that had a screen, browser, and an IP...
 
by Brett Sappington | Apr. 15, 2011
Tags: industry event
On Tuesday, Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 to better protect consumers’ personal information while ensuring companies can continue to innovate based on the wealth of data they collect from consumers. While largely praised by tech companies for not being overly restrictive, the bill has received criticism from consumer groups for being entirely too weak. The bill does not include a universal “opt-out” option,...
 
by Jennifer Kent | Apr. 14, 2011
Tags: apps

TargetSpot, the largest digital audio advertising network, today releases the industry’s first in-depth Internet Radio advertising research, “Digital Audio Usage Trends: A Highly Engaged Listenership” and “Internet Radio Advertising Impact.” Conducted by Parks Associates , the reports unveil the behavioral trends of an emerging “Super Demographic,” and cement the value of digital audio advertising both as a direct and a complementary marketing channel. The...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 14, 2011
Tags: retail
In recent weeks, rumors and viewpoints are flying high regarding Apple’s iPhone 5 plan. Many view the delay of iPhone 5 a setback for Apple for the reason that the delay will give Android phones more time to grab market shares. There are also a lot of speculations about why Apple will push iPhone 5 from early summer release—as it always does for iPhone—to later in the year. Japan earthquake’s impact on supply chain is one reason, or others argue that Apple is making major design...
 
by Harry Wang | Apr. 13, 2011
Tags: smartphones

The 7th LTE World Summit , the world’s meeting place for LTE, is taking place on 17-18 May 2011 in Amsterdam , and is bigger and better than ever before, presenting you with a unique opportunity to learn from 100+ Operator Case Studies at THE LTE event of the year! LTE World Summit looks set to be a sell out! With an incredible conference agenda, 150+ expert speakers, 100+ Operator Case Studies , 100+ countries represented, 120+ exhibitors, a FREE to attend exhibition, a...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 13, 2011
Tags: industry event
Pietro Macchiarella, Gaming Research Analyst, Parks Associates will present key findings from a recently completed global study on social gaming at the Game Investment Conference (GIC) on Wednesday, April 13, in Austin, Texas. This "Social Games" session will provide a detailed overview of the social gaming space, including market drivers and inhibitors, a competitive analysis, and an investigation of current monetization and payment methods. Consumer behavior and trends,...


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