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Friday, April 01, 2016

Sprint (S) Offers Access to Amazon Prime for $10.99 a Month

Interestingly, a recent report by Parks Associates has revealed that 68% of smartphone users stream music on a daily basis, while 71% watch short video clips. Meanwhile, roughly 40% of smartphone users stream lengthy video clips like TV shows and movies.

Clearly, with the increasing adoption of larger screened smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets, American consumers are spending more time on mobile platforms for entertainment. 

From the article "Sprint (S) Offers Access t ...read more

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Apple Inc. Losing Ground to Samsung in This Important Market

At the same time, a new research report from market intelligence firm Parks Associates shows that in 2015, Samsung actually began to close the gap with Apple in terms of installed base share in the United States. Indeed, per the report, 31% of smartphone users now have Samsung devices, just 9 percentage points behind Apple at 40%.

From the article "Apple Inc. Losing Ground to Samsung in This Important Market" by Ashraf Eassa.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Here's What Google Inc. Is Likely to Announce on Tuesday

It's been more than two years since Google unveiled its low-cost streaming dongle, the Chromecast, in 2013. The device, which retails for just $35, has proven to be quite popular. Last year, according to Parks Associates, it helped the search giant sell the second-most dedicated streaming devices in the U.S. , with 23% market share (behind only Roku).

The Chromecast is relatively simple. It allows users to beam content from apps to their Chromecast-connected monitors and tel ...read more

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Can Google's Android TV Take on an Updated Apple TV?

Perhaps aware of Chromecast's limitations, Google unveiled Google TV's successor, Android TV, at its I/O conference last year. Compared to Google TV, Android TV is far less complex, with a standard interface composed of rectangles and a simplified remote. Android TV connects to the Google Play app store, uses Google's excellent voice search technology, and supports Xbox-style controllers, including one Google created in partnership with ASUS.

Unfortunately for the search gia ...read more

Monday, December 09, 2013

3 Apple-Focused ETFs to Buy This Holiday Season - ETF News And Commentary

Technology giant Apple is leading the recent upsurge in the broad sector. The company is thriving on a slew of good news that promises growth, and the stock has again become an investor favorite.

Most surprisingly, Apple outpaced Dell and has become the top brand for desktops this holiday season for the first time. The company also gained the top position for tablets, laptops, smartphones, home networking routers, MP3 players, and streaming media devices (Apple TV) according ...read more

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Support.com to Present Insights Into Technology Services for Mobile Devices at CONNECTIONS(TM): The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA 2013(TM)

Support.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based technology services and software that create new revenue streams and improve customer experience, will participate in the panel session,Extending the Customer Relationship through Tech Support, at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA 2013™ on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:15am PT (2:15pm ET). Presenting for Support.com is James Morehead, Vice President, Product Management and Corporate Marketing.

The panel ...read more

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

AT&T Extends Its Digital Life Market

Another cable operator, Time Warner Cable is also targeting the home security market with its attractive rate plans. According to Parks Associates, the home security market is expected to grow around 27% in the next three years. So, to pounce on this lucrative opportunity as well as to consolidate market position, most telecom and cable players will launch more innovative technologies at attractive rates.

From the article, "AT&T Extends Its Digital Life Market."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Support.com and Parks Associates to Present

Support.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based technology services and software designed to create new revenue streams and improve customer experience, is teaming with Parks Associates to offer a free webinar, Premium Support for the Home Network, on Thursday, March 7 at 11 am PST; presenters are James Morehead, Support.com Vice President, Product Management and Corporate Marketing and Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates.

Technology support services for ...read more

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