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According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...
Industry report highlights the opportunities in healthcare, smart home, and connected cars for LPWAN A new research report from Parks Associates finds the combination of low power, wide range, and other interesting features makes LPWAN (low-power wide-area networks) an ideal solution for consumer IoT applications. Opportunities for LPWAN in the Consumer IoT   analyzes leading LPWAN technologies and their consumer use cases for healthcare wearables, smart home, asset/pet...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jun. 20, 2019
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Starting with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone in 2011, consumers have increasingly embraced voice-controlled consumer apps and smart devices. With four out of ten US broadband households using some form of smart speaker, it is no surprise that consumers express a growing interest in using voice commands to control their connected in-home entertainment devices. Parks Associates research has found that over half of US broadband households find voice control of connected...
 
by Craig Leslie | Jun. 19, 2019
Tags: smart TV, voice control
22% of consumers indicate unfamiliarity as a reason for not using telehealth services  Parks Associates today announced the speaker lineup for the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness , August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California . The firm’s digital healthresearch  finds that only 15% of US broadband households have used remote services to consult with a doctor or health provider, even though availability of...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 19, 2019
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Industry report reviews strategies of major smart home platforms in consumer electronics and security industries   A new Parks Associates research report notes adoption of connected point solutions and the advent of smart speakers will drive demand for platforms to coordinate and centralize control of smart home products and capabilities in US households. Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners reviews the strategies of major smart home platforms...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Jun. 18, 2019
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Subscription-based business models cross a number of different industries with companies offering a product or service for a recurring fee. While these models offer a strong value proposition in hopes of an improved customer experience, the plethora of subscription-based offerings in the market offer the potential for subscription fatigue. However, Parks Associates research suggests consumers are not only willing to pay for a subscription—they are willing to pay for multiple services,...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 17, 2019
Tags: security, smart home
Consumer research provides insights on connected lifestyles and energy management in the UK   Research from Parks Associates finds 25% of UK broadband households rate access to real-time energy use information as the most valuable energy management tool. According to IoT in the UK: Energy and the Smart Home , UK consumers show strong interest in real-time alerts and notifications for high energy consumption. Providers and manufacturers can tap into this opportunity with...
 
by Denise Ernst | Jun. 17, 2019
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On June 3 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced the end of one of its flagship programs. iTunes, the media management and marketplace that was once synonymous with online music for a generation, will end its 18 year run as the primary tool for Apple customers when the new MacOS launches. While the nostalgia of uploading Green Day and *NSYNC CDs to a computer (and subsequently to an iPod) probably makes many millennials long for the romantic simplicity of...
 
by Billy Nayden | Jun. 12, 2019
Tags: digital music, millennials

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