"Google" articles

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), a tsunami of new information is coming from connected devices. Insurers, intent on securing the deepest level of insight, will need a way to tap into the source. Traditional insurance practices for data acquisition through third parties may not work; IoT data will be a source of competitive advantage and, therefore, not readily shared. The companies deploying smart home solutions, not the insurer, will have control of the relationship and...
 
Parks Associates hosted its first in-person event of the year. The internationally recognized market research firm’s 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer focuses on the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. “Parks Associates consumer data reveals that consumers want better home energy insights than they currently get from...
Earlier in August, Google announced a $450 million investment in security stalwart ADT. The partnership represents an ecosystem expansion for both players that increases their visibility and value to new existing customers by creating the next generation of smart home security offerings. Then, a few months later, Google unsurprisingly discontinued its three-year-old Google Nest Secure alarm system, seemingly to make way for its future collaboration with ADT. The partnership will be...
 
by Amanda Kung | Dec. 29, 2020
Tags: Google, security
Towards the end of October, Google announced the discontinuation of its three-year-old Google Nest Secure alarm system. Although Google will no longer sell its DIY home security system, it will continue supporting its current Nest Secure users. This announcement was not a big surprise, given Google’s $450 million investment in security stalwart ADT earlier in August. Google first introduced Nest Secure in 2017 as a modular home security system that was simple to install and use....
 
by Amanda Kung | Nov. 3, 2020
Tags: Google, security
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. The outbreak led to sharp decreases for in-person visits and the delay of elective care procedures, due both to official public safety measures and consumer’s avoidance of exposure. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs.  Parks Associates data reveal that telehealth use...
Yesterday, Google announced that it will invest $450 million in ADT and work with the Florida-headquartered firm’s 20,000 technicians to sell and install the search giant’s Nest family of smart home products. Parks Associates Research Director, Brad Russell, gives us insight on what this means for the industry. What does Google’s investment mean for the home security market? Google’s investment demonstrates clear bullishness for both sides of the home security...
 
by Brad Russell | Aug. 4, 2020
Tags: Google, home safety, security
Recent research conducted by Parks Associates, and captured in the report Cloud Gaming: Demand and Preferences , finds nearly a third of US consumers are interested in cloud gaming and game subscription services. These services, including names such as NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud, and PlayStation Now, have become hot topics in the gaming space for their attempt to replicate the streaming video service model. With a cloud gaming service,...
Tech giants were in full display at CES with expanding ecosystems, new products, and standards initiates to help push the smart home forward. These companies, due to their visibility and brand recognition, are enabling new waves in the smart home market. The following tech giants showcased the following capabilities and announcements at CES: Amazon:  The “Works with Ring” program and Amazon Alexa ecosystems are to integrate as well as the Key by Amazon program. This...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jan. 21, 2020
Tags: Amazon, CES, Facebook, Google

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