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Connectivity in the home and the addition of connected devices continues to expand year-over-year. These products provide an increased level of convenience for consumers through home automation and home security applications, energy management and energy efficiency services, and the ability to control and monitor the home remotely. Smart thermostats have been around since the early 2000s; however, the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 brought a greater level of...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | Nov. 11, 2019
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home


Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming services compete based on content. User experience, price, brand and marketing are all important, but consumers pay for services in order to have something to watch. Increasingly, services are relying on exclusive or original content as a key success factor....
 
by Seth Yockey | Nov. 6, 2019
Tags: digital media, OTT

During AT&T’s WarnerMedia Day on October 29, the company announced details of its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Previously, sparse information existed regarding the SVOD, with only an idea of its name, a general launch date, and limited knowledge of its content library. However,...

LG has announced that its new appliances will be equipped with “Proactive Customer Care.” The feature is designed to improve user experience and help customers maximize the lifespan of their products. The feature will first be enabled on the new bottom-freezer refrigerators and front-load...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Nov. 4, 2019
Tags: smart home, tech support

According to Reuters and CNBC, Google (aka Alphabet) has made an offer to acquire Fitbit. This stands to considerably shake up the wearables space. Fitbit is the number one wearables company in the US—Parks Associates consumer surveys find that among the 19% of heads of US broadband...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Oct. 30, 2019
Tags: smart watch, wearable

Home builders are traditionally risk averse when it comes to adding new technologies in their homes. However, home builders can be an effective channel to introduce smart home products and services to a broad range of customers, including those that are not traditionally tech enthusiasts....

After years of waiting and planning, the era of 5G has arrived. Within the past 12 months, all four of the major US mobile service providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon) have introduced services. European operators introduced services in countries including Germany, Italy, Spain...
 
by Craig Leslie | Sep. 18, 2019
Tags: broadband, smartphones

As connected technology continues to evolve and mature, device manufacturers and providers are shifting their focus beyond young, affluent consumers to another rapidly growing segment of the population – seniors. By the year 2030, people over the age of 65 will comprise 20% of the...
 


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