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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Over 60% of U.S. Tablet Owners Use Device Weekly to Listen to Music, Driving Growth in Networked Home Audio Products

Parks Associates reports over 60% of U.S. tablet owners use the device weekly to listen to music, and these consumer habits will drive deployment of home audio products with embedded networking technologies. The research firm's report Networked Audio Products: Market Update says audio product manufacturers will add networking in order to connect their products to popular mobile devices and streaming services such as iTunes and Pandora.

"The continuing popularity of music ser more

Thursday, March 08, 2012

CONNECTIONS™ at TIA Conference Agenda and AT&T Keynote

Parks Associates announced the conference sessions and opening keynote for the CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 Conference, the leading event for service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer. CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network Conference and Exhibition, takes place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of AT&T Digital more

Monday, January 23, 2012

Networked Audio Products: Market Update 4Q 2011

With growing libraries of downloaded music and increasing access to streamed sources, consumers desire ways in which to expand their audio enjoyment at home, said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. Networked audio products are becoming more commonplace as a way to extend music into multiple parts of the home.

From the article "Networked Audio Products: Market Update 4Q 2011"

Friday, January 20, 2012

IP-based Home Monitoring: Energy Management

This report covers the changing landscape of technologies and services, including detailed analysis of the key drivers and market dynamics. Insights from Parks Associates' extensive consumer data are applied to describe the business models for utilities, telcos, security service firms, and retailers and the future opportunities in the energy management market.

Winners in this market will have a clear vision of the future and a detailed understanding of the market in order to more

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Roku Breaks the Smart TV Mold

“Smart TV manufacturers have struggled to find an application platform that sticks with consumers especially since software is not their area of expertise,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates. “The Roku Streaming Stick is a game changer for the Smart TV market. It takes the leading streaming platform and integrates into the TV in a way that no one has been able to do before.”

From the article, "Roku Breaks the Smart TV Mold"

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Parks Associates Addresses New Business Strategies Impacting Connected and Mobile Devices at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

New connected products and technologies, including smart HDTVs, voice controls, Android tablets, and multifunction e-readers, are changing the way consumers access and manage content in the home. International research firm Parks Associates will highlight its latest consumer and industry research in these key markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas on January 10.

Parks Associates forecasts more than 920 million connected devices, including smart more

Thursday, July 14, 2011

European Consumer Research on Connected CE Spending, Cloud Service Preferences at CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates announced the 6th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Cloud Services, CE & Service Provider Strategies will be held November 8-9 at the Mövenpick in Amsterdam.

"The average broadband household in Western Europe spent over €850 on CE products in 2010, and with 30-40% now owning a connected device, the window is open for a variety of new cloud, entertainment, and connectivity solutions," said Brett Sappington, Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates. "Future purchase intentions more

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