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Thursday, August 04, 2016

The New Face Of Digital Piracy: Part One

Consider: the Motion Picture Association of America estimated global losses to the movie industry at $18.2 billion — and that was in 2005. CreativeFuture, citing a 2013 study by NetNames, states that illegal streaming makes up nearly a quarter (24%) of global Internet traffic. A new category of theft, OTT video credential sharing, cost the industry $500 million in 2015, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "The New Face Of Digital Piracy: Part One" by Michal Brenn ...read more

Monday, December 14, 2015

Retailers are using technology to make the shopping experience more convenient and personalized.

Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Dallas-based Parks Associates, agreed that some retailers are wary of spending big bucks at this stage because they are uncertain if the return on investment (ROI) will be worth it.

“It is a chicken and egg scenario where retailers want to see the results before committing more budget - but results won't be meaningful if only doing it in small scale so the learning curve will be steep,” Wang said. “We are not over ...read more

Monday, October 19, 2015

Global government spending on Internet of Everything skyrockets

Tom Kerber, an analyst at Dallas-based Parks Associates, believes many governments struggle with getting funding for IoT initiatives and must prove how they can help lower costs or improve revenue.

“The approval process in the public sector can be a challenge,” Kerber says. “Many different verticals within the public sector such as water and electricity can benefit from a combined infrastructure but are used to working independently. The very bureaucratic process has to be a ...read more

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