Friday, July 10, 2015

Google Releases Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast

Google's Chromecast allows users to stream audio and video content from their laptop, smartphone and other mobile device directly to a TV via WiFi. Earlier this year, the company announced that Chromecast would soon allow users to play Android and iOS games on their big screen TVs without the need for them to mirror content from their game consoles or mobile devices first.

The company claims to have sold millions of the $35 to $40 devices to users around the world since it w ...read more

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Google Chromecast Will Enable Mobile Devices to Stream Games to TVs

The new support for gaming apps could boost Chromecast's popularity even further. Released in July 2013, Google's $35 to $40 Chromecast is currently only second behind Roku in terms of market share in the streaming media segment.

Market numbers released by Parks Associates in December showed Roku holding a 29 percent share of streaming media sales, followed by Google Chromecast with 20 percent.

In the less than two years that the device has been in the market, Chromecast ...read more

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Google Cast Streams Audio From Mobile Devices, PCs to Speakers

With Google Cast, Google is clearly hoping to replicate the success it has enjoyed so far with Chromecast. Google released the $35 media streaming stick in July 2013 as a cheaper alternative to media streaming technologies from Roku, Apple TV, NetGear and others. In the 18 months since then, Chromecast has overtaken Apple TV in streaming media market share and is presently only behind market leader Roku, according to recent data from Parks Associates.

In the first three quar ...read more

Monday, October 28, 2013

Connected Cars Show Great Promise, but Safety, Security Worries Persist

Still other benefits are that the cars could encourage more ridesharing (and thus decrease pollution), and create new opportunities for people with limited mobility.

Currently, 10 percent of vehicles include built-in connectivity. Parks Associates has forecast that by 2017, 47 percent of new vehicles will include embedded cellular modules by 2017.

From the article, "Connected Cars Show Great Promise, but Safety, Security Worries Persist" by Michelle Maisto. 

Friday, August 09, 2013

Health Care IT Chief's Departure Leaves Gap in EHR Leadership

A successor will need to have the influence to accelerate EHR timelines, according to Jennifer Kent, a senior analyst at Parks Associates.

"Technology providers and investors in the connected health space will be looking for Mostashari's position to be filled quickly with someone who can similarly push this market forward," Kent told eWEEK in an email. "The ONC will want to provide the market, and especially health care providers, with a confirmation that EHR requirements an ...read more

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Verizon Launches Mobile Telehealth Clinics in Miami

Telehealth is a becoming more of an accepted alternative to in-person office visits. About 17 million U.S. broadband households, or 1 in 5, say they would participate in a live chat with health experts, according to a July 23 report by research firm Parks Associates. In addition, 74 percent of consumers are willing to participate in telehealth sessions, revealed a March 4 Cisco survey carried out by research firm InsightExpress.

From the article, "Verizon Launches Mobile Te ...read more

Friday, March 22, 2013

FDA Clarifies Plans for Mobile Health App Regulation

Wellness, fitness and medical resource apps will also not be regulated, noted Jennifer Kent, a research analyst at Parks Associates.

"Medical apps with low-risk to consumers, such as an e-book of medical information, will not be worth the FDA's time," Kent told eWEEK in an email. "Peripherals and apps that turn a mobile device into a medical device in some way—a common example is using an iPhone as a wireless glucometer—will be regulated," said Kent.

When guidelines are ...read more

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tech-Support Market for SMBs to Reach $25 Billion in 2016

Network complexity, growth of cloud services and bring your own device (BYOD) trends will help drive the U.S. market for SMB tech support to a 14.4 percent compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2016, reaching nearly $25 billion by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Parks Associates.

Major corporations like Comcast, which recently rolled out its tech-support product Signature Support, which is targeted at small businesses, and IBM, which expanded ...read more

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