Monday, April 16, 2018

Nearly 50 Percent Of U.S. Broadband Households Used A Voice-Activated Digital Assistant in 2017

“Innovations such as voice have resonated with consumers, quickly creating new opportunities for companies to leverage voice as a user interface within the consumer IoT,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates, in statement. “However, this expansion in voice assistants has also created a fragmented experience — consumers may interact with one assistant on their phone, a different one in their kitchen, and a third in their car. The smart home and IoT markets are working now more

Friday, December 22, 2017

10 Things To Know About Online-To-Offline Marketing From 2017

A majority of consumers already perform ‘connected activities’ while driving, like making voice calls through a built-in interface, according to research from Parks Associates.

From the article "10 Things To Know About Online-To-Offline Marketing From 2017" by Lauryn Chamberlain.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Millennials Lead Smart Home Holiday Season Shopping

Millennials will represent the largest group of shoppers when it comes to Smart Home and consumer electronics purchases this holiday season, with 46 percent of younger consumers indicating “high intentions” to buy at least one device and 36 percent planning to give one as a gift, according to a survey by Parks Associates.

The Parks Associates report amplifies a study of expected activity by Millennials as Black Friday, the recognized kick off to the holiday season, approache more

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What’s Driving The Growth Of Connected Health Devices?

More than 40 percent of U.S. broadband households now own a Connected Health product, up from 37 percent in 2016 and 33 percent in 2015, notes tech research consultancy Parks Associates.

That report buttresses other industry forecasts looking ahead to tech developments in the intersection of connected devices and artificial intelligence. For example, eMarketer has forecast the value of the “Internet of Health Things” will hit $163 billion by 2020, with a Compound Annual more

Friday, June 30, 2017

Alexa Poised To Play A Bigger Role This Amazon Prime Day

In a press release, Amazon singles out “voice shopping” more “Alexa-exclusive deals” for members with an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, compatible Fire TV or Fire tablet.

“Amazon is exclusively targeting its consumers who have an Alexa-enabled device, offering early-bird access to their Prime Day deals,” notes Dina Abdelrazik, Analyst, Parks Associates. “This will mark the second year that Amazon pushes ‘voice shopping’ with Alexa-exclusive deals.”

From th more

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Apple Preps Amazon Echo Rival – Is This The Connected Intelligence Moment?

At the moment, hospitality, retail, and even QSR brands are examining the role that voice-activated assistants could play in complementing service and sales staffs at their respective hotels and stores.

But those categories are also likely to be influenced by the use of voice-activation in entertainment, automotive, and consumer electronics to improve and differentiate their product offerings, notes Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, at Parks Associates.

“In the auto ind more

Monday, April 03, 2017

Consumers’ Adoption Of Voice Assistants Doubled In Q1 – Here’s Why

The use of artificial intelligence-based voice assistants is growing rapidly, thanks the consumer interest in “smart home” devices offered by Amazon, Google, Samsung, Apple, and others.

That in turn has fueled the rise of voice search and changed the way consumers connect with local businesses and services.

About 12 percent of consumers surveyed by tech consultancy Parks Associates say that they used smart speakers with voice assistants during Q1 — more than double what more

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