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Friday, October 23, 2009

Playing high-def video made easy

A recent news release from WD noted how much digital content people have amassed and said that most do not have the proper knowledge or hardware to view the content on a TV. The average consumer had 123 gigabytes of videos, photos and music in 2009, which will grow to 1.3 terabytes by 2013, according to research firm Parks Associates.

From the article, "Playing high-def video made easy" by Gregg Ellman

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Welcome to Hulu vision: A new Web site enables TV fans to watch their favorite shows past and present on one 'network

"Americans watch lots of video on their computers. More than 12 million people paid for this kind of content last year, according to a study by Parks Associates, a research and analyst firm that studies how people use the Internet."

"The result, says Kurt Scherf, a principal analyst with Parks Associates, is that Hulu has the kind of setup that allows users to stumble upon shows that they might not have discovered otherwise."

From the article, "Welcome to Hulu vision: A new ...read more

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Company aims to improve safety in online games

The effort comes as millions worldwide play such games every day. According to a recent study by Parks Associates of Dallas, revenue from online games is expected to grow from about $1.1 billion last year to $4.4 billion by 2010.

From the article "Company aims to improve safety in online games," by Matt Slagle.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Verizon to lay out fiber plans for Keller

For more than a decade, telecommunications companies have spent billions of dollars installing the fiber-optic lines that pave the so-called information superhighway.

Kurt Scherf, a vice president at Parks Associates, a Dallas technology consultant, said it's hard to underestimate the impact of fiber optic's ability to transmit video. "The video angle is the one that the telcoms know they have to get into to compete," he said. "If you've got enough bandwidth, that opens up Int ...read more

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Come Together

Here's the concept: Many people today have gobs of digital photos, digital music, even digital movies stored on their home computers. That's nice, but users are tied to computers to get at their goodies. Surely they'd rather lounge on their sofas and listen to MP3s on their stereos instead of through pairs of tiny computer speakers.

Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Parks Associates, a Dallas technology consultant, said that for now it is mainly music that will attrac ...read more

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Internet phone connections grow more popular

This was it. Cheryl Moseng looked at her telephone bill and felt enough was enough. She decided the time had come to sever the cord with her service provider …She chucked the bill and service provider MCI and found a cheaper alternative. Moseng tapped a small California company that provides Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

Last year, there were 110,000 VoIP subscribers in the United States, according to Parks Associates, a research firm in Dallas. Parks predicts that th ...read more

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Come Together

Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Parks Associates, a Dallas technology consultant, said that for now it is mainly music that will attract consumers to media-convergence products.

"We see this more for consumers who view the PC as an entertainment platform" -- witness the popularity of downloaded music -- and who want to extend its use, he said.

Computer makers such as Hewlett-Packard, Gateway and Dell are promoting their "media centers," PCs that have some of thes ...read more

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