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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Parks Points

Starting in 2020, Parks Associates will consolidate all previous Research Newsletters into one title. The firm's monthly newsletter Parks Points will include all aspects of the firm's research, including smart home, IoT devices, security, energy, health, and consumer data.

Monday, September 30, 2019

33% of seniors are likely to purchase an independent living system

Eighty-seven percent of consumers aged 65 or older consider living independently in their homes very important, and 85% consider being financially independent very important. Living independently in one's own home is highly desired by nearly all seniors and often is the only financially feasible options for many. The aging demographics of the US population is enlarging the senior market, which opens opportunities for companies who offer assistive services like monitoring solutions and more

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5G Has Arrived, But Widespread Adoption Remains Years Away

After years of waiting and planning, the era of 5G has arrived. Within the past 12 months, all four of the major US mobile service providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon) have introduced services. European operators introduced services in countries including Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK and South Korea rolled out 5G services in April. Throughout the globe, carriers have announced plans to have 5G networks operational by the end of 2019 or early 2020.

5G has long been more

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Amazon Discontinues the Dash Button

Amazon recently announced plans to disconnect Dash buttons from the internet. Initially launched in 2015, Dash buttons are small buttons associated with specific products. They allow Amazon Prime members holders to reorder more of the associated product by simply pressing the button when supplies are running low. Products commonly associated with Dash buttons include laundry detergent, paper towels, and coffee.

The Dash button became obsolete with the emergence of suitable alternatives. more

Monday, September 09, 2019

Senior Tech Channels: Looking Beyond Retail

Parks Associates research shows that 17% of heads of US broadband households are people age 65 or older, and 20% are a current or future caregiver. However, seniors and their caregivers are not typical demographics of focus for consumer technology companies, and healthcare ecosystem players are having to learn how to engage older patients and their caregivers outside the context of medical and long-term care facilities.

Almost 90% of seniors identify living in their own home for as long more

Thursday, September 05, 2019

CUJO, SnapAV, Deutsche Telekom, and Orange to keynote 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference

Research firm addresses business models, consumer engagement strategies, and value-added services for smart home and security solutions

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary keynote lineup for the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, November 19-20 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, featuring executives from CUJO AI, SnapAV, Deutsche Telekom, and Orange. The conference addresses new business models, consumer engagement strategies, more

Monday, September 02, 2019

Looking Ahead to 2020: Smart Home and Security Trends in Europe and the US

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. CT (2:00 P.M. ET)

Download this presentation, with a link to Webcast video, to get a sneak preview of core smart home topics for 2020. During this one-hour webcast, Parks Associates analysts share insights on major trends impacting the consumer technology markets, including smart home, home security, connected health, and energy management.

The research firm highlights recent consumer findings from surveys in the US, Canada, and the UK, and more

Monday, August 19, 2019

More Than Two-thirds of Broadband Households Now Subscribe to an Online Video Service

Two-thirds of Broadband Households Now Subscribe to an Online Video Service 
Growth of OTT adoption was experienced throughout 2018 with a seasonal spike in the second half of the year. Penetration of almost three-quarters of broadband households suggests the market is nearing a level of saturation. Further growth will come from expanding services within a household. Major players like Disney entering the market could spur additional penetration growth but a bulk of its more

Friday, August 09, 2019

Top Caregiver Pain Points - Insights from Better Living Technologies

Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, Mike Maniscalco, CEO, Better Living Technologies gave his insights on top caregiver pain points with the firm's analyst team.

Mike will participate on the workshop panel Lessons Learned: Successful Strategies for Engaging Consumers on Tuesday, August 27, at 3:15 PM. Panelists who will join him on this session include:

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Tech Companies and Third Parties Address Data Privacy

This week it was revealed that Apple uses contractors to review Siri recordings, which exposes the recordings of Apple customers’ personal lives including recordings of doctor visits and other personal situations. In April, an investigation by Bloomberg highlighted that one way in which Amazon improves the Alexa solution is to have humans review customers’ requests. In July, a study from a Belgian public broadcaster revealed that recordings from Google Assistant were being transcribed by more

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