In The News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Getting smarter about temperature control

The number of connected households that have smart thermostats more than doubled in the past two years, according to market research firm Parks Associates. With 36 percent of broadband-using households interested in a system that manages and monitors their home energy use, Parks Associates predict that half of all American homes will be smart homes by 2020.

Energy consumption starts with the overall heating and cooling equipment; thermostat watts are just a small portion of ...read more

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why Amazon is spending so much to rival Netflix

“Content is a difficult enough business to turn a profit, but Amazon’s key advantage is that its business is so incredibly diverse. From Amazon Studios to Amazon Web Services to its retail operations, any division can make a profit that raises all of the other divisions. For Amazon, the tide indeed does raise all ships,” said Glenn Hower, a senior research analyst with Parks Associates.

From the article "Why Amazon is spending so much to rival Netflix" by Elizabeth Weise.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Top 10 IoT trends for 2017

A new study released by Parks Associates this year revealed wearables and smart watches are expanding as healthcare tools are integrated more with other IoT applications.

According to the report, while the market for smart watches, and for wearables overall is in the early stages, there are significant growth opportunities for both manufacturers and app developers.

Parks Associates research shows that consumers primarily use smart watches for health and wellness tracking ...read more

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Level 3: OTT providers rank quality, multi-CDN and segmented content as top priorities

Level 3 is finding that as its OTT video providers have matured beyond the development stage, the next steps will be focused on providing richer content and ensuring a favorable user experience.

Given the array of choices and pricing package that users have for online video, consumers are not shy about trying out various services.

A recent Parks Associates study revealed that 20% of U.S. broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 mon ...read more

Monday, April 24, 2017

O'Reilly returns with a smaller soapbox, vowing 'the truth will come out'

Even if he is ultimately successful, O’Reilly probably will find that his podcast audience will be a fraction of the size of the crowd that faithfully tuned into “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, which this year had been averaging about 4 million viewers an episode, according to Nielsen.

“As we saw with the failure of the Sarah Palin Channel, personality alone will not drive adoption,” said Glenn Hower, senior research analyst of the Dallas media consulting firm Parks Assoc ...read more

Monday, April 24, 2017

What Would You be Willing to Give Up for a Month to Eliminate All Paper Mail?

Given the novelty and still-early market penetration of voice assistants, the fact that 12.1 percent said they were likely and 3.6 percent checked “very likely” is a surprisingly positive response that correlates closely with another recent study by Parks. A recent Parks Associates report stated that 12 percent of homes with broadband service had smart speakers with voice assistants in the last quarter of 2016.

From the article "What Would You be Willing to Give Up for a Mon ...read more

Monday, April 24, 2017

What percentage of people pay after free Netflix trial ends?

Almost one out of three people who use a free trial to try out a streaming video service end up subscribing, researcher Parks Associates said Monday. That "sizeable portion" of trial users dwarfs the amount of people who abuse free try-outs, Parks senior analyst Glenn Hower said.

From the article "What percentage of people pay after free Netflix trial ends?"

Monday, April 24, 2017

On a Netflix free trial? A third of you will likely pay up

Almost one out of three people who use a free trial to try out a streaming video service end up subscribing, researcher Parks Associates said Monday.

That "sizeable portion" of trial users dwarfs the amount of people who abuse free try-outs, Parks senior analyst Glenn Hower said.

"There is a potential for free trial abuse, but only roughly 1 percent of consumers are 'serial trialers,'" he said. "Most consumers use trials for their intended purpose of trying out a service ...read more

Page(s):   of   716 Next
© 1998-2017 Parks Associates. All Rights Reserved.