Smart Speakers Are Popular, But Not For Controlling Connected Home Devices, IHS Market Consumer Survey Finds

The predominant uses of smart speakers revolve around asking questions, checking the weather, listening to news and playing music – not for controlling connected home devices, according to a new survey of consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and Brazil, conducted by IHS Markit.

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Half of U.S. Broadband Households Use Internet-Connected TVs to View Online Video: Parks Associates

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. broadband households now have at least two OTT video service subscriptions, according to new research from Parks Associates. The research firm notes that consumers have reached a new stage in connected entertainment where OTT is a standard source of video and viewers are more willing to experiment with multiple OTT services.

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Worldwide Pay-TV Market Revenue Will Swell to $295 Billion By 2022: ABI Research

In the face of increasing pressure from over-the-top (OTT) video services, pay TV providers are stepping up their game, according to new research from ABI Research. Despite the competition from OTT video services, the worldwide pay TV market has been growing at a steady pace. ABI forecasts that the global pay TV market -- which includes satellite, cable, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services -- will generate $295 billion in 2022.

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Digital Transformation Will Drive Application Infrastructure, Middleware Spending Over $30 Billion in 2018: Gartner

A significant shift toward digital business models that harness technology trends such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is boosting worldwide spending on application infrastructure and middleware (AIM). Gartner Inc. numbers show that AIM market revenue reached $28.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.1 percent from 2016.

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J.D. Power's Andrew Heath Describes the State of Customer Experience in the Water Utility Industry; There is Plenty of Room for Improvement

The water utility industry has an opportunity to engage more effectively with their customers by using digital channels of communication that enable self-service and establish more intimate relationships with rate-payers, says Andrew Heath, senior director for the utility practice at J.D. Power, in a podcast interview for journalists.

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Digital Rights Management Market to Reach $9086.8 Million By 2026: Transparency Market Research

The global digital rights management (DRM) market is expected to reach a value of $9,086.8 million by 2026, due to significant rise in usage of digital rights management modules, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research.

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