Comcast Strategy: We Intend to Own the Home

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Comcast has set its sights on “owning the home,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable, at a financial conference today. Strauss cited an example of how that Comcast strategy might be implemented: People using Comcast’s home control offering, dubbed...Learn More

Smart Home Owner Survey: Half the On-Line Population Has at Least One Device

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Smart home and digital consumer electronics developers are hard at work developing a new generation of smart devices, appliances, and equipment that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to take the concept of personalization and digitally automated work and lifestyles to new heights, ReportLinker highlights in...Learn More

Parks Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Voice Control

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Voice control technology continues to gain traction among users of consumer electronics devices worldwide. New research from Parks Associates found strong interest in smart home voice control. According to the new market data, 55 percent of U.S. broadband households want to use their voice to...Learn More

Huawei GigaHome Smart Home Networking Solution Launched

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Network operators are going to need a lot more bandwidth, and make more efficient use of it, if next-generation networking visions of smart homes, businesses, communities, and cities are to be realized. Eager to do their part, broadband access vendors are racing to introduce next-gen...Learn More

Report: AT&T Third in Smart Home Market Share

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AT&T has about 308,000 smart home subscribers, according to new smart home market share research from Strategy Analytics. That puts the carrier in third place among U.S. smart home service providers, behind two companies with roots in the home security business –Vivint and ADT. Combined,...Learn More

Comcast Wi-Fi Gateway Now Supports Bedtime Mode, Voice Control, User Metrics

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Comcast today announced a range of sophisticated capabilities for the Comcast Wi-Fi gateway, including voice control, user metrics and the ability to create rules and schedules, such as a bedtime mode that prevents Wi-Fi use during certain hours. End user data such as information about...Learn More

Digital Media Player Survey: 58% Watch Regular TV As Well

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A shift in factors motivating viewers to buy digital media players is under way, according to a new digital media player survey from GfK. Rather than considering them as the means to ¨cut the cord¨ on traditional cable, DBS and telco pay-TV services, viewers are...Learn More

Google Pixel Smartphone, Google Home, Google WiFi Avoid “Me Too”-ism

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Google has avoided a “me too” approach with a range of new products announced yesterday – including the Google Pixel smartphone, a voice assistant for home control known as Google Home, a WiFi system that will carry the Google WiFi name and a Daydream View...Learn More

Rentals and Smart Home Survey Finds Competitive Edge

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Travelers are more willing to make a reservation for short-term rental housing if the housing has smart home features, according to a rentals and smart home survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence for  smart home products provider August Home, Inc. Eighty percent of vacation guests and...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

Smart Thermostat Forecast Calls for Revenues of $4.4 Billion in 2025

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The market for connected thermostat communications and associated software and services will grow from $1.1 billion in 2016 to $4.4 billion in 2025, according to a smart thermostat forecast from Navigant Research. Smart thermostats will come to account for half of annual thermostat shipments worldwide...Learn More

Comcast Home Control Will Be Router-Centric with Curated Devices

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Comcast has seen a sharp increase in consumer interest in home control over the last six to 10 months and expects the market to double over the next 12 months, said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast’s Xfinity Home unit yesterday....Learn More

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