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    76% of Brits want ‘smarter’ homes

    New research from GfK reveals that people’s appetite for managing their homes – including heating, security, entertainment systems and even household appliances – appeals to more than three quarters (76 percent) of people. Appetite for the benefits of the smart home is highest amongst younger age groups, reaching 90 percent of 18-24 year olds and...
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    Talking TV: are Conversational Interfaces the future?

    Guest post by Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Account Director, Rovi Science fiction has long depicted voice recognition and interaction as the ultimate human-machine interface. The reality of speech-driven interfaces, however, has been anything but the natural, virtually human speech capabilities we envisioned. While speech-driven interfaces have been used for decades, practical uses have, until recently,...
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    Apple TV sales slow in crowded OTT field

    Apple TV sales growth has slowed significantly this year, down to a 12 percent annual growth rate at an estimated 1.9 million units sold in Q2 2014 according to Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report, “CE Vendor Quarterly Analysis Apple (AAPL): Q2 2014.” Overall Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple TV market share in...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Saatchi & Saatchi: “Google will create the next president”

    Tom Eslinger,
Worldwide Director of Digital and Social,
Saatchi & Saatchi

    Special IP&TV News feature interview Am I alone in finding the following a little bit… scary? Discussing the future of marketing and advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Director of Digital and Social Tom Eslinger, I ask precisely where he thinks things are heading in his professional domain… “Superpersonalisation based on data,” he shoots back,…

  • Health, wealth & the education: ARRIS plots the future of the TV

    Charles Cheevers,

    Earlier this month ARRIS held its annual Video Leadership Forum at Barcelona’s ‘W’, the colossal sail-shaped hotel that billows above the skateboarders, cyclists, and roller skaters weaving continuously along the promenade below. Inside the hotel, a selection of representatives from telcos, cable customers, ISPs and the press were busy reflecting on the present and the…

  • What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?

    Last week, at this year’s World Wide Developer Conference, Apple announced a number of software updates. Arguably the most significant of these – certainly for connected entertainment and the connected home – was its iOS 8 HomeKit software framework, which should allow a user to control all their smart home connected devices through Apple’s Siri….

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