• 60% Of U.S. Broadband Homes Have An Internet-Connected TV Device
    Consumers may be connecting various smart devices and appliances in their homes, but it's nothing compared to the number of Internet-connected TV devices. The majority (60%) of broadband homes now have at least one TV connected to the Internet, based on a new study. The devices used to make those TVs connected also is shifting, according to the study by the NPD Group.
  • Consumers Trust Apple, Amazon Over Google, Microsoft For Voice Payments
    Voice assistants are gaining consumer trust for making payments. While most consumers have yet to make a payment by voice, such as through Amazon Alexa or Google Home, many already trust voice assistants to do so, based on a new study. The study by BI Intelligence comprised a survey of 1,100 millennials and business leaders in a U.S. panel who make strategic decision in their organizations.
  • Number Of Smart Home Devices? Let Me Count The Ways
    The number of consumers buying and owning smart devices depends on which devices are considered smart and how the counting is done. For example, if smart televisions are included, the number of smart device owners will be relatively high, since just about any TV sold today is a smart or connected TV. Some studies include smart televisions as part of their count and others don't.
  • 32% Say Smart Home Devices Too Expensive
    Consumers are buying smart home devices but not as many as some would like. Many tech-savvy consumers got in early over the last few years and the number of consumers who have the devices is not insignificant. There are an estimated 39 million smart home devices currently installed in the U.S., according to new BI Intelligence study. By 2022, that number is projected to grow to 73 million.
  • 66% Of Hotel Guests Want VR Tours, 59% Voice Assistants
    An IoT future is coming to hotels in the form of artificial intelligence, voice-activated experiences and virtual reality. Consumers are willing to engage with such technologies if they feel they are in control of their experience, based on a new report. The Hotel 2025 Report by Oracle is based on an audit of 250 restaurant operators, 150 hotel operators and 700 consumers focused on their reactions to the role of technology in the guest experience over the next eight years.
  • IoT, AI Lead All Business Tech Investments - By A Lot
    Big companies are betting that the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence will bring about the biggest changes in their businesses and they're putting up money to back that up. Spending on IoT and AI both today and in three years are the top tech areas where companies are making substantial investments, according to a new study by PwC. The tenth annual Global Digital IQ Survey comprised a questionnaire answered by more than 2,200 business and technology executives in 53 countries. Large companies were well represented, with 62% of respondents in organizations with revenue of $1 billion or more and ...
  • Burger King TV Spot Triggers Home Voice Assistant, Until Google Shuts It Down
    There are plenty of innovations surrounding the Internet of Things and Burger King just created another one. The fast food giant created a 15-second TV spot that ends with the words 'OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?' The phrase triggered the Google Home voice assistant along with Android devices to say the ingredients of a Whopper.
  • IoT Spending Soars, AI Investments Heading To $46 Billion
    One thing for sure about the Internet of Things is that there's a lot of money around it. Research, tracking and forecast stats come out on a regular basis documenting various IoT aspects ranging from the number of wearables being shipped or sold to the overall size of the market. IoT uses range from consumers buying and installing smart devices in their homes to deployments by global corporations aimed at improving efficiency or customer service.
  • Consumers Starting To Buy More Through Voice Assistants
    Money is starting to move through voice assistants. Consumers are at the early stages of using voice assistants to order and pay for things. Voice commerce is starting to catch on, with 9% of voice users having used spoken commands to make a purchase, according to a new study.
  • Consumers Like Advanced Features In Cars, But Not Paying For Them
    On one side are connected cars. On the other are consumer preferences and the willingness to pay. Consumer interest in advanced automation for cars has increased since 2014 and all U.S. consumers agree that safety related technologies are useful, based on a newly released study. The catch is that the willingness to pay for these technologies has decreased over the last two years with fewer than half of U.S. consumers surveyed saying they trust traditional manufacturers to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market.
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