New study examines consumer preferences related to new UI options

New study examines consumer preferences related to new UI options | #TpromoCom #Study #Report #Broadband | Quality of user interface (UI) more important than content recommendations in video service satisfaction

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New research from Parks Associates finds 70% of US broadband households with a major video service consider its user interface to be good, with 48% rating it “very good,” and these scores impact their willingness to recommend the service to others. Analysis of consumer responses reveals quality of the UI and the ease of finding content are the most likely factors to drive willingness to recommend a video service.

UI Preferences and Content Discovery examines consumer preferences related to new UI options and the ways that consumers find, and want to find, entertainment content. It also explores preferences by owners of various in-home devices and examines interest in new innovations such as smart speakers, personal assistants, and voice interaction.

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“User interfaces are a key factor driving satisfaction for OTT services, and Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon – the big three in OTT streaming – have largely set the standard for content navigation and ease of use,” said Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Other services have had to follow similar structures established by these three, but as new OTT services launch with greater and greater expectations, innovations in UIs could be an even greater differentiator contributing to their success or failure.”

UI Preferences and Content Discovery reports that one-fifth of households cancelling an OTT subscription cited an inability to find something to watch as a factor.

“Consumers are interested in finding particular shows or genres of content and have less interest in browsing by channel,” Hanich said.

Additional data:

70% of CE purchasers said ease of use is a “very important” purchase consideration.

When searching for something to watch, 12% of OTT users consider recommendations from the service as their first step.

Apple TV owners give high marks to the device’s UI.

For more information about this research or to schedule an interview with an analyst, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. www.parksassociates.com

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Tips to avoid card skimmers at gas stations

Tips to avoid card skimmers at gas stations | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #Fraud #Money | Skimmers on card readers at gas station pumps seem to be becoming more commonplace.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, “skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or use it to buy things online. You won’t know your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice.”

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Editor’s Note: We’ve featured gas skimming news articles on Security eNews in the past. Here are a list of those articles with links to the pages where they appear on this Website. –Al Colombo

  • Two Nabbed Using Credit Card Skimmer To Steal Bank Info, Shelton Police Say | #TpromoCom #CreditCard #ATM #Bank | Jordy Diggins, 28, of Mount Vernon, and Jahquane Rennix, 19, of Queens, and were arrested by Shelton Police on Wednesday, April 10, following an investigation into complaints from residents that their bank accounts had been comprised, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango. (click here)
  • Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #ATM #Bank #Security | Have you ever seen a “skimmer” in place at an ATM? If you said no, don’t feel alone, I haven’t either. In this news article, however, you will find out some ways in which to spot this ploy at stealing your money. In fact, we’re featuring a number of videos below to help assure that you do not become a victim of this kind of crime. (click here)
  • FBI warns drivers about card skimmers at the gas pump | #TpromoCom #FBI#Scam #Fraud #Keypad | The FBI and Secret Service want drivers to pay attention when swiping their cards. A warning has been issued about those card skimmers that can be placed on card readers at the gas pumps. The scam is costing people thousands of dollars. Right now, agents are out working to locate and recover the devices in 21 states and the effort comes at a particularly busy time. (click here)
  • How To Spot And Avoid Card Skimmers At The Gas Pump | #TpromoCom #creditcard #credit #scam | See how to spot credit card skimmers and learn simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. (click here)
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Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS

Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #ATM #Bank #Security | Have you ever seen a “skimmer” in place at an ATM? If you said no, don’t feel alone, I haven’t either. In this news article, however, you will find out some ways in which to spot this ploy at stealing your money. In fact, we’re featuring a number of videos below to help assure that you do not become a victim of this kind of crime. –Al Colombo

Here’s a heads up for anyone who uses credit or debit cards: Skimmers are still a very real threat. One was found Monday afternoon at an ATM in Broadview Heights.  Skimmers are small devices that fit inside the card slot on ATMs or gas pumps. Although they are hard to spot, they can steal your card information.

To read the remainder of this news story from Ohio, click here.

The following is another informative video on how to spot a skimmer. In this case, they producer (abc News) offers some detailed views of how it’s done.

And here are two additional past news articles carried on Security eNews:

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Security eNews Will No Longer Support Google+ Collections

Security eNews Will No Longer Support Google+ Collections | #TpromoCom #G+ #News #SecurityeNews | We will no longer categorize our news feed into G+ Collections considering the scheduled closing of Google+. Please review our News Weblog for your daily news and future Research projects. Visit us at http://bit.ly/2u6D9qK

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Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business

Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business | #TpromoCom #CrimePrevention #Crime #Video | The Amarillo Police Department spent Thursday evening interacting with members of the community in an effort to reduce crime.

The goal of the new Community Crime Prevention Program is to help reduce the chances of someone falling victim to a crime.

The program drew a full room as residents came to hear tips on how to beat the number one crime in our area – theft.

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The Tragic Story of Eddie Adams (A Lesson in Arc Flash Safety)

“The tragic story of how a worker, Eddie Adams, died from an arch flash, and how it impacted his co-workers and his family.”

Those that work with high-voltage power know the dangers facing them every time they disconnect, connect power or simply open up a can that they “believe” to be disconnected from the main feed. To those who do this every day, please take a few minutes to watch. The life you save by this simple reminder may very well be that of your own or one of your fellow workers. –Al Colombo

Arc Flash Fatality Video

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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POE FOR IP CAMERA SYSTEM

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POE FOR IP CAMERA SYSTEM | #TpromoCom #POE #Power #IP #Camera | POE has become a great way to power lots of IP cameras in the field using a single UTP cable. This is an entry-level article on the benefits and problems associated with POE for video surveillance.

To read the remainder of this interesting technical article, click here.

24CH PoE Switch

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Is it Time for Security Drones & Robots?

Is it Time for Security Drones & Robots? | #TpromoCom #Drone #Robot #AI | As drones and robots become more popular, they will become a part of the security industry, but in what capacities and to what extent?

If you were to poll security systems integrators across the country, you would probably find few if any that are selling or promoting drones and robots as a solution or a means of profit. You’d be wrong, however, to assume there is little to no interest in the technologies by the security community.

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Security Drones and Robots

” In the early 2000’s, I wrote a story for ISIO on the issue of building security of the future where robotics plays a significant role in law enforcement and general security. Robotics is the only way that society has to advance general security. As human beings, we’re capable of only so much situational awareness and then we must rely on machines to do the rest–and eventually this will include Artificial Intelligence.

“We haven’t begun to scratch the surface from a conceptual basis as to the direction and extent that AI-based robotics can help make buildings and society in general safer and more secure. Of course, there are many potential pitfalls associated with this that Elon Musk has more than made everyone aware of (http://bit.ly/2HTZa2z). But the beginning phases of this journey is operator-controlled drones and robots that patrol a building and/or limited-access areas outdoors” (Allan B. Colombo, TpromoCom, Canton, Ohio).

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