For years, pay-TV services were the dominant means of delivering premium content to consumers. Today almost 900 million homes worldwide subscribe to pay-TV services, but new delivery technologies, with smartTVs at the forefront, have created new opportunities and new potential competition ...
The introduction of multiplayer gaming is very interesting, according to Pietro Macchiarella, an analyst with Park Associates. Up to now, Zynga games have been asynchronous -- a player plays them at their leisure without regard for other players, he explained "Now Zynga can af...
The ecosystem for digital distribution is complex, with unique nuances for each category of content. In a broad sense, the ecosystem includes the creation of content, the availability of services that deliver content and services to consumers, and the deployment of technologies that enable delivery to connected consumer electronics platforms that are capable of receiving and displaying content...
Of course, Kinect has already found a wide array of applications outside of gaming as well, and these new capabilities -- if indeed the rumors turn out to be true -- would likely expand its reach in such areas even further, Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst with Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld...
If news that the password reset process is flawed is true, this "might cause more damage to the brand than the previous hack," warned Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates Where oh Where Is My PSN Gone?...
"Hopefully, they will come up with something innovative as they did with first Wii," Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates, told the E-Commerce Times. "Right now, the Wii is showing its age." Among the qualities the new device must have, said Macchiarel...
However, the device may not be quite as advanced as the rumors have it, Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld "Nintendo's strategy has never been that of being more technologically advanced than its competitors in terms of graphics and...
"I've heard some rumors that the PSP2 will have a cellular component, and others saying it won't," Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld One and One Makes Two...
"One of the reasons why these Toshiba sets are small is that you need an optimal seating position," Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates, pointed out. "Toshiba's probably targeting an audience of one or two viewers at a time." However, the move's probabl...
"If 3D is going to be successful, it will be on Blu-ray, because that's the only format that gives you full 3D resolution for each eye," said Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates. "Every other resolution gives you half the 1080p resolution for each eye."
It is unusual for software sales to drop while hardware sales increase, said Pietro Macchiarella, an analyst with Parks Associates. "That discrepancy tells us this is not because of the recession," he told the E-Commerce Times. "Otherwise, they both would be moving in the sam...
"We all knew that a class-action suit was going to happen," Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst with Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider. "I am sure that Sony knew as well, and I think that they took it into account when removing Linux." In fact, "the cost of litigation an...
On the other hand, Rhapsody's upcoming ability to better serve iPhone customers with cached music playlists via its new iPhone app could be an important asset for the company, helping it better compete with Apple's iTunes music store, said Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst with Parks Associates.
Most users will likely go ahead and do the upgrade, Pietro Macchiarella, research analyst with Parks Associates, told LinuxInsider "The problem is, if you don't do it, your console is kind of frozen in time," Macchiarella explained. That's particularly true for anyone who use...
On the other hand, Pietro Macchiarella, a research analyst at Parks Associates, thinks the two devices will not compete directly. "The PlayStation Move and the Wii target two different markets," Macchiarella told TechNewsWorld. Hard-core gamers will find the accurate movement...