The Day Of The Smart Appliance Is Finally Dawning


Smart appliances have been available for many years without making much impact on the $74 billion worldwide laundry and refrigeration market. But, research from Futuresource Consulting indicates that this may be about to change.

Given all of the excitement about the Amazon Echo¬†and its purported effect on Nielsen Audio’s Portable People Meter-based ratings in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, perhaps it is a good time to digest the reality that the “internet of things” is set to invade many a household. What could this mean for other PPM panelists and the AM and FM stations they may consume via a connected appliance?

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