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Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced its 2019 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.
Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) will broadcast its 2019 fourth-quarter earnings conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. kicked off 2020 with an array of gadgets from prototype augmented-reality glasses to a new smart speaker that the company hopes will kickstart a fresh foray into the crowded smart home arena.The world’s biggest home appliance maker set out its latest Internet of Things strategy, describing it as an “Age of Experience,” at the CES 2020 technology conference in Las Vegas. It will span everything from individual care to the connected home and smart cities in the next decade. At the heart of Samsung’s new smart home push will be the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker, which the company plans to release in early 2020, said Hyunsuk Kim, chief executive officer of Samsung’s consumer electronics division.“We need to rethink the space we have to accommodate our diverse and evolving lifestyles and generations,” said Kim during the opening CES keynote address. Along with artificial intelligence-driven concept products like the Ballie rolling bot, Samsung also showcased tech solutions for visually impaired and disabled people under the broad banner of technology enhancing people’s lives.The Galaxy Home Mini comes years after Google’s Home and Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo smart speakers -- and nearly 18 months after Samsung’s promised but never released Galaxy Home -- but the Korean giant believes it can build a unique ecosystem around the Mini by making it the best controlling device for the home gadgets and appliances that bear its brand.Powered by Bixby, Samsung’s answer to digital assistants like Apple Inc.’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, Samsung’s offering will focus on making home appliances execute voice commands rather than attempting a conversation based on artificial intelligence trained on reams of internet user data. Acknowledging negative chatter about Bixby lagging the field, Kim said orchestrating a smooth question-and-answer exchange wasn’t his priority, while the focus on hardware over user information means better consumer privacy.“Samsung will remain a hardware company, forever,” said Kim, who is testing the Galaxy Home Mini in his own abode, connecting it to 63 devices that include his curtains, lighting and third-party gadgets. Appliances linked to the Mini will be able to carry out orders such as scheduling when the dishwasher should run or making sure the washer’s rinse cycle is complete before the user gets home. “It’s not about when we release the product, but it’s more crucial how much further we can evolve the technology. No other speaker in the world can control gadgets as much as Samsung can.”Read more: Amazon and Google to Hit CES With Digital Assistants in TowAmazon’s Alexa has a broad ecosystem of third-party Skills, which let you use Alexa to do things like control your Xbox, stream Apple Music, find your smartphone or play quizzes and other voice-based games. Samsung, which ships half a billion devices every year, lacks the same third-party support. However, it says it can muscle its way into the AI speaker market by virtue of its own product portfolio.Like Amazon and Google’s home ecosystem ventures, Samsung sees the Mini acting as the hub connecting all its present and future AI-embedded hardware. That would encompass any devices connected through its SmartThings app as well as gadget rivals’ products linked via infrared hookups.With plateauing smartphone and PC sales, voice-based computing is among the biggest growth opportunities remaining in the tech industry -- and the home is where some of the earliest consumer adoption is happening. Forrester Research Inc. expects the market for smart home devices to expand 26% a year between 2018 and 2023. Samsung’s own home Internet of Things business grew 10-fold in 2019 from the previous year, mainly thanks to South Korea, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, according to Sunggy Koo, head of the business at Samsung.Wearable technology is another big area of focus for growth-starved companies, and Samsung’s latest effort is a teaser for its own AR glasses, seeking to succeed where Google Glass failed. The company is working to minimize dizziness, said Kim, which is the key to making the glasses as small as possible. Apple and Facebook Inc. are both working on AR glasses of their own, Bloomberg News has reported, and Microsoft Corp. offers the HoloLens headset.The original Galaxy Home speaker that was announced in the middle of 2018 never materialized. Samsung has yet to make a final decision as to whether to sell the bigger smart speaker while it focuses on the more compact Mini. But it’s also working on peripheral gadgets in the interim, including the Ballie -- a companion robot in the vein of Sony Corp.’s Aibo that rolls around like BB-8 in Star Wars. Kim expects both smart speakers and mobile robots will become major products in the consumer electronics market, offering a variety of services tailored to pet, child and elderly care.“Eventually, I hope there is no interaction between humans and technology,” Samsung home IoT chief Koo said with respect to what the smart home may look like in 2030. Devices will anticipate people’s needs and offer services based on data collected from in-house appliances, he said. “At least within the boundary of smart homes, technology development will head toward touch-less and voice-less.”Read more: Silicon Valley Is Listening to Your Most Intimate MomentsOne thing in Samsung’s favor in realizing that vision, Kim said, is a more hands-off approach to consumer data than internet-based rivals that have in past years hoovered up users’ personal information to improve their services. Facebook has earned criticism for this with its Portal teleconferencing cameras, as have Amazon and Google, each of which have exposed recordings of user interactions to human analyzers.Kim said Samsung is putting an emphasis on safeguarding privacy by doing the necessary computations on the device itself -- the so-called edge computing -- removing the need for user information to ever leave the smart appliance or user’s home. Unlike advertising-reliant businesses like Facebook and Google, Samsung doesn’t need to build out intimately detailed user profiles to help it target ads. Consumers will get to choose whether to share data with the cloud to access additional services or just save data on their devices, Kim said.“We will minimize data sharing. I mean, a hardware company like us is willing to do that,” said Kim, who also spearheads Samsung’s AI push. “We are a latecomer in the AI field, but we are catching up very fast.”(Updates with comments from CEO in third paragraph)\--With assistance from Mark Gurman.To contact the reporter on this story: Sohee Kim in Seoul at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at email@example.com, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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For the third time in four years, Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2020. The Employees' Choice Awards program is based solely on the input of employees, who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments, and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites.
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SYDNEY, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester today released the rankings of its Australia 2019 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), which show that while the overall CX quality in Australia improved significantly from 2018, two-thirds of the brands are still delivering just OK experiences. Based on a survey of more than 8,000 Australian adult customers in 2019, Forrester's CX Index methodology was used to benchmark the CX quality of 31 brands in the multichannel banking, multichannel retail and superannuation industries, as well as the federal government sector.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester today announced the launch of its new SiriusDecisions B2B Marketing Certification program. The program is an eight-week, facilitated online course for B2B marketers that will elevate their proficiency in marketing best practices and lay the foundation for best-in-class marketing strategies that are aligned to the organization's goals. The new certification expands on Forrester's suite of learning offerings that include CX Certification and Zero Trust Certification programs.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester's 2020 predictions identify key market dynamics that will impact companies' growth in the coming year. 2020 will be the year that moves leaders' attention to adaptability: the ability to understand and anticipate market dynamics — and rapidly exploit opportunities, both big and small. Consumers will search for deeper meaning. Companies will pay careful attention to authenticity, both in the values they choose to express and how they express them.
Forrester Research (FORR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 17.24% and 1.29%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced its 2019 third-quarter financial results. Third-Quarter Financial Performance Total revenues were ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester today announced it will host CX 2020 in New York City on June 16-18, 2020, consolidating its multiple successful CX properties in North America into one flagship event. The new event will highlight key trends, concepts, and technologies that will shape customer experience and growth strategies for enterprises — and unveil Forrester's 2020 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), a ranking of consumer brands that also reveals the latest key drivers of exceptional CX.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) will broadcast its third-quarter earnings conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday , October 24, 2019. ...
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(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. and rival Walmart Inc. reported record revenue for their six-day India sales festivals as e-commerce catches on with buyers and sellers in smaller Indian towns, moving beyond the country’s urban, English-speaking population.The American competitors have been dueling in India since Walmart cut a $16 billion deal for control of local pioneer Flipkart Online Services Pvt last year. Their latest sales -- which Amazon calls the Great Indian Festival and Flipkart calls Big Billion Days -- are a high-stakes battle that ran on the same days and concluded over the weekend.Both focused on expanding their online commerce to smaller cities and rural areas, an enormous swath of the country known by its historic name of Bharat. Neither company gave specific revenue figures, though they claimed record activity.“This has been our biggest celebration ever, a digital Bharat festival,” said Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s India chief, during a telephone call from his Bangalore headquarters. “Over 65,000 sellers from 500 cities sold products.”Millions of Indians are moving online thanks to inexpensive smartphones and some of the lowest wireless data rates in the world. That is boosting all kinds of internet businesses, from streaming video and online gaming to e-commerce and services.“There is a big wave of consumers in Bharat shifting their offline spending to online during these sale days, and increasing the ticket size of their purchases,” said Satish Meena, a senior forecast analyst at Forrester Research Inc. “Online retailers have been efficiently getting their message about the discounts, the product assortment and affordable credit offerings to the internet users in small cities.”Flipkart said in a note that it recorded almost 50% growth in new customers compared with last year’s sale days, and a 100% increase in units sold to shoppers in small, so-called tier 3 cities. More than 40% of sellers during the sale days were from Tier 2 cities and beyond. “Bharat has moved closer to India in more ways than one,” Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Flipkart’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.Agarwal said Amazon succeeded in attracting not justbuyers but also small and medium sellers hawking local, or “desi,” brands. Among the top-selling brands were Ganesh vegetable choppers, local makers of treadmills and Boat, which makes earphones and other mobile accessories.“A huge opportunity lies ahead as this sale event demonstrates,” Agarwal said. “It’s a long journey, and we are taking a 10-year-view as India will have the largest internet population in the world.”To contact the reporter on this story: Saritha Rai in Bangalore at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at email@example.com, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced that Chief Executive Officer George F. Colony and Chief Financial Officer Michael A. Doyle will ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester today released FeedbackNow 2.0, a cloud-based customer experience (CX) platform that enables companies to monitor and improve their experiences in real time. In an integrated platform, FeedbackNow 2.0 combines in-the-moment feedback from digital and physical channels with Forrester's leading CX analytics, focusing firms on the experiences that will drive higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.
SINGAPORE, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester today released its Singapore 2019 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings, which show that CX quality remains weak in the country. Released at Forrester's CX Singapore Forum, the findings show that the overall quality of customer experience in Singapore has remained flat at 55 points out of 100 since 2018 and the brands remain undifferentiated in their CX.