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Why I am Convinced Tablets are the Future

During the course of many conversations I have been having lately with industry insiders there is still a drastic underestimation of the importance of tablets. There are some I talk to who get it but I still feel …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 16th, 2012
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The Opinion Cast: Is there a 7-Inch Tablet Market?

In this episode of our opinion cast Steve Wildstrom, John Kirk and myself discuss the potential for a 7″ tablet market.

We explore Amazon’s strategy, Apple’s potential entry with an iPad mini, and Google’s Nexus 7″. Business …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 13th, 2012
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PC Growth isn’t Flat, Windows Is

We are living in fascinating times as the personal computing industry is undergoing its biggest transformation since its inception. Tablet computing is leading the charge and forcing nearly everyone in the industry to relearn what they knew about personal …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 13th, 2012
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The Tech.pinions Opinion Cast: An Evolving Idea

An analyst colleague of mine and I were joking recently at a major tech trade show. We thought it would be funny if we put up a table in the hallway with a sign that said Ask the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 12th, 2012
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The Case for 7-inch Tablets

Last week the rumor mills and tech blogs were bustling last week about the possibility of a 7-inch iPad, potentially called the iPad Mini. Rather than focus this entire column on why it makes sense for Apple to make a …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 9th, 2012
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Do Investors Truly Believe in Apple?

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I am not a financial analyst and I don’t do the kind of analysis solely to be used for making short or long term investment calls. I have provided analysis for some financial institutions as a …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 2nd, 2012
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Android’s 7-Inch Tablet Future

It wasn’t a secret that Google was going to announce a 7-inch Nexus tablet made by Asus and running Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset. And announce it Google did yesterday to much applause and fan fare. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 27th, 2012
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Surface vs. UltraBooks

Last week I pointed out the competitive dilemma for OEMs when it comes to Surface. A key point in my mind is how tablets are becoming the next generation computers for the mass market. What I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 26th, 2012
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Why I Love Twitter

I don’t expect everyone to love twitter. In fact I anticipate that many have mixed feelings about the service. Twitter is one of those things that I believe works great for some people but not everyone. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 25th, 2012
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Usefulness Is the Greatest Feature of All

“The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.”

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”

- John Maeda from his book The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

Years back Palm had a slogan I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 22nd, 2012
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Microsoft Surface and the OEM Dilemma

On Tuesday Patrick pointed out that the dynamic between OEMs and Microsoft may be forever changed. The primary reason for this being that Microsoft has signaled intent to compete directly with their partners in the tablet PC arena. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 21st, 2012
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Microsoft Should License Surface Technology and Brand to Partners

Microsoft’s Surface PCs are yet to hit the market so it may sound odd for me to propose what I am about to propose. However, the potential impact of a Microsoft branded tablet for their partners is significant …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 18th, 2012
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The One Thing I Want to See from Microsoft

I have been following the news coming out of Microsoft’s TechEd conference closely. I was scheduled to attend the event but family circumstances altered my plan. There are a host of things that are of …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 13th, 2012
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Why We Started Tech.pinions

June 13, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of our site, Tech.pinions. In light of its anniversary, I thought I would share why we felt compelled to attempt something different within the public tech media forum, namely to start a website …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 13th, 2012
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The Apple Promise To Their Customers

I don’t normally put out an article about another article I have written but for this particular one I wanted to share it. In my weekly column for the tech section of TIME.com I wrote about what I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 12th, 2012
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The Most Amazing Notebook Yet

It is possible that for many tech industry enthusiasts and followers that by my title alone you know what product I am talking about. In case you don’t know I am talking about Apple’s newest hardware innovation released …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 11th, 2012
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The Apple Ecosystem Just Got Stronger

Apple today at their World Wide Developers Conference released a number of things that have made their ecosystem even stronger. I am of the opinion that one of the best ways to analyze computing platforms is to look …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 11th, 2012
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Why We Need More Specialty Tech Retail

Big box tech retail had its time but for certain types of technology I am convinced there is a better way to sell. I am convinced this is the case because big box retail simply offers too much choice. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 8th, 2012
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Touch Computing and The Re-Birth of the Software Industry

It seems like you can’t go anywhere in Silicon Valley without hearing about someone who’s making an app. Apps are all the rage these days and software engineering is one of the hottest jobs all over the world. But in …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 4th, 2012

The Case for More Choice in the iPhone Line of Products

There is much to be said for Apple’s current iPhone and iPad strategy being very focused and very limited in terms of product line diversity. Of course you can make the argument that Apple already offers a line …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 1st, 2012
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Why Google Should Fear Facebook

I have written quite a bit about my doubts of Facebook’s long term value. And amidst all the recent news about their IPO woes it seems like investors are skeptical as well. Last week I wrote …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 25th, 2012
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3 Columns Skeptical of Facebook’s Long Term Value

In light of Facebook IPO day, I thought I would share three key columns I wrote about Facebook. I remain skeptical of Facebook’s long term value. Specifically the business model and sustainable value to those they depend on to make …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 18th, 2012
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Our Future Smart World

One of the things our firm does for our clients in the technology industry is help them think about the future. This one thing alone is one my favorite things about doing trend forecasting, future scenario planning, and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 18th, 2012
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Affordable UltraBooks are Coming But They aren’t UltraBooks

There are looming PC wars coming and it isn’t between Macs and Windows based notebooks. If you follow this industry you know that Intel is seeking to rejuvenate the notebook market. They are doing this by putting quite …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 17th, 2012