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How Apple Could Lead the Next Big Tech Trend–Security As A Service

Security is a hot topic in many countries at the moment. And it is going to be a hot topic for the foreseeable future, perhaps for reasons you may not even know yet. It is fascinating to listen to …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 23rd, 2013
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The iPhone’s GOLDEN Opportunity in China

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We are at the point in time with relation to Apple’s September 10th event that we have to start taking …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 18th, 2013
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iOS App Store vs. Google Play: Key Stats and Important Observations

I’ve come across a few stats regarding the iOS App store and the Google Play store that are more than just a little interesting. If you follow the industry closely then you are aware of the narrative that gets …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 15th, 2013
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Customer Acquisition and the Entry Level iPhone

From an industry and market standpoint, a lower-cost iPhone certainly has the potential to shake up the market. In what ways we can only speculate but there are a few points about an entry level iPhone that are worth …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 13th, 2013
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Further Analysis of Amazon

Given that they key for Amazon’s growth is expansion of offering while maintaining a competitive price, the question must be addressed as to Amazon’s reach and what cap ex will be required to realize their max potential. The first …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 9th, 2013
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The Great Wall of Amazon

I love shopping from Amazon. I always have and as long as they are around–which will be a long time–I always will. There are aspects of this statement I just made that need to be analyzed from a market …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 9th, 2013
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Leadership Matters More Than Market Share

A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. - Leroy Eimes In studying the technology industry, the markets that encapsulate it, and the consumers who drive it, I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2013
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Nvidia’s Shield Was Built for Folks Like Me

I’m right in the sweet spot of Nvidia’s target demographic for Shield. I’m a hard core gamer, I play mainly console games and not as much PC games. Life and career have taken more time and its been harder to …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 31st, 2013
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Tablets, Seasonality, and Adoption Cycles

There is an interesting shift happening in the hardware release cycle of the computing industry. When the PC was the only game in town bi-annual release schedules were the norm. Now with the increased growth in smartphone …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 24th, 2013
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The iPhone is My Midwife

I wrote this article for The Magazine which is available on iPad. I’m releasing it for our insiders and I intend to write more short stories like this on tech that are hopefully enjoyable reads. Enjoy the quick …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 23rd, 2013
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To Touch or Not to Touch, That is the Question

This is an excerpt from an analysis on the strategic errors of Windows 8 and the philosophy behind the product that was written for our Tech.pinions Insiders Members. To learn more about Tech.pinions Insiders click here or to see …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 17th, 2013
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Text Me, Don’t Call Me

I find it interesting to look at how communication has evolved. In particular to where we are today where with certain generations non-verbal real-time communication has become the majority of interactions. I come across this frequently when I tell …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 14th, 2013
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The Challenge of Wearable Computing

I’d like to start out with a question I have been asking myself. Why does Google Glass need to be on my face? More importantly, to get the benefits of Google Glass (whatever one deems that to be) …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 12th, 2013
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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Blunder

When I first saw the direction Microsoft and their partners were looking to take Windows 8, I was optimistic. Metro sounded good in concept, as did some of the features and functions built into Windows 8. But then as the …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 4th, 2013
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The Liberating 2013 MacBook Air

A few years back I declared the 13″ MacBook Air the perfect notebook. With the recently released 2013 refresh, Apple just made the perfect notebook even better. They did it with one feature that has taken notebook computers …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 30th, 2013
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It’s Officially Over for RIM

I like to try and remain optimistic about companies because I realize that true innovation can often trump market trends and be a catalyst for growth. But since the the beginning of the year, I have been observing a …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 28th, 2013
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A Week With OS X Mavericks

As I watched Apple announce and demonstrate many of the key new features in OS X Mavericks, I was continually struck with the same thought about the many features being shown. To me, they all seemed very useful.

In …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 28th, 2013
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On Being Bullish on Apple

I was recently presenting some of our big picture technology trends to a group of venture capitalists. As is so often in these discussions Apple came up. They were asking me questions about the landscape and where …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 25th, 2013
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WWDC Nuggets and Observations

The True Post-Steve Era Even though Steve Jobs direct influence has been absent at Apple for a few years, his signature on specific things was still there. Apple does not plan products in one or even two year cycles but rather …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 18th, 2013
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I Need a PC and I Know It

One of the fundamental characteristics of a mature market, is mature consumers. These consumers are mature in the sense that they know what they want and more importantly they know why they want it. This kind of maturity …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 16th, 2013
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Apple’s Challenge: Becoming A Services Company

Much has been said about Apple’s challenges in developing into a services company. Services are core to Apple’s future. Becoming more of a services company is a challenge Apple must meet head on.

I’ve read many articles attempting to outline and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 14th, 2013
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Siri’s Bing Moment

There were many interesting nuggets that came out of WWDC 2013. For our insiders, I plan to share the few that I don’t think are getting enough attention but yet are more significant than I believe people realize. But perhaps …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 12th, 2013
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iOS 7: A New Beginning for iOS

It took only a few minutes of seeing the iOS 7 preview for me to sarcastically say to myself “yep, Apple’s done innovating.” Something of course I would never be foolish enough to believe, yet so many people seem …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 10th, 2013
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Why is Apple So Polarizing

One of the things I am excited to do with our Tech.pinions Insider content, is dive into subjects that may be more controversial than things we want floating around in the public sphere. So that is what I hope …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 8th, 2013