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How Microsoft Could Hijack Android

Last December I wrote a piece for PC Magazine where I suggested Microsoft embrace Android in order to tap into the world of Android apps for use with Windows 8 and Windows mobile. I argued that Microsoft would never get the …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   March 20th, 2014
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How Two Cameras ushered in the age of Digital Image and Video Documentation

Not long after my mom and dad died before the turn of the century, we finally got around to looking at hundreds of pictures my parents took from their early days as well as my early childhood. The photos brought …

by Tim Bajarin   |   March 14th, 2014
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Chromebooks and the Low-Cost Laptop Collide

At the HP analyst meeting in Boston, I was intrigued by two products showed by its Personal Systems Group. As you may know, HP is going through a major turnaround and for some time it was unclear how committed the …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   March 7th, 2014
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How Facebook Could Become the World’s Largest Telecom Provider

When Facebook bought WhatsAPP for $19 billion it shocked even the most seasoned veterans here in Silicon Valley. Most of us analysts questioned how they came up with this valuation. We then started trying to dissect this deal and figure …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   February 27th, 2014
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My Blueprint for the Future of Microsoft-Part 2

In a recent column I wrote what I called my Blueprint for the future of Microsoft. In it, I proposed that Microsoft be broken into three separate companies or divisions – one focusing on IT, Enterprise and Business; one focusing …

by Tim Bajarin   |   February 14th, 2014
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My Blueprint for the Future of Microsoft

As an analyst I have covered Microsoft close up and personal since 1981. When I first went to visit Microsoft in 1982 they were in their red brick buildings in Bellevue, WA and had less than 100 employees if my …

by Tim Bajarin   |   February 4th, 2014
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Why Apple Does Not March to the Drumbeat of Wall Street

I just saw an absurd Fox headline that says “After iPhone: Pressure mounts on Apple to unveil the next ‘insanely great’ product.” Had these guys been following Apple even for a short time they would know that Apple does …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   January 31st, 2014
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Lenovo’s Goal of Tech World Domination

You may not know it yet but Lenovo has grand ambitions to become one of the most powerful tech companies on the planet. Their original move to buy IBM’s PC business set this goal in motion and has become the …

by Tim Bajarin   |   January 31st, 2014
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How The Internet of Everything will Impact Healthcare Insurers

If you have been reading my columns over the last few years you know that I have had some serious health problems. In June of 2012 I had a triple bypass and have spent the last 18 months recovering and …

by Tim Bajarin   |   January 17th, 2014
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Google and Nest: Why Now and Why Not Apple?

After spending many days at CES and perusing the show floor it was clear to me that the big theme at this years CES was The Internet of Everything. I was also struck by the fact that one trend …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   January 13th, 2014
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The Next Big Challenge for the PC industry

By all accounts there are about 2.8 billion people on the planet that use technology and in various ways are connected to the Internet. One third connect via PCs while the other two thirds use smartphones, tablets and other connected …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   January 2nd, 2014
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Tech Predictions for 2014

For the last 27 years I have written an annual industry prediction column where I try to forecast what I see happening in the PC and CE markets in the New Year. To be fair, I spend thousands of hours …

by Tim Bajarin   |   December 16th, 2013
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Did Samsung use Apple as an R&D Center?

Now that it has been proven in the courts that Samsung stole key intellectual and patented properties from Apple’s iPhone, I’ve been wondering if this move by them was actually calculated. Go back to the 2007-2008 time frame and …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   December 5th, 2013
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Smartphones are Becoming the Hub of our Digital Lifestyles

In 2003 I began a series of lectures at conferences entitled “Three Screens of the Digital Lifestyle.” Starting in 2000 I began researching how people were using various screens in their lives and made the assumption that over the next …

by Tim Bajarin   |   November 22nd, 2013
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Tablets and the Decline of TVs

Not long after the iPad came out I began to wonder just how much of an impact the iPad would have on the PC market. For 15 years, much of our research at Creative Strategies has looked closely at what …

by Tim Bajarin   |   November 8th, 2013
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Why Microsoft will regret not doing MS Office for iOS

I was rather intrigued by the comment made by a Microsoft executive after the iPad was announced that basically stated that Apple’s iWork is not for real work or productivity. For that, he says, only Microsoft Office is a true …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   November 5th, 2013
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Three Key Takeaways From Apple’s Fall Unveiling

When Apple introduced their new products today, it left little doubt that they are in an evolutionary period of their product cycles.

Yes, the new iPad Air is a great design, thinner, lighter and more powerful but still pretty much …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 22nd, 2013
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Could Apple be Reinventing The Hybrid Notebook / Tablet?

I was quite intrigued by an article in CNET that shared a research report from Barclay’s Equity Research that speculated on the idea of Apple creating an iPad with a larger screen and using their new 64-bit processor in it. The …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   October 14th, 2013
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How the Paradox of Choice Will Impact Holiday Tech Sales

The concept of buyer’s remorse in the world of technology is not new. For decades companies have rolled out new TVs, stereos, PCs, laptops and more recently tablets and smartphones and as soon as a person bought one a new model or …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 11th, 2013
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How Mobile Can Impact the Future of Healthcare

I recently received a very interesting info-graphic sent to me from the folks at Greatcall with a lot of stats explaining something called mHealth. mHealth or Mobile Health is a term used for the practice of medicine and public health, …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 27th, 2013
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A Suspicious Angle to Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia

Not long after Microsoft and Nokia did a deal for Nokia to back Windows Mobile and Microsoft exec Stephen Elop moved over to become its CEO, I mentioned to some of my colleagues that I thought this was a set …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   September 3rd, 2013
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The World Has Gone Mobile

I very seldom recommend a conference to my friends and colleagues but a note about a special mobile conference came to my attention recently that I highly recommend to our industry readers.

One of the smartest guys I know covering the …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 29th, 2013
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Samsung’s Dangerous Smart Watch Gamble

Next week, just before the IFA consumer electronics show opens in Berlin, Samsung is expected to introduce their first smart watch apparently called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. By my count, this will be at least the 14th smart watch introduced …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   August 28th, 2013
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Ballmer is Retiring. A Look Back and A Look Ahead for Microsoft

When I first went to visit Microsoft, the company had only 28 people. In the early days of the PC industry there were no official PC analysts. I happened to be one of the first by default since …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 23rd, 2013
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Why Larry Ellison is wrong about Apple

In a recent TV interview with Charlie Rose, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison raised a few eyebrows when he suggested that Apple best days are over since Steve Jobs is no longer there to be its guiding light. When asked about …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 16th, 2013