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The Major Industry Battle Brewing Between Samsung vs Google

Over the last five years, Samsung has become a behemoth in the tech marketplace. Their smartphones dominate the tech landscape and their profits have been relatively good until recently, considering the fact they still make most of their money on hardware. …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 25th, 2014
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Why Has the Growth in Tablets Stalled?

When Apple released their Q1 earnings in late April, they reported sales of iPads were down substantially over last year’s same quarter. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated part of the reason for a decline in iPad demand this year is, …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 18th, 2014
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Apple and IBM Storm the Enterprise

The news Apple and IBM have joined forces to deliver a powerful new business approach to the enterprise is the shot heard round the IT world. This global deal, where IBM in essence becomes a VAR (value added reseller) for …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 15th, 2014
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What it will take to “own” the customer

In the late 1990s, I began a series of lectures at conferences titled “Three Screens of the Digital Lifestyle.” As early as 1991, I was researching how people were using various screens in their lives and made the assumption that, …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 11th, 2014
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The Importance of Dual Authentication in Wearable Devices

Last week, I wrote a column entitled “Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy” where I laid out the idea of using an iWatch or iBand for personal ID. I mentioned I had used a RFID band while at Disney World and I could …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   July 2nd, 2014
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Why Google should have bought Oculus Rift

After I saw the Oculus Rift at a CES, I jokingly told a friend they would probably be bought by Google or Facebook for billions. This was not a prediction but a real joke in my mind since I thought …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 2nd, 2014
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Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy

Someone who I believe has a good sense of Apple’s thinking about wearables told me some months ago that if I wanted to understand part of Apple’s wearable strategy I needed to go to Disney World. When I was at Disney …

by Tim Bajarin   |   June 27th, 2014
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Only Apple, Yes, But Only Tim as Well

John Gruber of Daring Fireball wrote a great piece called “Only Apple” where he laid out a solid case that, in many instances, only Apple could deliver the type of experiences and devices that make up a huge part of …

by Tim Bajarin   |   June 20th, 2014
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The Enduring Lure of Facebook

When it comes to technology, I am what you would call “old school”. I came out of the PC era and cut my digital teeth in hardware and packaged software and lived in that world exclusively for over half my …

by Tim Bajarin   |   June 13th, 2014
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A Google Like Device for Physical Objects

In late April, I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of Physical Objects. He showed me a product that just went up on Kickstarter about a month ago. The device is a hand scanner …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   June 6th, 2014
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Why Microsoft Should be Worried About Chromebooks

For more than 30 years, the Wintel consortium ruled the world of personal computers. This consortium was made up of a partnership between Intel and Microsoft joined at the hip when it came to creating PCs. But about three years …

by Tim Bajarin   |   June 4th, 2014
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My Webinar On the Internet of Things

I wanted to let our readers know that I am co-hosting a webinar on the Internet of Things. The subject will be focused on the business impact of IoT. It is free to attend and if you are interested you …

by Tim Bajarin   |   May 30th, 2014
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Why the Surface Pro 3 is a Problem for Microsoft’s Partners

I watched the launch of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 this week with great interest. Microsoft’s decision to enter the hardware business has been a double edged sword for them. On the one hand, they were able to use the …

by Tim Bajarin   |   May 23rd, 2014
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The Reinvention of Apple

Everyone knows Apple is one of the top three brands in the world and is known especially for their iPods, iPhones and iPad’s, as well as their Mac line of personal computers.

As a company, they have had a miraculous track …

by Tim Bajarin   |   May 16th, 2014
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Why Google Glasses is 10 years away from Consumer Success

Like many in the tech world I have watched, with great interest, the Google Glass project develop and evolve. I even became a Glass Explorer and have used it for about nine months. Like many who bought Google Glass, it now sits …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   May 8th, 2014
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How Apple Could Continue to Own the Enterprise Tablet Market

When Steve Jobs announced the original iPad, he emphasized its role as a consumption device. In fact, he purposely stayed away from even suggesting it could be used for productivity. However, he hedged his bet when he asked Apple’s Senior …

by Tim Bajarin   |   April 25th, 2014
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Does Samsung need Adult Supervision in the US?

Not long after Eric Schmidt became CEO of Google, people around Google started saying with Schmidt in charge, Google now had adult supervision. At the time, the two Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were barely out of college …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   April 18th, 2014
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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