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I Know What The Next Hit Product from Apple Is

It’s been four years since Apple released the first iPad and tech watchers are getting restless. When will Apple release another hit product? Where’s the Apple TV? Where’s the iWatch? Has the company lost its nerve post-Steve Jobs?

Don’t worry, Tim …

by David Needle   |   May 31st, 2014

The Terrible Tablet Tantrum: Part 1

In the first quarter of 2014, Apple sold 16.4 million iPads, a 16% drop compared to the number of units sold in the same quarter one year ago. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, explained the news away, but the tech press …

by John Kirk   |   May 31st, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple/Beats, Dell PCs, Intel/Rockchip

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin comment on the Apple/Beats deal, talk about Dell and the state of the PC industry, and analyze the recent partnership announcement between Intel and Rockchip.

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 31st, 2014

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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When Worlds Collide

After reading Ben Thompson’s recent blog post titled “The Net Neutrality Wake Up Call,” I couldn’t help but shake my head a little.

This is not a knock on Thompson; his article was well written and his qualitative analysis of the tech …

by James King   |   May 30th, 2014
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My Wish List for WWDC

With WWDC coming up next week and many rumors and reports about what we’re likely to see, not the least of which is more detail on the Beats deal, Healthbook and a smart home solution, I thought I’d take a …

by Jan Dawson   |   May 29th, 2014

Apple, Beats, and Content as Differentiation

Moment’s ago, Apple confirmed they are acquiring Beats Electronics and, once the acquisition is approved, they will begin working on a roadmap together. In this Insider analysis, I share some perspective on the hardware side of the company. At the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 28th, 2014
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Defending the Surface Pro 3

In the days since Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3, there has, unsurprisingly, been a variety of mixed opinions. While many thoughtful and important points are brought up in articles from Ben Thompson and Tim Bajarin, I’d like to offer …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 28th, 2014

Check Out Mary Meeker’s Annual Forecast

Mary Meeker has a very checkered record as an analyst during the boom days, but her recent record as a forecaster and industry analyst is hard to challenge. Attendees at the Code conference, the reborn version of the D: …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   May 28th, 2014

Windows vs Chrome: Prospects for the Future

A year or so ago, clients first started asking me what I thought of the prospects for Chrome OS. What I told them was this: if you want to know about Chrome’s chances, then find out what Microsoft is up …

by Mike Feibus   |   May 28th, 2014

Surface Pro 3: The Future of PCs?

I attended the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launch in New York last week and it got me thinking. After spending some time with the device and contemplating its potential impact, I realized it was time to take a fresh look …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 27th, 2014

The One Where Brian Is Wrong About Everything

Please allow me to introduce myself…

You likely don’t care and would not believe the volume of blog posts, research reports, technical writings and analyst studies I sift through on a daily basis.

This is necessary both to stay informed and to …

by Brian S Hall   |   May 26th, 2014

Microsoft Is At War With Itself

On Tuesday, May 20, Microsoft held an event to unveil the Surface Pro 3 Tablet. You can view the webcast here.1 NOTE: The quotes, below, are time stamped so you can locate them on the video.

I am breaking my coverage …

by John Kirk   |   May 24th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Microsoft Surface Pro 3, HP Tablet, Google Ads

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and John Kirk debate the pros and cons of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3, discuss the potential impact of HP’s new $99 7″ Android tablet, and ponder Google’s announced …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 24th, 2014

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 Tension Between Apple’s Customers and Shareholders

Apple has been a phenomenally successful company over the past 15 years, releasing three new product lines which revolutionized the markets they entered and drove enormous growth and profits for the company. Shareholders have benefited enormously too, as revenues and …

by Jan Dawson   |   May 22nd, 2014

The Subscription Economy Is Sending Me To The Poorhouse

[UPDATE: See below]

Technology is supposed to make our lives better. Shouldn’t we demand the same from business models? Sadly, it seems as if today’s bleeding edge innovations in business and retail are in — pricing. Yes, pricing. The chief …

by Brian S Hall   |   May 21st, 2014

The Technological Divining Rod

Finding what you are searching for can be a challenging task particularly if you aren’t entirely sure what you are searching for. Such is the case in the world of hardware devices, where companies seem to be struggling to figure …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 20th, 2014

I Will Never, EVER Buy An Oculus Rift

Roughly six out of seven people in the world don’t use Facebook. Count me in that group of six. I’ve never been a fan of it. When I think of Facebook, I think of a club. Not a social group, …

by James King   |   May 19th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Sony, Blackberry and Apple/Beats

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin discuss Sony and their challenges, Blackberry and their challenges and the potential deal between Apple and Beats.

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 17th, 2014
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Why Apple Needs to Get Better at Ads

Apple needs to get better at ads. Not its own ads, but its ad product for third parties. Why? Well, a couple of reasons: streaming audio and streaming video.  The challenge is advertisements don’t come naturally to Apple. But it’s …

by Jan Dawson   |   May 15th, 2014
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The Early Days of Tablet Computing

Much is being talked about and speculated regarding the tablet market. Analysts are adjusting forecasts downwards and pundits are claiming the tablet’s run is over. While we are certainly at an inflection point for tablet computing, the run is far …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 14th, 2014

Computing in the Cloud

The move to cloud-based computing models and cloud-based services continues forward at a breakneck pace. Seemingly everything is migrating to the cloud and along with that transfer there seems to be an assumption that the local capabilities of attached client …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 13th, 2014
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Please Silicon Valley. Do Not Turn The Car Into Another Boring Box.

We stand at the intersection of the Internet of Things and the Connected Car. Soon, Cortana shall summon to us a driverless, fully autonomous vehicle, shared by the community, owned by no one, that will safely transport us to our …

by Brian S Hall   |   May 12th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Intel Chromebooks and AMD Architectures

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin chat about the introduction of both new Intel Core i3-based Chromebooks and AMD’s ambidextrous computing architecture, which offers the option of ARM or x86-based CPUs.

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 10th, 2014