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Video Analysis: Samsung’s Fall From Grace by the Numbers

In this video analysis/padcast I take a look at some of the numbers behind Samsung’s steep revenue and profit decline. If you have the Perspecive iOS app from Pixxa, then you can click this link and watch my story on …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 30th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Insider Reader and Feedback Survey

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 27th, 2014
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The Microsoft Surface Is A Yachting Cap, Not A Yacht

Following Microsoft’s Earnings, a lot of people started talking about how “successful” the Surface 2-in-1 computer was becoming. That reminded me of the following anecdote: Tristan Bernard (1866–1947), was a French dramatist and novelist. A friend saw Tristan Bernard on the …...

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by John Kirk   |   October 26th, 2014

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Video Analysis: Samsung’s Fall From Grace by the Numbers

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 30th, 2014
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Why Apple Pay Will Win

When Apple announced Apple Pay as part of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it failed to tell consumers something it clearly knew: Many retailers would prevent iPhone owners from using Apple Pay for quick and simple payments. For the …...

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by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 29th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Insider Reader and Feedback Survey

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 27th, 2014
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The Microsoft Surface Is A Yachting Cap, Not A Yacht

Following Microsoft’s Earnings, a lot of people started talking about how “successful” the Surface 2-in-1 computer was becoming. That reminded me of the following anecdote: Tristan Bernard (1866–1947), was a French dramatist and novelist. A friend saw Tristan Bernard on the …...

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by John Kirk   |   October 26th, 2014
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The Myth of TV Disruption

I, along with many other people, cannot wait until the day TV is disrupted. It continually shocks me that the single worst piece of technology I have in my house is my cable TV box. I’ve played out scenario after …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 22nd, 2014
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My Apple vs. Samsung Conspiracy Theory

The Samsung issues we are seeing has me thinking about something. It’s a conspiracy theory with zero evidence but something that strategically intrigues me. Tim Cook said in a recent interview with Charlie Rose that Apple could have made a …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 17th, 2014
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Does Windows Stand a Chance With Enterprise Mobile Apps?

The buzz that’s built around enterprise mobility has reached nearly deafening levels with seemingly everybody and their brother working on solutions to mobilize enterprise applications. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the attention has been focused on bringing business apps …...

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   October 14th, 2014
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First Half 2014 Tablet Report

The tablet market is easily the most fascinatingly diverse consumer electronics category I have ever studied. If you have read my commentary on tablets, it is the unique form and function of the product that allows it to be so …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 6th, 2014
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Windows 10 and the PC’s Tablet Complex

Yesterday, Microsoft showed the world the first glimpse of the new version of Windows. Oddly, Microsoft skipped a version number in the naming scheme. Rather than name it Windows 9, they choose the name Windows 10. While it is hard …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 1st, 2014
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Profitable Niche’s

As of late, I have been speaking with management of many different companies. Oftentimes I’m asked for my recommendations in these engagements and I have noticed a certain theme that remains constant in my answer. That theme is to focus …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 30th, 2014
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The Future of Retail

Physical retail and the world of technology have yet to combine in any meaningful way. I believe that is all about to change. Having spent more time speaking with retailers recently, it is clear they are about to make a …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 25th, 2014
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Further Thoughts on the Apple Watch and Smart Watches in General

After spending more time digesting the Apple Watch announcement and talking to dozens of journalists, doing several radio shows, reading many articles, and doing two podcasts, I have some updated thoughts. If you have read many of my posts on smartwatches, …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 15th, 2014
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What Minecraft Means to Microsoft

By all accounts, it appears Microsoft is about to purchase the maker of Minecraft – Mojang. This seems like a head scratcher of a deal, and, without knowing the details of the strategy, parts of it are. However, what this …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 13th, 2014
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Global Implications of the iPhone Lineup on the Smartphone Market

With the new iPhone lineup, Apple has addressed every major screen size base for smartphones. What they have not addressed is every price point — unnecessary given Apple’s strategy. My read is the impact of Apple addressing premium (phones over …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 10th, 2014
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SanDisk: Driving Flash Forward

One of the most important developments driving the improved performance of all our latest devices isn’t actually the processor inside the devices, but the storage. Flash memory, in particular, helps to overcome some of the inherent bottlenecks in system designs …...

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   September 8th, 2014
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Unprecedented iPhone Demand

As we lead up to this years “main event,” I wanted to share some initial points underscoring my read that there is unprecedented demand for Apple’s iPhone this holiday quarter and beyond. Major Upgrade Cycle: This has been the source of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 5th, 2014
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How to Turn Around Samsung

In my continual analysis of Samsung for many in the industry, I have frequently pointed out the fundamental issues that have led to their current struggles. I had a friend remind me that, over two years ago, I gave a …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 3rd, 2014

Mobile Payments: On the Cusp of A New Era

This is the text from the Insiders Big Picture Newsletter that get’s signed up. If you aren’t getting the Insiders Newsletter, be sure to check your SPAM filter. If you are new to Insiders and have not yet signed up, …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 31st, 2014
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Tablet Report: The Next Frontier of Personal Computing

I’m about to make some updates to a tablet report I publish through my firm Creative Strategies. Usually, this type of report is reserved for our clients only, or to purchase a-la-carte for $499. I decided to give Tech.pinions Insiders …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 23rd, 2014
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Windows 9 “Threshold” Could Pose a Real Problem for Microsoft’s Partners

For the last 30 or so years, Microsoft has created new versions of their OS, usually in four or five year increments and each new major iteration has driven strong growth in PC sales. Their hardware partners count on this …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   August 19th, 2014
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iPhone and iOS Usage in China

Every few months, I update some unique data I have access to that allows me to monitor the usage of device models actively being used in China. I have this for Android but will focus on iOS for now and …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 15th, 2014
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Deeper Dive on Android vs iOS Web Usage

I gave a brief overview of my thoughts on global web usage in the Tech.pinions Insider weekly newsletter that goes out each weekend. But I wanted to dive into a few more points I think are interesting. When it comes to …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 13th, 2014
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A Bird’s Eye View: The Humbled Steve Jobs

This new series A Bird’s Eye View will feature short stories by Tim Bajarin, a 33 year industry veteran of the technology industry. These stories and anecdotes are ones Tim has collected through his 30-plus years as an analyst and …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   August 13th, 2014
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PC Computing Market Shares

Lastly, I’d like to take a look at the PC category. This is the one area where Microsoft is dominant. However, there is a clear shift happening in the PC segment many fail to realize. Let’s start with the platform …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2014
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Tablet Computing Platform Market Shares

The tablet market share story is quite different. While the market appears to be slowing, it is, in fact, still growing. Our data shows year-on-year increases in user numbers have dropped from around +200% at the start of the decade …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2014