Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Kindle fire and iPad

Of Course Amazon Kindle Fire Cannibalizes the Apple iPad

One way I test and gauge insights is to engage in and monitor social media.  It’s certainly not the only way, but it is one of many ways.  One very interesting discussion I am monitoring is the Amazon Kindle Fire …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   November 15th, 2011

Hello, Tech.pinions

I am pleased to announce that, as one element of building a new high tech industry analyst firm, I will be joining Techpinions as a part of the columnist team and as partner. It is an honor to work with …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   November 9th, 2011

Was Android a Big Mistake for Google?

By many standards, Android is a huge success. It has become the top-selling smartphone operating system and is on a growth path to increase its dominance. But there is a significant question of whether it has done any good for …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 30th, 2011

Industry Collaboration Could Speed Next Generation of Chips

At a time when the federal government can’t seem to agree with itself that today is Wednesday, it’s a good thing to see New York State  get together with the largest chip makers to spur the next generation of chipmaking. …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 28th, 2011

DEMO Deja Vu

At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Max Levchin made a splash by declaring the state of innovations as being somewhere “between dire straits and dead.” I think they are fundamentally wrong, but that’s a hard …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 13th, 2011

America Invents: A Step Toward Patent Reform

The America Invents Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature, will not solve the most serious problems of the U.S. patent system, especially the ugly mess of vague and dubious software patents. But it is a welcome step on the long …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 9th, 2011

How To Fix the A&T/T-Mobile Deal

Sascha Segan, the phone guru at, has an interesting suggestion on  how AT&T might salvage its challenged purchase of T-Mobile USA. Divesting 25% of the company wouldn’t satisfy Justice Dept. antitrusters, but a binding promise to open its network …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 2nd, 2011

Obscure Attack Threatens Privacy, e-Commerce

An attack on a Dutch company in the obscure–to most of us–business of issuing digital certificates poses a serious challenge to secure web communications. No, you shouldn’t stop using or Gmail, but the attack opens another front in the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 1st, 2011

A Librarian Looks at the JSTOR Download Case

A Tweet by Nilay Patel (@reckless) of Verge called my attention to an intelligent post giving a librarian’s perspective on the charges against Demand Progress’ Aaron Swartz. Swartz faces federal felony charges for allegedly using unauthorized access to the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   July 22nd, 2011

Macs and Windows: Why Tech Elites’ Choices Matter

Over the past couple of years, Windows laptops have been becoming rarer and rarer at events where tech reporters, bloggers, and analysts gather. Not so long ago, Windows PCs (including netbooks) outnumbered Macs at these affairs by two or three …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   June 24th, 2011