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Deconstructing Satya

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid bare his vision for the tech giant. It is borderline revolutionary.

From its early days, Microsoft has focused on using software and computing to empower people and businesses around the world. Nadella still clings …

by Brian S Hall   |   July 14th, 2014
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Decoding Page And Brin

I have noticed successful CEOs share an uncanny ability to lay bare a company’s strategy while simultaneously leading you down a false path. Steve Jobs was a master at this. I learned from watching Jobs it was always best to …...

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by Brian S Hall   |   July 10th, 2014
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VCs On The Wrong Side In The Smartphone Wars

Think of how much better your life is now you have an iPhone or one of its many virtuous progeny…iPad, Android, apps, mobile-optimized games, content and services. Do you want to go back to before smartphones, before tablets? Unlikely. Yet many …

by Brian S Hall   |   April 14th, 2014
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Multi-Device, Multi-Platform, Companion Apps

The heart and soul of any good piece of application software—regardless of the device on which it runs—is its ability to allow you to achieve a task, find a piece of information or essentially get something done. Well-written software is …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   December 10th, 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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Smartphones Are Transforming Retail Not With Technology But With Messy Humanity

I believe a profound transformation in retail is now underway, one set to equal the changes in buying and selling formed during the modern industrial age. Only, it’s not what you think.

It started with Apple, which launched the smartphone wars. With …

by Brian S Hall   |   November 5th, 2013
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The State of Tablets

On the eve of Apple’s event–where we expect new iPad’s to be unveiled–I thought I would provide a high level view of the current state of the tablet market. While it may not be terribly obvious to many, the holiday …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 21st, 2013
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Bringing Technology to the Masses

Whenever I speak or give a presentation for the first time to a new audience, I start off with a slide where I explain where we are in the transition from the analog world to the digital world.

This …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 15th, 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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Leadership Matters More Than Market Share

A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. - Leroy Eimes In studying the technology industry, the markets that encapsulate it, and the consumers who drive it, I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2013
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Tablets, Seasonality, and Adoption Cycles

There is an interesting shift happening in the hardware release cycle of the computing industry. When the PC was the only game in town bi-annual release schedules were the norm. Now with the increased growth in smartphone …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 24th, 2013
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Why Apple Should Not Create a Low-End iPhone

For a while now Wall Street backers of Apple have wanted them to create a low priced iPhone and use it to gain more marketshare. They seem to think that market share will drive up profits and expand their reach. …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   July 18th, 2013
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Why Softbank buying Sprint is a big deal

Last week, the FCC gave their blessing on the Softbank purchase of Sprint. I consider this a very big deal and one that could have dramatic ramifications for the Wireless industry in the future. The leader of Softbank is a …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   July 10th, 2013
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Why ICAHN is a Bad Fit for Dell

I have had the privilege of following Dell from its inception. I became a PC industry analyst in 1981 and have tracked the PC industry from its beginning. In the process I have had the privilege of interacting with every …

by Tim Bajarin   |   July 5th, 2013
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Apple, Diversity, and Why It Succeeds

Quite possibly, the single most important action undertaken by Tim Cook as CEO of Apple was when he fired Scott Forstall - so often referred to as “the next Steve Jobs.” There were likely many reasons for Cook’s move, but the overarching …

by Brian S Hall   |   June 10th, 2013
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Re-thinking Winners and Losers In Tech

There are narratives that circle the technology industry that are wearing out their welcome. The primary one, and the one where I wish more intelligent heads would prevail, is the narrative that there can only be one winner in this …

by Ben Bajarin   |   May 5th, 2013
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The PC Industry of the Past Is Not the PC Industry of the Future

We are, without question, an industry in transition. The 500 lb. gorillas who once dominated the technology industry are experiencing and undergoing major transitions and a new type of growing pain. And for many, this is extremley painful. These titans …

by Ben Bajarin   |   April 19th, 2013

The New Era of “Good Enough” Computing

A few weeks back I was one of the first to write about Windows Blue and in this column I discussed how Windows Blue could be used on tablets in the 7” to 10” range as well as in clamshell’s …

by Tim Bajarin   |   March 29th, 2013

The Best Innovations are Still Ahead

I enjoy technology industry history. After the dot come bubble burst, I had a conversation with the then-CEO of National Semiconductor, Brian Halla. He’s also a tech history connoisseur and he explained to me what is called the Boom Bust …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 25th, 2013

The Challenge for Smartphone Makers in 2013

I believe we are in new territory for smartphone manufacturers. Although its true that there are still many people on the planet who do not yet have a smartphone, the reality is that the most mature markets are reaching …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 22nd, 2013

Will Android Tablets Pass iPad in 2013?

The technical answer is yes. Android AOSP (Android open source project) meaning Android code that can be freely taken and used will be installed on more tablets than iPads in 2013. But the story isn’t that simple or …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 13th, 2013

The History and Role of Analysts

Analysts often take a beating by the new media generation. Many simply look at the term analyst and wonder what in the world this community does. More importantly, many in the media use the term analyst liberally and don’t understand …

by Tim Bajarin   |   February 15th, 2013

Would I Buy A Phablet?

One of the more unique smartphone designs in the market are ones that sport a 5.3″ to 6.1″ screen and are called Phablets by some in the industry. We call them tweeners as they are a cross between a large …

by Tim Bajarin   |   January 18th, 2013
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Should Apple Make a Hybrid or Convertible PC?

In a Tech.pinions piece I wrote a few weeks back, I stated that in our talks with IT directors they have been sharing with us their interested in the hybrids or convertibles that are just starting to get into the …

by Tim Bajarin   |   January 4th, 2013
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Reflecting On 2012

What a year 2012 has been. From some of the most exciting and historical product launches, wild and ill-concieved acquisitions, ugly court battles, and more, has made this year one worth reflecting upon. One thing is certain and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 24th, 2012