Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

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If the World Was a Village – Tech Edition

Bob’s column yesterday brought back into attention some of the things I discussed in this article called Computing’s S-Curve. We are on the path to connect the planet via a pocket computer. This is so incredibly significant it is difficult …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 3rd, 2014
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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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Deconstructing Satya. Episode II. The Empire Strikes Back.

Last week before the news broke, I warned Microsoft employees, all of them, to “get to work on your resume.” Change was coming, major change, and that always always always begins with a bloodletting.

Indeed, as others were decrying the word …

by Brian S Hall   |   July 21st, 2014
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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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Apple Is The Disney World Of Tech

On Twitter, Ben Bajarin, and others, recently argued that the value in tech tends to inevitably shift from software to hardware and, finally, to services. Hardware to software to services. Apple is in a unique position to capture content. ~ Ben …...

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by John Kirk   |   April 8th, 2014
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The Mystery Of Flight 370 And Friends On The Internet I Will Never Meet

My mind continues to reflect back to those with loved ones on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370*.  Desperate, hopeful, hopeless, an inexplicable truth staring back at them. What can they do? Wait still more? Call?

I picture each of them picking up …

by Brian S Hall   |   March 17th, 2014
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Who Won The Mobile Tech Olympics?

Business is a combination of war and sport. ~ André Maurois

The Long Summer Of The Microsoft Monopoly Olympics

Computing was pretty simple for the last 15 years: PC plus a browser. Both are splintering now. ~ Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans)

Once upon a …

by John Kirk   |   February 27th, 2014
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The Mobile Wave

1) We all know that sales of smartphones and tablets are are growing fast, however…

2) Those sales are growing even faster than we may realize, and…

3) The implications of this new wave of computing devices is going to be enormous; …

by John Kirk   |   December 5th, 2013
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On the Impact of Paul Otellini’s CEO Years at Intel

Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini is retiring in May 2013. His 40-year career at Intel now ending, it’s a timely opportunity to look at his impact on Intel.

Intel As Otellini Took Over

In September 2004 when it was announced that Paul Otellini would …

by Peter Kastner   |   May 6th, 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
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Does The Rise Of Android’s Market Share Mean The End of Apple’s Profits?

It’s an article of faith in the Church of Market Share that Android is nearing a tipping point where its market share lead will inevitably turn into a developer share lead, too. ~ John Gruber

Matt Asay, writing for Readwrite Mobile, …

by John Kirk   |   February 21st, 2013
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Android, China, and the Wild Wild West

Last week, I talked about the importance for us industry observers, analysts, media, etc., to have a more informed discussion when it comes to Android. I think it is important when we analyze, from an industry and market …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 17th, 2012
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Why Android Is Winning The Battles But Google Is Losing The War: Part 1

A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/) is a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat. The phrase “Pyrrhic Victory” is named after King Pyrrhus of Epirus, whose army suffered …

by John Kirk   |   November 12th, 2012
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Upside Down Analysis

These thoughts via Business Insider:

According to estimates from Canaccord Genuity, Samsung has shot further ahead of the pack as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, shipping 56.3 million units in the third quarter.

Apple’s consolation is that it still takes a larger …

by John Kirk   |   November 4th, 2012
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Why a SoftBank Investment in Sprint Could be Disruptive

There were multiple stories over the last few days about a potential investment from SoftBank in Sprint. The idea would be that Softbank could leverage some of Sprint’s technology, especially the Clearwire architecture, for use in Japan as well as …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 15th, 2012

Android v. iOS Part 2: Profits

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Yesterday we looked at Android and iOS mobile operating system market share. Today we look at mobile operating system profit and profit share.

ANDROID HAS WON THE MARKET SHARE BATTLE BUT…

On the strength of market share alone, TechCrunch has (and many …

by John Kirk   |   August 28th, 2012

Android v. iOS Part 1: Market Share

INTRODUCTION

This is the first article in a multi-part look at the Android and iOS operating Systems. An operating system (OS) is the software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. Applications (or Apps) require …

by John Kirk   |   August 27th, 2012
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How RIM Changed My Life

During the summer of 1997, I was contacted by the folks at RIM and asked if I would like to be a beta tester of their first Blackberry pager/email device. Up to then, pagers were the darlings of the mobile …

by Tim Bajarin   |   April 2nd, 2012
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Why Microsoft Should Make an XBOX Mobile Gaming Console

Yesterday I shared a column on why casual gaming, or even more immersive gaming on smart phones is not going to threaten dedicated mobile gaming consoles any time soon. To come to this conclusion I had been using the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 2nd, 2012
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2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War

The end of 2011 brought about some interesting market developments. Both Nielsen and NPD shared data that the once so dominant Android actually declined in market share over the holiday quarter of 2011. Both Nielsen and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 31st, 2012
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Is There Room for A New Mobile OS?

A couple of years ago, when various handset makers were looking for a mobile OS to back for their devices, they were given a proposition from Google that was hard to refuse. Google would provide an open source version …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 22nd, 2011
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Microsoft’s “Can’t Lose” Mobile Strategy

 

Microsoft has been trying to recapture momentum in mobile after ceding the early market leadership it had 5-6 years ago due to its lack of adequate investment and resultant inability to stay competitive. And its renewed focus and execution over …

by Jack Gold   |   July 13th, 2011
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A Sure Sign of Real Trouble at RIM

The senior Research In Motion executive who chose to vent his (or her) frustration in a open letter to Boy Genius Report may not have chosen the most graceful way to make those views known. But the writer may well …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   June 30th, 2011