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The State of Online Advertising

As I’ve covered earnings season the last few weeks, I’ve made a few references to the online advertising business. I thought I’d spend my time today looking at some of the key metrics relating to...

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Jan Dawson / February 23rd, 2015
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Apple Car Rumor: Understanding Apple’s R&D

While it is fun to ponder all the scenarios in which Apple makes a car and why, my personal takeaway is to reflect on what this tell us about Apple’s research and development process. Understanding...

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Ben Bajarin / February 22nd, 2015
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Lenovo Adware, Apple Car, Samsung LoopPay

Welcome to the Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Lenovo adware issue, the possibility of an Apple car, and the potential Samsung purchase of electronic payment firm LoopPay. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 21st, 2015
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Entertainment and the Internet

  Mark Cuban is one of the inventors of internet-based video, having gotten rich selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999. He still admits he doesn’t know that it is desirable for all the new means … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 20th, 2015
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The Wire-Free PC

One of the ways smartphones and tablets have a clear advantage over typical PCs is in the area of wires—or should I say, the lack thereof. Most people regularly use their smartphones and tablets completely...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 19th, 2015
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The Evolution of CarPlay

Given the reports over the past week or so about Apple’s ambitions in the car space, I’ll share some thoughts related to a report on the connected car I’ll be publishing in the next week … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 19th, 2015
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Qualcomm’s New Chipsets and the New Android Premium

Qualcomm has announced a series of new Snapdragon processors ahead of the Mobile World Congress. There are a few key takeaways and observations to be made about these new chipsets. This quote from Qualcomm’s press...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Sony’s Challenges and the Future of Samsung

More news from Sony today as they look to spin off more groups from the company as wholly owned subsidiaries. Sony’s tough times are rooted in a basic fundamental point — they have not dominated...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Could There Be A Case For Apple Making A Car?

In last week’s Insider column, I wrote a piece where I said I was highly skeptical Apple is creating a car. Even though the the next day the Wall Street Journal wrote Apple had a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 17th, 2015
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Report: Apple’s Unprecedented 2015 in China

With Chinese New Year upon us, I thought I’d focus on some observations on China related to smartphones and particularly Apple. Apple’s growth in China has been modest but steady — until Q4 of 2014....

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Ben Bajarin / February 17th, 2015
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Whither Apple?

About a month back, I wrote a column called “Whither Windows 10,” where I pondered where Microsoft was going with their big new product. Little did I think that, less than a month later, I … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 17th, 2015
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The Bull Case For the PC

Late last year, I decided to debate myself to come up with an alternate scenario to my bear case for the PC. Consider it a bull case for the PC desktop or notebook form factor. It … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2015
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Comparing the “Big 7″ Consumer Tech Companies

Something I’ve done after each earnings season is plug all the results from some of the biggest and most important consumer tech companies into a spreadsheet and compare them. Much of my analysis during earnings...

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Jan Dawson / February 16th, 2015
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The Secret To Apple’s Success Remains A Secret

On January 29, 2015, James B. Stewart of Common Sense wrote: “How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft.” (All quotes are from this article unless otherwise attributed.) When Microsoft stock was at a record high in … Continue reading

John Kirk / February 15th, 2015
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Smartwatches, Cyanogen/Android, Carrier Subsidies, IOT

Welcome to the Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson and special guest Steve Wildstrom discuss the smart watch market, potential Android rifts with Cyanogen, the impact of evolving carrier subsidies for US telcos, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 14th, 2015
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How Apple Keeps the Competition Whipped

Apple observers are forever predicting the company is about to launch dramatic new products. For a long time, it was an Apple television, display and all. Now, expectations driven by some Apple research on what...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 13th, 2015
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Is Splitting HP In Two A Bad Idea?

Anyone looking into the history of Silicon Valley will quickly find out it all started with Bill Hewlett and David Packard setting up shop in a Palo Alto garage and creating the first real Valley start up.  I have been covering HP since … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 13th, 2015
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The End of Subsidies in the US Wireless Market

Almost a year ago, I wrote about the then-nascent move by the US wireless carriers away from smartphone subsidies. T-Mobile was the pioneer in ending subsidies and the other carriers took a while to get … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 12th, 2015
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The Real IoT Opportunity? Industry

Given all the discussion around the Internet of Things (I0T), it’s tempting to think there are some interesting consumer-focused opportunities. But let’s make it clear from the start — consumer-oriented IoT products aren’t really ready...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 12th, 2015
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Cyanogen, Android, and iPhone: The Future of Phones

Cyanogen Inc. is hardly one of the best known companies in the mobile phone business. It is a recent outgrowth from CyanogenMod, a not much better known developer of Google-free versions of Android for mobile devices. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 11th, 2015
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Is Apple making a Car? In Your Dreams!

There have been rumors flying around Apple has hired up to 50 Tesla employees to join a secret project. Some have speculated this project is an electric car that would compete with Tesla. Those of...

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Tim Bajarin / February 11th, 2015
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Apple Is a Software Company

Tim Cook made the following comment yesterday at a Goldman Sachs event: You know, it’s been… we haven’t been a hardware company for… since I’ve been with Apple. And I’m not a historian, so I … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 10th, 2015
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The Secure Computing Era

“Nobody cares about security” — or so we thought. It appears many consumers care about security; they simply weren’t made to care in any real capacity about security when it came to digital things. That...

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Ben Bajarin / February 10th, 2015
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Business Models For The Internet of Things (IoT)

In the early days of building and selling tech products, life was relatively simple. You came up with a cool idea for something you believed people or companies wanted to buy, you determined how much … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 10th, 2015
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Themes From Earnings Season

Earnings season technically isn’t over yet – there are still a few companies reporting their results in the next few weeks. But the vast majority of the big name tech firms have now reported, so...

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Jan Dawson / February 9th, 2015