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RealNetworks: They’re Still Here

+-*A lot of new consumer apps that present a big variety are the work of developers fresh out of Stanford or MIT. And then there’s Ron Glaser (by the way, from Yale). Glaser’s RealNetworks has been...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 22nd, 2015
China's Super Consumers

How the Rise of the International Middle Class Will Drive Our Tech Growth

+-*After WWII, with the return of millions of G.I.’s who gained access to government loans to buy houses, the concept of the middle class in the US began to expand. As they assimilated back into the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 22nd, 2015
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The Carrier Challenge for Consumer IoT

+-*Much has been written and discussed recently with regard to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, generating a great deal of interest among many potential participants in the value chain of this burgeoning area. Telco carriers...

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Bob O'Donnell / May 21st, 2015
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The Challenges Google Needs to Deal With at I/O

+-*We’re now in what’s arguably become the most significant period of the year for three of the largest consumer technology companies in the world — the developer conference season. The developer events for Microsoft, Google, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 21st, 2015
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The IoT and the Needs of Business

+-*In a recent column, Bob O’Donnell took a look at the rapid growth of the Internet of Things. The IoT is a large variable collection, from heartbeat monitors on your wrist to a camera watching … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 20th, 2015
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Will Google get Project Fi Right?

+-*I have been spending time looking at a new telecom initiative that Google is about to launch called Project Fi. If done right, it could  be a disruptive move into the wireless telecom market. This...

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Tim Bajarin / May 20th, 2015
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Waxing Philosophical about the Apple Watch

+-*I’ve had the Apple Watch for nearly 45 days and thought I’d offer some updated thinking. Consider this a brain dump for the time being. Be warned this post is also a little lengthy. I’d...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2015
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Maker Movement Drives the Future

+-*Walking the packed grounds of the San Mateo County Fairgrounds this past weekend with my son to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Bay Area Maker Faire, I couldn’t help thinking I was seeing … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 19th, 2015
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When The Easy Growth is Over

+-*Growth cycles come in waves, some bigger than others. A wave swells and subsides. Companies who ride these waves risk being caught in calm waters if they do not or can not catch the next … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 18th, 2015
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Messaging Apps as Platforms

+-*Recently, I did client work regarding some popular messaging apps, particular those from Asia. I thought I’d share some of the findings of my research with Tech.pinions subscribers. My research focused primarily on three messaging...

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Jan Dawson / May 18th, 2015
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Podcast: AOL/Verizon, Globalization, Apple HomeKit

+-*Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinion’s Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the AOL/Verizon deal, the challenges to globalize for many tech device and services companies, and expectations around Apple HomeKit … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 16th, 2015
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Windows Phone Bids for iPhone and Android Apps

+-*You have to give Microsoft credit for its efforts to get just about any app on the Windows Phone. The need is obvious. Microsoft is selling to a small part of the phone market at a...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 15th, 2015
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Is the Wearable Health Movement Sustainable?

+-*One of the hottest areas of wearables are fitness monitors from Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, Garmin, etc. In 2014, approx 90 million were sold and the interest in using some type of wearable to monitor health … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 15th, 2015
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Questioning China and India’s Smartphone Growth

+-*There is an interesting narrative forming regarding certain markets, ones nowhere near saturated with smartphones, that they are slowing down in YoY shipments. Fresh off Q1 2015 numbers, the Wall St. Journal published an article...

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Ben Bajarin / May 14th, 2015
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The Next Step for Wearables: Health Care

+-*With the release of the Apple Watch, the announced IPO for FitBit, and the introduction of lots of other wearables, there’s an increasing focus on this market and how large the opportunity really is. I...

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Bob O'Donnell / May 14th, 2015
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The TV Industry’s Lack of Imagination

+-*It’s often said we live in a golden age of television, with more quality content than ever before, consumable through a variety of channels and services on the devices of our choosing. What’s not to … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 14th, 2015
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Why You Can Never Underestimate Softbank’s CEO

+-*One of the most powerful tech leaders in the world is SoftBank’s President and CEO Masayoshi Son. He and his company were in the news this week as SoftBank appointed a new president, a man...

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Tim Bajarin / May 13th, 2015
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AOL RIP: Where The Net Was Born for Many

+-*A RIP announcement often gives us word of a celebrity who has passed away after they have left the public mind. The death of AOL, with its purchase by Verizon for $4.4 billion, is certainly the end of a company that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 13th, 2015
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Samsung’s Future is in Competing with Intel not Apple

+-*Now that many major silicon fabs are embarking on 14nm, things are starting to get very interesting with relation to the future of the semiconductor industry. Both Intel and Samsung are pushing forward on the...

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Ben Bajarin / May 12th, 2015
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Making Sense of IoT

+-*Trying to think about one of the hottest trends sweeping the tech industry—IoT, or the Internet of Things—has me a bit befuddled to be honest. On the one hand, I understand the conceptual potential of … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 12th, 2015
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In Consumer Tech, the World is Round

+-*A friend recently returned from a trip with his wife to Seoul, South Korea, where she was traveling for business. During a sightseeing adventure, they visited an area heavily trafficked by tourists. He was astounded … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 11th, 2015
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The Growing US Smartphone Base

+-*In my job, I have to keep track of many different data sets. Among them are the numbers regularly put out by big analyst firms as well as specialists like Comscore and Kantar Worldpanel. Comscore...

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Jan Dawson / May 11th, 2015
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Podcast: Wearables, Connected Car, IoT

+-*Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinion’s Podcast. This week, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the wearables market, the opportunities and challenges for connected cars, and the future of IoT, or the Internet of … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 9th, 2015
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Failure Often Ends: Online Groceries Return

+-*Way back in the early days of the internet, one of the great ideas of web-based retailing was shopping for groceries online and having the order dropped at your home. Peapod, the first online service, actually...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 8th, 2015
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The Debacle of Google Glass

+-*For the last 25 years, I have looked very closely at the adoption cycle of products and I have learned something very important. Seldom does a product, especially a hardware product, find favor quickly with … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 8th, 2015