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Comparing the Big Six in Q4 2015

Last quarter, I provided an overview of how the “Big Six” consumer technology companies performed and I thought I’d do a similar review for this quarter. As a reminder, the big six are a mix...

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Jan Dawson / February 8th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Silent Smartphone

I recently completed an in-depth study on the wearable technology market. As I dug into some of the key features as to why people bought or found usage value in their smartwatch or fitness tracker,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 5th, 2016
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What is LTE-U and Should You Care?

What if wireless operators had the ability to add substantial capacity to their networks without having to pay billions of dollars for additional spectrum? And what if this also made your WiFi work better? Well, … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 5th, 2016
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What Is Apple Afraid Of?

Apple, the company, just had one of its best quarters ever. AAPL, the stock, just had one of its worst quarters ever. What the hell is going on here? It’s hard to say who gets...

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John Kirk / February 4th, 2016
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Valuations and Trajectories

This week saw Alphabet pass Apple for the title of most valuable company, only to have the situation reverse again later in the week. In the brief period when Alphabet was out in front, I … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 4th, 2016
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Microsoft’s Fight for the Consumer, Google’s Mobile Search Shift, Amazon Retail

Microsoft’s Fight for the Consumer Related to Microsoft’s earnings, I’m going to focus on one segment of earnings I will be keeping a close eye on in the next few years. It is this chart:...

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Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2016
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Rethinking the Value of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

Ever since 2-in-1s were introduced about five years ago, I have been cool to this form factor. The idea of marrying a tablet and a keyboard was a disconnect for me. Part of the reason … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 3rd, 2016
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Could Mainstream PCs be Used to Power Better VR?

On January 25th, I wrote a piece in our main area where I asked the question, “Should Apple Jump on the VR Bandwagon?” I said Apple had not yet made much noise in the area...

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Tim Bajarin / February 3rd, 2016
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What if Twitter Died?

Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I had an interesting thought the other day. What if Twitter just didn’t exist anymore? Given all the recent troubles the company’s been going through, it’s no longer a completely … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 2nd, 2016
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Earnings Insights and Key Charts: Facebook, Amazon, Samsung

Facebook Earnings Takeaways While there are some key reasons to be cautious about Facebook (namely teens in the US are slowly beginning to disengage), Facebook’s earnings showed they are growing in many key areas where...

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Ben Bajarin / February 2nd, 2016
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What We’ll Learn from Alphabet’s First Earnings

On Monday, Google holding company Alphabet will announce its first earnings under its new reporting structure. This past week, the company provided some information about exactly how it will break down its reporting between the...

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Jan Dawson / February 1st, 2016
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A Netbook, an iPad Pro, and the Surface Walk Into a Bar

(This article was originally posted for our Tech.pinions subscribers on Nov 12, 2015. We are reposting it today to give you a sense of the type of content we are providing to subscribers. We encourage … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 1st, 2016
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Part 1: Android is a Stick Shift and iOS is an Automatic Transmission

On January 10, 2016, I wrote an article entitled: “Platforms — Past, Present and Future“. The comments to the article made it clear to me that there was a great deal of confusion surrounding the role … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 31st, 2016
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Podcast: Kantar Smartphones; Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon Earnings; FCC Set Top Box Rules

This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and special guest Carolina Milanesi of Kantar WorldPanel discuss Kantar’s latest smartphone data, analyze the earnings reports from Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, and debate the potential … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 30th, 2016
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The Augmented Reality Enterprise Opportunity

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year catapulted virtual reality (VR) into mainstream consciousness. VR clearly has an interesting future ahead, primarily as a consumer-centric gaming and media play. But when I … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / January 29th, 2016
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Unpacked: Using Tech While Watching TV

I would like to draw a correlation between something interesting that was revealed this week by Facebook on their earnings call with this week’s column. Facebook had a very impressive quarter. Two particular metrics stand...

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Ben Bajarin / January 29th, 2016
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Is the Best Business Model for Autonomous Vehicles One-To-One or One-To-Many?

One of the more important trends at the 2016 CES show came from the auto industry. Although the Detroit and LA Auto Shows took place the following week, most of the big auto makers chose...

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Tim Bajarin / January 28th, 2016
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Absorb or be Absorbed

Back in December, Uber and Facebook announced a partnership which would allow users of both services to hail an Uber car from within Facebook Messenger. This deal was emblematic of a pair of strategic imperatives … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 28th, 2016
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Apple: The Growth Thesis

Apple’s management is starting to tell a new type of story. Understanding this story is key to understanding their growth strategy. Listening to management and fitting what I heard into what I’m seeing globally in...

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Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2016
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Nielsen Ratings: Too Primitive to be Accurate?

Six weeks ago, I received a call asking if my wife and I wanted to become a Nielsen family, allowing the ratings company to track the TV and radio programs we watch and listen to. … Continue reading

Phil Baker / January 27th, 2016
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Apple Q1 2016 Earnings Takeaways

There is a lot to unpack regarding Apple’s earnings call and their outlook for Q2 2016. Because we have, and track, data points around Apple’s hardware sales of product by region, I like to look...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2016
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Smart Home Safety Evolution: Physical to Digital

One of the greatest yet most easily overlooked benefits of modern technology and modern science is the ability it gives us to both literally and metaphorically “see” things that were not visible or understood before. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 26th, 2016
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Twitter’s Reshuffle, Amazon’s Back Door to Android, Apple and VR

Twitter’s Reshuffle These are rough times for Twitter. I find it fascinating that the discussion is Twitter needs a turnaround when it has accomplished something remarkably difficult and something very few companies have ever done...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2016
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Dissecting Google’s Apple Relationship

Bloomberg reported this past week that, based on a court transcript from the Oracle-Google lawsuit, Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to be the default search engine in Safari on iOS. The transcript has...

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Jan Dawson / January 25th, 2016
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Should Apple Jump on the VR Bandwagon?

When anyone talks about VR these days, they normally bring up Microsoft’s HoloLens, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR. A recent product from HTC called the Vive just entered the VR scene and we … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 25th, 2016