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I Believe in a Future with No Car Accidents

A little over a month ago, I was in an accident. It was not as bad as it could have been but was still worse than a little fender bender. It was my fault and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 24th, 2015
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Technology And The Jobless Future

Vivek Wadhwa believes we are headed toward a jobless future and he says so in the following two articles1: Sorry, but the jobless future isn’t a luddite fallacy. We need a new version of capitalism … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 23rd, 2015
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Podcast: Intel IDF, Amazon Workplace, Nomophobia

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Intel’s IDF Conference, the controversial NY Times story on Amazon, and nomophobia or the fear of being disconnected from our devices. Click here to subscribe … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 22nd, 2015
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Intel’s Edison and the Developer’s Dilemma

During the opening keynote at the Intel Developers Forum this week, CEO Brian Krazanich spent quite a bit of time sharing info on their IoT focused processors, especially the Edison platform. This is their SOC...

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Tim Bajarin / August 21st, 2015
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The Wearable Gold Rush

In case you haven’t noticed, the wearable technology segment is the fastest growing consumer electronics market in the world. You can expect nearly every company in the consumer electronics space to either enter the wearable...

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Ben Bajarin / August 20th, 2015
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The Four Big Questions for the TV Industry

At this point, it’s clear the television industry is in for some significant disruption in the years to come. Advertising revenue streams are under threat as spending shifts to other platforms, cord-cutting at last seems … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 20th, 2015
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Are Smartphones Making Us All Infomaniacs?

I admit it. I am and, for over 30 years, have been an “Infomaniac”. Even when I was a teenager, I would listen to talk or news radio and very seldom turn to a music … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 19th, 2015
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Building Vertical Platforms for IoT

To achieve the full IoT vision many companies like to espouse, you would need to, seemingly, connect everything to everything. Realistically of course, that’s not only impossible, it’s actually of questionable practical value. While we … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 18th, 2015
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The Story on Ad Blockers and Implications on Business Models

The rise of ad blocking has been a story as of late. Interestingly, I first caught onto this earlier in the summer from a project I did for a big tech company on millennials and...

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Ben Bajarin / August 18th, 2015
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Eastern vs. Western Business Models

One of the more interesting things I’ve been observing in our global research is how the success of varying business models is differing in certain regions as it relates to the consumer internet. What has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 17th, 2015
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Installment Plans are Accelerating Smartphone Upgrades

I do regular quarterly presentations for some of my clients on trends in the US wireless market. As part of these presentations, I walk through the numbers reported by the major carriers and the implications...

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Jan Dawson / August 17th, 2015
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Google Restructures, Samsung’s New Phones, The Tablet Slump

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the key tech news items of the week. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 15th, 2015
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Why the Fitness Trackers Days are Numbered

I had the privilege of being involved with a wearables panel at the Flash Summit held this week in Santa Clara, CA. As you perhaps know, flash memory of some type is used in all … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 14th, 2015
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RIP $500 and Above Android Phones

Today, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy 6 + Edge. Neither device will change their declining fortunes in the smartphone landscape. What Samsung is up against is something many struggle to internalize....

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015
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Corporate Selfies and Changing Company Reporting

This week’s unexpected move by Google to create a new parent company called Alphabet and to split the core Google operations from a variety of other internal businesses under that umbrella has been widely dissected … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 13th, 2015
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Getting Harder to Beat the Tablet Bears

I’ve been defending the tablet market for some time. I still believe the form factor offers a much more inviting and natural computing environment than a traditional PC. I’ve long argued tablets are great first...

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015
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2 in 1 Laptops and the Future of the Notebook

I have been a big fan of portable computers for decades. I have traveled constantly since I joined Creative Strategies in 1981 and have needed some type of portable computer in order to work and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 12th, 2015
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The Power Of Human Curation For Differentiation 

If you have followed the career of Jimmy Iovine, the powerful music impresario who is now an executive at Apple, you know he inherently believes the concept of curating music for listeners should be at the heart of...

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Tim Bajarin / August 12th, 2015
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Wearable and Smart Watch Market Update

The wearable market, while young, still generates a great deal of conversation and debate and rightly so. There is a great deal of attention being paid to this category thanks to Apple. While Apple has...

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Ben Bajarin / August 11th, 2015
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Apple Music Subscriber Numbers in Context

Last Thursday, Apple announced it had signed up 11 million customers for Apple Music. For now, obviously, those customers are all in their three month trial periods, so that’s not the same as signing up...

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Jan Dawson / August 10th, 2015
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Addressing Concerns over Apple’s iPhone Growth

This post was originally published for Tech.pinions subscribers. Due to encouraging feedback to have more people read it, we are making it free for all. If you are interested in learning more about our analysis … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 9th, 2015
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Target Makes Us a Bit Crazy

Readers who have been following my postings know I have been at least semi-crazed by what Target is up to, improving everything except a system open to the loss of vital credit card information. Yet,...

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Steve Wildstrom / August 7th, 2015
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Is Apple’s New TV Their Answer to Amazon’s Echo?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for our Insider audience that talked about Amazon’s new Echo device. I said I saw the Echo as a Trojan Horse Amazon could use to help them … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 7th, 2015
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The Challenge of Disrupting the Wireless Business

This week saw yet another rumor that Apple was working on some sort of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), though it was eventually shot down by Apple itself. We’ve also recently seen the launch of Google … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 6th, 2015
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CVS, IBM, and a New Future for Medicine

CVS is a huge brand with 7,600 drug retailers whose specialty seemed to have been disorganized stores that were out of stock on whatever it was I needed. IBM is something quite different; an old-line professional … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 5th, 2015