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IOT Momentum Starting to Build

Sometimes the signs of change are more obvious than others. When a spokesperson for the Linux Foundation calls to talk about an open source contribution from Microsoft into the Qualcomm-driven AllSeen Alliance that’s about bridging … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 30th, 2015
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Report: Apple and Fitbit Dominate Wearable Market

As a part of a broader report I’m developing for my company’s clients both in the tech and financial industries, I’ve been modeling our views on what happens in wearables for the next few years....

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Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2015
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The Voice UI

I hear the phrase “voice is the new UI” often during meetings around Silicon Valley. This is nothing new. I’ve been involved in many industry discussions over the past 15 years where the “voice as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 29th, 2015
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Uber – Full Stack or Digital Layer?

One of the terms VC firm Andreessen Horowitz likes to use regarding many of its investments is “full stack“. Chris Dixon has defined the term as follows: The new, “full stack” approach is to build...

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Jan Dawson / June 29th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple Music, HD Audio, Smart Homes, IOT, China, mCommerce

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple Music, CE Week and HD Audio, smart home installation challenges, security concerns for IOT, smartphone and commerce trends … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 27th, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 26th, 2015
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The Coming Battle for Your Mobile Wallet

Something interesting is going to happen in 2016. I believe, in certain markets — Europe, US, and China — we are going to have a watershed moment in mobile technology. Let me first lay some...

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Ben Bajarin / June 25th, 2015
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Installation: a core smart home advantage

The smart home concept is one that’s been around for quite a while but has never really taken off. There are a variety of reasons for that, some of which I wrote about in an … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 25th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Refresh Cycles

Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about new features that could be in the next version of the Apple Watch. Some have even suggested a new watch could hit...

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Tim Bajarin / June 24th, 2015
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The China Smartphone Market Report

Every so often for subscribers I do a deep dive on the China smartphone market. I’ll do another one on India in the upcoming weeks. We have some recent data on the China smartphone market...

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2015
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Breaking the IOT Connection

In many ways, the current obsession with the Internet of Things (IOT) is understandable. The tech press is constantly on the lookout for something cool and fresh to write about, and IOT is this year’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 23rd, 2015
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Apple Music and the Future of the Music Industry

In the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious the economics of streaming music was not favorable toward artists. Interestingly, I recall the same thing being said when Apple first launched the iTunes Store, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2015
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Windows Phone’s Diverging Fortunes

Following a week when Microsoft executives overseeing both its devices business in general and the phone business specifically have departed, it’s worth looking at how Microsoft’s smartphone business has been performing and where it might go...

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Jan Dawson / June 22nd, 2015
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The god-like Powers Of Tech

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I do not know the source of this outstanding analysis, but I got it from Ben Thompson, HERE, and I will attribute it to him until such time as I’m advised otherwise. ADDENDUM: … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 21st, 2015
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Podcast: Connecting the Next Billion

This week Ben Bajarin has guest Benedict Evans on to discuss the newest updates to his mobile is eating the world slide deck and discuss the challenges of connecting the next billion people to the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2015
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No Wonder Microsoft Is Very Different

It’s hardly a surprise Microsoft has finished off the job of replacing its top managers. The company has been changing leadership considerably for the past year as a big sign of a company finally moving...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 19th, 2015
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Is Google’s X Lab the Xerox PARC of Our Day?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I had the distinct privilege of serving on the Xerox PARC Venture advisory board. This arm of Xerox PARC was created in the heyday of the early internet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 19th, 2015
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Microsoft’s Re-Org and Their Future in Hardware

Microsoft announced some key, but not terribly surprising, changes to their management teams yesterday. The headline was Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, will be leaving Microsoft. Most public commentary has been viewing the moves in...

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Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2015
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Classifying Privacy Concerns

Privacy has been in the news a lot recently but, for once, not because of some egregious breach. Rather, it is Apple executives’ repeated statements of the company’s commitment to user privacy and the way … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 18th, 2015
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The Myth of a Tech Bubble and the Future of Investing

Benedict Evans and the team at A16Z got their hands on some detailed data on venture capital dating back to pre-2000 bubble days. There are clear indications shown in the data to deflate the current...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2015
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Health Care: Internet Use is Good, but Much More Needed

For those who have been following me (mostly on Facebook) you know I have had a lot of experience with the health care system. In addition to what has generally been very good treatment, I … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 17th, 2015
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Why Context is the Next Battleground for Apple, Google and Microsoft

At this year’s Google I/O Conference, the company announced Now On Tap, the next-gen version of its Google Now digital assistant, which can contextually improve how you experience apps using an updated machine learning algorithm...

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Tim Bajarin / June 16th, 2015
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Software is a Service

In the world of enterprise IT and high-end business computing, the idea of delivering software as a service is relatively old news. In fact, the acronym SaaS (Software as a Service) is now so commonplace … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 16th, 2015