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Acquisitions in Tech have a Checkered History

Acquisition strategy has been in the news this week. Apple CFO Luca Maestri was asked at a Goldman Sachs conference about how the company might use its cash in the wake of a repatriation tax … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 16th, 2017

Black History Month: Another Reminder Tech Needs Diversity

It would come as no surprise that tech is a big part of my life, not just my job. As such, many books around the house, podcasts I listen to, documentaries I watch are tech-related. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 15th, 2017
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Is Mobile Innovation Dead?

I have a very long history when it comes to being involved with laptop designs. In 1984, as part of my consulting work with IBM, I was asked to be part of the team that...

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Tim Bajarin / February 15th, 2017
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The Big Six in Q4 2016

Every quarter, I do a comparison of the financial and operating results of the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung – for my clients as part of the...

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Jan Dawson / February 14th, 2017
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Modern Workplaces Still More Vision Than Reality

We’ve all seen the images. Happy young employees, working productively in open-air workspaces, easily collaborating with co-workers and outside colleagues all-over the world, utilizing persistent chat tools like Slack to keep on top of all … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 14th, 2017
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Smartphone Brand Repurchase Intention

As I’ve said before, the global smartphone sales race is establishing the global consumer tech brands to fuel the next decade. When we talked about global consumer technology brands in the past, companies like Samsung,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories

I recently acquired a pair of the elusive Spectacles by Snap Inc. the parent company of Snapchat. While not the most stylish design, the best way to describe them is whimsical, playful, fun, and entertaining. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Podcast: Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches, Android-Enabled Chromebooks, Oculus-Best Buy

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the release of Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatches and the state of the overall wearable industry, analyze the potential impact of forthcoming Chromebooks from Samsung … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 11th, 2017
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Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 10, 2017

Apple Renewed Focus on Apple TV Business – by Carolina Milanesi On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported Apple has hired former head of Amazon’s Fire TV business Timothy D. Twerdhal. At Apple, Twerdhal is in charge of...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 10th, 2017
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This will be a Big Year for Wireless Network Innovation

2017 is shaping up to be a year where we will see more new things out of wireless networks than we have in some time. Some of this will be in the form of select … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 10th, 2017
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Virtual Realities’ Slow Start

Regular readers will remember the many posts I’ve written on Virtual Reality and my continual reminders that this market is going to develop slowly. The tech industry tends to get very excited about new shiny...

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Ben Bajarin / February 9th, 2017
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Whither Wearables?

This week’s launch of Android Wear 2.0 and several new smartwatches designed to showcase the new operating system is a useful reminder of the state of the overall smartwatch market, which appears to have struggled … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 9th, 2017
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The Unintended Consequences of H1B Visa Cutbacks

As someone who has lived in Silicon Valley all of his life and worked in the tech sector for 35 years, I have come to appreciate the role H1B Visas have had on the growth...

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Tim Bajarin / February 8th, 2017

Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!

Last week, Apple released its Q1 FY2017 earnings and announced its highest quarterly revenue yet as well as all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Macs and Apple Watch. During the quarter, Apple sold 78.3 million … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 8th, 2017

The Missing Map from Silicon Valley to Main Street

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the maelstrom created by the last US presidential election uncovered a painful reality for the tech industry: a striking gap between it and much of mainstream … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 7th, 2017
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Privacy and Security Deeper Dive: Apple, Facebook, Google

Yesterday, Ben shared some findings from the recent Tech.pinions/Creative Strategies survey on privacy and security. Today, I’m going to share with Insiders more details from that survey based on three questions we asked about specific...

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Jan Dawson / February 7th, 2017
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The Bull Case for Snap Inc.

Subscribers were not surprised regarding the slowing user growth of Snap Inc., which became clear in their IPO filing. We have been tracking quarterly user data via surveys for over a year and we noted...

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Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017
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Privacy, Security, and the Mind of the Consumer

A few weeks ago, we decided to launch a US-based consumer study, focused on understanding how non-techie consumers think about both privacy and security. Our goal was to learn what consumers understand both these terms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017

Podcast: Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Earnings and Snap IPO

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson talk key takeaways from Apple, Amazon, and Facebook earnings. We throw a little Snap, Inc thoughts in as well.

Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2017
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Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 3, 2017

Fitbit’s Layoffs – by Carolina Milanesi Fitbit announced this week it will be laying off 6% of its workforce, around 100 employees. The layoffs are part of an effort to reduce operating expenses by $200...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 3rd, 2017
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Collaboration Among the Tech Giants

One of the interesting dynamics to observe in the tech industry is the reputations and relations companies have, not only with the public but also among other companies, including their peers. For the former, Apple, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / February 3rd, 2017
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Has Apple Missed the Voice-Controlled Hub Revolution?

By now, most have either heard of Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home hub that uses voice as the means to get answers to questions, set alarms, play music or be used as a control center...

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Tim Bajarin / February 2nd, 2017

Facebook’s Next Big Opportunity

Facebook once again reported very good earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with massive growth in both user numbers and ARPU driving both significant revenue and profit growth. But Facebook also warned of increasing saturation in ad … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 2nd, 2017

Is not being Google a Competitive Advantage?

For any major tech battle, we have always had a few names that dominated the field. Some have survived over the years and moved from battle to battle as new names joined in. Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 1st, 2017
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Juicy Takeaways on Apple Post Earnings

Don’t Count Us Out In Smarthome All of Tim Cook’s commentary during his opening statements was a shot at Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. In case you missed it, here it is in full. “The...

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Ben Bajarin / February 1st, 2017
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