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Google’s YouTube Advertiser Problem has No Easy Fix

Last week, UK advertisers, including the government, the Guardian newspaper, and various others began boycotting Google’s ad products including YouTube over the fact their ads were appearing next to troublesome content, ranging from videos promoting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 23rd, 2017

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

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

Living the Daydream: Google’s New VR Platform takes Shape

I’ve been testing hardware that runs Google’s virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream. It’s a little rough around the edges and is clearly pushing its brand new hardware to its limits. But overall, it’s a … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / December 23rd, 2016

Why Google, Not Apple, Risks Losing the AI Platform Battle

I know how crazy the title of this post sounds. It’s hard to think of another company better positioned than Google and their decades-long business of machine learning to succeed when it comes to AI....

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2016

Has Google Set Up Google Home to Disappoint?

When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google I/O, I was excited at the prospect of having a brainier Alexa in my home. Like others, I waited and almost forgot all … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 9th, 2016

Pixel and Surface: Comparing Google and Microsoft’s Hardware Game Plans

Google’s recent launch of the high-end Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones marks the company’s first self-branded entrance into the market, after dabbling via partner-branded Nexus products and a short run as the corporate owner of … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / October 14th, 2016

Podcast: Google Hardware Event

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell analyze the announcements coming out of Google’s recent hardware event, including their Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR Headset and Google Home smart speaker. If … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 8th, 2016

The First Time Google Alerted Me to Leave for an Appointment

The first time Google alerted me to leave for an appointment, it was one of those “Aha!” moments. I thought to myself, “That’s amazing!” as I realized it was smart enough to check my calendar, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 7th, 2016

Google’s Potential Strategic Blunder with Pixel

A few posts came out yesterday that provided greater clarity on Google’s ambitions with Pixel and how those ambitions may impact the overall Android ecosystem. First, an interview with Hiroshi Lockheimer came out yesterday where...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2016

Google’s Pursuit of Happiness: #MadeByGoogle

After weeks of speculations and leaks, Google finally announced its first #MadeByGoogle smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL. Yet, the phones per se were the least interesting part of the event in my opinion. What … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 5th, 2016
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Why “Made by Google.”

Understanding the why behind so many things is perhaps the single most important knowledge we can strive for. I’ve been saying all week I was hoping Google would explain why they needed to make their...

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Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2016
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Questions for Google’s Big Event

Google is holding an event today where it’s expected to unveil several new products — a new phone, its Home speaker device, and possibly a new operating system named Andromeda. As usual, what’s leaked are...

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Jan Dawson / October 4th, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016
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Google Android – Closed Source

I think Google may make Android proprietary in 2017. Google has launched Android N but, without the ability to distribute updates, the software is virtually useless. To make matters worse, I think Google is effectively … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / September 20th, 2016

Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Millennials

The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently retweeeted Ben Throop, who wrote: Can we just take a second and recognize what a god damned miracle Google docs is? The collaboration tools are ridiculous. — Ben Throop … Continue reading

Matt Richman / July 28th, 2016

Facebook is the New Google for the Next Decade

I once had a theory that Facebook would not survive the segmentation of social networking. The time-tested observation that, as markets mature, they segment, was the basis for my point. What I did not predict...

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Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2016

Unpacked: Amazon Echo, Siri, OK Google Frequency of Use

One of the thing we sought to understand in our quantitative study of Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Ok Google was how often people are using their voice to interact with their devices. We...

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Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2016
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Time for Google to have Consumer-Facing Customer Service

One of the themes coming out of the Google I/O conference last week was Google plans to make a more aggressive push into the consumer hardware business. The company announced the Home product, an AI-oriented … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / May 27th, 2016

Podcast: Google I/O, Nokia Phones, Apple in India, Maker Faire

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell analyze Google’s I/O event, discuss Microsoft’s sale of its featurephone and Nokia’s licensing of phones, address Apple’s efforts in India, and describe a … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 21st, 2016

Google’s Custom Chip may be the Biggest I/O Announcement

Near the end of Google’s two hour I/O keynote, they snuck an announcement in which may be the biggest deal of the whole event. Google officially announced a project they have been working on for...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2016
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Podcast: Apple-Didi Chuxing Investment, PC “Replacements”, Google I/O Preview

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell, discuss Apple’s investment in Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing, debate the problems with 2-in-1s as “replacements” for PCs, and preview their … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 14th, 2016

Google, Amazon, the Chinese, and the Hardware Brands of Tomorrow

Google’s hardware strategy has always felt less like a strategy and more like a string of experiments. It is understandable why a company like Google is interested in their own hardware. In many ways, Google...

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Ben Bajarin / May 12th, 2016
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Podcast: Tech Earnings from Intel, Microsoft, Google and Verizon

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss recent earnings reports and related news from major tech companies Intel, Microsoft, Google and Verizon. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 23rd, 2016
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Google’s EU Antitrust Battle

In a less than surprising move, the EU has declared Google in breach of antitrust regulations and has abused its dominance. There are three major arcs to their claims: In today’s Statement of Objections, the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 21st, 2016
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