Attention Tech.pinions Insiders: We Have Some New Features

As we continue to evolve our Industry Insider analysis service, we continue to get good ideas. Insiders has grown already much faster and much larger than I could have expected from when we launched the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 7th, 2014

Introducing Tech.pinions Insiders

A few weeks ago we invited readers to give Tech.pinions Insiders a preview. We got great feedback and we were excited by the level of interest in this service. We are now officially launching our … Continue reading

The Tech.pinions Team / July 1st, 2013

Welcome to insiders

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The Tech.pinions Team / June 7th, 2013

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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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

Where Alphabet’s Growth came from in Q4 2016

Alphabet reported its financial results for Q4 2016 last week and posted very healthy year on year growth of 22%, its strongest growth since 2013, and far higher than its average growth from 2014-2015 of...

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Jan Dawson / January 31st, 2017
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Touchscreen or No Touchscreen, That is the Question!

A lot has already been written about Apple’s Touch Bar for the MacBook Pro and how Apple should have just gone all in and actually added a touchscreen. I hinted on the day of the … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 2nd, 2016

The Financial Impact of the Note 7 Recall

Samsung reported its earnings for the third quarter last week and the impact of the Note7 recall was understandably a major focus. Since I track Samsung’s financials on an ongoing basis and, since I haven’t...

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Jan Dawson / November 1st, 2016
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A Post-Note Samsung

It looks like the hammer has finally dropped and Samsung has instructed its partners to stop selling all Note7 phones and instructing users to stop using both the original devices and the supposedly safe replacements....

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Jan Dawson / October 11th, 2016

The Pull of Enterprise for Consumer Tech Companies

This week, Apple announced yet another enterprise partnership, this time with Deloitte. Next week, Facebook is expected to open its Facebook at Work product to more companies and with a tweaked business model. For Insiders, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 29th, 2016

Lenovo’s Smartphone Struggles Continue

Lenovo was the last of the big consumer electronics vendors to report its results for the June quarter (Lenovo’s Q1 FY 2016/2017 which I’ll refer to as Q2 2016 for ease of comprehension in this...

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Jan Dawson / August 23rd, 2016
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Apple’s Possible Strategy for removing the Audio Jack in New iPhones

At Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 announcement this week, one of their execs stated, when talking about this new phablet, “You know what else it comes with? An audio jack. Just saying.” Clearly, a knock at...

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Tim Bajarin / August 3rd, 2016

Pokemon Go is an AR Watershed

No, it’s not the first and no, it’s not the best. But, there is no question that the incredible success of the Pokemon Go game is an absolute watershed moment for augmented reality. Despite serious … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 12th, 2016

Rebooting the App Store

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple announced yesterday a set of changes to the App Store just days before its developer conference next week. In some ways though, it’s not a complete surprise – as … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 9th, 2016

The New Smartphone Upgrade Cycle

I’ve written a couple of times (here and here) for Insiders about smartphone upgrade cycles in the US. Today, I want to broaden the discussion a little and talk about something slightly different. This is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 5th, 2016

Three Big Questions for Apple’s Event

A week and a half ago, I wrote about where I thought a theoretical iPhone SE would fit within Apple’s lineup and how it might be priced and positioned. As the day of the event...

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Jan Dawson / March 21st, 2016

Could the FBI Court Order to Apple be Counter-Productive?

Since the court order came out ordering Apple to assist the FBI in accessing the iPhone of the San Bernadino terrorist, I have been talking to various legal authorities and Washington insiders to try and...

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Tim Bajarin / March 2nd, 2016

Content is the Key Enabler for VR and 4K

I wrote about VR and 4K in my review of CES trends in last week’s Insiders post, but I wanted to drill a little deeper on both these topics. In particular, the role of content...

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Jan Dawson / January 18th, 2016

Fairly Confident Predictions for 2016

A couple of other Tech.pinions contributors have already outlined some predictions for 2016 but, in my first Insiders post of the year, I thought I’d chime in too. The predictions below are mostly ones I’m fairly...

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Jan Dawson / January 4th, 2016
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The Challenge of Being a One Trick Pony

The most successful companies in the technology market are often those who are able to develop broad portfolios of products and ideally create ecosystems around their products. By contrast, there are other companies which are … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 10th, 2015

Comparing the “Big 6” Consumer Tech Companies

After earnings season ends, I always like doing some comparisons between some of the largest and most important consumer technology companies to see how they measure up on key financial and operating metrics. I’ve shared...

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Jan Dawson / November 30th, 2015
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Three Things I’m Watching For This Earnings Season

Intel and Netflix kicked off the Q3 2015 earnings season last week but the vast majority of the big names in tech will be reporting over the next couple of weeks. As such, I’m going...

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Jan Dawson / October 19th, 2015

The Unsung Hero in Apple’s Strategy

TL;DR version: It’s their A-series processors. However, I’ll lay out many of the reasons why this single component may be the source of Apple’s most significant competitive advantage. In 2008, The year Apple bought P.A....

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Ben Bajarin / October 13th, 2015

What People Look For in Music Services

I’ve run a couple of different surveys about music consumption habits over the last weeks as part of my research for a report I’m publishing later in the week. I thought I’d share some of...

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Jan Dawson / October 12th, 2015

Apps: Apple’s Fundamental Unit

During last week’s Apple event, Tim Cook said (among other things), “The future of TV is apps”. But he also spoke about what I’ve referred to elsewhere as Apple’s playbook, a set of five features … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 18th, 2015
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