The Semiconductor Industry Renaissance

At my first real tech job in 1997, I had a role at Cypress Semiconductor working with engineers to draw and model designs of the products. It was during this time I developed a love...

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Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2017

Apple, Content, and Exclusivity

Exclusivity = differentiation. This is a key point to understand. Apple has always remained differentiated in the market on the back of what they offer that no one else can. Apple’s management likes to call...

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Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2017

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

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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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

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

A Deeper Look at FB, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter

When we look at behavior data across many different social networks, it is interesting that not all social networks are created equal. Behavioral patterns are the key things to look for, especially with the ones...

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Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017
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Why Apple can’t Lose the Future Services Battle

I recently found myself in a conversation with some friends (thanks again to Dan M. (@OhMDee), @zcichy, and Eric (@mobile_reach) I made on Twitter (yes, you can make friends on Twitter). Our conversation was a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017

Adventures in Machine Intelligence

(Tech.Pinions: Today’s Daily piece, “Adventures in Machine Intelligence” was an Insider post we originally published on December 12th, 2016. We post it today as an example of the daily content for our Insider subscribers. You … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2017

Apple vs. Qualcomm

I had been waiting to comment on this until I got to the bottom of a few things. Qualcomm’s earnings call yesterday helped bring some clarity to the situation. All in all, I can’t help...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2017
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Nearing Peak Snapchat?

I never like to count companies out entirely but data is data, and it tells interesting stories. Earlier in the year, it certainly felt as though there was a hype cycle around Snapchat. All of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 23rd, 2017
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Podcast: US Retail Trends. What Sold and What Didn’t in US Consumer Tech

Ben Bajarin chats with Stephen Baker of NPD to discuss a number of holiday retail categories. We explore how TVs, PCs and Tablets, Wearables, and new tech categories performed at US retail during the holidays.

Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2017

Opportunities and Challenges for Amazon in 2017

Continuing my “Opportunities and Challenges” series, I’d like to focus on Amazon. I don’t have many on my short list of hyper growth companies, those who are nowhere near their upside potential, but Amazon is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2017
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Why Disney Should Buy Netflix

I’m in the smaller camp of folks who don’t think Apple should by Netflix. I’m not going to dive into why (perhaps another time if anyone really cares) but there is little doubt Netflix will...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2017

The Challenges and Opportunities for Apple in 2017

As we head into the new year, I want to embark on a series of posts outlining the key opportunities and challenges facing some of the big names in tech. I’ll continue this over the...

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Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2017

“Alexa, play the Tech.pinions Podcast.”

In this weeks episode, Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi, and Tim Bajarin discsuss Amazon’s invasion of CES 2017 with their Alexa smart voice assistant.

Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2017

A Few Big Themes from CES

CES is one of those shows where we analysts have to filter through the noise to find what we believe to be sustainable and realistic industry trends. CES is not the kind of show that...

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Ben Bajarin / January 6th, 2017
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“Works with Alexa” – Amazon’s Trojan Horse

There have been few products in my life that, upon their arrival, have fundamentally altered my work flow. I use the term work flow broadly because it isn’t necessarily focused on work, but more about...

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2017

Rapidly Diffusing Technology

With the mass proliferation of smartphones and a rapidly maturing consumer base making their smartphones their primary computing devices, there is a fascinating new dynamic emerging. Our company, Creative Strategies, spent a lot of time … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 2nd, 2017

Global Device Ownership at 2016 Year’s End

In all my years of studying the technology industry, I’ve always found it more helpful to know installed bases of devices, platforms, apps, etc., vs looking at what is selling in terms of market share...

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Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2016

Apple and Miniaturization

I’d like to pick up where I left off in my AirPods article about Apple’s efforts in miniaturization. This is an important point no one is picking up on. If you remember, in the early...

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Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2016

Apple AirPods: More than just Headphones

Prior to their going on sale, we had quite a bit of information about the AirPods and what they were capable of doing. We knew they would pair easily and that there were sensors built … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 18th, 2016
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