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Unpacked: The Silent Smartphone

I recently completed an in-depth study on the wearable technology market. As I dug into some of the key features as to why people bought or found usage value in their smartwatch or fitness tracker,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 5th, 2016
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Microsoft’s Fight for the Consumer, Google’s Mobile Search Shift, Amazon Retail

Microsoft’s Fight for the Consumer Related to Microsoft’s earnings, I’m going to focus on one segment of earnings I will be keeping a close eye on in the next few years. It is this chart:...

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Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2016
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Earnings Insights and Key Charts: Facebook, Amazon, Samsung

Facebook Earnings Takeaways While there are some key reasons to be cautious about Facebook (namely teens in the US are slowly beginning to disengage), Facebook’s earnings showed they are growing in many key areas where...

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Ben Bajarin / February 2nd, 2016
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A Netbook, an iPad Pro, and the Surface Walk Into a Bar

(This article was originally posted for our Tech.pinions subscribers on Nov 12, 2015. We are reposting it today to give you a sense of the type of content we are providing to subscribers. We encourage … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 1st, 2016
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Unpacked: Using Tech While Watching TV

I would like to draw a correlation between something interesting that was revealed this week by Facebook on their earnings call with this week’s column. Facebook had a very impressive quarter. Two particular metrics stand...

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Ben Bajarin / January 29th, 2016
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Apple: The Growth Thesis

Apple’s management is starting to tell a new type of story. Understanding this story is key to understanding their growth strategy. Listening to management and fitting what I heard into what I’m seeing globally in...

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Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2016
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Apple Q1 2016 Earnings Takeaways

There is a lot to unpack regarding Apple’s earnings call and their outlook for Q2 2016. Because we have, and track, data points around Apple’s hardware sales of product by region, I like to look...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2016
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Twitter’s Reshuffle, Amazon’s Back Door to Android, Apple and VR

Twitter’s Reshuffle These are rough times for Twitter. I find it fascinating that the discussion is Twitter needs a turnaround when it has accomplished something remarkably difficult and something very few companies have ever done...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Ad Blocker Usage on Smartphones

On the heels of some recent news reports that Google has made over $30 billion dollars from Android, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite stats. Toward the end of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 22nd, 2016
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The iPhone Post

There has been a great deal of noise around Apple and the iPhone. If you believe many of the sell-side analysts, the iPhone has peaked. Many of you have written in asking me my thoughts...

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Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2016
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Minecraft for Education, WhatsApp’s New Business Model, Billionth iPhone in 2016

Minecraft For Education When Microsoft bought Minecraft, the underlying theme in their description of the fit for the product in the Microsoft family was “productivity.” Minecraft certainly fits this concept but does so within a...

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Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Stats on Uber, Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, and Ola Cabs

Last week at CES in Vegas, we saw the good, the bad, and the ugly with regard to cabs vs. Uber and Lyft. While cabs still had their own designated lines right in front of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 15th, 2016
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GoPro Floundering, Apple’s iAD Strategy, The Great PC Rebalancing

The last few quarters, investors have been quite cautious around GoPro as the bear thesis rang loudly in their heads. Yesterday, it seems the bear thesis played out as they missed revenue estimates by nearly...

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Ben Bajarin / January 14th, 2016
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Amazon’s Delivery Service, Snapchat’s Video Power, Google Play in China

Amazon’s Delivery Service The Seattle Times headline on the news of Amazon buying the rest of French package-delivery company Colis Privé stated “Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business”. While it is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2016
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The Post Smartphone Era

It is time to start looking beyond smartphone hardware. We are observing signs that the smartphone market is mature. Over 2 billion people have a smartphone and the market is moving to “replacement cycle innovation” … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 11th, 2016
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The Tech.pinions Podcast: CES 2016 Themes and Thoughts

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss trends and themes they saw while attending CES 2016. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2016
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Unpacked: Stats on Voice Search on Mobile

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the role of voice in the future of computing. Whether or not science fiction becomes self-fulfilling prophecies, the genre always assumes we will talk to computers...

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Ben Bajarin / January 8th, 2016

Netflix Global, Amazon and Semiconductors, New Android Dynamics

Yesterday at CES, Netflix “flipped the switch” on making the service available around the globe (except for China). Obviously, this is a good move. Netflix now can reach more customers and add new consumers in...

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Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2016
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Twitter 10K, Fitbit Blaze, Huawei Growth, iPhone Concerns

As a part of some new content styles I’m looking into for subscribers, I’m testing the idea of a weekly post where I hit a number of hot topics in one post. Most subscribers know...

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Ben Bajarin / January 6th, 2016
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The Amazingly Tolerant and Practical Consumer

Spend any amount of time observing the mainstream consumer’s use of technology or directly helping them use or fix a technology and a clear truth stands out. Mainstream consumers are exceptionally tolerant of bad technology....

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2016
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Unpacked: Smartwatch Purchase Intent

Smartwatches will be a strong consumer tech storyline in 2016. In a few weeks, I will publish a post on my candidates for products that could play a role in ushering in the next paradigm...

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Ben Bajarin / January 1st, 2016
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What Hoverboards Say about Our Hardware Future

There is a lot of talk about hoverboards in the media lately. There is also a great deal of misunderstanding about what is happening here. Sure, it is interesting hoverboards were talked about and gained...

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Ben Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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Xiaomi’s Biggest Threat to Their Global Ambition

Part of why I keep an eye on Xiaomi is because, at a high level, I’m curious if their model represents the future of hardware business models for everyone but Apple. I do not encourage...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2015
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Apple Pay in China a New Catalyst

China is quickly becoming Apple’s largest market and, in many respects, one of the most important to the Apple growth story in the next five years. This is why Apple Pay starting to roll out...

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Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2015
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What We Mean When We Say, “The Future of TV is Apps”

Even before Apple said they believe the future of TV is apps, many of us in the industry had been stating the same thing. It seemed relatively natural, given we live in an app-focused world....

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Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2015
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