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The Golden Goose and the Process of Innovation

*+-Horace Dediu joined Benedict Evans and I on our weekly podcast. Horace wrote something that got me thinking in his post the innovators curse. In this article he used the analogy of the golden goose. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 22nd, 2013
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The State of Global Smartphones Q3’13

*+-There are a number of things worth pointing out about the current state of smartphones. The first is that from a hardware standpoint vendors are staying relatively flat with a few seeing slight growth. Here...

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Ben Bajarin / November 21st, 2013
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XBOX One: Congratulations Microsoft, You Own My Living Room

*+-While the XBOX One is a great gaming console, it is the other features that have more of my interest. Of course these new consoles will play great games but it was the other parts … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2013
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The Quantified Car

*+-It is easy to make the assumption that most if not all electric products will have a companion app or be managed by a software platform in the future by a smart screen of some … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 19th, 2013
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Google’s Strategy with the Moto G and KitKat

*+-I’m observing several interesting things from Google’s moves as of late. The first has to do with the recently launched Motorola G, premium spec smartphone at low-end prices. The Moto G has a $179 price...

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Ben Bajarin / November 13th, 2013
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How I use the iPad Air

*+-I spend most of my working week being extremely mobile. I spend more time mobile during the work week than I do being stationary. This is why, for me, the iPad Air is the perfect … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 13th, 2013
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Android as the Platform For Commodity Electronics

*+-In the most recent episode of my podcast with Benedict Evans we discussed the post PC era and Android’s role in this post PC era. We touch on a number of points but during the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 8th, 2013
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The China Smartphone Report

*+-This is a high level overview of the Chinese market and some of the interesting trends we see in the region with smartphones. Chinese consumers remain a mobile first set of consumers and in many...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2013
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Only Apple, Only Google, and Only Amazon

*+-Every company, in order to compete, must have a secret recipe. Something that helps their offering in the market standout from a sea of competitors. Those companies best poised to succeed in the future and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2013
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Facebook’s Conundrum

*+-I used to be very bearish on Facebook. I’d say I’m more skeptically neutral now. Each quarter Facebook has posted significant growth in terms of monthly active users. Yet when we talk to consumers, particularly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 1st, 2013
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The iPad and PCs

*+-A few years ago I started making the point that our behavioral research findings kept indicating that once consumers started using iPads that their PC usage declined. My overall point was not that the iPad...

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Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2013
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Apple’s Tablet Market Share

*+-As I pointed out last week, we have to be very careful with statistics that generalize data. Like the one making headlines the past few days stating that Apple’s tablet market share has dipped below … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2013
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The iPad Air –A Truly Mass Market Personal Computer

*+-With the iPad Air, Apple has created the world’s thinest and lightest full size tablet. And by adding their 64-bit A7 processor they have made it extremely powerful as well. After using the iPad Air … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 29th, 2013
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Apple Upbeat About The Holiday Quarter

*+-There were a number of key takeaways from Apple’s Q4’13 earnings call. iPhones continue to beat estimates and grow. We expect this trend to continue into the holiday quarter. Even though many are pessimistic about...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2013
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When Genuine Data Leads to Disingenuous Conclusions

*+-I genuinely love the industry analyst business. I love the role we analysts, our data, and our commentary play in helping companies make strategic decisions. However, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend.1 The challenge with data … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 25th, 2013
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Can Windows Phone Compete in the Low-End?

*+-At Nokia World earlier this week Nokia launched what I feel is an interesting product. I am an optimist so I have not given up on Microsoft or Nokia when it comes to mobile computing. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2013
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Apple’s Software as a Service Strategy

*+-We have had one focus since the beginning. To build the best personal computers in the world that people love to use. –Tim Cook It is easy to look at Tuesday’s event from a hardware … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2013
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Why Does the iPad 2 Still Exist?

*+-There seemed to be some general surprise from many as to why the iPad is going to stay in market. Particularly since it still has the 30-pin connector. Many assumed Apple wants to be aggressive...

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Ben Bajarin / October 23rd, 2013
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Apple’s Software Pricing and the Impact on the Competition

*+-When I saw Apple’s theme around free with their software strategy I instantly started thinking about how this could impact the competitive landscape. And while doing so I remembered a strategy from the art of...

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Ben Bajarin / October 23rd, 2013
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The State of Tablets

*+-On the eve of Apple’s event–where we expect new iPad’s to be unveiled–I thought I would provide a high level view of the current state of the tablet market. While it may not be terribly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 21st, 2013
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Microsoft’s Uncharted Territory

*+-As I study the industry, the market trends, and the solutions trying to flow with the trends, I’m fascinated by what Microsoft is doing strategically. From a historical standpoint, we have to conclude that the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 18th, 2013
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Bringing Technology to the Masses

*+-Whenever I speak or give a presentation for the first time to a new audience, I start off with a slide where I explain where we are in the transition from the analog world to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 15th, 2013
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Why Apple is Growing Its Bank Account

*+-During my conversation with Benedict Evans as we recorded the 4th episode of our podcast, we got to discussing some competitive players in the mobile market. During this conversation Benedict brought up how aggressive Samsung … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 11th, 2013
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It’s Tough Competing With the iPhone

*+-Understanding what is happening in smartphones is all a matter of perspective. It is easy to get caught up in the OS market share statistics and lose sight of the big picture. comScore has recently … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 8th, 2013
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Our Services Destiny

*+-Speculating about the future is not easy. Traditional wisdom looks to technology industry history as our guide. The lessons from this history often shed great insight into the future. However, using this history has its … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 7th, 2013