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Microsoft Should License Surface Technology and Brand to Partners

Microsoft’s Surface PCs are yet to hit the market so it may sound odd for me to propose what I am about to propose. However, the potential impact of a Microsoft branded tablet for their … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2012
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The One Thing I Want to See from Microsoft

I have been following the news coming out of Microsoft’s TechEd conference closely. I was scheduled to attend the event but family circumstances altered my plan. There are a host of things that are of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 13th, 2012
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Why We Started Tech.pinions

June 13, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of our site, Tech.pinions. In light of its anniversary, I thought I would share why we felt compelled to attempt something different within the public tech media forum, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 13th, 2012
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The Apple Promise To Their Customers

I don’t normally put out an article about another article I have written but for this particular one I wanted to share it. In my weekly column for the tech section of TIME.com I wrote … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 12th, 2012
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The Most Amazing Notebook Yet

It is possible that for many tech industry enthusiasts and followers that by my title alone you know what product I am talking about. In case you don’t know I am talking about Apple’s newest … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 11th, 2012
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The Apple Ecosystem Just Got Stronger

Apple today at their World Wide Developers Conference released a number of things that have made their ecosystem even stronger. I am of the opinion that one of the best ways to analyze computing platforms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 11th, 2012
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Why We Need More Specialty Tech Retail

Big box tech retail had its time but for certain types of technology I am convinced there is a better way to sell. I am convinced this is the case because big box retail simply … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 8th, 2012
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Touch Computing and The Re-Birth of the Software Industry

It seems like you can’t go anywhere in Silicon Valley without hearing about someone who’s making an app. Apps are all the rage these days and software engineering is one of the hottest jobs all … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 4th, 2012

The Case for More Choice in the iPhone Line of Products

There is much to be said for Apple’s current iPhone and iPad strategy being very focused and very limited in terms of product line diversity. Of course you can make the argument that Apple already … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 1st, 2012
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Why Google Should Fear Facebook

I have written quite a bit about my doubts of Facebook’s long term value. And amidst all the recent news about their IPO woes it seems like investors are skeptical as well. Last week I … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 25th, 2012
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3 Columns Skeptical of Facebook’s Long Term Value

In light of Facebook IPO day, I thought I would share three key columns I wrote about Facebook. I remain skeptical of Facebook’s long term value. Specifically the business model and sustainable value to those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 18th, 2012
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Our Future Smart World

One of the things our firm does for our clients in the technology industry is help them think about the future. This one thing alone is one my favorite things about doing trend forecasting, future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 18th, 2012
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Affordable UltraBooks are Coming But They aren’t UltraBooks

There are looming PC wars coming and it isn’t between Macs and Windows based notebooks. If you follow this industry you know that Intel is seeking to rejuvenate the notebook market. They are doing this … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 17th, 2012
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Tablet Computing in Portrait Mode

Last week I wrote about my two must have iPad accessories. In that list I included the Logitech Ultra-thin Keyboard Cover. Among the many reasons I like this case over similarly good ones like the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 11th, 2012
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Mobile TV May Make A Comeback

I have been tracking the mobile TV space since the early 2000’s and mostly given up after the last push, using DVB-H failed. I tracked quite a bit of research around mobile TV in North … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 9th, 2012
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Dear Industry: Focus on Profit Share Not Market Share

The interest in the tech media world around market share is fascinating. Each quarter reports come out, for the quarter only, pointing out different vendor and software platform market share for things like tablets and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 4th, 2012
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Tablets: Numbers and Observations

Both IDC and Display Search released updated numbers for the tablet segment. There are some interesting key take aways from both sets of numbers. IDC confirms Apple’s dominant position with regards to iPad share and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 3rd, 2012
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My Two Must Have iPad Accessories

Accessories are a key part of any platforms ecosystem. I was at the Apple store in a mall in San Jose recently and I couldn’t believe the amount of accessories for iPad now on the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 1st, 2012
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Notebooks are the Past, Tablets are the Future

This may be one of the more controversial columns I have written in sometime, although my goal is not to be controversial but to spur thought- so please hear me out. It is no secret … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 27th, 2012
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Reports of Apple’s Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

The past few weeks have brought out some interesting commentary around the imminent decline of Apple. Yesterday perhaps the most forceful view yet came from Forrester’s CEO, George Colony. George and others root their argument … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 26th, 2012
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The Curious Case of Microsoft Marketing

Is it just me or am I missing or not seeing much marketing effort by Microsoft these days? Generally I am very observant to marketing campaigns within our industry due to my conviction of its … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 24th, 2012
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Apple TV and the Trojan Horse Strategy

Apple TV is one of the things I get asked quite a bit about during my industry analysis presentations. It seems that everyone out there wants to know what Apple has planned for the big … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 20th, 2012
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The Fallacies of How To Compete with the iPad

I take articles like this claiming the iPad will drop below 50% market share by as early as next year with a grain of salt. I don’t want this article to be about all the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 20th, 2012
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The Case Against a 4-Inch iPhone

As a regular part of my job I evaluate many different devices. I don’t always publish this analysis publicly but nearly every new device passes through our “labs.” When it comes to smartphones, or pocket … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 17th, 2012