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How Twitter is Evolving

As an analyst I am not entirely focused on social media as a primary area of my market focus. But because I study consumer markets holistically it is something I observe with a watchful eye. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 10th, 2012

The PC is Not Dead

I chose this title because so many still associate the term PC with a notebook or desktop computing form factor. Let me first start by re-affirming my conviction that tablets as well as smartphones are … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 30th, 2012

The Opinion Cast: The Future of Smart Watches

In this opinion cast, Bill Geiser the CEO of MetaWatch and I have a candid conversation about the future of smart watches. Bill is a smart guy and has quite a history in the connected … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 27th, 2012

The Opinion Cast: The Significance of Mountain Lion

I thought it would be fun to capture Tim and my conversation at the office today around Mountain Lion and our thoughts on what it means for Apple, computing, and even some comparison’s with Apple’s … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 25th, 2012
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OS X Mountain Lion: My Favorite New Features

Tim wrote earlier this week about his conviction that when it comes to post PC platforms Apple will keep OS X and iOS separate rather than merge the two as many expect. What Apple has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 25th, 2012

Why I am Convinced Tablets are the Future

During the course of many conversations I have been having lately with industry insiders there is still a drastic underestimation of the importance of tablets. There are some I talk to who get it but … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 16th, 2012

The Opinion Cast: Is there a 7-Inch Tablet Market?

In this episode of our opinion cast Steve Wildstrom, John Kirk and myself discuss the potential for a 7″ tablet market. We explore Amazon’s strategy, Apple’s potential entry with an iPad mini, and Google’s Nexus … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 13th, 2012

PC Growth isn’t Flat, Windows Is

We are living in fascinating times as the personal computing industry is undergoing its biggest transformation since its inception. Tablet computing is leading the charge and forcing nearly everyone in the industry to relearn what … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 13th, 2012

The Tech.pinions Opinion Cast: An Evolving Idea

An analyst colleague of mine and I were joking recently at a major tech trade show. We thought it would be funny if we put up a table in the hallway with a sign that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 12th, 2012

The Case for 7-inch Tablets

Last week the rumor mills and tech blogs were bustling last week about the possibility of a 7-inch iPad, potentially called the iPad Mini. Rather than focus this entire column on why it makes sense … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 9th, 2012

Do Investors Truly Believe in Apple?

I am not a financial analyst and I don’t do the kind of analysis solely to be used for making short or long term investment calls. I have provided analysis for some financial institutions as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 2nd, 2012

Android’s 7-Inch Tablet Future

It wasn’t a secret that Google was going to announce a 7-inch Nexus tablet made by Asus and running Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset. And announce it Google did yesterday to much applause and fan fare. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 27th, 2012

Surface vs. UltraBooks

Last week I pointed out the competitive dilemma for OEMs when it comes to Surface. A key point in my mind is how tablets are becoming the next generation computers for the mass market. What … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 26th, 2012

Why I Love Twitter

I don’t expect everyone to love twitter. In fact I anticipate that many have mixed feelings about the service. Twitter is one of those things that I believe works great for some people but not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 25th, 2012

Usefulness Is the Greatest Feature of All

“The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.” “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Maeda from his book The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life Years … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2012

Microsoft Surface and the OEM Dilemma

On Tuesday Patrick pointed out that the dynamic between OEMs and Microsoft may be forever changed. The primary reason for this being that Microsoft has signaled intent to compete directly with their partners in the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 21st, 2012
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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 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

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

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
Ben Bajarin / June 5th, 2012

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