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Text Me, Don’t Call Me

I find it interesting to look at how communication has evolved. In particular to where we are today where with certain generations non-verbal real-time communication has become the majority of interactions. I come across this … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2013
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The Challenge of Wearable Computing

I’d like to start out with a question I have been asking myself. Why does Google Glass need to be on my face? More importantly, to get the benefits of Google Glass (whatever one deems … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 12th, 2013
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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Blunder

When I first saw the direction Microsoft and their partners were looking to take Windows 8, I was optimistic. Metro sounded good in concept, as did some of the features and functions built into Windows...

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Ben Bajarin / July 4th, 2013
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The Liberating 2013 MacBook Air

A few years back I declared the 13″ MacBook Air the perfect notebook. With the recently released 2013 refresh, Apple just made the perfect notebook even better. They did it with one feature that has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2013
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It’s Officially Over for RIM

I like to try and remain optimistic about companies because I realize that true innovation can often trump market trends and be a catalyst for growth. But since the the beginning of the year, I...

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Ben Bajarin / June 28th, 2013
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A Week With OS X Mavericks

As I watched Apple announce and demonstrate many of the key new features in OS X Mavericks, I was continually struck with the same thought about the many features being shown. To me, they all … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 28th, 2013
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On Being Bullish on Apple

I was recently presenting some of our big picture technology trends to a group of venture capitalists. As is so often in these discussions Apple came up. They were asking me questions about the landscape...

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Ben Bajarin / June 25th, 2013
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WWDC Nuggets and Observations

The True Post-Steve Era Even though Steve Jobs direct influence has been absent at Apple for a few years, his signature on specific things was still there. Apple does not plan products in one or...

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Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2013
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I Need a PC and I Know It

One of the fundamental characteristics of a mature market, is mature consumers. These consumers are mature in the sense that they know what they want and more importantly they know why they want it. This … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 16th, 2013
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Apple’s Challenge: Becoming A Services Company

Much has been said about Apple’s challenges in developing into a services company. Services are core to Apple’s future. Becoming more of a services company is a challenge Apple must meet head on. I’ve read … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 14th, 2013
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Siri’s Bing Moment

There were many interesting nuggets that came out of WWDC 2013. For our insiders, I plan to share the few that I don’t think are getting enough attention but yet are more significant than I...

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Ben Bajarin / June 12th, 2013
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iOS 7: A New Beginning for iOS

It took only a few minutes of seeing the iOS 7 preview for me to sarcastically say to myself “yep, Apple’s done innovating.” Something of course I would never be foolish enough to believe, yet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 10th, 2013
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Why is Apple So Polarizing

One of the things I am excited to do with our Tech.pinions Insider content, is dive into subjects that may be more controversial than things we want floating around in the public sphere. So that...

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Ben Bajarin / June 8th, 2013
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The Power of The Internet In Your Pocket

Sent from my pocket computer. That is my signature for any email sent from my iPhone. When most people think of their smartphone they don’t necessarily think of it as a pocket computer. Yet that...

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Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2013
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How Consumer Electronics Will Swing With the Seasons

One of the more interesting trends we are watching develop is the increased seasonality of specific technology purchases. We have been anticipating this for a while now as more and more consumers are being conditioned...

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Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2013
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How the Tablet is Killing the PC

IDC recently released its forecast of PC sales for the last quarter and said PC shipments were down 13.9%. It laid much of the blame on Windows 8, but I am not sure this analysis...

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Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2013
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What I Will be Looking For at WWDC

Rather than make some wild predictions about Apple’s upcoming worldwide developer conference, I thought it would be more interesting to share the key things I’ll be looking for that I believe are important strategic themes. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 5th, 2013
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Platforms, Market Share, Profits, and the Future

If anything, John’s column on Android’s market share has stirred a good discussion around the market share vs. profit share debate. Some may argue that this discussion isn’t relevant to end consumers who really don’t … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 31st, 2013
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Platform Wars: Some Things Will Never Change

Regular readers of Tech.pinions will know that John Kirk’s column last week on Android’s market share being a joke, went massively viral. As I watched the stats of real-time visitors and new hourly spikes of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 28th, 2013
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How Android Vendors Can Compete With Samsung

The initial title of this article was going to be “How HTC can compete with Samsung.” Then I decided to branch it out and make a point that is relevant for HTC but also for … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 22nd, 2013
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Xbox One and the Future of the Digital Living Room

When I started my career as an industry analyst in 2000, my focus was on the video game industry and the digital living room. We had a belief that at some point in the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 21st, 2013
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Microsoft is Missing Apps the Same Way They Missed the Early Internet

It seems odd to me that Microsoft of all companies is so drastically behind the curve when it comes to apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. When you think about it, Microsoft of all … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 17th, 2013
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How is This Chart Helpful

The Tech.pinions Minute. Todays Topic: Dear Business Insider, how is this helpful?

Ben Bajarin / May 16th, 2013
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A Significant Product Differentiation

Philip Elmer-DeWitt is calling him the man who figures Apple is worth $240 a share. I read his blog post and dove into his theory of ROIC. Something he said stood out to me. Without … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 15th, 2013
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When Reporting Sales Numbers, Honesty is the Best Policy

Google has activations, Amazon doesn’t release any numbers, Microsoft touts licensees sold. Truly knowing the success of a device or platform is hard when companies selling the devices or supporting the platforms don’t share with … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 13th, 2013