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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
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Why I Wouldn’t Invest in Facebook

First let me clarify that due to my line of work I do not invest personal money into any public tech stock. That being said, even if I did, I would not put my own … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 12th, 2012
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Where in the App Store is Carmen Sandiego?

One of the goals we have in my household is to develop and maintain an inquisitive culture and the desire to learn. Being immersed in the technology industry as I am, I naturally add technology … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 11th, 2012
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We Have Personal Clouds, Now We Need Family Clouds

Prior to the launch of iCloud last year I wrote a column looking at ways that iCloud might work well for families not just individuals. I have a houseful of Macs and other iOS devices … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 6th, 2012
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Apple Becomes the Number One Consumer Brand in Japan

This is fascinating. I just saw news from Nikkei that Apple is now the number one consumer brand–for the first time–in Japan as picked by Japanese consumers. Last year Apple ranked number 11 and jumped … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 30th, 2012
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Apple Turns Technology Into Art

As I was reflecting on my first experience with the new iPad and its retina display I was intrigued with a thought. There has always been something about the iPhone’s retina display and now with … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 30th, 2012
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Android is Losing Momentum

  I wrote a column earlier this year titled “2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War.” In that column I laid out a number of issues facing Android as well as the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 29th, 2012
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5 Million Galaxy Note Shipments Proves One Thing

I am actually not surprised at the news that Samsung has shipped (not sold) 5 Million Galaxy Note smart phones. Given that it is doubtful that Samsung will reveal actual sales figures as well as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 28th, 2012
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Microsoft Needs to Get its Apps Together

Last week in my Friday column I outlined a few of the challenges that I think Microsoft has in front of them with Windows 8. I cited lack of Windows momentum in the market along … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2012
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Why The iPad Will Change How We Work

What is becoming more clear every day is the way in which tablets are changing paradigms of computing that have existed for decades. The entire way we think about computers, and computing in general, is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 20th, 2012

Understanding Disruption and How it Can Be Harnessed

Horace Dediu, one of the smarter independent analysts out there in my opinion, wrote a well articulated piece shedding light on how we should understand industry disruption. For those of us who study this industry … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 14th, 2012

Read This: Why I Left Google

If you are a technology news addict then you have probably already come across this article called “Why I Left Google” by James Whittaker. It is a very telling tale with some prize quotes about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2012
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Why Microsoft Has Big Challenges Ahead

I genuinely desire for Microsoft to succeed with Windows 8 and beyond. I believe it is healthy to have competition in the market of personal computing and I like the way I see Apple, Microsoft, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2012
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The Importance of Vision in the Technology Industry

I came across this article in the TabTimes written by my friend Dave Needle. What the article points out is an interesting video that was posted on YouTube showing Roger Fidler and his Information Design … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2012