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Why It’s All About the Digital Ecosystem

My firm, Creative Strategies, has been talking extensively about what we call the digital ecosystem for over 10 years now. As we have been analyzing the technology industry and the underlying fundamentals that make it … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2011

With Siri TV, Apple Will Dismantle the TV Networks

VIA All Things D – BY Ben Elowitz

Ben Bajarin / December 15th, 2011
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Analysis: HP Releases webOS to Open Source Community

Today HP made a fascinating decision. One that is disruptive, exciting, and could lead to valuable innovation. HP has decided to release webOS to the open source community. This decision could have significant impact on … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2011
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How Microsoft Can Embrace the Post-PC Era

I truly believe Microsoft is approaching a fork in the road, where some of the decisions made in the next 6-8 months will set the stage for their long-term success or failure. Microsoft is a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2011

How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer

VIA Technologizer – BY: Harry McCracken

Ben Bajarin / December 6th, 2011
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Apple Will Re-Invent Television

There is re-invigorated conversation around Apple and its Apple TV efforts in light of Steve Jobs’s comments to Walter Isaacson that he has finally cracked the TV interface. And now again with recent Wall St … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 2nd, 2011
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How Nintendo Helped Microsoft

Earlier this week Microsoft shared that the XBOX 360 had the biggest sales week in the history of Xbox, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. That is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2011
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Who Really Needs a PC Anyway?

James Kendrick at ZDNet wrote a post asking an interesting question: Who really needs a stinking tablet anyway? His post is well articulated but misses the bigger picture of what tablets are and more importantly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2011
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Black Friday and The Philosophy of a “Deal”

Let me try to define a few terms first as I flesh out this idea of the philosophy of a deal. – A deal is when an objectively better product is offered for a limited … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 25th, 2011

The Flaw in Samsung’s Anti-iPhone Commercial

I have to admit, the new Samsung commercial is one of the better commercials from a marketing standpoint for Android devices and Samsung in particular. If you haven’t seen it I suggest checking it out … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 23rd, 2011
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Facebook and the Future of Web Apps

There was a little company, that I found interesting, called Strobe who was building a platform to help developers build and monetize HTML 5 web apps. I spent some time with their founder Charles Jolley, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 22nd, 2011
Ben Bajarin / November 22nd, 2011
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My Experience with the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet

I’d like to start this topic off by making a point. The way most reviewers review technology products is helpful for those to whom technology is well understood and non-threatening. However, I would argue, that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 21st, 2011
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Tis’ the Season of the iPad

Nielsen released the findings of a U.S. Survey where they were hoping to discern what electronics products will be hot for the 2011 holidays. Among kids, not terribly surprising, was the iPad atop the list … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 18th, 2011
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The Nintendo 3DS and Gaming in a New Dimension

Gaming is one of the areas where I hunt for technology and behavioral trends. I really like the category, and it is my desire to look at consumer trends holistically. That is why the new … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 16th, 2011
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The Tech.pinions Amazon Kindle Fire Review Roundup

Well the reviews are out and it seems like they are mostly positive. Other than a few user interface gripes it appears most reviewers believe the Kindle Fire to be a worthy Android tablet competitor … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 13th, 2011
Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2011
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Apple Is Becoming the New IBM

“No one ever got fired for buying an IBM.” That phrase was popular when IBM, in conjunction with Microsoft, was becoming the standard business workstation in the mid-to-late 80’s. Deciding to purchase products from the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2011
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The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet Will Not Slow the iPad

Philip Elmer-DeWitt reported on the Fortune blog about data released suggesting the potential impact of the Kindle Fire on iPad sales. The data originated from ChangeWave and points out several key findings from their survey … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 9th, 2011
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Dear Industry: History Will Not Repeat Itself

I have noticed an interesting thread of conversation both with some industry folks as well as in the media. That thread is around the assumption that the technology industry will repeat itself and a dominant … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2011
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When Siri Becomes A Member of the Family

Siri is much more than just a useful feature for Apple’s iPhone 4S. Siri is also incredibly strategic for Apple. I have written quite a bit on the subject of how software platforms become sticky. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2011

The Smartphone Wars are Over

VIA Fast Company – By: Kit Eaton

Ben Bajarin / November 1st, 2011

The iOS and Android Mobile Web Disparity

There are two interesting data points released that I think is worth asking some questions. The first comes from Net Applications and it plots out mobile web browsing OS share by platform. The full chart … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 1st, 2011
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Apple is Still the #1 Smartphone Vendor

There has been quite a bit of interesting media and headlines this last week pointing to data related to Samsung’s latest earnings and smartphone shipments. Many are making the claim that Samsung is now the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2011