The Tablet is the Ultimate Mobile Personal Computer

Our firm has been doing an extensive amount of tablet analysis over the past year. The more I study the role of the tablet in the industry and in the lives of consumers the more … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 3rd, 2012

The iPad: The Perfect Learning Companion

If we are honest with ourselves we have to admit that our country’s educational system has some serious fundamental issues. Our educational infrastructure is ranked 23rd in the world and seems like it declines even … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 2nd, 2012

2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War

The end of 2011 brought about some interesting market developments. Both Nielsen and NPD shared data that the once so dominant Android actually declined in market share over the holiday quarter of 2011. Both Nielsen … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 31st, 2012

Apple’s Enterprise Invasion: Why Winning in Consumer Means Winning in Enterprise

There used to be a time when I would go to tech industry events, trade shows, internal company meetings, etc. and I was one of the few in the room with a Mac. I took … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2012

Even With a Huge Quarter, Apple is just getting Started

- Apple’s $13 billion quarterly profit is second-biggest in U.S. history. Only topped by Exxon’s $14.8 billion in 2008 – 97.6 billion in cash that AAPL has is higher than the market value of 476 … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 24th, 2012

An iOS Laptop is a Compelling Idea

Our friend Harry McCracken wrote in his CNET column yesterday about why he believes the world needs an iOS laptop. James Kendrick of ZNET shared his thoughts on Harry’s article pointing out that it is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 23rd, 2012

Looking Forward to the Next Round of Innovation

I was surprised by a number of conversations I had while at this years CES. More than once the conversation turned to the staleness of innovation shown at the show. It is true there wasn’t … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2012

Why the iPad is an Investment in Your Child’s Future

Whether or not Apple uses this positioning, it is perhaps one of the best angles for the iPad. When friends, family, colleagues, or anyone who asks me, asks for my recommendation about iPad, I always … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2012

The PC Landscape is About to Change – Here’s Why

One of my favorite quotes about change is: “Life is a journey, and on a journey the scenery changes.” The technology industry is also on a journey and on that journey the scenery will change. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 17th, 2012

The Most Interesting Things I Saw at CES 2012

CES is certainly the technology lovers candy store. It is nearly impossible for any one person to see everything of interest at CES. So my approach is to look for the hidden gems or something … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 13th, 2012

Do Nokia and Windows Phone Have Any Hope for 2012?

There were a number of priorities for me at this years CES.  One of my top priorities was to better understand Nokia’s strategy for Windows Phone and the US Market.  Secondarily to Nokia’s US strategy … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2012

The Day A Smart Phone Changed an Industry

Five years ago today Apple introduced the iPhone. On this day five years ago, Apple opened our eyes to the reality that the devices we considered “smart” were not really smart at all. They re-invented … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2012

The ARM Wrestle Match

I have an un-healthy fascination with semiconductors. I am not an engineer nor I do know much about quantum physics but I still love semiconductors. Perhaps because I started my career drawing chip diagrams at … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 6th, 2012

My Favorite Piece of Tech Gear Right Now

I have nearly every gadget and gismo imaginable. Luckily for me, analysts get great gear to review as well. A friend at a party, who knows all to well about all the great tech gear … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2011

Why The Android Update Alliance Was Doomed From the Start

When Google announced the Android Update Alliance, an initiative to bring each new Android OS release to all devices in a timely manner, it was well-intentioned but doomed from the start. Jamie Lendino over at … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2011
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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

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

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

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

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

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