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Unpacked for Friday, June 23rd, 2016

Instagram’s New User Numbers Demonstrate Continued Strong Growth, Engagement – by Jan Dawson Instagram released new user numbers this week including 500 million monthly active users and 300 million daily active users. Symbolically, the fact...

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Ben Bajarin / June 24th, 2016
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China’s Consumer Electronics Moment is Coming

The Information had an interesting article going into a bit more depth on what we all already know — China wants to be the future consumer electronics powerhouse. China’s moment is coming. It seems inevitable....

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2016

Personal vs. Communal Artificial Intelligence

Piggybacking on Carolina’s post this morning, I want to share my thesis on how I think about communal vs. individual machine learning. I feel it is a flawed assumption that communal machine learning is the...

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Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2016
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Unpacked: Most Used Messaging Apps by iPhone Owners

To set the table for how important iMessage is to the overall iOS experience and how much iPhone owners rely on it, I’ll share these stats around messaging apps. This is why bringing a developer...

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Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2016
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iOS: The Runtime System for Innovation

This post may ruffle some feathers. As I take as step back from Apple’s WWDC, I think a couple of observations are worth making. First, Apple is continuing their trend toward more openness with their … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2016
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Discussing Apple’s WWDC

Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss Apple World Wide Developer Conference and share insights on their key takeaways from the event. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 17th, 2016

Don’t Mistake the iPad Lack of Stage Time at WWDC as a Sign Apple is done with Tablets – Carolina Milanesi At the end of WWDC, I read a few articles by disappointed reporters regarding...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2016
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Apple WWDC: My Three Big Takeaways

Yesterday’s WWDC keynote from Apple felt like drinking from a firehose. I have sat through a lot of developer keynotes and it was, by far, the fastest paced I’ve ever seen. Because of the pace,...

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Ben Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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Unpacked: Average Social Media Accounts per Person

Social media remains a large part of what regular consumers do on a daily basis with their smart device. Like it or not, they play a major role in the connected economy. That is why...

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Ben Bajarin / June 13th, 2016
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Unpacked This Week

Motorola’s Bet on Modular Design may be the Future but not Today – Carolina Milanesi On Thursday at Lenovo’s Tech World, Motorola announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two high-end devices sport...

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Ben Bajarin / June 10th, 2016
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What the iPhone SE Taught Me about the Smartphone Market

For the past two weeks, I’ve switched from my iPhone 6s Plus to the iPhone SE. Seeing the two devices next to each other, it was hard to imagine a more dramatic change in screen...

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Ben Bajarin / June 9th, 2016
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Unpacked: Amazon Echo, Siri, OK Google Frequency of Use

One of the thing we sought to understand in our quantitative study of Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Ok Google was how often people are using their voice to interact with their devices. We...

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Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2016
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The Voice UI has Gone Mainstream

The idea of talking conversationally to computers has been a long time in the works. Science fiction is so often a self-fulfilling prophecy as it provides a vision for humans to chase after with technological … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2016
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Potential Winners and Losers in VR/AR Platforms

Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss who is best positioned to compete in the future VR/AR platform wars. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 4th, 2016
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This Weeks News Unpacked

“We’re still committed”, says Jawbone CEO, but it may be time to regroup/rethink – By Carolina Milanesi Late last week, TechInsider published an article on the news that Jawbone was slowing production of its fitness...

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Ben Bajarin / June 3rd, 2016
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Criticizing Apple’s Patience

I’ve noticed an interesting theme from some of Apple’s more prominent and vocal pundits. Perhaps this is a theme that has always been around or is simply a rinse/wash/repeat process. Either way, I’m sensing it...

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Ben Bajarin / June 2nd, 2016
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Unpacked: Analysis of This Week’s Top News

Twitter – by Jan Dawson Twitter this week announced that, in the coming months, it will start exempting some forms of content from its traditional 140 character limit, including pictures, usernames, videos, and polls. The...

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Ben Bajarin / May 27th, 2016
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Trends in Social Commerce

“Social commerce” is one of the biggest buzzwords in conversations I have with startups and investors in Silicon Valley. The reason is simple. Peer group influence on product decision making is one of, if not...

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Ben Bajarin / May 26th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Social Media Usage

Looking at many different social media networks/services from a global perspective, there are a few interesting trends, none larger than Facebook. Literally. On a global scale, Facebook not only has the most active users but...

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Ben Bajarin / May 23rd, 2016
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Unpacked: The Week’s News

Microsoft Sells off Feature Phone Biz – Carolina Milanesi Two years after the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft has sold its feature phone business to FIH, a subsidiary of Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, for $350 million....

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Ben Bajarin / May 20th, 2016
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Google’s Custom Chip may be the Biggest I/O Announcement

Near the end of Google’s two hour I/O keynote, they snuck an announcement in which may be the biggest deal of the whole event. Google officially announced a project they have been working on for...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2016
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The Big iPhone Debate

In many discussions I’ve had about Apple and their future, the question of the iPhone is always at the heart. Although, as I listen to the tone and specifics of the questions that come my...

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Ben Bajarin / May 17th, 2016
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Unpacked: Apple Invests in China Ride Sharing Platform Didi

News broke late last night that Apple is investing in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing to the tune of one billion dollars. I’m sure this investment will be over analyzed but there are a few...

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Ben Bajarin / May 13th, 2016
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Google, Amazon, the Chinese, and the Hardware Brands of Tomorrow

Google’s hardware strategy has always felt less like a strategy and more like a string of experiments. It is understandable why a company like Google is interested in their own hardware. In many ways, Google...

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Ben Bajarin / May 12th, 2016
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The Conversational IO

Within my industry circles of analyst colleagues, industry executives, and venture capitalists, the idea of next-generation computer interfaces comes up frequently and conversational UI is a main theme. You are going to here quite a...

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Ben Bajarin / May 11th, 2016
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