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Understanding Xiaomi Part 2: As an Internet of Things Company

In part one of this series, we looked at Xiaomi as a smart phone company. While smart phones are essential to their lineup, I don’t believe Xiaomi is a smart phone company. In the same...

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Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2015
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Tablet Market Misconceptions

The vast majority of commentary on the tablet market have a fair number of misconceptions about the segment. The tablet market is both a unique computing category as well as the most diverse one. So it is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2015
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Understanding Xiaomi Part 1: As a Smart phone Company

I am going to embark on a three part series about Xiaomi. Today, I’ll talk about Xiaomi as a smart phone company. Next, I’ll talk about them as an Internet of Things company. Lastly, I’ll...

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Ben Bajarin / January 15th, 2015
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Facebook vs. Google in 2015

As I look forward to the next few years through the lens of the “mobile first world”, I find a number of interesting things about Facebook and Google to tease out. The next phase of mobile...

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Ben Bajarin / January 14th, 2015
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The Accessory Benefiting Most from Low Cost Android Phones

Every year I walk the little known back halls of CES where the Chinese/Shenzhen manufacturers show off products coming out of the their manufacturing ecosystem. Given the global influence of the Shenzhen manufacturing ecosystem, I go...

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Ben Bajarin / January 13th, 2015
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Microsoft’s $29 Smart Phone and a Non-Obvious Trend

There are a lot of angles at the 2015 CES worth talking about. When I go to a CES show, I look for trends. Sometimes, the things I find could be a trend or be … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2015
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The Apple Electronics Show

Every year, pundits and Apple-focused writers make the point that, while Apple is absent from CES, their products and presence are still very much at CES. My friend Avi made this astute point in a...

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Ben Bajarin / January 8th, 2015
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Wrist Based Advertising

There was an interesting announcement today that many will mistake as “advertising” on the upcoming Apple Watch. TapSense announced a hyper-local/contextual platform that delivers promotions to the Apple Watch. Some see this as something people will...

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2015
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Why CES Remains Relevant

As the run up to this week’s CES takes place, I have read a number of comments from pundits on how much they hate CES or how irrelevant CES is in general. While I understand … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2015
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Misunderstanding Apple

A number of prominent personalities on Twitter yesterday retweeted some “expert” opinions of the iPhone from 2007. I particularly liked this paragraph: The big competitors in the mobile-phone industry such as Nokia Oyj and Motorola Inc. won’t...

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Ben Bajarin / January 2nd, 2015
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Tech Devices Owned in 2014

>As we enter 2015, I wanted to give our readers a look at some of my survey data highlighting the percentage of ownership by specific tech products as of the end of Q4 2014 from...

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Ben Bajarin / January 1st, 2015
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Does Google Care About Android Tablets? Should They?

One of the nice features of Android is the operating system has built-in functions that allow smartphone apps to scale well to many different screen sizes. As Google can’t control the screen sizes their Android hardware...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2014
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Predictions From My Data Models for 2015

Rather than do a standard “tech predictions for 2015″, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my data models and make predictions based on them. While it is true historical performance does not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2014
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Happy Holidays From Tech.pinions

Everyone here at Tech.pinions wish all our readers a Happy Holiday season. Hopefully, you all get to take time to reflect and spend it with friends and family. Our hardworking writers are taking the week off to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2014
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My Thesis on the Mobile Internet

I believe a profound computing shift is taking place — one that is hard to see in Western countries. Largely because these countries have what I call a “PC bias”. Most internet users in the West, especially those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2014
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The Evolution of Search

One of the data services I subscribe to highlighted a specific trend their survey research uncovered. They called this trend “the slow death of search”. To illustrate, they graphed the following data. While the Y-axis...

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Ben Bajarin / December 17th, 2014
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Mobile Focused: Exploring New Questions in Mobile

Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss a latest blog post by Benedict on the need for new questions in mobile. During this podcast we discuss and go deeper on some of the implications of those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2014
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A Deeper Dive on Android and iPhone in China

I’ve received a number of questions from readers about why I don’t talk as much about the US market for smartphones. It’s primarily because the US doesn’t offer any new interesting questions or problems. It’s...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2014
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Tech.pinions in 2015

There aren’t many sites like ours on the web. When I started Tech.pinions a little over three years ago, I wanted to bring something different to the table. It is not every day someone in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 12th, 2014
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The Danger of the $200 PC

There have been rumors of the return to netbook pricing in the PC market. We believe this could have an irreversible impact on overall PC prices. When we study the PC market, we see a high...

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Ben Bajarin / December 12th, 2014
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The Implications of the Low Price Tablet Era

I’ve been tracking nuances of the global tablet market since the origins of the category. As I emphasize in my analysis, we know not all tablets are created or used equally. I’ve also been adamant about...

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Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2014
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The Day I Rubbed Shoulders With will.i.am

The feel of Apple’s September launch event was both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. Familiar in the way all Apple events I have attended since 2001 have felt. A similar format with many … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 8th, 2014
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Why Chromebooks Have No Consumer Market Future

The question of whether Chromebooks will have a future in pure consumer markets is an intriguing one. There’s no question Chromebooks are well positioned for education markets where they are selling in volume. But I...

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Ben Bajarin / December 4th, 2014
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Apple’s Huge and Profitable Niche

After reflecting on discussions I had regarding my article on disruption of last week, another train of thought began. I captured the fundamental concept in this Tech.pinions subscriber article called “profitable niches.” As pointed out in the...

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Ben Bajarin / December 3rd, 2014
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Takeaways From IBM’s Black Friday E-Commerce Report

Recently, IBM released their post Black Friday analytics report. As always, it includes some interesting takeaways around devices and platforms used for Black Friday e-commerce. Before digging into the report, I thought this tweet from...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2014