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Forum Topics: Microsoft Smartphones, iPhones in China, Slice Apple Watch Data

One of the ways I’m using our new forums is to share some shorter posts and solicit more of a discussion around certain topics. So I’ll frequently post a short post, or top of mind … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 8th, 2015
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Introducing Member Only Discussion Forums

When I first started the Tech.pinions exclusive Member Only subscription service, I had originally envisioned it as a method for myself and other analysts to engage with our community in a way the public couldn’t...

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Ben Bajarin / July 7th, 2015
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Google, Apps, and the Closed Web

The accusations Google has been manipulating search results have been happening for some time. It was this last article I read on the subject which brought about a thought. We shouldn’t blame Google for manipulating...

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Ben Bajarin / July 7th, 2015
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My Week Without Apple Watch

Sometimes, in order to truly appreciate life with modern day conveniences, we have to be reminded of what life was like before them. As an experiment for the last week, I decided to live without … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 6th, 2015
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Report: Apple and Fitbit Dominate Wearable Market

As a part of a broader report I’m developing for my company’s clients both in the tech and financial industries, I’ve been modeling our views on what happens in wearables for the next few years....

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Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2015
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The Voice UI

I hear the phrase “voice is the new UI” often during meetings around Silicon Valley. This is nothing new. I’ve been involved in many industry discussions over the past 15 years where the “voice as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 29th, 2015
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The Coming Battle for Your Mobile Wallet

Something interesting is going to happen in 2016. I believe, in certain markets — Europe, US, and China — we are going to have a watershed moment in mobile technology. Let me first lay some...

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Ben Bajarin / June 25th, 2015
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The China Smartphone Market Report

Every so often for subscribers I do a deep dive on the China smartphone market. I’ll do another one on India in the upcoming weeks. We have some recent data on the China smartphone market...

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2015
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Apple Music and the Future of the Music Industry

In the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious the economics of streaming music was not favorable toward artists. Interestingly, I recall the same thing being said when Apple first launched the iTunes Store, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2015
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Podcast: Connecting the Next Billion

This week Ben Bajarin has guest Benedict Evans on to discuss the newest updates to his mobile is eating the world slide deck and discuss the challenges of connecting the next billion people to the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2015
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Microsoft’s Re-Org and Their Future in Hardware

Microsoft announced some key, but not terribly surprising, changes to their management teams yesterday. The headline was Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, will be leaving Microsoft. Most public commentary has been viewing the moves in...

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Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2015
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The Myth of a Tech Bubble and the Future of Investing

Benedict Evans and the team at A16Z got their hands on some detailed data on venture capital dating back to pre-2000 bubble days. There are clear indications shown in the data to deflate the current...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2015
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Messaging Apps and Platforms of Convenience

The potential for messaging apps to evolve from an app delivering messages between friends and family into a platform to deliver goods and services to consumers is talked about widely in many circles here in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 15th, 2015
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The New Era of Visual Communication

One of the more interesting things I see happening is how communication is evolving to become increasingly more visual. With this evolution, I propose non-verbal communication is also becoming more intimate. This is being driven … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 12th, 2015
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Analyzing Microsoft’s and Apple’s Approach to Tablets

With Windows 10 on the horizon and Apple’s latest iOS 9 which will bring the iPad into much closer competition with PCs, it is worth looking at how the two platform companies are approaching tablets....

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Ben Bajarin / June 11th, 2015
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Apple’s WWDC: Three Big Things

As I digest Apple’s plentiful announcements at WWDC, I want to highlight a few I think have long range foundational impact. As our readers know, I look at the foundations platforms lay and then build...

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Ben Bajarin / June 9th, 2015
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Understanding Android to iPhone Switching

There are several dynamics I want to explore about Android-to-iPhone switchers. I’ve seen enough data to suggest double digit percentages of Apple’s iPhone sales the past few quarters came from consumers switching from Android. The...

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Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2015
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The State of Streaming Music

With Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference approaching and the buzz of rumor they will release a much improved music streaming service, I thought it would be helpful to look at some of my US data...

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Ben Bajarin / June 5th, 2015
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The Battle for the Living Room Then and Now

When I joined Creative Strategies 14 years ago, one of my research areas was the digital home. This era of my life is filled with fond memories of hacking together Windows-based home theatre PCs, connected … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 1st, 2015
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Google I/O: Optimism and Skepticism

The wise understand Google’s predicament. Google’s growth is slowing as the customers who matter the most monetarily to Google are now online in some form via a PC, tablet, or smartphone. Monetizing this customer base...

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Ben Bajarin / May 29th, 2015
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Foundations for Apple and Google

For the time being, there are two developer and ecosystem events which set the tone for the consumer tech industry at large — Google I/O and Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. For the much of...

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Ben Bajarin / May 28th, 2015
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Uber and Humans as a Service

The “On Demand Economy” is a developing trend with no shortage of opinions, pro and con. There are many ways we can look at the opportunities but I think a more fundamental framework is important. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 27th, 2015
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Jony Ive and the Future of Apple

There is something related to the future of Apple I’ve been thinking about for some time. Perhaps the recent Jony Ive promotion is a good opportunity to talk about it. I’m firm in my conviction...

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Ben Bajarin / May 26th, 2015
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Waxing Philosophical about the Apple Watch

I’ve had the Apple Watch for nearly 45 days and thought I’d offer some updated thinking. Consider this a brain dump for the time being. Be warned this post is also a little lengthy. I’d...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2015
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When The Easy Growth is Over

Growth cycles come in waves, some bigger than others. A wave swells and subsides. Companies who ride these waves risk being caught in calm waters if they do not or can not catch the next … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 18th, 2015