Apple vs. Qualcomm

I had been waiting to comment on this until I got to the bottom of a few things. Qualcomm’s earnings call yesterday helped bring some clarity to the situation. All in all, I can’t help...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2017
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Nearing Peak Snapchat?

I never like to count companies out entirely but data is data, and it tells interesting stories. Earlier in the year, it certainly felt as though there was a hype cycle around Snapchat. All of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 23rd, 2017
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Podcast: US Retail Trends. What Sold and What Didn’t in US Consumer Tech

Ben Bajarin chats with Stephen Baker of NPD to discuss a number of holiday retail categories. We explore how TVs, PCs and Tablets, Wearables, and new tech categories performed at US retail during the holidays.

Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2017

Opportunities and Challenges for Amazon in 2017

Continuing my “Opportunities and Challenges” series, I’d like to focus on Amazon. I don’t have many on my short list of hyper growth companies, those who are nowhere near their upside potential, but Amazon is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2017
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Why Disney Should Buy Netflix

I’m in the smaller camp of folks who don’t think Apple should by Netflix. I’m not going to dive into why (perhaps another time if anyone really cares) but there is little doubt Netflix will...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2017

The Challenges and Opportunities for Apple in 2017

As we head into the new year, I want to embark on a series of posts outlining the key opportunities and challenges facing some of the big names in tech. I’ll continue this over the...

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Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2017

“Alexa, play the Tech.pinions Podcast.”

In this weeks episode, Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi, and Tim Bajarin discsuss Amazon’s invasion of CES 2017 with their Alexa smart voice assistant.

Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2017

A Few Big Themes from CES

CES is one of those shows where we analysts have to filter through the noise to find what we believe to be sustainable and realistic industry trends. CES is not the kind of show that...

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Ben Bajarin / January 6th, 2017
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“Works with Alexa” – Amazon’s Trojan Horse

There have been few products in my life that, upon their arrival, have fundamentally altered my work flow. I use the term work flow broadly because it isn’t necessarily focused on work, but more about...

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2017

Rapidly Diffusing Technology

With the mass proliferation of smartphones and a rapidly maturing consumer base making their smartphones their primary computing devices, there is a fascinating new dynamic emerging. Our company, Creative Strategies, spent a lot of time … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 2nd, 2017

Global Device Ownership at 2016 Year’s End

In all my years of studying the technology industry, I’ve always found it more helpful to know installed bases of devices, platforms, apps, etc., vs looking at what is selling in terms of market share...

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Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2016

Apple and Miniaturization

I’d like to pick up where I left off in my AirPods article about Apple’s efforts in miniaturization. This is an important point no one is picking up on. If you remember, in the early...

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Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2016

Apple AirPods: More than just Headphones

Prior to their going on sale, we had quite a bit of information about the AirPods and what they were capable of doing. We knew they would pair easily and that there were sensors built … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 18th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday, December 16th, 2016

Uber Launches Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco – by Jan Dawson Uber announced a trial of self-driving cars in San Francisco, one of its most important markets and its second trial after a debut in...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2016
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A Plethora of Micro Markets

I love this bit from the movie “Three Amigos!“: Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises. El Guapo: Many pinatas? Jefe: Oh yes, many! El...

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Ben Bajarin / December 15th, 2016
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A First for Apple in China

It has been a while since I’ve written a post on what is going on with Apple and the iPhone in China. I have recently come across and updated recent data points I’ve seen from...

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Ben Bajarin / December 8th, 2016

Amazon Go: One Store to Rule Them All

Amazon is very clever. With the announcement of Amazon Go, an entirely new type of store and shopping experience, they have just given us a blueprint of how they intend to dominate the future of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 5th, 2016

Unpacking This Weeks News – Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Netflix Adds the Ability to Download Select Videos – by Jan Dawson Netflix announced this week that users would now be able to download some of the videos available through the service on to their...

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Ben Bajarin / December 2nd, 2016
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Amazon’s Offensive For the AI Platform of the Future

At Amazon’s Developer Event in Las Vegas, the company came out swinging, looking to be the sole platform for machine learning and artificial intelligence of the future. Their announcements are important in a couple of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2016

Apple in India and Porsche vs. Toyota

We recently conducted an Indian market study in several of the more developed cities with a range of ages and consumer types. I crafted this study with a couple of goals: a deeper understanding of...

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Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Demise of the Others

I’d like to offer an interesting observation. As I look back over the past annual shipments of the PC, smartphone, and tablet categories, an interesting pattern appears. Take a look at this chart: (Click to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016

The Click-Bait Business Model

One thing that has become abundantly clear as I reflect on the media landscape, post-elections here in the US, is how disastrous the click-bait business model has become. When we started Tech.pinions, it was a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2016

Weekly Stat: Two Charts on Consumer PC Behavior

In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the PC market. I have maintained the market is still contracting and consolidating. Only a handful of hardware vendors will continue to...

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Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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The MacBook Pro and Touch Bar Experience

The Big Upgrade Arguably, the new MacBook Pros are a noticeable boost for those who need to upgrade their Mac. My MacBook Pro is a 2012 and, while it works fine for most tasks, was … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016

Why Google, Not Apple, Risks Losing the AI Platform Battle

I know how crazy the title of this post sounds. It’s hard to think of another company better positioned than Google and their decades-long business of machine learning to succeed when it comes to AI....

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2016
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