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My Live Question and Answer on a Range of Industry Subjects

I tried a new live video question and answer app yesterday and the benefit is it can all be compiled later to watch in its entirety. Each answer session has the question displayed so you … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 19th, 2015
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Connected but Not Smart

I like to stay away from the term “the Internet of Things”. It is too vague and doesn’t stand for or mean anything. It is simply a label for connected objects. It’s better to talk...

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Ben Bajarin / October 16th, 2015
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The Long and Short of Twitter

Twitter remains a key narrative for several reasons. First, it is a case study in achieving a tipping point. When you talk about over 300m users, it sounds odd to say Twitter hasn’t reached a...

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Ben Bajarin / October 15th, 2015
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The Unsung Hero in Apple’s Strategy

TL;DR version: It’s their A-series processors. However, I’ll lay out many of the reasons why this single component may be the source of Apple’s most significant competitive advantage. In 2008, The year Apple bought P.A....

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Ben Bajarin / October 13th, 2015
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Musing on the On Demand Economy

This article is shared from our subscriber portal. We offer fresh insight and analysis on the global technology industry for those who want to learn more and stay informed. Click here to learn more. Living … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 12th, 2015
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The On Demand Economy Challenge in the US and Abroad

Living here in Silicon Valley and working with as many venture capitalists as I do, I can’t escape discussions of “The On Demand Economy”. If you aren’t familiar with this, it is an investment thesis...

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Ben Bajarin / October 7th, 2015
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Three Charts on the Supremacy of Mobile

There has been a certain arc to many of my recent columns regarding the schism between desktop and mobile operating systems. For what it’s worth, there is simply a feeling I’ve been having about mobile...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2015
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The Death of Advertising and the Future of Advertising

The debate happening regarding ad blocking both at a desktop and mobile web browser level has been an important one with respect to the future of internet publishing. In reality, while the number of internet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2015
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Google’s Continued Onslaught of Microsoft with Pixel C

I’d like to dive in a little deeper on Tim’s article of earlier today and address a few points. Over the past few months, we have been having some heart to heart conversations with those...

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Ben Bajarin / September 30th, 2015
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The Curated Web

There is a great deal of discussion about “The Open Web”, the one that takes place, generally, in a browser and where access to all information is approximately equal, vs the closed web, which takes...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2015
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Learning New Things About Global Consumers

I’ve been explaining to a number of executives at large tech companies we work with that we may not know what we think we know about consumers in a global tech market. This seems like...

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Ben Bajarin / September 24th, 2015
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New iPhones, New Behaviors

I’ve spent a little more than a week with the new iPhones. My first impression was, “Apple was not kidding when they said the only thing that has changed is everything”. This is the first … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2015
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Podcast: The Amazon Fire Lineup, Apps and TV, The Ad Blocker Debate

This week Jan Dawson, Tim Bajarin, and Ben Bajarin discuss the latest announcements from Amazon, the role developers play in platforms and Apps’ role in the future of TV, and the controversy over iOS 9’s … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 19th, 2015
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The Consumer Operating System Schism

In thinking broadly about the consumer market and all that has changed within it, I’ve been struck by an observation. It seems we have a schism in operating systems. It may very well be we...

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Ben Bajarin / September 18th, 2015
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Apple and the Subscription Business Model

Fellow authors on this forum have pointed out some of the implications of Apple’s Upgrade Plan. This was, perhaps, one of the most significant announcements Apple made and many seem to be missing why. Apple...

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Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2015
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iPad Pro and Surface. The Future of Notebooks

There is an unquestionable trend emerging — tablets are evolving into notebooks. This does not mean all tablet/notebook combinations will replace PCs. However, it does validate the opinion that there is a segment for these...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2015
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The iPad, Re-invented

(Earlier today, we posted an analysis of Apple’s event for Tech.pinions Insiders but we wanted this snippet from our full note to subscribers to be seen by a wider audience. If you’d like to read … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 9th, 2015

Apple Event Analysis: A new Era for iPad, Strong iPhone Update

After attended the Apple Fall Launch Event, there are many dynamics to analyze. I’ll share a few key takeaways in this immediate post-event analysis and weave in more over time. iPad Re-Invented Unquestionably, a new...

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Ben Bajarin / September 9th, 2015
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Apple and the Benefit of the Doubt

I’ve struggled to articulate some of the sentiment I sense toward Apple in many public and private conversations, as well as the many we will see over the coming weeks and months. Apple has been...

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Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2015
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Future Features of the Apple Watch

While it may seem like a fruitless effort to predict the future of the Apple Watch, knowing what features existing owners are most interested in could present some clues. This is exactly what the Wristly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2015
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On the Future of TV

With a complete overhaul of the Apple TV imminent, there will continue to be fuel for the future of TV discussion. Set-top boxes that let you stream internet content have had moderate sales in the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 2nd, 2015
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Why Android Wear is Critical for the Smart Watch Category

Earlier this year, I published a brief report on the smartwatch market opportunity. A key part were several scenarios I laid out. Here is that section of my report: • The vast majority of watches...

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Ben Bajarin / September 1st, 2015
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Someday, All Companies Will be Tech Companies

I find it interesting how, in many conversations I have about the business and technology landscape, so many people make a distinction between the “tech” industry and everyone else. It is certainly true today, but … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 31st, 2015
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Trend to Watch: Social Commerce

As I study the global landscape for e-commerce, I’m becoming more convinced several trends are converging which will bring us into new eras of commerce. I’ve built some of the framework for this thinking in...

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Ben Bajarin / August 28th, 2015
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Recognizing Your Product’s Irrelevance before It Happens

I’d like to make a few points on something I understand is extremely difficult — seeing your products’ irrelevance and ultimate market share decline before it happens. Seeing your company’s product fade is by no...

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Ben Bajarin / August 25th, 2015