Weekly Stat: E-commerce Purchasing Trends

One of the many things I keep an eye on is overall trends in e-commerce. If you have followed my analysis, you know I am still waiting for a true tipping point in e-commerce. As...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2016
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Podcast: Earnings Season Recap

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss Q3 2016 earnings season highlights and key takeaways. We are trying a new format, which I explain at the beginning of the track. Hope you guys like this format … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday November 3rd, 2016

The On-Demand Fail – by Ben Bajarin Just over a year ago, I shared some thoughts regarding the “On-Demand Economy”. In particular, why it works in China but may find struggles here in the US....

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Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2016
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The Great Tech Wall of China

It is hard to not talk about China in so many industry conversations today. China has emerged as one of the most significant markets for technology we have ever seen because of the sheer size...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2016

Mobile vs. PC Commerce

One of the main stats we track is what is happening globally with m-commerce vs. PC/desktop/notebook browser-based commerce. In many developed countries, we are yet to truly see the shift from desktop-based commerce to mobile-based...

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Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2016
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Reflections from a Day with Microsoft and a Day with Apple

Getting Thing Done vs. Doing New Things – by Ben Bajarin My friend Benedict Evans had a great post a while back where he outlined how, when a technology is toward the end of its...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2016

Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market

Oftentimes, our peers in the analyst community put out press releases on category and vendor market share numbers and the true insight of the market gets lots in a set of very generic statistics. I...

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Ben Bajarin / October 26th, 2016
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Securing our Internet of Things

If we learned one thing from the DDoS attack that took down many websites on Friday, it is we still have a long way to go when it comes to securing all the connected things … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2016

Apple and Microsoft’s Battle for the PC Market

Next week looks to be an interesting one. Microsoft is having a hardware launch event where we expect new Surfaces to, wait for it, surface. Apple is also having an event the day after, which...

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Ben Bajarin / October 20th, 2016

Weekly Stat: Top Brands Fueling iPhone Gains

Last week, we completed our fall smartphone market study and came away with a pretty clear picture of the market and confidence outlook for the next year. You can read the top level results at...

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Ben Bajarin / October 17th, 2016

Long Live a Free Twitter

Many of you know my love of Twitter. A major part of my role studying this industry is to gather information and stay on top of everything as close to real time as it happens....

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Ben Bajarin / October 13th, 2016
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The Weekly Stat: Forecasts for VR and AR

Our firm tends to stay out of the forecasting game for a variety of reasons. First, they almost always change. When we do a forecast, we attempt to come up with a reasonable set of...

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Ben Bajarin / October 10th, 2016
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Google’s Potential Strategic Blunder with Pixel

A few posts came out yesterday that provided greater clarity on Google’s ambitions with Pixel and how those ambitions may impact the overall Android ecosystem. First, an interview with Hiroshi Lockheimer came out yesterday where...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2016
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Why “Made by Google.”

Understanding the why behind so many things is perhaps the single most important knowledge we can strive for. I’ve been saying all week I was hoping Google would explain why they needed to make their...

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Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2016

Behavioral Debt

I’m fortunate to be a part of several circles here in Silicon Valley that get together frequently to discuss big ideas and engage in all kinds of technology related philosophical questions. I started sharing a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016

The Weekly Stat: DSLRs and Pocket DSLRs

I truly feel there is something happening as we give consumers better and better pocket cameras. Whether it is because I have many friends who buy tech early or the iPhone 7/7 Plus is selling...

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Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016

Re-Evaluating the Wearable Market

Here we are, a few years into the market for wrist-based wearable technology and I thought it would be helpful to check in on what we are seeing. Unquestionably, the market for smart (like a...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2016
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Mobile Payments: The Future is Here, just not Evenly Distributed

If you have made a payment at retail with your smartphone and are anything like me, you’ll feel this is the future of payments. But as the famous quote from William Gibson says, “the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016

Snap Inc: The Spectacle of Spectacles

Late Friday night, media drama ensued. Business Insider broke the story of Snapchat’s (now Snap Inc.) not so secret hardware product. It became clear moments later that the Wall St. Journal had been given the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday September 23rd

Facebook Overestimates Video Consumption – Ben Bajarin In an interesting twist to the Facebook narrative, a report came out that Facebook is letting advertising partners know they overestimated the metric for time spent watching videos...

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Ben Bajarin / September 23rd, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016

Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016

The Tech.pinions Podcast: iPhone 7s, Watch Series 2, and the Broader Market

Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss their time using the latest iPhones and Apple Watch Series 2 and seek to explore their impact on the broader smartphone and wearable market.

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2016

The Benchmark iPhone 7 Plus

Tim Cook said, “The iPhone is the industry gold standard. The phone by which all other phones are compared.” I articulated for subscribers yesterday how this is true of Apple at an industry level, not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 16th, 2016
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Apple and the Bar By Which All Tech is Measured

During Apple’s iPhone 7 unveiling, executives made a statement that got me thinking. They said from the stage that the iPhone is the device by which all others are measured. It is not hard to...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2016
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