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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Universe

I often feel public commentary on Apple’s hardware makes some flawed assumptions. The general one being that Apple creates hardware products and their goal is every one of their customers should own one. Case in...

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Ben Bajarin / November 24th, 2015
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Survey: Hot Tech for the Holiday

I recently ran a survey asking consumers what categories they have prioritized on their Holiday Season shopping list, either for themselves or as a gift. Here are the results. As you can see, it looks … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 23rd, 2015

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Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2015
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Big Trend in 2016: Mobile Eats Commerce

Expect mobile payments and mobile commerce to be a landmark trend in 2016. All the stars are aligning for the commerce landscape to dramatically change and mobile commerce will be the catalyst. Here is a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2015
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The Amazing Facebook: A Once in a Generation Company

There are a number of mixed opinions of Facebook. Without question, this company has scale and potential like no company on the planet. At a monthly engagement level, user growth keeps going up and shows...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2015
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The iPad Pro: The Start of Something New

The beginning of my experience with the iPad Pro started with thinking I would use it with the intent that it could replace my laptop. In fact, I was going to write this article with … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 11th, 2015
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Tag and Intel Android SmartWatch: Sign of the Times

As I look at the market for smartwatches today, it often seems as though I’m looking at two different realities. The first is where the market is for smartwatches today. Meaning what the data I...

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2015
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If Designing Semiconductors Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

Some news came out last week that Google may be working on making their own processors. Reports like this have been around since 2013. For those of us close to the semiconductor industry, this is...

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Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2015
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The Future of E-commerce is Social and Distributed

Studying global e-commerce trends is a focus of mine. Having had the opportunity to discuss the idea of Buy Buttons embedded into nearly ever service, I’ve been thinking about the broad implications this has in...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2015
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Android and the Innovator’s Dilemma

This post was originally published for subscribers only. Many encouraged us to publish publicly so it could be more broadly read. If you are interested in our subscription analysis service you can learn more here. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 2nd, 2015
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Underestimating the iPhone

As a whole, Apple is generally regularly underestimated as a company. However, with the iPhone making up such a large percentage of Apple’s revenue and many calling Apple an iPhone company, that underestimating extends to...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2015
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Apple Watch Owners Remain Satisfied

Last quarter, the Wristly team and I set out to run the first ever Apple Watch customer satisfaction report. Our first survey returned a customer satisfaction level of 97%, which, for a first generation product, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 27th, 2015
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The Future of Consumer Hardware Belongs to the Chinese

I’m sharing a scenario, one I’m not certain will play out, but an interesting one to propose and think about nonetheless. What if the vast majority of global market share of computing devices belongs to...

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Ben Bajarin / October 23rd, 2015
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In Defense of Invention

Innovation is not invention and, similarly, all inventions are not innovative. Innovation can, and often does, include iterations or re-packaging of existing inventions in ways that make sense for broader groups of consumers to use. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 21st, 2015
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Changing the iPhone Narrative

I’ve been picking up an interesting trend in several Wall St. hedge fund research notes. While not my only evidence, the following articles on Barron’s are two accessible ones many can read: –Apple: iPhone Demand...

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Ben Bajarin / October 20th, 2015
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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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