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Facebook and China

A few days ago, Glenn Solomon, a friend of mine and a partner at VC firm GGV Capital, shared his predictions for 2016. One of them is of particular interest to me. Here is his...

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Ben Bajarin / December 17th, 2015
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Apple and Emerging Markets

One of the misconceptions about Apple’s iPhone run was that China was an emerging market. If anyone had been to China in the last four or five years, you would realize there are two China...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2015
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Enterprise and Choose Your Own Device

Several years ago, BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) was a buzzword. There were theories this would help the PC market rebound, or at least stabilize. Yet, our constant interactions with CIOs and IT managers revealed … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 14th, 2015
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Apple and a New, Smaller, Potentially Less Expensive iPhone

Recent rumors suggest Apple may be planning to release a new iPhone in 2016 with a return to the smaller 4″ form factor. Some reports suggest this iPhone may target the lower-end of the market,...

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Ben Bajarin / December 11th, 2015
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The Wearable Market Duopoly

The last few quarters, I’ve been talking about how the vast majority of quarterly wearable sales have been made up by two players–Apple and Fitbit. This was entirely predictable given the immaturity of the wearable...

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Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2015
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Deeper Dive on Siri Usage and the Big Picture for Voice

On Tuesday, Bob O’Donnell wrote an insightful, high-level look on voice-based smart assistants. I want to dive a little deeper with some specific research I did on how people are using Siri and other voice...

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Ben Bajarin / December 3rd, 2015
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Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Over the course of 2016, you are likely going to hear a lot more on the subject of virtual reality and augmented reality. Samsung just released, in limited quantities, their Gear VR solution based on...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2015
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Apple Watch and Dissatisfaction

One of the things that interests me most with regards to the Apple Watch owner research I’m involved with as a part of Wristly is the way we are able to observe, on a monthly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 30th, 2015
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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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If you would be willing to spend a few minutes several times a month to help us get a more real-time pulse on consumer sentiment please consider joining our research panel. Your e-mail will be … Continue reading

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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