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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
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I Believe in a Future with No Car Accidents

A little over a month ago, I was in an accident. It was not as bad as it could have been but was still worse than a little fender bender. It was my fault and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 24th, 2015
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The Wearable Gold Rush

In case you haven’t noticed, the wearable technology segment is the fastest growing consumer electronics market in the world. You can expect nearly every company in the consumer electronics space to either enter the wearable...

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Ben Bajarin / August 20th, 2015
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The Story on Ad Blockers and Implications on Business Models

The rise of ad blocking has been a story as of late. Interestingly, I first caught onto this earlier in the summer from a project I did for a big tech company on millennials and...

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Ben Bajarin / August 18th, 2015
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Eastern vs. Western Business Models

One of the more interesting things I’ve been observing in our global research is how the success of varying business models is differing in certain regions as it relates to the consumer internet. What has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 17th, 2015
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Google Restructures, Samsung’s New Phones, The Tablet Slump

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the key tech news items of the week. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 15th, 2015
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RIP $500 and Above Android Phones

Today, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy 6 + Edge. Neither device will change their declining fortunes in the smartphone landscape. What Samsung is up against is something many struggle to internalize....

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015
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Getting Harder to Beat the Tablet Bears

I’ve been defending the tablet market for some time. I still believe the form factor offers a much more inviting and natural computing environment than a traditional PC. I’ve long argued tablets are great first...

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015
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Wearable and Smart Watch Market Update

The wearable market, while young, still generates a great deal of conversation and debate and rightly so. There is a great deal of attention being paid to this category thanks to Apple. While Apple has...

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Ben Bajarin / August 11th, 2015
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Addressing Concerns over Apple’s iPhone Growth

This post was originally published for Tech.pinions subscribers. Due to encouraging feedback to have more people read it, we are making it free for all. If you are interested in learning more about our analysis … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 9th, 2015
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How to Fuel Global E-Commerce

E-commerce has been on my mind a lot lately. It is one of the cornerstones of the market I study because I believe it has such large and transformative potential. I’m also an advocate of...

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Ben Bajarin / August 4th, 2015
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