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Misunderstanding Apple

A number of prominent personalities on Twitter yesterday retweeted some “expert” opinions of the iPhone from 2007. I particularly liked this paragraph: The big competitors in the mobile-phone industry such as Nokia Oyj and Motorola Inc. won’t...

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Ben Bajarin / January 2nd, 2015
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Tech Devices Owned in 2014

>As we enter 2015, I wanted to give our readers a look at some of my survey data highlighting the percentage of ownership by specific tech products as of the end of Q4 2014 from...

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Ben Bajarin / January 1st, 2015
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Does Google Care About Android Tablets? Should They?

One of the nice features of Android is the operating system has built-in functions that allow smartphone apps to scale well to many different screen sizes. As Google can’t control the screen sizes their Android hardware...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2014
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Predictions From My Data Models for 2015

Rather than do a standard “tech predictions for 2015″, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my data models and make predictions based on them. While it is true historical performance does not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2014
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Happy Holidays From Tech.pinions

Everyone here at Tech.pinions wish all our readers a Happy Holiday season. Hopefully, you all get to take time to reflect and spend it with friends and family. Our hardworking writers are taking the week off to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2014
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My Thesis on the Mobile Internet

I believe a profound computing shift is taking place — one that is hard to see in Western countries. Largely because these countries have what I call a “PC bias”. Most internet users in the West, especially those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2014
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The Evolution of Search

One of the data services I subscribe to highlighted a specific trend their survey research uncovered. They called this trend “the slow death of search”. To illustrate, they graphed the following data. While the Y-axis...

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Ben Bajarin / December 17th, 2014
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Mobile Focused: Exploring New Questions in Mobile

Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss a latest blog post by Benedict on the need for new questions in mobile. During this podcast we discuss and go deeper on some of the implications of those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2014
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A Deeper Dive on Android and iPhone in China

I’ve received a number of questions from readers about why I don’t talk as much about the US market for smartphones. It’s primarily because the US doesn’t offer any new interesting questions or problems. It’s...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2014
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Tech.pinions in 2015

There aren’t many sites like ours on the web. When I started Tech.pinions a little over three years ago, I wanted to bring something different to the table. It is not every day someone in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 12th, 2014
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The Danger of the $200 PC

There have been rumors of the return to netbook pricing in the PC market. We believe this could have an irreversible impact on overall PC prices. When we study the PC market, we see a high...

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Ben Bajarin / December 12th, 2014
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The Implications of the Low Price Tablet Era

I’ve been tracking nuances of the global tablet market since the origins of the category. As I emphasize in my analysis, we know not all tablets are created or used equally. I’ve also been adamant about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2014
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The Day I Rubbed Shoulders With will.i.am

The feel of Apple’s September launch event was both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. Familiar in the way all Apple events I have attended since 2001 have felt. A similar format with many … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 8th, 2014
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Why Chromebooks Have No Consumer Market Future

The question of whether Chromebooks will have a future in pure consumer markets is an intriguing one. There’s no question Chromebooks are well positioned for education markets where they are selling in volume. But I...

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Ben Bajarin / December 4th, 2014
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Apple’s Huge and Profitable Niche

After reflecting on discussions I had regarding my article on disruption of last week, another train of thought began. I captured the fundamental concept in this Tech.pinions subscriber article called “profitable niches.” As pointed out in the...

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Ben Bajarin / December 3rd, 2014
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Takeaways From IBM’s Black Friday E-Commerce Report

Recently, IBM released their post Black Friday analytics report. As always, it includes some interesting takeaways around devices and platforms used for Black Friday e-commerce. Before digging into the report, I thought this tweet from...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2014
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Connecting the Next Billions of ‘Things’

In a presentation I have given at different events and to industry executives, I have been highlighting two major themes. One that I write quite a bit about here at Tech.pinions is the connecting of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2014
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Disruption Theory Need Not Apply

The biggest challenge I see facing disruption theory is an understanding of when it applies vs. when it does not. Several posts lay the foundation for truth. Ben Thompson’s What Clay Christensen got wrong Jean-Louis … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 26th, 2014
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Intel’s Challenge in the Post PC World

Let’s start with some comments on “Post PC.” If we take a step back and look at the global computing landscape, we realize two things. First, there is a “PC plus” market (people who use … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 21st, 2014
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Data: The iPhone 6 vs. the 6 Plus in China

Internal data I have access to from Baidu in China allows me to see a picture of what is happening at ground level in terms of daily active users by device on Baidu’s network/app distribution...

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Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2014
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What Foxconn Making a Nokia Tablet Tells Us About the Future

Something interesting happened today. Many people missed what is perhaps a significant development when Nokia announced the N1 Android tablet. Lots of folks saw the announcement and proclaimed Nokia back in the hardware business, making and...

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Ben Bajarin / November 18th, 2014
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How Worried Should Apple be about Xiaomi?

I’ve been asked this question often and feel there is a great deal of misunderstanding regarding the dynamics and strategies of the two companies. I was quick to point out during Xiaomi’s rise that they...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2014
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Apple Accepts UnionPay: A Huge Step for Their Ecosystem in China

Apple has just announced they have added UnionPay support as a payment option for customers in China for purchases in the iTunes App Store. This is a big deal. There are dynamics at play with...

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Ben Bajarin / November 16th, 2014
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BlackBerry and Samsung: Will a security partnership help either company?

Yesterday, Blackberry held an event where one of their announcements was a deal with Samsung to help add a deeper layer of security to Samsung/KNOX devices. Given the criticism of KNOX’s security, questions surrounding its integrity...

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Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2014
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Takeaways from Samsung’s Developer Conference

At today’s Samsung’s Developer Conference, they circled around four key trends: digital health, Smart Home, wearables and virtual reality. From these themes, there were a few elements I thought were interesting. 1) Voice of the Body:...

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Ben Bajarin / November 13th, 2014