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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
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Xiaomi: Just a Hardware Company?

Whether or not Xiaomi is just a hardware company or is truly an internet company as founder Lei Jun continually emphasizes came into question with last week’s Wall St. Journal report. The statistic that surprised...

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Ben Bajarin / November 12th, 2014
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Google’s Ads: Defense or Offense?

I recall not too long ago Google did zero advertising. “Just Google it” was spreading virally and Google was growing and had no need to spend money on marketing. Slowly but surely over the past...

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Ben Bajarin / November 11th, 2014
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Chart: Internet Access by Device

As our readers know, every now and then I like to post a chart and tease out the highlights. Today, I want to do that with some updated data. Across many global markets, consumers were...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2014
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Understanding the Global Mobile Web

In the latest mobile focused podcast with Benedict Evans and myself, we touched on a theme that needs more fleshing out. That of a future only possible because of mobile computers/smartphones. When I detail the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2014

Mobile Focused Podcast: A Future Only Possible Because of Mobile

In this podcast, Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin discuss some of the slides from Benedict’s updated Mobile is Eating the World slide deck. Some important observations are made and teased out about the opportunities that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2014
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Research: Who’s Buying What Tech around the Globe This Holiday Season

We have some research that gives us insight into what tech products are on the interest horizon for purchase over the next six months. While intent to purchase surveys don’t always lead to purchases, it...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2014
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Microsoft Beyond Windows

Microsoft is going through an evolution. Microsoft has always been a “platform” company and for decades that platform was Windows. Microsoft is in the post-Windows era but they are still poised to be a platform … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2014
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Video Analysis: Samsung’s Fall From Grace by the Numbers

In this video analysis/padcast I take a look at some of the numbers behind Samsung’s steep revenue and profit decline. If you have the Perspecive iOS app from Pixxa, then you can click this link...

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Ben Bajarin / October 30th, 2014
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Podcast: Discussing Disruption Theory

A few weeks back Horace Dediu of Asymco and I were having dinner and we got to discussing some of this updated thoughts on disruption theory. One bit in particular was how the luxury tech … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 30th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Insider Reader and Feedback Survey

The Tech.pinions team is putting things in place to begin investing even more time and effort into our Insider analysis service. We started this service just over a year ago and the response and feedback...

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Ben Bajarin / October 27th, 2014
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The Consumer Tablet Growth Opportunity

A great deal of my tablet market analysis has been spent exploring opportunities for a PC in the form of a tablet. Opportunities not fulfilled by a PC in the form of a desktop or … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2014
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The Myth of TV Disruption

I, along with many other people, cannot wait until the day TV is disrupted. It continually shocks me that the single worst piece of technology I have in my house is my cable TV box....

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Ben Bajarin / October 22nd, 2014