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Podcast: Becoming Steve Jobs and Facebook F8

Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the recently released book, Becoming Steve Jobs. Tim Bajarin offers some stories from his early days interacting with Steve Jobs. We also discuss Facebook’s developer conference. Click … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 28th, 2015
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The Power of the Social Graph

With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Meerkat, Periscope, and so many other companies in the social landscape making news lately, I’ve been thinking about something that doesn’t get talked about much — the “Social Graph”. I’m...

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Ben Bajarin / March 26th, 2015
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The Devices of Our Lives

One of the single most important observations of the post-PC era has been how humans now distribute their time among many digital screens. During the age of the PC, there were primarily two screens in a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 24th, 2015
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How Technology Grows Up

There is an important observation to be made about the life cycle of technology. It relates to how a technology is born, goes through predictable stages of development, then reaches maturity. With the coming of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2015
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The Shift to Mobile Commerce

One of the research projects I embarked on recently was studying e-commerce trends across 20 different markets. I tried to focus on markets where smartphone penetration was higher, including emerging markets. Besides China and India,...

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Ben Bajarin / March 17th, 2015
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My Thesis on the Future of Media

With the shutting down of GigaOm, much discussion has taken place on the internet regarding mainstream media struggles. It seems old media, who have tried to go new media, keeps shutting down left and right … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 16th, 2015
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Bullish on Cyanogen

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past few months digging into Cyanogen. Cyanogen is an Android ROM that now has aspirations to be a full mobile OS Android alternative. Cyanogen is running on...

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Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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Understanding the Adoption Cycle for Apple Watch

It’s rare a new category is launched that lets us discuss some of the fundamentals of how technologies get adopted by the mass market. My firm, Creative Strategies, has some history on consumer adoption research...

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Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2015
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The Apple Watch: Dressing the Naked Wrist

Last July, I wrote this post called “The Naked Wrist”. What we have been thinking through for some time related to smartwatches is whether there is a category at all? Do they solve an unmet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2015
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Podcast: Samsung, Low-cost smartphones, Wearables, and MWC

This week Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi, and Ben Bajarin discuss the news around Mobile World Congress. We cover Samsung’s launch of new smartphones, the overall low-cost smartphone trend, and wearables/smart watches will all made an … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2015
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Video: Computing Platform Journey

Sorry it has been a while since my last podcast. I recorded a 13 minute video using Perspective, of a high level deck I have been giving to execs and investors lately. This is the...

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Ben Bajarin / March 6th, 2015
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Rationalizing Apple Watch Estimates

Lot’s of folks are putting out Apple Watch estimates. Mostly, these are coming from sell side analysts. I read a great deal of these notes from Wall Street analysts. Sometimes they share their reasoning, sometimes...

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Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2015
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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: Attempts to Change Samsung’s Trend Line

It is encouraging to see Samsung’s design aesthetic for their premium phones take a step up. It is unfortunate that much of the design of the Galaxy S6 is so similar to the iPhone 6...

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Ben Bajarin / March 1st, 2015
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All Opportunities in Mobile are Not Created Equal

I’ve been giving a number of presentations to executive and investors groups lately and one chart I compiled is perhaps one of the most interesting. Since I’m one of few how make an effort to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 1st, 2015
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How the Scenery Changes

I’m preparing for a presentation on Monday and am using this motion graph, which I was able to export as an animated .gif. Sorry the labels are a bit tricky to read. Thought I’d share … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 28th, 2015
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Google: Play Store Ads, China, and YouTube

It is no secret any longer that Google is facing challenges growing revenue at the pace they once were. Horace Deidu was the first person I read to point out the challenges to Google’s revenue growth....

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Ben Bajarin / February 26th, 2015
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The iPad’s Role in Taking Education to the Next Level

My oldest daughter is about to go to Junior High. One of the schools we are looking into sending her is a one-iPad-per-child school. Each student uses an iPad in every class. The curriculum, content,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 25th, 2015
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Antiquated Thinking About The Tech Industry

A few weeks ago, Ben Thompson hit the nail on the head with this tweet: When we look at commentary by so many in the industry, what Ben’s tweet highlights, and perhaps the best way … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2015
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Apple Car Rumor: Understanding Apple’s R&D

While it is fun to ponder all the scenarios in which Apple makes a car and why, my personal takeaway is to reflect on what this tell us about Apple’s research and development process. Understanding...

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Ben Bajarin / February 22nd, 2015
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Qualcomm’s New Chipsets and the New Android Premium

Qualcomm has announced a series of new Snapdragon processors ahead of the Mobile World Congress. There are a few key takeaways and observations to be made about these new chipsets. This quote from Qualcomm’s press...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Sony’s Challenges and the Future of Samsung

More news from Sony today as they look to spin off more groups from the company as wholly owned subsidiaries. Sony’s tough times are rooted in a basic fundamental point — they have not dominated...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Report: Apple’s Unprecedented 2015 in China

With Chinese New Year upon us, I thought I’d focus on some observations on China related to smartphones and particularly Apple. Apple’s growth in China has been modest but steady — until Q4 of 2014....

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Ben Bajarin / February 17th, 2015
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The Bull Case For the PC

Late last year, I decided to debate myself to come up with an alternate scenario to my bear case for the PC. Consider it a bull case for the PC desktop or notebook form factor. It … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2015
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Apple Is a Software Company

Tim Cook made the following comment yesterday at a Goldman Sachs event: You know, it’s been… we haven’t been a hardware company for… since I’ve been with Apple. And I’m not a historian, so I … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 10th, 2015
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The Secure Computing Era

“Nobody cares about security” — or so we thought. It appears many consumers care about security; they simply weren’t made to care in any real capacity about security when it came to digital things. That...

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Ben Bajarin / February 10th, 2015