New iPad Pricing, EDU, and the Clips Strategy

Reflecting on Apple’s announcements yesterday and it is clear the new pricing scheme of iPad is the most significant. What this demonstrates is a fascinating and nuanced observation. When needed, Apple is willing to compete...

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Ben Bajarin / March 22nd, 2017
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An Important Trend in Semiconductors

A distinct and important trend is emerging and worth paying attention to in the semiconductor industry. As I noted a few weeks ago, a renaissance is happening in the chip industry. Semiconductor innovation is not...

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Ben Bajarin / March 20th, 2017

The Death of Cartoons

I want to make an interesting observation. We no longer have any need for cartoons. Now, I say that with the caveat that technology advancements, particular advancements in computer graphics, are the reason that a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 16th, 2017
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Smartphone Brand Stories in China

China is an incredibly important market for the global technology industry. It is also a fascinating one to study because, more often than not, the market as a whole is an anomaly. So we often...

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Ben Bajarin / March 15th, 2017

Acquiring Into the Next Wave

As I woke up this morning to the news that Intel has acquired Mobileye, I changed my mind on publishing what I had written for today’s Insider post. For Intel, this is a key strategic...

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Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2017
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Apple and Generation Z

I received a mixture of feedback on Twitter when I tweeted Phil Baker’s column from yesterday. Most of the feedback was critical of Phil’s point that Apple may be losing the younger generation. They argued...

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Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2017
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The Government wants to Hack Your Smartphone

Yesterday, Wikileaks published what it believes are details of hacking tools used by the CIA in order to spy on Americans. There is a lot of speculation and misinformation about the ability the government has...

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Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2017
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An Industry In Transition

I understand how easy it is to zoom in on the minutia of the tech industry and examine both the good and the bad under a microscope but I’d like to make a point that...

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Ben Bajarin / March 6th, 2017
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Podcast: Big Themes and Key Takeaways from MWC

Ben Bajarin and Carolina Milanesi discuss her time in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and key themes and takeaways from the show.

Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2017

Snap, Inc.’s IPO and Investor Expectations

Snap’s IPO basically ended where it started, which I view as a good thing. Overall, this IPO has many inside tech circles, from VCs to investment bankers to startups themselves, looking to it as a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 3rd, 2017
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The Almighty Smartphone Camera

Without question, the next phase of smartphone innovation will be focused on the camera. This year’s Mobile World Congress is more confirmation of that trend as hundreds of smartphone brands and dozens of smartphone manufacturers...

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Ben Bajarin / February 27th, 2017
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The Tablet Computer is Growing Up

I vividly remember when the iPad first hit the scene. Much of the commentary at the time ranged from confused, to skeptical, to wildly optimistic and then some. However, very few people truly grasped the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 27th, 2017

Podcast: Uber, Culture, and How the Internet Gives Everyone a Voice

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the recent reports of more culture problems at Uber. We explore parallels to the first startup era, and how the Internet plus Twitter gives everyone a voice and lets … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 26th, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Renaissance

At my first real tech job in 1997, I had a role at Cypress Semiconductor working with engineers to draw and model designs of the products. It was during this time I developed a love...

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Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2017

Apple, Content, and Exclusivity

Exclusivity = differentiation. This is a key point to understand. Apple has always remained differentiated in the market on the back of what they offer that no one else can. Apple’s management likes to call...

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Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2017

Smartphone Brand Repurchase Intention

As I’ve said before, the global smartphone sales race is establishing the global consumer tech brands to fuel the next decade. When we talked about global consumer technology brands in the past, companies like Samsung,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories

I recently acquired a pair of the elusive Spectacles by Snap Inc. the parent company of Snapchat. While not the most stylish design, the best way to describe them is whimsical, playful, fun, and entertaining. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Virtual Realities’ Slow Start

Regular readers will remember the many posts I’ve written on Virtual Reality and my continual reminders that this market is going to develop slowly. The tech industry tends to get very excited about new shiny...

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Ben Bajarin / February 9th, 2017
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The Bull Case for Snap Inc.

Subscribers were not surprised regarding the slowing user growth of Snap Inc., which became clear in their IPO filing. We have been tracking quarterly user data via surveys for over a year and we noted...

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Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017
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Privacy, Security, and the Mind of the Consumer

A few weeks ago, we decided to launch a US-based consumer study, focused on understanding how non-techie consumers think about both privacy and security. Our goal was to learn what consumers understand both these terms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017

Podcast: Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Earnings and Snap IPO

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson talk key takeaways from Apple, Amazon, and Facebook earnings. We throw a little Snap, Inc thoughts in as well.

Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2017

Juicy Takeaways on Apple Post Earnings

Don’t Count Us Out In Smarthome All of Tim Cook’s commentary during his opening statements was a shot at Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. In case you missed it, here it is in full. “The...

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Ben Bajarin / February 1st, 2017

A Deeper Look at FB, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter

When we look at behavior data across many different social networks, it is interesting that not all social networks are created equal. Behavioral patterns are the key things to look for, especially with the ones...

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Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017
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Why Apple can’t Lose the Future Services Battle

I recently found myself in a conversation with some friends (thanks again to Dan M. (@OhMDee), @zcichy, and Eric (@mobile_reach) I made on Twitter (yes, you can make friends on Twitter). Our conversation was a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017

Adventures in Machine Intelligence

(Tech.Pinions: Today’s Daily piece, “Adventures in Machine Intelligence” was an Insider post we originally published on December 12th, 2016. We post it today as an example of the daily content for our Insider subscribers. You … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2017
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