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Mobile Payments: The Future is Here, just not Evenly Distributed

If you have made a payment at retail with your smartphone and are anything like me, you’ll feel this is the future of payments. But as the famous quote from William Gibson says, “the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Snap Inc: The Spectacle of Spectacles

Late Friday night, media drama ensued. Business Insider broke the story of Snapchat’s (now Snap Inc.) not so secret hardware product. It became clear moments later that the Wall St. Journal had been given the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 23rd

Facebook Overestimates Video Consumption – Ben Bajarin In an interesting twist to the Facebook narrative, a report came out that Facebook is letting advertising partners know they overestimated the metric for time spent watching videos...

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Ben Bajarin / September 23rd, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016
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Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016
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The Tech.pinions Podcast: iPhone 7s, Watch Series 2, and the Broader Market

Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss their time using the latest iPhones and Apple Watch Series 2 and seek to explore their impact on the broader smartphone and wearable market.

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2016
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The Benchmark iPhone 7 Plus

Tim Cook said, “The iPhone is the industry gold standard. The phone by which all other phones are compared.” I articulated for subscribers yesterday how this is true of Apple at an industry level, not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 16th, 2016
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Apple and the Bar By Which All Tech is Measured

During Apple’s iPhone 7 unveiling, executives made a statement that got me thinking. They said from the stage that the iPhone is the device by which all others are measured. It is not hard to...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2016
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Unpacked: Minimal Headphone Jack Impact and Interest in Wireless Headphones

I’m certain many of our readers will agree that the media is blowing the perceived negative consumer sentiment about Apple’s removal of the headphone jack way out of proportion. In reality, this move will have...

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Ben Bajarin / September 12th, 2016
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Apple Event Recap and Key Insights

Today, Carolina Milanesi and I will both be sharing our key insights from Apple’s fall launch event. Some of the topics here will be bigger picture points, as we intend to develop many of them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 2nd, 2016

Huawei launches Nova, a new mid-range smartphone family – Carolina Milanesi Yesterday at IFA in Berlin, Huawei launched two new colors for the P9 – red and blue – along with a new MediaPad M3...

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Ben Bajarin / September 2nd, 2016
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Intel and the Last Foundry Standing Theory

Coming out of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), I thought I would share more on what I believe is Intel’s long-term thesis about themselves. Quite simply, I believe they feel they will be the last...

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Ben Bajarin / September 1st, 2016
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Unpacked: The Time Shift from Linear to Online TV

The writing is on the wall for online TV to be the predominant way humans consume video content. It truly is only a matter of time. Some countries, like parts of Asia and Europe, are...

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Ben Bajarin / August 29th, 2016
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Podcast: Tim Cook’s First Five Years

Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss Tim Cook’s first five years on CEO and share their observations on what has changed at Apple.

Ben Bajarin / August 27th, 2016
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The Looming Brand Battles in Consumer Electronics

The consumer market boils down, plain and simply, to brand. Brand matters and is arguably the single most important thing when it comes to consumers. Yes, making great products must accompany this, but the brand...

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Ben Bajarin / August 25th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Health/Tech Market Opportunity

When looking forward to big future market opportunities, the health and technology intersection is one that is commonly brought up. The health/medical industry is, broadly, ripe for continued integration of new technologies. However, from what...

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Ben Bajarin / August 22nd, 2016
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Post Intel Developer Forum Thoughts

This week, many on our team have been attending Intel’s annual Developer Forum. Intel looked to tell a bold and ambitious story but also one that, under the hood, gave some key indicators of how...

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Ben Bajarin / August 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 12th, 2016

Why I Hope the Rumors of a Surface All-in-One Come True – by Carolina Milanesi The Verge this week published an article suggesting Microsoft is prepping to launch three Surface-branded all-in-ones (AiO) as well as...

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Ben Bajarin / August 12th, 2016
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The Big Ad Shift

My article on Netflix from Monday fits into a much larger theme I have been looking into about who is best positioned in the paradigm shifts of media/online media we are witnessing. If you have...

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Ben Bajarin / August 11th, 2016
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Unpacked: Smart Home Product Ownership and Awareness

We are still clearly in the early days of the smart home. I’m reminded of this reality time and time again with many smart home research projects we are currently engaged in. I came across...

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Ben Bajarin / August 8th, 2016
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Netflix and the Future of Entertainment

I spent last Thursday night watching all eight episodes of Stranger Things, a new Netflix Original series. When Netflix releases a full season of episodes of a show, I tend to watch them all in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 8th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Human Family – Apple’s New “Shot on an iPhone” Ad – by Carolina Milanesi Apple just released a new “shot on iPhone” ad and, as usual, it is simple, elegant and will probably strike...

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Ben Bajarin / August 5th, 2016
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Looking at AAPL, FB, and AMZN Going Forward

As I think about the future, I think Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are going to be categorical leaders in their respective fields. While some put the big four (non-Chinese) tech companies as Google, Facebook, Apple,...

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Ben Bajarin / August 4th, 2016
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Unpacked: Consumer Preferences with Bots and AI

We are starting to study how the market will react to AI in general and business/services bots in particular. There is no question we will see more and more digital agents act as front ends...

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Ben Bajarin / August 1st, 2016
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Searching for What’s Next

I’ve recently presented at a number of venture capital firms about the next cycle or wave of innovation. An important fundamental observation is to understand that hardware innovations drive software innovations. That software can be … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 1st, 2016
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