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Unpacking This Weeks News – Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Netflix Adds the Ability to Download Select Videos – by Jan Dawson Netflix announced this week that users would now be able to download some of the videos available through the service on to their...

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Ben Bajarin / December 2nd, 2016
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Amazon’s Offensive For the AI Platform of the Future

At Amazon’s Developer Event in Las Vegas, the company came out swinging, looking to be the sole platform for machine learning and artificial intelligence of the future. Their announcements are important in a couple of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2016
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Apple in India and Porsche vs. Toyota

We recently conducted an Indian market study in several of the more developed cities with a range of ages and consumer types. I crafted this study with a couple of goals: a deeper understanding of...

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Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Demise of the Others

I’d like to offer an interesting observation. As I look back over the past annual shipments of the PC, smartphone, and tablet categories, an interesting pattern appears. Take a look at this chart: (Click to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Click-Bait Business Model

One thing that has become abundantly clear as I reflect on the media landscape, post-elections here in the US, is how disastrous the click-bait business model has become. When we started Tech.pinions, it was a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2016
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Weekly Stat: Two Charts on Consumer PC Behavior

In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the PC market. I have maintained the market is still contracting and consolidating. Only a handful of hardware vendors will continue to...

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Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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The MacBook Pro and Touch Bar Experience

The Big Upgrade Arguably, the new MacBook Pros are a noticeable boost for those who need to upgrade their Mac. My MacBook Pro is a 2012 and, while it works fine for most tasks, was … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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Why Google, Not Apple, Risks Losing the AI Platform Battle

I know how crazy the title of this post sounds. It’s hard to think of another company better positioned than Google and their decades-long business of machine learning to succeed when it comes to AI....

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2016
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Weekly Stat: E-commerce Purchasing Trends

One of the many things I keep an eye on is overall trends in e-commerce. If you have followed my analysis, you know I am still waiting for a true tipping point in e-commerce. As...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2016
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Podcast: Earnings Season Recap

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss Q3 2016 earnings season highlights and key takeaways. We are trying a new format, which I explain at the beginning of the track. Hope you guys like this format … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 3rd, 2016

The On-Demand Fail – by Ben Bajarin Just over a year ago, I shared some thoughts regarding the “On-Demand Economy”. In particular, why it works in China but may find struggles here in the US....

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Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2016
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The Great Tech Wall of China

It is hard to not talk about China in so many industry conversations today. China has emerged as one of the most significant markets for technology we have ever seen because of the sheer size...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2016
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Mobile vs. PC Commerce

One of the main stats we track is what is happening globally with m-commerce vs. PC/desktop/notebook browser-based commerce. In many developed countries, we are yet to truly see the shift from desktop-based commerce to mobile-based...

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Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2016
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Reflections from a Day with Microsoft and a Day with Apple

Getting Thing Done vs. Doing New Things – by Ben Bajarin My friend Benedict Evans had a great post a while back where he outlined how, when a technology is toward the end of its...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2016
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Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market

Oftentimes, our peers in the analyst community put out press releases on category and vendor market share numbers and the true insight of the market gets lots in a set of very generic statistics. I...

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Ben Bajarin / October 26th, 2016
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Securing our Internet of Things

If we learned one thing from the DDoS attack that took down many websites on Friday, it is we still have a long way to go when it comes to securing all the connected things … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2016
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Apple and Microsoft’s Battle for the PC Market

Next week looks to be an interesting one. Microsoft is having a hardware launch event where we expect new Surfaces to, wait for it, surface. Apple is also having an event the day after, which...

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Ben Bajarin / October 20th, 2016
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Weekly Stat: Top Brands Fueling iPhone Gains

Last week, we completed our fall smartphone market study and came away with a pretty clear picture of the market and confidence outlook for the next year. You can read the top level results at...

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Ben Bajarin / October 17th, 2016
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Long Live a Free Twitter

Many of you know my love of Twitter. A major part of my role studying this industry is to gather information and stay on top of everything as close to real time as it happens....

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Ben Bajarin / October 13th, 2016
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The Weekly Stat: Forecasts for VR and AR

Our firm tends to stay out of the forecasting game for a variety of reasons. First, they almost always change. When we do a forecast, we attempt to come up with a reasonable set of...

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Ben Bajarin / October 10th, 2016
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Google’s Potential Strategic Blunder with Pixel

A few posts came out yesterday that provided greater clarity on Google’s ambitions with Pixel and how those ambitions may impact the overall Android ecosystem. First, an interview with Hiroshi Lockheimer came out yesterday where...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2016
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Why “Made by Google.”

Understanding the why behind so many things is perhaps the single most important knowledge we can strive for. I’ve been saying all week I was hoping Google would explain why they needed to make their...

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Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2016
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Behavioral Debt

I’m fortunate to be a part of several circles here in Silicon Valley that get together frequently to discuss big ideas and engage in all kinds of technology related philosophical questions. I started sharing a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016
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The Weekly Stat: DSLRs and Pocket DSLRs

I truly feel there is something happening as we give consumers better and better pocket cameras. Whether it is because I have many friends who buy tech early or the iPhone 7/7 Plus is selling...

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Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016
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Re-Evaluating the Wearable Market

Here we are, a few years into the market for wrist-based wearable technology and I thought it would be helpful to check in on what we are seeing. Unquestionably, the market for smart (like a...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2016
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