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Waxing Philosophical about the Apple Watch

*+-I’ve had the Apple Watch for nearly 45 days and thought I’d offer some updated thinking. Consider this a brain dump for the time being. Be warned this post is also a little lengthy. I’d...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2015
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When The Easy Growth is Over

*+-Growth cycles come in waves, some bigger than others. A wave swells and subsides. Companies who ride these waves risk being caught in calm waters if they do not or can not catch the next … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 18th, 2015
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Questioning China and India’s Smartphone Growth

*+-There is an interesting narrative forming regarding certain markets, ones nowhere near saturated with smartphones, that they are slowing down in YoY shipments. Fresh off Q1 2015 numbers, the Wall St. Journal published an article...

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Ben Bajarin / May 14th, 2015
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Samsung’s Future is in Competing with Intel not Apple

*+-Now that many major silicon fabs are embarking on 14nm, things are starting to get very interesting with relation to the future of the semiconductor industry. Both Intel and Samsung are pushing forward on the...

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Ben Bajarin / May 12th, 2015
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In Consumer Tech, the World is Round

*+-A friend recently returned from a trip with his wife to Seoul, South Korea, where she was traveling for business. During a sightseeing adventure, they visited an area heavily trafficked by tourists. He was astounded … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 11th, 2015
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What Snapchat May Tell us About the Future

*+-Snapchat is an interesting app to discuss on many levels. Silicon Valley seems to be in love with it when in reality, certain truths about the company and service stand in the way of its...

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Ben Bajarin / May 7th, 2015
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The State of Global E-Commerce

*+-I’m likely to publish a larger global e-commerce report but wanted to share with our subscribers some big picture views on the e-commerce market. I’ve been doing quantitive research on the state of global e-commerce...

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Ben Bajarin / May 5th, 2015
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Tablet Market Trends and Observations

*+-It is hard to argue with the narrative — larger phones are impacting tablet sales. This absolutely seems to be the case: Two points from the chart. Including 4″ smartphones certainly helps the line look … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 4th, 2015
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Apple’s Growing User Base

*+-One major thing stood out to me as I listened to Apple’s earnings report and earnings conference call on Monday. Apple is continuing to grow their base of users against all odds and this question...

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Ben Bajarin / April 28th, 2015
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Apple Watch and Hands Free Computing

*+-After approximately a month using the Apple Watch, a few things have stood out to me that have me thinking about the role of wearable computers. I’d like to make a broader point about wrist … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 27th, 2015
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Facebook’s Next Billion

*+-Today, I thought I would use some interesting tidbits from Facebook’s earnings to highlight some of the broader themes I have been writing about. Those who read my analysis often know my conviction is the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 23rd, 2015
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All Eyes on Android

*+-Few topics come up more in my work with the major technology industry players than Android. From the outside looking in, everything may look rosy in Android Land. But get inside the heart of the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 21st, 2015
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Semiconductors are Eating the World

*+-Marc Andreessen famously articulated that “software is eating the world”. However, embedded in this observation is the central point that, before software can eat the world, semiconductors must eat it first. Thanks to Moore’s Law, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 20th, 2015
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Tech.pinions Insider Meetup Survey

*+-We are looking into doing some subscriber only events in certain cities. This is where myself and perhaps a few other columnists will share top of mind thoughts on the industry, perhaps give a presentation...

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Ben Bajarin / April 18th, 2015
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How the Apple Watch Solves “The Wearable Dilemma”

*+-It has been well documented that the current crop of wearables, mostly those in the health and fitness category, suffer from a steep rate of abandon after a period of time. Reports last year said...

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Ben Bajarin / April 16th, 2015
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Insight on the Consumer Notebook and Desktop Market

*+-It is clear a massive behavioral shift has taken place in consumer markets. In the recent past, the PC industry was growing and filled with optimism as consumers began to buy PCs and, specifically, to...

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Ben Bajarin / April 14th, 2015
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Hard Truths for the PC Industry

*+-I can’t think of any single computer that has as tough of a transition as the traditional PC. By PC I mean, “computer in the shape of a desktop or notebook”. Computers come in many … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 13th, 2015
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Podcast: Talking Apple Watch and Apple’s New MacBook

*+-Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss Apple’s entry into the smart watch market and Ben’s experience and perspective having used it for a week. We also discuss the new MacBook as Tim got … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 11th, 2015
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A Deeper Analysis of the Apple Watch

*+-Being a early reviewer of the Apple Watch, I posted a public piece on my perspective of the product. I wrote it for a general audience since I believe there will be a lot of interest in the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 8th, 2015
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My First Week With the Apple Watch

*+-It is rare in this industry to get to experience the beginning of something new,  something for which you have no frame of reference. While not a stand-alone computer (yet), I’m convinced the Apple Watch … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 8th, 2015
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The State of Samsung

*+-As you know, Samsung has many different business units. However, the semiconductor and mobile group are the largest contributors to the company’s operating profit. Samsung’s tale has been quite the roller coaster and, while I...

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Ben Bajarin / April 7th, 2015
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Google’s “free but ad supported” Challenge

*+-I can’t begin to tell you how many conversations I have had about Google with nearly every one of my firm’s clients. Many of our clients in the hardware business rely (depend) on either Google...

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Ben Bajarin / March 31st, 2015
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The Future of the Tablet is on Display in Ohio

*+-What if I told you, the future role of the tablet is on display in Ohio? That is exactly where I have found a showcase example of where I see tablets going in the future. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 30th, 2015
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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