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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
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The Android Schism

I find it helpful to view certain tech industry moments as phases. These phases have some foundation in technology and the market’s maturity cycles. The PC industry went through a number of phases leading to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 9th, 2015
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Research: Understanding Twitter’s User Habits

One of my focus areas from my consumer panel research is what consumers do, not just on their devices in terms of activities, but with the software and apps as well. I run regular panels...

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Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2015
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ARM’s New Cortex-A72 IP and the Impact on the ARM Ecosystem

There are fascinating things afoot in the semiconductor industry, particularly in ARM’s ecosystem. For those who don’t understand how the ARM IP licensing works, I need to explain this to tie my overall point together. There...

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Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2015
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Report: The Smartphone Market in 2014 and Beyond

Fascinating things happened in 2014 with regards to the smart phone market. Two striking ones from my predictions article happened in Q4 2014 rather than in 2015 as I predicted. I hedged my bet saying they...

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Ben Bajarin / February 3rd, 2015
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The iPhone and the Minority Majority

There is an observation I keep thinking about. When I step back and look at the big picture of the Entire mobile industry, it is becoming increasingly clear Apple is acquiring what is essentially a monopoly on … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 2nd, 2015
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Intel and Qualcomm’s Challenges

It is interesting to see some of the challenges facing once dominant semiconductor companies as the evolution of computing continues. Intel is and has been challenged to maintain the relevance of their architecture as personal...

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Ben Bajarin / January 29th, 2015
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Apple as the Number One Smartphone Vendor

In the December quarter, Apple became the largest seller of smart phones in the world for the first time. Here is my tweet from September 4th. So I can’t say I’m shocked. Yet, with a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 28th, 2015
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Apple’s Bigger Than Big Quarter

74.5 million iPhones exceeded everyone’s expectations. You can only see that number and feel there remains unprecedented demand for the iPhone. More importantly, demand is not yet satisfied. Apple said only a small percentage (“low...

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Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2015
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A Potential Surprise in Apple’s Earnings

Everyone is focused on iPhone sales numbers and rightly so. It’s going to be a historic and unprecedented quarter for Apple’s iPhone. However, there is a data point I’m very interested in I think may...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2015
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Teens and Their Social Media

When I joined Creative Strategies in 2000, one of my first tasked areas of research was the millennial generation and their demands on tech. The world was different then. There were no smart phones and, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2015
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Google’s Potential at Being an MVNO

I remember when the MVNO trend first started gaining steam about a decade ago. Disney and ESPN jumped on board along with a number of upstarts. This was the era of feature phones and the...

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Ben Bajarin / January 22nd, 2015
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Understanding Xiaomi Part 2: As an Internet of Things Company

In part one of this series, we looked at Xiaomi as a smart phone company. While smart phones are essential to their lineup, I don’t believe Xiaomi is a smart phone company. In the same...

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Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2015
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Tablet Market Misconceptions

The vast majority of commentary on the tablet market have a fair number of misconceptions about the segment. The tablet market is both a unique computing category as well as the most diverse one. So it is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2015
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Understanding Xiaomi Part 1: As a Smart phone Company

I am going to embark on a three part series about Xiaomi. Today, I’ll talk about Xiaomi as a smart phone company. Next, I’ll talk about them as an Internet of Things company. Lastly, I’ll...

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Ben Bajarin / January 15th, 2015