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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
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The Devices of Our Lives

*+-One of the single most important observations of the post-PC era has been how humans now distribute their time among many digital screens. During the age of the PC, there were primarily two screens in a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 24th, 2015
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How Technology Grows Up

*+-There is an important observation to be made about the life cycle of technology. It relates to how a technology is born, goes through predictable stages of development, then reaches maturity. With the coming of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2015
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The Shift to Mobile Commerce

*+-One of the research projects I embarked on recently was studying e-commerce trends across 20 different markets. I tried to focus on markets where smartphone penetration was higher, including emerging markets. Besides China and India,...

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Ben Bajarin / March 17th, 2015
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My Thesis on the Future of Media

*+-With the shutting down of GigaOm, much discussion has taken place on the internet regarding mainstream media struggles. It seems old media, who have tried to go new media, keeps shutting down left and right … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 16th, 2015
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Bullish on Cyanogen

*+-I’ve spent a bit of time over the past few months digging into Cyanogen. Cyanogen is an Android ROM that now has aspirations to be a full mobile OS Android alternative. Cyanogen is running on...

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Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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Understanding the Adoption Cycle for Apple Watch

*+-It’s rare a new category is launched that lets us discuss some of the fundamentals of how technologies get adopted by the mass market. My firm, Creative Strategies, has some history on consumer adoption research...

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Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2015
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The Apple Watch: Dressing the Naked Wrist

*+-Last July, I wrote this post called “The Naked Wrist”. What we have been thinking through for some time related to smartwatches is whether there is a category at all? Do they solve an unmet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2015
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Podcast: Samsung, Low-cost smartphones, Wearables, and MWC

*+-This week Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi, and Ben Bajarin discuss the news around Mobile World Congress. We cover Samsung’s launch of new smartphones, the overall low-cost smartphone trend, and wearables/smart watches will all made an … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2015
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Video: Computing Platform Journey

*+-Sorry it has been a while since my last podcast. I recorded a 13 minute video using Perspective, of a high level deck I have been giving to execs and investors lately. This is the...

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Ben Bajarin / March 6th, 2015
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Rationalizing Apple Watch Estimates

*+-Lot’s of folks are putting out Apple Watch estimates. Mostly, these are coming from sell side analysts. I read a great deal of these notes from Wall Street analysts. Sometimes they share their reasoning, sometimes...

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Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2015