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Unpacked for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Don’t Freak Out About Latest IDC Smartwatch Numbers, Readjust Your Expectations – by Carolina Milanesi This week, IDC reported its smartwatch sales figures and the news was that the segment has already registered a decline...

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Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2016
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I’ve Seen the Future of E-Commerce – Buying Things through Facebook

I’m aware I’m being a little click baity with the title but bear with me. I had an interesting and thought-provoking experience buying something through Facebook I have to share. A brand I like promoted...

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Ben Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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Unpacked: Smart Watch Ownership US/UK as of Q2 2016

Time for an update on the smart watch market. Our Q2 2016 data is in and among the data set is smart watch ownership at large and by brand. It has been interesting to watch...

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Ben Bajarin / July 19th, 2016
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SoftBank Buying ARM – Good or Bad?

In what was to be a quiet Sunday, news came about an apparent deal for Softbank to buy ARM Holdings. This is completely out of the blue. It is a bit difficult to find any...

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Ben Bajarin / July 18th, 2016
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Techpinions Podcast: Implications of Pokemon Go

Ben Bajarin, Tim Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the current and future implications of Pokemon Go.

Ben Bajarin / July 16th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 15th, 2016

Apple’s iPhone users are not defecting to Samsung – by Carolina Milanesi On Wednesday Kantar Wolrdpanel (KWP) ComTech published its Quarterly Smartphone OB Barometer for the three months ending in May 2016, confirming what we...

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Ben Bajarin / July 15th, 2016
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Big Picture Lessons from Pokemon Go

It is hard to think of another app that has reached such high levels of awareness only one week after its release. Pokemon Go is all the rage and, literally, all you need to do...

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Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2016
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Toward a Smarter Software Future

The more I think about the recent breakthroughs in machine learning and deep learning algorithms, the more I think we are finally heading toward a smarter software future. For years I had been writing about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Harsh Cloud Reality

We have been doing a significant amount of research on the consumer cloud as of late and a harsh reality has become clear. Consumers need the cloud — pure and simple. There are known pain...

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Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016

Tech.pinions Podcast: Social Media’s Impact on Our Times

This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss social media’s impact on our times. With current events and major global events seemingly occurring more and more every day, social media is changing how … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 9th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 8th, 2016

Light’s L16 is an Intriguing Camera Concept that Addresses a Shrinking Market – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Silicon Valley-based startup Light made news as it raised $30m from Alphabet’s venture capital arm. Light claims...

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Ben Bajarin / July 8th, 2016
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The Big Wave

There is an under-appreciated dynamic of the global consumer technology market which has just recently occurred. For many of us in the industry, when we look at the PC market we think, since PCs have...

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Ben Bajarin / July 7th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 30th, 2016

Amazon Trying a New Approach to Mobile that makes Sense – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Amazon started offering Prime members a $50 discount on two smartphones models, the Moto G and the Blu R1...

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Ben Bajarin / July 1st, 2016
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Facebook is the New Google for the Next Decade

I once had a theory that Facebook would not survive the segmentation of social networking. The time-tested observation that, as markets mature, they segment, was the basis for my point. What I did not predict...

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Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 23rd, 2016

Instagram’s New User Numbers Demonstrate Continued Strong Growth, Engagement – by Jan Dawson Instagram released new user numbers this week including 500 million monthly active users and 300 million daily active users. Symbolically, the fact...

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Ben Bajarin / June 24th, 2016
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China’s Consumer Electronics Moment is Coming

The Information had an interesting article going into a bit more depth on what we all already know — China wants to be the future consumer electronics powerhouse. China’s moment is coming. It seems inevitable....

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2016

Personal vs. Communal Artificial Intelligence

Piggybacking on Carolina’s post this morning, I want to share my thesis on how I think about communal vs. individual machine learning. I feel it is a flawed assumption that communal machine learning is the...

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Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2016
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Unpacked: Most Used Messaging Apps by iPhone Owners

To set the table for how important iMessage is to the overall iOS experience and how much iPhone owners rely on it, I’ll share these stats around messaging apps. This is why bringing a developer...

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Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2016
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iOS: The Runtime System for Innovation

This post may ruffle some feathers. As I take as step back from Apple’s WWDC, I think a couple of observations are worth making. First, Apple is continuing their trend toward more openness with their … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2016
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Discussing Apple’s WWDC

Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss Apple World Wide Developer Conference and share insights on their key takeaways from the event. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 17th, 2016

Don’t Mistake the iPad Lack of Stage Time at WWDC as a Sign Apple is done with Tablets – Carolina Milanesi At the end of WWDC, I read a few articles by disappointed reporters regarding...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2016
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Apple WWDC: My Three Big Takeaways

Yesterday’s WWDC keynote from Apple felt like drinking from a firehose. I have sat through a lot of developer keynotes and it was, by far, the fastest paced I’ve ever seen. Because of the pace,...

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Ben Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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Unpacked: Average Social Media Accounts per Person

Social media remains a large part of what regular consumers do on a daily basis with their smart device. Like it or not, they play a major role in the connected economy. That is why...

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Ben Bajarin / June 13th, 2016
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Unpacked This Week

Motorola’s Bet on Modular Design may be the Future but not Today – Carolina Milanesi On Thursday at Lenovo’s Tech World, Motorola announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two high-end devices sport...

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Ben Bajarin / June 10th, 2016
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What the iPhone SE Taught Me about the Smartphone Market

For the past two weeks, I’ve switched from my iPhone 6s Plus to the iPhone SE. Seeing the two devices next to each other, it was hard to imagine a more dramatic change in screen...

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Ben Bajarin / June 9th, 2016
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