Two Possible Futures for Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant was clearly the star of CES this year. No single consumer electronics device dominated coverage but lots of individual devices incorporated Alexa as their voice assistant of choice. The announcements ranged … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 19th, 2017

Q4 2016 Earnings Season Preview

We’re about to head into earnings season once again, with Netflix reporting this Wednesday and most of the big tech companies reporting next week and the week after. With that in mind, here’s a preview...

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Jan Dawson / January 17th, 2017
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Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Cars

I spent last week at CES and a couple of days this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In both cases, I spent a lot of time listening and talking to … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 12th, 2017

Evaluating the iPhone’s Impact

This week marks the ten year anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone by Steve Jobs. There’s understandably been lots of reminiscing about the launch event itself, some of it rueful in relation to more...

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Jan Dawson / January 10th, 2017

With TV, Tech isn’t the Problem

Along with much of the Tech.pinions team, I’m at CES this week and, as usual, TVs and TV-connected devices are a big theme. Streaming video providers are also present and making announcements of various kinds. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 5th, 2017

2017 Predictions

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed my 2016 predictions with a view to seeing what I got right and wrong, and why. This week, it’s time for a new set of predictions for 2017....

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Jan Dawson / January 3rd, 2017
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Thinking about Apple’s Next New Product Category

Many tech news publications do “year in review” and preview pieces at this time of year. One of the questions I always get asked is what new hardware products Apple might launch in the coming … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 22nd, 2016

Revisiting My 2016 Predictions

In January of this past year, I wrote a piece with a handful of “fairly confident” predictions for 2016. It seems like a good time to revisit those predictions to see which panned out, which...

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Jan Dawson / December 20th, 2016
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Tech Should be Helping Families

Technology has done an amazing job of helping empower us as individuals – we can do more, and more quickly and easily, because of technology. But technology can also be isolating, separating us from each … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 15th, 2016

Automotive History is Repeating

This week, Google announced its self-driving car initiative would be moving out and becoming its own company, Waymo, under the Alphabet umbrella. It’s also become clearer Waymo’s focus will be on creating the “driver” rather...

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Jan Dawson / December 14th, 2016

Thinking Through Apple Product Adoption Cycles

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the various hardware product categories in the consumer technology market, how each of them is faring, and the common trends and differences between them. It’s occurred to me … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 8th, 2016

Putting Amazon Go in Context

Amazon on Monday announced its latest initiative: Amazon Go. This model will see Amazon open a grocery store, in Seattle early next year, with a unique purchasing model – customers scan a barcode in the...

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Jan Dawson / December 6th, 2016
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A Dozen Acquisition Targets for Big Tech Companies

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post suggesting several companies Apple, Google, and Microsoft might want to acquire. As I thought about that post this week, I planned to revisit it in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 1st, 2016

DirecTV Now Highlights the Challenges of US TV

On Monday afternoon, AT&T finally announced its DirecTV Now service. It has been talking about this in detail since earlier this spring and for even longer in a more general sense. The service launches on...

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Jan Dawson / November 29th, 2016
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Four Ways to Deal with Fake News Online

“Fake news” is the phrase du jour across the political, media, and technology domains over the past couple of weeks, as a number of people have suggested false news stories may have swung the result … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 17th, 2016

The State of the Smartphone Market in Q3 2016

You’ve probably seen headlines over the last couple of weeks about Apple accounting for over 100% of the profits in the smartphone business in the last quarter. I’m never a fan of that particular metric...

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Jan Dawson / November 15th, 2016
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The Danger of a Device-Based Approach to Assistants

With Amazon Echo and Google Home now both in the market, dedicated device-based personal assistants have been in the news quite a bit lately. I’ve been called several times by reporters asking me whether Apple, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 10th, 2016

The Big Six in Q3 2016

Every quarter, after most of the big tech companies have reported earnings, I do a roundup comparing some of the key metrics for the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft,...

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Jan Dawson / November 8th, 2016
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The Mainstreaming of the Mac

There’s been lots of talk since Apple’s event last week about the reception to the new MacBook Pros, especially among the Apple commentariat. It’s fair to say the backlash against these new devices is stronger … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 3rd, 2016

The Financial Impact of the Note 7 Recall

Samsung reported its earnings for the third quarter last week and the impact of the Note7 recall was understandably a major focus. Since I track Samsung’s financials on an ongoing basis and, since I haven’t...

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Jan Dawson / November 1st, 2016
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Microsoft’s Two-Pronged Creativity Push

Microsoft has been refining its identity and strategy since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, and much of that focus and strategy has been centered on productivity and helping people get things done. That vision … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 27th, 2016

Context for Microsoft and Apple’s Events

This week will see PC-centric events from both Microsoft and Apple, with Microsoft launching its latest Surface devices on Wednesday and Apple updating its Mac line on Thursday. As such, it’s interesting to think about...

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Jan Dawson / October 25th, 2016
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LeEco’s Big Vision for the US Needs Fleshing Out

Chinese consumer technology and content company LeEco held its US coming-out party on Wednesday, introducing several new products to the US market for the first time and articulating its strategy for this most challenging of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 20th, 2016

Q3 2016 Earnings Preview

Earnings season is here again. Netflix reported its results on Monday afternoon and seemed to provide a pleasant surprise for investors, who sent the stock up 20% after hours. We’ll see all the other big...

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Jan Dawson / October 18th, 2016
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The De-Democratization of Online Publishing

One of the wonderful things about the rise of the web, twenty-something years ago, was the way in which it democratized publishing – suddenly, anyone with an idea could set up a website and make … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 13th, 2016
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