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Google’s YouTube Advertiser Problem has No Easy Fix

Last week, UK advertisers, including the government, the Guardian newspaper, and various others began boycotting Google’s ad products including YouTube over the fact their ads were appearing next to troublesome content, ranging from videos promoting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 23rd, 2017

A Moment on Twitter

I recently found myself wondering what an average moment on Twitter would look like if you could take a snapshot of all the tweets being posted at any given point in time. Where would the...

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Jan Dawson / March 21st, 2017
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Facebook Is Trying Too Hard

Facebook got some criticism from prominent users over the past week as it introduced a Stories-like feature called My Day into its Messenger app. This was somewhat surprising because the equivalent feature in Instagram has … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 16th, 2017

The Surprising Contenders for Third Place in Online Advertising

It’s almost a cliche at this point to say Google and Facebook dominate online advertising (especially in the US), while players like Snapchat and Twitter are often spoken of as potential third place players. But...

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Jan Dawson / March 14th, 2017

Hamilton, Burr, Tech, and Trump

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked at the Disney shareholders meeting why he was participating in one of President Trump’s advisory councils. He responded with a quote from the musical “Hamilton” saying, “He … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 9th, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Live Video

The Wall Street Journal had a big piece on Monday diving into the history of Facebook’s live video strategy. It suggested Facebook moved so quickly it made a lot of mistakes and caused itself problems...

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Jan Dawson / March 7th, 2017
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CEOs and the Company Cultures They Create

Over the past couple of weeks, the culture of one particular company has been almost permanently in the tech news. Uber has hit the headlines again and again since one of its former employees shared, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 2nd, 2017

Putting Tesla in Context

Tesla reported its financial results last week and the tech industry once again responded with quite a bit of enthusiasm for its results, especially for the promises of expansion. Three new Gigafactory battery factories are...

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Jan Dawson / February 28th, 2017

Fighting Facebook’s Power with More Facebook

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook a combination of a personal and company manifesto. He also spoke to a variety of reporters regarding it. The manifesto is long and covers a ton of ground, some … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 23rd, 2017

The Complex Original Content Picture

Last week, original video content was in the news for a couple of different reasons – Apple unveiled trailers for its first two original TV shows and YouTube star PewDiePie was dropped from their original...

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Jan Dawson / February 21st, 2017
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Acquisitions in Tech have a Checkered History

Acquisition strategy has been in the news this week. Apple CFO Luca Maestri was asked at a Goldman Sachs conference about how the company might use its cash in the wake of a repatriation tax … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 16th, 2017

The Big Six in Q4 2016

Every quarter, I do a comparison of the financial and operating results of the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung – for my clients as part of the...

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Jan Dawson / February 14th, 2017
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Whither Wearables?

This week’s launch of Android Wear 2.0 and several new smartwatches designed to showcase the new operating system is a useful reminder of the state of the overall smartwatch market, which appears to have struggled … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 9th, 2017

Privacy and Security Deeper Dive: Apple, Facebook, Google

Yesterday, Ben shared some findings from the recent Tech.pinions/Creative Strategies survey on privacy and security. Today, I’m going to share with Insiders more details from that survey based on three questions we asked about specific...

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Jan Dawson / February 7th, 2017

Facebook’s Next Big Opportunity

Facebook once again reported very good earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with massive growth in both user numbers and ARPU driving both significant revenue and profit growth. But Facebook also warned of increasing saturation in ad … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 2nd, 2017

Where Alphabet’s Growth came from in Q4 2016

Alphabet reported its financial results for Q4 2016 last week and posted very healthy year on year growth of 22%, its strongest growth since 2013, and far higher than its average growth from 2014-2015 of...

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Jan Dawson / January 31st, 2017
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How Net Neutrality will Fare under Trump

With news this week about the nomination of Ajit Pai as the next chair of the FCC, much of the attention has focused on his stance on net neutrality and the likelihood the existing rules … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 26th, 2017

Snapchat is Evolving

Further to Ben’s piece yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to dive into all the ways Snapchat (the app) and Snap (the company) are evolving as the company reportedly prepares for an IPO this...

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Jan Dawson / January 24th, 2017
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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
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