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

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
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