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How the Rise of the International Middle Class Will Drive Our Tech Growth

*+-After WWII, with the return of millions of G.I.’s who gained access to government loans to buy houses, the concept of the middle class in the US began to expand. As they assimilated back into the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 22nd, 2015
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Will Google get Project Fi Right?

*+-I have been spending time looking at a new telecom initiative that Google is about to launch called Project Fi. If done right, it could  be a disruptive move into the wireless telecom market. This...

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Tim Bajarin / May 20th, 2015
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Is the Wearable Health Movement Sustainable?

*+-One of the hottest areas of wearables are fitness monitors from Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, Garmin, etc. In 2014, approx 90 million were sold and the interest in using some type of wearable to monitor health … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 15th, 2015
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Why You Can Never Underestimate Softbank’s CEO

*+-One of the most powerful tech leaders in the world is SoftBank’s President and CEO Masayoshi Son. He and his company were in the news this week as SoftBank appointed a new president, a man...

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Tim Bajarin / May 13th, 2015
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The Debacle of Google Glass

*+-For the last 25 years, I have looked very closely at the adoption cycle of products and I have learned something very important. Seldom does a product, especially a hardware product, find favor quickly with … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 8th, 2015
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Apple, IBM and Japan

*+-I am always intrigued when I hear an analyst or commentator suggest the Apple/IBM relationship is more show than substance. I have followed both companies since the early 1980’s and, while each has had their...

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Tim Bajarin / May 6th, 2015
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Apple’s iPhone Growth Opportunities

*+-Right after Apple released their record breaking iPhone sales number for the last quarter, Wall Street analysts were wringing their hands over the future growth of the iPhone. They reasoned that Apple can’t continue to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 1st, 2015
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The Generational Question Around Apple Watch Adoption

*+-If you have read comments by Apple execs about the Apple Watch, you will notice their main target audience are people between the ages of 25-45. Actually, from a marketing standpoint, Apple will say the...

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Tim Bajarin / April 29th, 2015
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Notifications are Becoming a Platform

*+-In March, I wrote a piece in Techpinions entitled, “The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens”. In it, I discuss how developing apps for smartwatches is very different than developing apps for PCs and tablets … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 24th, 2015
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Could Apple Drive 3D Printing?

*+-In 1981, I was doing a study on printers. During the research, I came across a prototype from Fujitsu of what was deemed a laser printer that could fit on the desktop. In those days,...

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Tim Bajarin / April 22nd, 2015
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Rapid Prototyping is a Game Changer for IOT

*+-When I first started working on tech projects in the early 1980s, the design cycle from product conception to market was about two and a half to three years. Projects I worked on, which included … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 17th, 2015
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Why Chinese Companies Want to Enter the US Market

*+-For much of the last century, various Asian electronics companies saw the US market as a major way to expand their businesses well beyond their local markets. Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, NEC, LG, Samsung, and many others have...

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Tim Bajarin / April 15th, 2015
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Why the New Macbook is a Game Changer

*+-Not long after the iPad came out, I was one of those people who thought it could replace my laptop. I bought a third party Bluetooth keyboard and tried to make it a mini laptop. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 9th, 2015
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The Real Significance of the new Macbook and Apple Watch Designs

*+-Yesterday Ben posted his review of the new Apple Watch and today I posted my overview of my experience with the new MacBook. Both of these products signal a major move by Apple towards a...

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Tim Bajarin / April 9th, 2015
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Catching Up With John Sculley About His Book

*+-Earlier this week, I had a call with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. I have known John since he joined Apple and, during his time there, had many conversations about his leadership role at Apple and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 3rd, 2015
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The Good, the Great and the Ugly of Meerkat and Periscope

*+-Two new applications, Meerkat and Periscope, are poised to perhaps be the next app that has a domino effect on our digital world. Both apps are designed to deliver real time video streaming of one...

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Tim Bajarin / April 1st, 2015
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Becoming Steve Jobs: A Unique Perspective on Steve Jobs

*+-This column is not a book review. I will leave that to the professional book reviewers. This is my personal observations after reading Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzili’s book about Steve Jobs. It comes from … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 27th, 2015
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Why Design Is The New Differentiator In Tech

*+-I have been working with various tech companies in multiple industries for decades and have seen up close and personal how they go about creating products. Almost all are engineering driven and, for many engineers, the challenge is...

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Tim Bajarin / March 25th, 2015
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The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens

*+-One of the things I don’t think people grasp about the Apple Watch is it is actually a computer that happens to be worn on the wrist. Although Steve Jobs took the word “computer” out … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 20th, 2015
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Apple is Rewriting the Rules of Mobile Computing

*+-Last week I wrote an article for Tech.pinions Insiders posted minutes after Apple released the new Macbook. In that piece, I suggested the MacBook was a very important development in mobile computing and could set...

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Tim Bajarin / March 18th, 2015
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Qualcomm’s Quest for Ultra Secure Mobility

*+-There were a lot of important announcements at this year’s Mobile World Congress but there was one made that will have an important and long lasting impact in the world of mobile security. Before the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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A Possible Killer App for the Apple Watch

*+-Of the various apps Apple showed at the Apple Watch event this week, there was one I consider a sleeper. This is the app related to what I call “non verbal communication.” Ben alluded to this in...

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Tim Bajarin / March 11th, 2015
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The New 12″ MacBook – A Student and Road Warrior’s Dream Machine

*+-For the last 9 months, many of the major PC vendors have been asking what Apple had up their sleeves when it comes to updating the MacBook and, more specifically, the Macbook Air. It has...

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Tim Bajarin / March 9th, 2015
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How Smartphones Can Be Disruptive as The Next 2 Billion People Who Come Online

*+-One of the more interesting panel discussions at this past CES was about disruptive technologies over the next 5 years. The panelists tossed around things they thought would be disruptive, things like robotics, self driving … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 6th, 2015
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Why I Did Not Go to Mobile World Congress

*+-In the spirit of full non-disclosure, the # 1 reason I did not go to MWC was I was invited to speak at a conference in Maui. I accepted that engagement rather than spend four days walking...

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Tim Bajarin / March 4th, 2015