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Can the PC Market Ever Grow Again?

I have had the privilege of covering the PC market from its birth. In fact, my first project was working with the team that created the original IBM PC and I got to deal with...

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Tim Bajarin / July 29th, 2015
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Why I am Keeping an Eye on the New iPod

When Apple introduced the iPod, it pretty much changed my mobile music life. Before, I depended on a Sony Walkman and cassette tapes. But, like many of us in tech, we liked the concept of...

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Tim Bajarin / July 28th, 2015
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Is it Time for Apple to Open the Apple Watch to the Android Crowd?

We now know Apple has done well with the Apple Watch and that it outperformed the iPhone and iPad in terms of units shipped during their first 9 weeks on the market. However, they are … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 24th, 2015
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Why the Echo is a Strategic Product for Amazon

Over the weekend, I set up an Amazon Echo in my home to see what all the fuss is about. I technically bought the Echo as part of our research on how voice and AI...

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Tim Bajarin / July 22nd, 2015
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How Glasses can Deliver Brain Transplants

A few weeks back, I wrote a piece in Tech.pinions that blasted Google and their Glass program and said it did great damage to the overall consumer market for glasses. I explained that technologies like … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 17th, 2015
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My Killer App for Oculus

It seems clear to me the first generation of apps for the Oculus VR goggles will be targeted at vertical markets and specifically gaming. Its initial price and design makes it a bit expensive for...

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Tim Bajarin / July 15th, 2015
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Three More Industries Apple Could Disrupt

On January 2, 2012, I wrote a piece for Time Magazine titled “Four Industries Apple Can Disrupt in the Near Future”. In it, I suggested Apple will someday impact the Auto, Watch, TV and Appliances … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 10th, 2015
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Is the Real Goal of Technology to Deliver Us a “Friction” Free Life?

In a recent Tech.pinions post entitled “The Voice UI”, Ben Bajarin shared his thoughts on the Amazon Echo and how it uses a voice UI for navigation and interaction with digital content. He correctly points...

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Tim Bajarin / July 8th, 2015
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Dean Kamen and his FIRST approach to STEM

I recently had a call with Dean Kamen, one of the great inventors of our day. I had met him a couple of times over the years and when we talk I am always enlightened....

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Tim Bajarin / July 1st, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Refresh Cycles

Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about new features that could be in the next version of the Apple Watch. Some have even suggested a new watch could hit...

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Tim Bajarin / June 24th, 2015
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Is Google’s X Lab the Xerox PARC of Our Day?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I had the distinct privilege of serving on the Xerox PARC Venture advisory board. This arm of Xerox PARC was created in the heyday of the early internet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 19th, 2015
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Why Context is the Next Battleground for Apple, Google and Microsoft

At this year’s Google I/O Conference, the company announced Now On Tap, the next-gen version of its Google Now digital assistant, which can contextually improve how you experience apps using an updated machine learning algorithm...

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Tim Bajarin / June 16th, 2015
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Will the Next War be Fought in Cyberspace?

When we think of warfare from a historical perspective, we mainly look at various forms of field, air, naval and even nuclear combat as ways to fight and win wars. Hundreds of books have been...

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Tim Bajarin / June 10th, 2015
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Thoughts from Apple’s WWDC

As I listened to Tim Cook and Apple’s executives give us an update on OS X — now known as El Capitan — iOS 9, Apple watchOS 2.0 and explain the new Apple Music “Beats … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2015
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The Disappearing Internet and its Impact on IoT

Back in 1995, I attended what was then the PC industry’s premier conference known as Agenda. I was invited by venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins to join him and four other analysts and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 5th, 2015
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The Need for Health Care Providers to be Proactive, not Reactive

Last Monday I celebrated the 3rd anniversary of having a triple bypass. I say “celebrate” because I was smart enough to recognize a heart attack was coming on and got to the hospital in time...

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Tim Bajarin / June 3rd, 2015
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VR Goggles are Years Away from Broad Consumer Adoption

At CES in January 2014, I saw the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles when it was first shown to the public. It was the talk of the show. Those who got to test it said … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 29th, 2015
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Why Steve Jobs went Ballistic over Android

Anyone who follows the smartphone and tablet market knows Android has become the #1 mobile operating system in the world. And Steve Jobs was not very happy about Android. In fact, he made a rather bold...

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Tim Bajarin / May 27th, 2015
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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