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Why Forward-Looking Companies are Planning for Greater Growth

Those of us in Silicon Valley continue to be amazed at the growth of our local tech industry. Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and most of the tech companies here are still hiring and their campuses...

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Tim Bajarin / August 24th, 2016
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Why Elected Officials need to Become More Tech Savvy

One of the more interesting aspects of my 35 years of covering high tech has been to chronicle its role and impact on our world. It has also allowed me to see firsthand the various...

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Tim Bajarin / August 17th, 2016
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Are 2-in-1s and Convertibles the New Next Big Thing?

As all industry watchers know, “2-in-1s” hit the market about three years ago as the next new big thing in the PC market and were positioned as the successor to the traditional clamshell PCs. Intel … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 15th, 2016
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How IBM Almost Stymied PC Innovation

On Aug 12, the IBM PC turns 35 years old. To appreciate this anniversary as well as look at its role in a couple of ways, I wanted to share some thoughts about its historical...

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Tim Bajarin / August 10th, 2016
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Apple’s Possible Strategy for removing the Audio Jack in New iPhones

At Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 announcement this week, one of their execs stated, when talking about this new phablet, “You know what else it comes with? An audio jack. Just saying.” Clearly, a knock at...

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Tim Bajarin / August 3rd, 2016
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Is Gorilla Glass 5 the End of the road for Sapphire Screens?

A few years ago, Apple made a very interesting decision to pursue sapphire screens for use in iPhones. The reason is that sapphire is virtually scratch proof and one of the hardest materials next to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 27th, 2016
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Will AR Supersede VR in Consumer Adoption?

With all of the interest and hullabaloo around Pokemon Go and its clever use of AR, one has to wonder if AR has superseded VR as “The Next Big Thing” or is it a one … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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Nothing Sofbank’s CEO does Surprises Me

By now, you have heard SoftBank has purchased ARM Holdings for close to $32 billion. Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank, said in a statement: We have long admired ARM as a world-renowned and...

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Tim Bajarin / July 20th, 2016
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Email Marketing Needs to Become More Intelligent

Right out of college, I got a job managing the direct marketing program for a very large sports company. My education background was in marketing but this was the first time I had to handle...

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Tim Bajarin / July 13th, 2016
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Why I’m Worried about the iPhone 8

If you read the various articles and message boards that discuss Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7, you already know it is being portrayed as a minor upgrade of the current 6S+ series. Apparently, suppliers and prognosticators...

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Tim Bajarin / July 6th, 2016
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Are We about to Enter a New “Golden Era” in Technology?

At the recent Code Conference, Jeff Bezos made a rather provocative statement when he said that when we talk about technology we are on “the edge of a golden era”. When it comes to Artificial … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 29th, 2016
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Why Apple has not Entered the VR Scene Yet

Over the last few weeks, I have fielded a few media calls asking why Apple has not entered the VR space. Anyone who really knows Apple knows the answer to this question. Apple almost never...

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Tim Bajarin / June 29th, 2016
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The Future of Pocket Computing

In 1989, eight years into my career as a tech industry analyst and, after hundreds of thousands of miles traveling, I was tired of lugging around huge laptops. My first portable was a luggable Compaq … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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The New Power of Siri and Why It Matters

After the Apple WWDC keynote, I had a couple of reporters ask me if Apple’s new prowess with Siri was reactionary. They assume that, since Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have upped the intelligence of their...

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Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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Does Apple Need its Own External AI Device?

Amazon’s Echo device, with its AI voice assistant, has become the new sweetheart of the tech industry. Most of the big vendors were caught off guard when Amazon introduced the Echo, positioning it as a...

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Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2016
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Does Apple Need to Invent or Innovate?

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. In fact, most inventions come from someone seeing a need and creating a product or service that meets that need. More importantly, inventors … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 1st, 2016
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Voice and AI: The New Man-to-Machine UI

On Tuesday, my colleague Bob O’Donnell wrote a good piece entitled “Voice-Based Computing with Digital Assistants” and gave a good overview of one of the hottest areas in tech these days. But I wanted to...

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Tim Bajarin / June 1st, 2016
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Is Storytelling the Key to VR’s Future?

A few weeks back, I attended the Collision Conference in New Orleans. This is my favorite “food city” so, when I found out Collision would be held in the Crescent City, I booked a flight … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 23rd, 2016
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The Missing Link in the Voice AI/UI Experience

By now you probably are aware a sort of battle in voice and AI is brewing between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon. Google has Google Now. Microsoft has Cortana, and Apple has Siri. And, most...

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Tim Bajarin / May 18th, 2016
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The Apple Watch as a Health Monitoring Tool

This post was originally published for subscribers of Tech.pinions. Our subscribers gave us feedback this story should be made available to the public. If you are interested in subscribing and getting a daily analysis of … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 13th, 2016
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Two Technologies That Could Spur New iPhone Growth

Apple’s last earnings call made it clear the spectacular iPhone growth of the past has peaked. Although Apple is still doing well in services, Macs, and even iPhones, the drop in iPhone sales has left … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 4th, 2016
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Apple’s Emerging Market Challenge

Last week, Apple reported that sales of iPhones were down in the last quarter vs a year ago and, from the numbers, it was clear Apple’s iPhone growth has peaked. Apple’s forward-looking predictions for the...

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Tim Bajarin / May 3rd, 2016
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IFA’s China CE Show and the Chinese Push for VR

I was in Shenzhen, China last week at the first CE China trade show, produced by IFA, the German company that also produces the giant IFA trade show in Berlin each September. Shenzhen, which has...

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Tim Bajarin / April 26th, 2016
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Super Computers and Autonomous Vehicles

At last week’s nVidia GTC conference, I spent a lot of time talking to people at the show about nVidia and their partners’ autonomous vehicle plans. nVidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang used his keynote to introduce...

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Tim Bajarin / April 13th, 2016
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Why Oculus Could be Destined to Ultimately Fail

If you have read my columns on VR recently, you know I am relatively bullish on this new technology. I have used all of the headsets available and, while the actual VR differs with each,...

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Tim Bajarin / April 5th, 2016
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