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Apple as the Number One Smartphone Vendor

In the December quarter, Apple became the largest seller of smart phones in the world for the first time. Here is my tweet from September 4th. So I can’t say I’m shocked. Yet, with a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 28th, 2015
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Happy Holidays From Tech.pinions

Everyone here at Tech.pinions wish all our readers a Happy Holiday season. Hopefully, you all get to take time to reflect and spend it with friends and family. Our hardworking writers are taking the week off to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2014

Mobile Focused: Exploring New Questions in Mobile

Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss a latest blog post by Benedict on the need for new questions in mobile. During this podcast we discuss and go deeper on some of the implications of those … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2014

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Shows Its Stuff

In developing the Snapdragon 810 application processor (AP), Qualcomm incorporated several new features and capabilities, a tricky move for such a complex device and one loaded with potential problems. Some thought they couldn’t do it. … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / December 15th, 2014

The New Realities of Christmas Shopping (UPDATED)

If you had any doubt the realities of post-Thanksgiving shopping are changing, you have already missed the big change. The data from IBM’s U.S. retail survey (Tech.pinions subscribers can see Ben Bajarin’s analysis of the IBM Black … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 1st, 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving Winners

With Thanksgiving upon us, at least in the U.S., it’s a good time to look back upon the year of nearly 11 months and see some random participants in tech who have done well in 2014. Apple: Every … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 26th, 2014

Why cord cutting isn’t happening (and may never happen)

Reinventing TV The last several years have seen huge innovation in the TV and video space, with a plethora of startups and larger companies transforming the television watching experience in a number of ways. Many … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 13th, 2014
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Going Vertical

The foundation of the tech business has nearly always been based on the idea of creating products and services that appeal to as wide an audience as possible. As we begin to enter a more … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 11th, 2014

There Are No Muggles. We Are All Wizards Now.

I read the first three Harry Potter novels to my son. It’s a fond memory strengthened by the fact the books were quite good. In each, the young Harry Potter straddles two very distinct worlds, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 10th, 2014

Apple’s Design: The Gift That Keeps Giving (2 of 2)

This is part 2 of a 2-part article. Part 1 can be found here. Recap Market Research gives the customer what they ask for. It’s like giving a gift from a list. Great design is … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 8th, 2014
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Understanding the Global Mobile Web

In the latest mobile focused podcast with Benedict Evans and myself, we touched on a theme that needs more fleshing out. That of a future only possible because of mobile computers/smartphones. When I detail the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2014
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Why Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard Made HP What It Was

In my discussion of PC maker’s problems in a piece on the industry’s struggle with Apple, commenter David Olson wondered what had gone wrong at Hewlett-Packard: “Lots of success, lots of brains, lots of potential. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 6th, 2014

Thoughts on Xiaomi

The Wall Street Journal had a big scoop this week: some numbers on Xiaomi’s business are apparently being shared with potential investors as it looks to raise money for acquisitions and/or expansion. Until now, I’ve … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 6th, 2014

Mobile Focused Podcast: A Future Only Possible Because of Mobile

In this podcast, Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin discuss some of the slides from Benedict’s updated Mobile is Eating the World slide deck. Some important observations are made and teased out about the opportunities that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2014

New Thoughts, New Links, New Microsoft

It wasn’t the biggest news of the week. But anyone who paid attention to the recent announcement by Microsoft, a deal that will integrate Dropbox into Office, sees a new way the company is run … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 5th, 2014

A New Wearables Forecast

The wearables category has seen some important new announcements and additions over the last few weeks, so it’s not surprising to see more attention being paid to the market. Of course, there was the Apple … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 4th, 2014

My Facebook For A Kingdom

I come not to bury Facebook, but to question it. I seek clarity, assurances. What is Facebook? Is it social media? An app? A global phenomenon? Instant messaging? The place where we connect, share our … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 3rd, 2014
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Apple’s Design: The Gift That Keeps Giving (1 of 2)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article was inspired by an analogy used by Ben Thompson in his wonderful article entitled “Christmas Gifts And The Meaning Of Design.” His article can be found here. Part 2 of this … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 1st, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: HP Sprout, Lenovo-Motorola, Microsoft Band

Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the introduction of HP’s new Sprout PC, the purchase of Motorola by Lenovo and the debut of Microsoft’s new … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 1st, 2014
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Microsoft Beyond Windows

Microsoft is going through an evolution. Microsoft has always been a “platform” company and for decades that platform was Windows. Microsoft is in the post-Windows era but they are still poised to be a platform … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2014

Podcast: Discussing Disruption Theory

A few weeks back Horace Dediu of Asymco and I were having dinner and we got to discussing some of this updated thoughts on disruption theory. One bit in particular was how the luxury tech … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 30th, 2014
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Profitable Cores and Reinvention

It’s earnings season and, as usual, I’m spending quite a bit of time poring over financial results from major tech companies (some of which I’ve written up on my personal blog here). However, there’s a … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 30th, 2014
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The Computer Struggles: Apple vs. the Industry

There was a time not that long ago that making a television was the pride of manufacturers. The U.S. industry was dominated by the likes of Motorola, RCA, and Magnavox (Philips). Today they have ceased … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 29th, 2014
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The Next Evolution for Wearables: Business

  The wearables market has been dissected and analyzed so much it would be easy to presume that nearly every possible angle on the market or detail about it would have been thoroughly covered. But … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 28th, 2014

Microsoft Is Doomed. Doomed!

I have to believe Microsoft’s latest earnings has finally obliterated all the silly “Microsoft is doomed!” discussion that’s been so bien pensant across the blogosphere these many years. This is a company that generated $23 billion in … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 27th, 2014