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Has Google Set Up Google Home to Disappoint?

When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google I/O, I was excited at the prospect of having a brainier Alexa in my home. Like others, I waited and almost forgot all … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 9th, 2016
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Touchscreen or No Touchscreen, That is the Question!

A lot has already been written about Apple’s Touch Bar for the MacBook Pro and how Apple should have just gone all in and actually added a touchscreen. I hinted on the day of the … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 2nd, 2016
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CarPlay: The Best Incarnation of Apple’s Ecosystem

Apple is making a car. The code name is “Project Titan.” Apple brings back Bob Mansfield from retirement to lead the project. Apple lays off dozens of employees who were presumably working on the car … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 12th, 2016
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Google’s Pursuit of Happiness: #MadeByGoogle

After weeks of speculations and leaks, Google finally announced its first #MadeByGoogle smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL. Yet, the phones per se were the least interesting part of the event in my opinion. What … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 5th, 2016
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HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016
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Apple’s AirPods: The Brave will be Rewarded

There has been a lot written about Apple’s move away from the audio jack, before and after it actually happened. Many people are outraged a technology that has been around for so long and still … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 14th, 2016
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Will VR be Too Much for Kids and Their Parents?

There has been quite a bit written about Virtual Reality (VR) and children but the analysis has focused on the risk viewing VR content could have on eyesight. The majority of VR headset manufacturers are … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 17th, 2016
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A Different Kind of Apple

This week, Fast Company published a series of interviews with Apple’s executives from Tim Cook to Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi and Bozama Saint John and if there was one point that was clear across … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 10th, 2016
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The New Female Emojis are Our Friends

I have shared stories before of when, at the start of the smartphone market, I would go into meetings with male colleagues and they would be shown the powerful new gadget while I was shown … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / July 20th, 2016
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The iPad Pro might be Apple’s “Back to School” Dark Horse

The “Back to School” season in the US always offers a good boost to Apple’s sales. Traditionally, Apple launches its Back to School promotions in June or early July and, while 2015 was a bit … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / July 6th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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