Another Bite Leaves the Old Apple Core

The central core of Apple executives has mostly remained intact since Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1996. But Katie Cotton, senior vice president for worldwide communications, announced yesterday she is retiring after 18 … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 8th, 2014

PC Stands for Personal Choice

After reading Ben Bajarin’s recent article, Computing’s S-Curve, I thought it might be prudent to offer another perspective. Before I get started, I want to state for the record there are few analysts in whom … Continue reading

James King / May 8th, 2014

Computing’s S-Curve

Last month, Benedict Evans wrote a great post talking about unfair comparisons. He faced some criticism for comparing PC market sales to smartphone market sales. Many claimed it was unfair. What if Benedict’s comparison actually … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 7th, 2014

Device Usage A Question of Degree

The seemingly incessant discussions about which device is “winning” the battle for the hearts and minds of users seem to ignore an important, if not particularly helpful, fact: they all are winning to various degrees. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 6th, 2014

iPhone At 1 Billion. A Tipping Point.

What can you do with a billion iPhones? What can all of us do with a billion iPhones?  Analysts, telcos, networking firms and research consultants expect more than 4 billion smartphones in use by the end of … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / May 5th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Amazon Smartphones

Welcome to the second in the series of the revived Tech.pinions podcasts. This week Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Jan Dawson chat about the opportunities and challenges for a potential Amazon smartphone and what kind … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 3rd, 2014
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Apple, Samsung, and The Value of Software Patents

I tweeted shortly after the Apple vs Samsung verdict today that I didn’t believe this case was ever about money. It was about making a point. I concluded by saying the debate will now shift to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / May 2nd, 2014
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The Illusory Attraction of Mainstream

Twitter’s stock got hammered this week in part because growth still seems to be slow. As a result, it seems as though it will never achieve mainstream status but instead be consigned to the horrors … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 2nd, 2014

Microsoft: Point and Counter-Point

On April 10, I wrote: Say Goodbye To Microsoft. On April 17, I wrote Say Hello To Microsoft 2.0. The two articles, when taken as a whole, argued that: 1. In the beginning, Microsoft’s business … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 1st, 2014
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Nokia Has Fallen. America Wins The Smartphone Wars.

Nokia has fallen. Not even the name will remain. America’s victory in the smartphone wars is complete — for now. Last week’s news from the front lines of the smartphone wars illuminates the scope of America’s … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 30th, 2014
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The iPad’s Curse

There have been many good articles on the iPad lately. iPads and Tablet Growth – Benedict Evans Don’t Give up on the iPad – Ben Thompson The Astonishing, Disappointing iPad – MG Siegler However, I … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 28th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Post Apple Earnings Observations

We are getting the Tech.pinions Podcast going again. Look for the Tech.pinions podcast on Saturdays. Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Tim Bajarin get together to share thoughts on Apple’s earnings, what it means in the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 25th, 2014
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How Apple Could Continue to Own the Enterprise Tablet Market

When Steve Jobs announced the original iPad, he emphasized its role as a consumption device. In fact, he purposely stayed away from even suggesting it could be used for productivity. However, he hedged his bet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 25th, 2014
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Coming Back–But Slowly

It’s been March since it took a leave to recover from brain surgery and, for a variety of reasons, my comeback has taken a lot longer than I expected. I had surgery for succesful removal … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 24th, 2014
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Why Apple Is Not Like A Movie Studio

On April 22, 2014, Walt Mossberg wrote an article entitled: “Why Apple Is Like A Movie Studio.” Is This The Beginning Of The End? “Some have argued that Apple’s era of greatness is over, that … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 24th, 2014

Apple’s hit factory

I’ve spent time over the last few months poring over technology and content company financials. I’ve been struck by the fact Apple resembles as much as anything a movie studio, with results much lumpier than … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 23rd, 2014

BYOD: Still a Work in Progress

The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), where individuals purchase and bring device(s) of their choosing into the workplace and use them alongside or in place of company purchased assets, has been around long … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 22nd, 2014

Shazam! Why iPhone Integration With Shazam Really Is A Big Deal.

I believe most analysts, including those that monitor Apple’s every move, are seriously underestimating the ramifications of Apple baking Shazam’s music identification service into iOS 8.  This is not merely about increasing song downloads. Rather, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 21st, 2014

ARM-ing the Enterprise

The ARM ecosystem is the king of mobility, with the vast majority of smartphones and most tablets being powered by ARM based devices. While enterprises are often adopting ARM powered devices through BYOD, vendors creating … Continue reading

Jack Gold / April 18th, 2014
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Tempering expectations for ad-based Chinese tech firms

As major US based tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter have all held IPOs, attention has begun to shift to a cadre of Chinese web properties looking to go public. Yahoo’s earnings, reported … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 18th, 2014
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Say Hello To Microsoft 2.0

Last week I said goodbye to Microsoft. This week I say hello to Microsoft 2.0. But before we look at where I think Microsoft is headed, let’s take a quick look at where they’re coming … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 17th, 2014
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Tech History is Being Made Not Repeated

I’m not going to try to convince you that, in the case of the tech industry, history does not repeat itself. In some cases, it does and it will. Rather, I’m going to tell you … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 15th, 2014

The Mobility Myth

The near constant discussion of mobility and various types of mobile computing can easily give people the impression nobody cares about or uses anything but tablets, smartphones and notebooks. In reality however, that viewpoint couldn’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 15th, 2014
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VCs On The Wrong Side In The Smartphone Wars

Think of how much better your life is now you have an iPhone or one of its many virtuous progeny…iPad, Android, apps, mobile-optimized games, content and services. Do you want to go back to before smartphones, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 14th, 2014

TV challenges and opportunities

I spent a couple of days this week at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Vegas. I was there to gather material for a report I’m writing on the future of TV and video … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 11th, 2014
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