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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Apple Mac Takes Its Place In The Post-PC World

PC Resurgent The PC market turnaround is real. ~ Bob O’Donnell (@bobodtech) 10/15/14 Q: IS THE PC MARKET TURNAROUND REAL? A: No. Macs are resurgent. Google Chrome is slowly gaining ground. However, sales of traditional … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 26th, 2014
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Earnings Season: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google

Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin, and Jan Dawson chat about the recent quarterly earnings announcements from Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 25th, 2014
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The Consumer Tablet Growth Opportunity

A great deal of my tablet market analysis has been spent exploring opportunities for a PC in the form of a tablet. Opportunities not fulfilled by a PC in the form of a desktop or … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2014
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Apple Pay Today and Tomorrow

Apple Pay, announced at the iPhone 6 launch in September, was made available to users on Monday as part of the iOS 8.1 update. Anyone in the US with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 23rd, 2014
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The Sale of the Chip Business Marks the New IBM Future

In case you wondered about IBM completing the restructuring of its business, the company’s quiet announcement this week tells the tale. It unloaded a long critical part of the company, including its semiconductor factories in … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 22nd, 2014
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The iPad Air 2’s Huge Upside

I’ve had the privilege of using the iPad Air 2 for a little less than a week now and, despite the “sky is falling on the tablet market” themes we hear, I wanted to put … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 21st, 2014
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Size Does Matter…When it Comes to Screens

  The number of comedic comments that have been made about “size” probably outnumber knock-knock jokes these days, because it seems everyone likes to offer their view on the matter. When it comes to technology … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 21st, 2014
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Lt. Uhura. Dr. Mae Jemison. Melinda Gates. Onward.

Mae Jemison turned 58 last Friday. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel into space. As a child, one of her influences was Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura. I hope some one, some day writes the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 20th, 2014
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iPads: The Bad, The Good And The Takeaway

Tablets, in general, and iPads, in particular, seem to be getting a bad rap nowadays. So I thought I’d take a look at both the bad and the good, and see if that provided us … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 19th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple iPads, iMac Retina, Apple Pay

Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Carolina Milanesi chat about Apple’s recent event, discussing the new iPads, the iMac with the 5K retina display and Apple … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 18th, 2014
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The Apple Announcement and the Future of Modesty

Apple’s latest product announcements were improvements to existing iPads and iMacs. This, not surprisingly, caused mild disappointment among those who had no reason to expect more but somehow felt they’d be surprised anyway. The fact … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 17th, 2014
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Why the New 5K Retina iMac is a Game Changer

On the second day Steve jobs was back at Apple I had a chance to sit down with him and ask him about how he planned to rescue Apple. At the time, Apple was $1 billion … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 17th, 2014
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Did Apple Do Enough?

At Today’s Apple’s Event, I got a question over and over again. I thought I would share my thoughts on it. First off, the question, “Did Apple do enough?” is the wrong question. The correct … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 16th, 2014
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What I Learned About the Smart Home From Building a Home

We just finished having a new home built and moved in this past weekend. I’m a technologist by trade and have always loved gadgets. With a green field site, high tech awareness and a love for … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 16th, 2014
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India and the Digital Age

When it comes to the computing products I study — TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs — I tend to talk primarily about what is happening in China and the US/Europe. Mostly because, for most consumer tech … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 15th, 2014
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