Technological Patriotism

Technology is breaking down barriers throughout the world. Conversely, a form of technological nationalism has taken hold, limiting tech’s rise. Expect such nationalist fervor to become more widespread, more virulent, probably more unfair.  Technology is the new … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 13th, 2014

Samsung Schadenfreude And The Fall Of The Church Of Market Share

Schadenfreude |ˈSHädənˌfroidə | noun | pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. ORIGIN German Schadenfreude, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy.’ Samsung has reported a 60% fall in quarterly profits. Just three years ago, … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 12th, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple Event Predictions, Windows Relevance, USC Body Computing, Uber

Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell and Ben Bajarin offer predictions about what will be unveiled at next week’s Apple event and discuss Bob’s column on the relevance of Windows, Tim … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 11th, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 12.14.03 PM

Video Analysis: Xiaomi in Focus

I have the ability to record and broadcast presentations I give through my primary presentation tool Perspective. So I thought it would be interesting to try something different and create a quick analysis of some … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 10th, 2014

A Worrisome Tech Trend

I had the chance to use Uber for the first time when I was in Seattle recently. Unfortunately, my first experience with this service was not great. The driver had trouble finding me at the hotel … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 10th, 2014
Chiffres Aléatoires - Mathématiques

How many computers do we need?

There was a thought I alluded to in last week’s Tech.pinions podcast I want to expand. It’s the idea we’re now surrounded by many different computers in a variety of form factors and that one of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 9th, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 9.04.40 PM

Samsung’s Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, Samsung issued a Q3 2014 guidance update stating they will miss expectations. The report says profit is down nearly 60%. For many of us, this was entirely expected. If this estimate holds up, Samsung’s … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 8th, 2014

Is Windows Still Relevant?

To say that the past week has been an interesting one for the PC market is one heck of an understatement. Between Microsoft’s first official preview of Windows 10 and HP’s announced split into two … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 7th, 2014

The Death of the PC Business

Hewlett-Packard’s decision to split the company into two businesses, one selling PCs and printers, the other offering services and high end business network equipment, marks the end of their run in the 35-year computer industry. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 6th, 2014

I Want It Later! Building The Inconvenience Economy.

As I stood in line with a giddy gaggle of high pants hipsters, each eagerly anticipating the drip, drip of their very own drip coffee from the sainted Blue Bottle, conversations were many and temporary friendships … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 6th, 2014
Computer geek

Tech Geeks, Apple Watch And The Upcoming Fashion Apocalypse

What Is A Tech Geek? Definition: “Tech Geek” Someone with ridiculous skills on a computer/phone/iPod/other electronical device and scares us mere earthlings. they have a habit of breaking these after stretching them beyond their ability … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 4th, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: Windows 10 and Microsoft’s Strategy

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the recent news around Windows 10 and what it means for Microsoft’s future. They also discuss some overall PC trends and how they may impact … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 3rd, 2014
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds the new Surface as it is unveiled in Los Angeles

In New Job Steve Ballmer Forces Windows on the L.A. Clippers

I was fascinated to read a recent article about Steve Ballmer and how, in his role as owner of the L.A. Clippers, he has told his entire staff to get rid of their iPads. From now … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 3rd, 2014

Windows 10: Fixing the Windows 8 Mistake

Back in February, I wrote a post called “The Windows 8 Mistake“, which outlined my perception of the reasons why Microsoft did what it did with Windows 8, why it was wrong to do so, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 2nd, 2014
Apple line

Business Too Good at the Apple Store

I have been visiting Washington area Apple Stores since the first one in the country opened at Tysons Corner, VA. So I was a little shocked today when I discovered a chaotic Apple Store at … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 1st, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 10.04.28 PM

Apple Defines Wearables as Fashionable Computing

Apple pioneered the PC, the mouse-driven PC, the digital music player, the modern laptop, the smartphone, and the tablet. Steve Jobs directed the creation of each of these transformative products, collaborating with Steve Wozniak, Jon … Continue reading

Avi Greengart / October 1st, 2014

Tablet and Smartphone Futures: Specialization

As the markets for tablets and smartphones continue to mature and saturate, I believe we’re heading towards some important changes. Specifically, I think the time for mass market smartphones and tablets is rapidly nearing an … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 30th, 2014

Mars Needs Indians. Earth Needs Women. The Internet Needs Balloons.

Question: What can a country with over a billion people and a per capita GDP of $4,000 do with the cash it costs to make a middling Hollywood blockbuster? Answer: Send a spacecraft to Mars! On their … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 29th, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: BlackBerry Passport, iPhone 6 “Bendgate”

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson and Ben Bajarin discuss the release of BlackBerry’s Passport phone and analyze the impact of the Apple controversies around the bending … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 27th, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 9.38.06 PM

How Apple’s Business Model Burned Samsung

I have been amused by Samsung’s current TV ads saying they were first to market with a smartphone over 5 inches and staking claim to being the one who blazed the trail and showed the market … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 26th, 2014
CIRCA 1940: Two young farmers posing on a cornfield

The man, the boy, the donkey and the iPhone

There’s an Aesop’s Fable about a man, a boy and a donkey. In short form, the story goes like this: A man, his son, and their donkey set off for the market. At first, all … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 25th, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 5.12.05 PM

The Communication Possibilities of Digital Touch

It is not hard to look back at technology innovation cycles and see how technology has advanced and impacted how we communicate. From the pencil, to the printing press, to computers, to the internet, and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 24th, 2014
Mobile App Ecosystem

Is the App Ecosystem Sustainable?

The focus on mobility and mobile platforms as the growth engines for the tech industry’s future is now so engrained into most people’s heads that it seems nearly blasphemous to suggest there could be faults … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 23rd, 2014

Thoughts On Apple

Let’s start with the bad news: The Apple Watch. This beautiful, technological marvel is, in my view, the device our future selves point back to as delineating when Apple changed forever. Not necessarily for the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 22nd, 2014

Apple Watch Claim Chowder

People really love to hate Apple. It should be considered a disorder at this point. ~ J. Gobert (@MrGobert) The Apple Watch may or may not fail, but the analysis of the Watch has already … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 21st, 2014
Protected by Gerben Law