Why Samsung’s DeX could be a Mobile Game Changer

Back in 1989, after being fed up with lugging around 10-pound portable computers on flights around the world, I began to fantasize about a day when a personal computer could be truly portable. However, I...

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Tim Bajarin / March 29th, 2017

What Samsung Needs to Show Us with the Galaxy S8

On Wednesday of this week, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8, its latest flagship smartphone, at an event in New York. Along with a couple of other members of the Tech.pinions team, I’ll be at...

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Jan Dawson / March 28th, 2017

An Important Step Forward in Apple’s Strategy

As I was thinking broadly about Apple’s pricing shift with the iPad, it’s clear there is an important strategy coming into play for Apple. Any good analysis of Apple notes their value is in the...

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Ben Bajarin / March 27th, 2017

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DirecTV Now Highlights the Challenges of US TV

On Monday afternoon, AT&T finally announced its DirecTV Now service. It has been talking about this in detail since earlier this spring and for even longer in a more general sense. The service launches on...

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Jan Dawson / November 29th, 2016
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Apple in India and Porsche vs. Toyota

We recently conducted an Indian market study in several of the more developed cities with a range of ages and consumer types. I crafted this study with a couple of goals: a deeper understanding of...

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Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 18, 2016

Samsung’s Acquisitions Point to Increase Desire to Independence by Carolina Milanesi This week was a pretty busy one for Samsung’s M&A team. On Monday, Samsung announced it would acquire Harman International for $8 billion. Later...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 18th, 2016
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The Click-Bait Business Model

One thing that has become abundantly clear as I reflect on the media landscape, post-elections here in the US, is how disastrous the click-bait business model has become. When we started Tech.pinions, it was a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2016

What Lessons can the Tech World Learn from 2016 Pollster Failings?

Two weeks before the election, I traveled to Maine to be at a conference. I picked up a car in Boston and drove through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Coming from California which is was...

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Tim Bajarin / November 16th, 2016

The State of the Smartphone Market in Q3 2016

You’ve probably seen headlines over the last couple of weeks about Apple accounting for over 100% of the profits in the smartphone business in the last quarter. I’m never a fan of that particular metric...

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Jan Dawson / November 15th, 2016
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Weekly Stat: Two Charts on Consumer PC Behavior

In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the PC market. I have maintained the market is still contracting and consolidating. Only a handful of hardware vendors will continue to...

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Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 11, 2016

Snap Starts Selling Spectacles Through Bots of a Different Kind – by Jan Dawson Snap (formerly Snapchat) on Thursday started selling its Spectacles camera glasses through a vending machine (dubbed a Snapbot) in Venice, California,...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 11th, 2016
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Why Google, Not Apple, Risks Losing the AI Platform Battle

I know how crazy the title of this post sounds. It’s hard to think of another company better positioned than Google and their decades-long business of machine learning to succeed when it comes to AI....

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2016

Smartphones and the Future of Digital Cameras

For about 20 years, I have been a huge fan of digital cameras, both DSLR and Point-and-Shoot versions. Almost every year, I would buy the newest model to take most of the really important pictures,...

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Tim Bajarin / November 9th, 2016
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The Big Six in Q3 2016

Every quarter, after most of the big tech companies have reported earnings, I do a roundup comparing some of the key metrics for the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft,...

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Jan Dawson / November 8th, 2016
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Weekly Stat: E-commerce Purchasing Trends

One of the many things I keep an eye on is overall trends in e-commerce. If you have followed my analysis, you know I am still waiting for a true tipping point in e-commerce. As...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 3rd, 2016

The On-Demand Fail – by Ben Bajarin Just over a year ago, I shared some thoughts regarding the “On-Demand Economy”. In particular, why it works in China but may find struggles here in the US....

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Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2016
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The Great Tech Wall of China

It is hard to not talk about China in so many industry conversations today. China has emerged as one of the most significant markets for technology we have ever seen because of the sheer size...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2016

Two Fears regarding AI and Robots

Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking all have something very important in common. All three have gone on the record sharing their concerns and fears about AI and Robotics. While these technologies hold a...

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Tim Bajarin / November 2nd, 2016

The Financial Impact of the Note 7 Recall

Samsung reported its earnings for the third quarter last week and the impact of the Note7 recall was understandably a major focus. Since I track Samsung’s financials on an ongoing basis and, since I haven’t...

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Jan Dawson / November 1st, 2016
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Mobile vs. PC Commerce

One of the main stats we track is what is happening globally with m-commerce vs. PC/desktop/notebook browser-based commerce. In many developed countries, we are yet to truly see the shift from desktop-based commerce to mobile-based...

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Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2016
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Reflections from a Day with Microsoft and a Day with Apple

Getting Thing Done vs. Doing New Things – by Ben Bajarin My friend Benedict Evans had a great post a while back where he outlined how, when a technology is toward the end of its...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2016

Could AR be Apple’s Next Big Thing?

In August, I wrote a piece suggesting Apple did not have any VR products that could hit the market any time soon. Since then, Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone on record stating AR seems...

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Tim Bajarin / October 27th, 2016
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Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market

Oftentimes, our peers in the analyst community put out press releases on category and vendor market share numbers and the true insight of the market gets lots in a set of very generic statistics. I...

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Ben Bajarin / October 26th, 2016
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Context for Microsoft and Apple’s Events

This week will see PC-centric events from both Microsoft and Apple, with Microsoft launching its latest Surface devices on Wednesday and Apple updating its Mac line on Thursday. As such, it’s interesting to think about...

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Jan Dawson / October 25th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday October 21st, 2016

Apple’s Eddy Cue says TV needs to be reinvented – by Carolina Milanesi At a Vanity Fair conference in San Francisco this week, Apple’s content guy, Eddy Cue, repeated something his CEO Tim Cook has...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 21st, 2016
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Apple and Microsoft’s Battle for the PC Market

Next week looks to be an interesting one. Microsoft is having a hardware launch event where we expect new Surfaces to, wait for it, surface. Apple is also having an event the day after, which...

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Ben Bajarin / October 20th, 2016

Another Key Impact of AR and VR

For the early part of my career in computers, the only user interface I had to work with was via a keyboard. I started out working with mini-computers and the keyboard is what we used...

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Tim Bajarin / October 19th, 2016
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Q3 2016 Earnings Preview

Earnings season is here again. Netflix reported its results on Monday afternoon and seemed to provide a pleasant surprise for investors, who sent the stock up 20% after hours. We’ll see all the other big...

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Jan Dawson / October 18th, 2016
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