Liability: the Biggest Problem Facing Autonomous Driving.


I have been looking into the issue of liability within the realm of autonomous automobiles and ran across a recent post by one of our contributing writers who posted this on his own site. He...

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Tim Bajarin / March 23rd, 2017
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New iPad Pricing, EDU, and the Clips Strategy

Reflecting on Apple’s announcements yesterday and it is clear the new pricing scheme of iPad is the most significant. What this demonstrates is a fascinating and nuanced observation. When needed, Apple is willing to compete...

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Ben Bajarin / March 22nd, 2017
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A Moment on Twitter

I recently found myself wondering what an average moment on Twitter would look like if you could take a snapshot of all the tweets being posted at any given point in time. Where would the...

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Jan Dawson / March 21st, 2017
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A Post-Note Samsung

It looks like the hammer has finally dropped and Samsung has instructed its partners to stop selling all Note7 phones and instructing users to stop using both the original devices and the supposedly safe replacements....

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Jan Dawson / October 11th, 2016

The Weekly Stat: Forecasts for VR and AR

Our firm tends to stay out of the forecasting game for a variety of reasons. First, they almost always change. When we do a forecast, we attempt to come up with a reasonable set of...

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Ben Bajarin / October 10th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday October 7th, 2016

Samsung Buys Viv: Let the Battle Begin! – by Carolina Milanesi  On Wednesday, news broke Samsung had agreed to buy Viv, the AI and assistant system founded by the creators of Siri. Viv will continue...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 7th, 2016

Google’s Potential Strategic Blunder with Pixel

A few posts came out yesterday that provided greater clarity on Google’s ambitions with Pixel and how those ambitions may impact the overall Android ecosystem. First, an interview with Hiroshi Lockheimer came out yesterday where...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2016
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Why “Made by Google.”

Understanding the why behind so many things is perhaps the single most important knowledge we can strive for. I’ve been saying all week I was hoping Google would explain why they needed to make their...

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Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2016
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Questions for Google’s Big Event

Google is holding an event today where it’s expected to unveil several new products — a new phone, its Home speaker device, and possibly a new operating system named Andromeda. As usual, what’s leaked are...

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Jan Dawson / October 4th, 2016
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The Weekly Stat: DSLRs and Pocket DSLRs

I truly feel there is something happening as we give consumers better and better pocket cameras. Whether it is because I have many friends who buy tech early or the iPhone 7/7 Plus is selling...

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Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016

Unpacked for Friday, Sept 30th, 2016

Goodbye Moto! – by Carolina Milanesi Earlier this week, several publications reported Lenovo had conducted a new round of layoffs at Motorola. According to Droid-life, over 50% of Motorola’s existing US staff have now lost...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 30th, 2016
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Re-Evaluating the Wearable Market

Here we are, a few years into the market for wrist-based wearable technology and I thought it would be helpful to check in on what we are seeing. Unquestionably, the market for smart (like a...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2016
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STEM: The Next Great Equalizer?

I grew up in the age of Sputnik and the race for the moon. Like most of the youth of my generation, we were challenged in school to “beat the Russians” to space and were...

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Tim Bajarin / September 28th, 2016

Social Apps Timeline and Snap’s Spectacles

I’ve often noted how many social apps seem to follow a similar thread or timeline as they build out their feature set and evolve their products. The same elements often show up in a similar...

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Jan Dawson / September 27th, 2016
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Snap Inc: The Spectacle of Spectacles

Late Friday night, media drama ensued. Business Insider broke the story of Snapchat’s (now Snap Inc.) not so secret hardware product. It became clear moments later that the Wall St. Journal had been given the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday September 23rd

Facebook Overestimates Video Consumption – Ben Bajarin In an interesting twist to the Facebook narrative, a report came out that Facebook is letting advertising partners know they overestimated the metric for time spent watching videos...

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Ben Bajarin / September 23rd, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016

Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016

Samsung’s Enterprise Mobility Strategy comes into Focus

I spent the best part of Monday in New York with Samsung, learning the latest on its enterprise mobility story. It’s a story that’s come a long way over the last five years or so,...

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Jan Dawson / September 20th, 2016

Reading Project Titan’s Tea Leaves

Immediately after rumors reported Apple had laid off a group of people involved with project Titan, I received calls from media who took this to mean project Titan is dead and Apple is no longer...

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Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 16, 2016

Samsung officially recalls the Galaxy Note7 in North America – by Jan Dawson Samsung has finally issued an official recall of the Galaxy Note7 phone in North America, working with the US Consumer Product Safety...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 16th, 2016
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Apple and the Bar By Which All Tech is Measured

During Apple’s iPhone 7 unveiling, executives made a statement that got me thinking. They said from the stage that the iPhone is the device by which all others are measured. It is not hard to...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2016

The Samsung Debacle and the Long Term Impact on its Reputation

I would sure hate to be the person at Samsung who made the decision to go with the battery supplier they are using in the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s they have shipped around the...

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Tim Bajarin / September 14th, 2016

Contrasting Apple and Alphabet’s Approaches to Healthcare

A little while ago, I wrote a post on tech companies’ efforts in the education sector and how I felt they were lacking (I subsequently wrote a follow-up post about Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app being a...

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Jan Dawson / September 13th, 2016

Unpacked: Minimal Headphone Jack Impact and Interest in Wireless Headphones

I’m certain many of our readers will agree that the media is blowing the perceived negative consumer sentiment about Apple’s removal of the headphone jack way out of proportion. In reality, this move will have...

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Ben Bajarin / September 12th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday September 9th, 2016

Apple Music Numbers Show Continued Rapid Growth – by Jan Dawson One of the numbers mentioned in Tim Cook’s “Updates” section at the beginning of this week’s Apple keynote, which may well have been missed...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 9th, 2016

Apple Event Recap and Key Insights

Today, Carolina Milanesi and I will both be sharing our key insights from Apple’s fall launch event. Some of the topics here will be bigger picture points, as we intend to develop many of them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2016

Will the Next iPhone’s Jumpstart a New Super Cycle of iPhone Sales?

Over the last two quarters, Apple suffered the first downturn in iPhone sales and caused quite a stir in the financial community. Some financials analysts said iPhone sales had peaked. Others predicted sales would be...

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Tim Bajarin / September 7th, 2016
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