Podcast: Apple-China, Facebook M, Obi Smartphone

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell debate the impact of the recent China stock market moves on Apple, discuss Facebook’s new M personal assistant, and talk about the new Obi … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 29th, 2015
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Deep Dive on Qualcomm Snapdragon DXP

• The Hexagon DSP gets wider, faster, and more powerful • Smartphone cameras will be faster, with more image processing capabilities • Qualcomm moves sensor hub inside for always on features A long-term leader in … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / August 28th, 2015

Facebook is Building the Commercial Graph

Facebook is well known for its work in building what it calls the “social graph”, a description of the connection between the users of its service, their content, and the relationships between all of these. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 27th, 2015

Intel’s Role in Setting the Tech Agenda

For about 15 years, there was an important tech conference held each October called Agenda. It ran from the late 1980s to early 2000s and was sponsored by IDG and hosted by my friend Stewart … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 26th, 2015
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Is The Tech Market Hitting Middle Age?

First it was PCs. Now it’s tablets. And very soon, it will be smartphones. Each of these markets has, or will hit its peak in both revenues and unit shipments in short order. Each has … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 25th, 2015
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I Believe in a Future with No Car Accidents

A little over a month ago, I was in an accident. It was not as bad as it could have been but was still worse than a little fender bender. It was my fault and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 24th, 2015

Technology And The Jobless Future

Vivek Wadhwa believes we are headed toward a jobless future and he says so in the following two articles1: Sorry, but the jobless future isn’t a luddite fallacy. We need a new version of capitalism … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 23rd, 2015

Podcast: Intel IDF, Amazon Workplace, Nomophobia

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Intel’s IDF Conference, the controversial NY Times story on Amazon, and nomophobia or the fear of being disconnected from our devices. Click here to subscribe … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 22nd, 2015
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The Four Big Questions for the TV Industry

At this point, it’s clear the television industry is in for some significant disruption in the years to come. Advertising revenue streams are under threat as spending shifts to other platforms, cord-cutting at last seems … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 20th, 2015
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Are Smartphones Making Us All Infomaniacs?

I admit it. I am and, for over 30 years, have been an “Infomaniac”. Even when I was a teenager, I would listen to talk or news radio and very seldom turn to a music … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 19th, 2015
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Building Vertical Platforms for IoT

To achieve the full IoT vision many companies like to espouse, you would need to, seemingly, connect everything to everything. Realistically of course, that’s not only impossible, it’s actually of questionable practical value. While we … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 18th, 2015
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Eastern vs. Western Business Models

One of the more interesting things I’ve been observing in our global research is how the success of varying business models is differing in certain regions as it relates to the consumer internet. What has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 17th, 2015

Tech.pinions Podcast: Google Restructures, Samsung’s New Phones, The Tablet Slump

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the key tech news items of the week. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 15th, 2015

Why the Fitness Trackers Days are Numbered

I had the privilege of being involved with a wearables panel at the Flash Summit held this week in Santa Clara, CA. As you perhaps know, flash memory of some type is used in all … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 14th, 2015
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Corporate Selfies and Changing Company Reporting

This week’s unexpected move by Google to create a new parent company called Alphabet and to split the core Google operations from a variety of other internal businesses under that umbrella has been widely dissected … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 13th, 2015
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2 in 1 Laptops and the Future of the Notebook

I have been a big fan of portable computers for decades. I have traveled constantly since I joined Creative Strategies in 1981 and have needed some type of portable computer in order to work and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 12th, 2015
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Addressing Concerns over Apple’s iPhone Growth

This post was originally published for Tech.pinions subscribers. Due to encouraging feedback to have more people read it, we are making it free for all. If you are interested in learning more about our analysis … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 9th, 2015

Is Apple’s New TV Their Answer to Amazon’s Echo?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for our Insider audience that talked about Amazon’s new Echo device. I said I saw the Echo as a Trojan Horse Amazon could use to help them … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 7th, 2015
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The Challenge of Disrupting the Wireless Business

This week saw yet another rumor that Apple was working on some sort of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), though it was eventually shot down by Apple itself. We’ve also recently seen the launch of Google … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 6th, 2015
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CVS, IBM, and a New Future for Medicine

CVS is a huge brand with 7,600 drug retailers whose specialty seemed to have been disorganized stores that were out of stock on whatever it was I needed. IBM is something quite different; an old-line professional … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 5th, 2015

The IoT Monetization Problem

While everyone’s talking about the exciting potential of the IoT market, one fundamental question seems to be getting overlooked. Who’s actually going to make money with IoT? I’d argue the question is actually very difficult … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 4th, 2015
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The Dawning of High Mobility

Over the past few months, I have been running a series of experiments analyzing my own time spent using computers. Primarily, I’ve been tracking the amount of time I spend per day on my Mac … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 3rd, 2015

Podcast: Windows 10, Samsung Earnings, Apple Watch and Android

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the release of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, analyze the recent earnings from Samsung, and debates the potential … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 1st, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Car Strategy

Not long after the original iPhone came out, I had a friend that was close to a major luxury brand auto maker. He also knew Steve Jobs well. He asked Steve if he was interested … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 31st, 2015
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Samsung’s Challenging Turnaround

Last night, Samsung reported its full results for the second quarter. As it usually does, it had signaled roughly what results would look like at a high level meeting a couple of weeks earlier, but … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 30th, 2015