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Meerkat, Periscope, and Hope

I’ll give Ben Rubin some credit. Ready to launch his product and with a upcoming rival from Twitter breathing down his neck, the CEO of Meerkat launched the product in time for South by Southwest’s technology … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 1st, 2015

Riding the High-Res Tidal Wave

Yesterday’s re-launch of the Jay Z-owned Tidal music streaming service was notable on several fronts. As has been widely discussed, music streaming services have come to the fore over the last several years, thanks to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 31st, 2015
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The Future of the Tablet is on Display in Ohio

What if I told you, the future role of the tablet is on display in Ohio? That is exactly where I have found a showcase example of where I see tablets going in the future. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 30th, 2015

Podcast: Becoming Steve Jobs and Facebook F8

Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the recently released book, Becoming Steve Jobs. Tim Bajarin offers some stories from his early days interacting with Steve Jobs. We also discuss Facebook’s developer conference. Click … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 28th, 2015
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Becoming Steve Jobs: A Unique Perspective on Steve Jobs

This column is not a book review. I will leave that to the professional book reviewers. This is my personal observations after reading Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzili’s book about Steve Jobs. It comes from … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 27th, 2015
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Turning Microsoft’s Archipelago Into A Continent

The Verge and other publications reported this week on a talk given by Microsoft’s CMO, Chris Capossela, at the Convergence conference. One of the most interesting parts of the talk he gave was this chart … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 26th, 2015
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It’s a Different Microsoft, and It Matters

Back in the days of Microsoft’s glories, the company lived on one simple approach to the world: Every decision the company made was to promote Windows. In a period when PCs were the only thing that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 25th, 2015

Smart Cars Accelerating Slowly

If you’ve read all the headlines about self-driving “smart cars” over the last few days or months, you’d be excused for thinking that mainstream autonomous cars are just around the corner. Unfortunately, it just isn’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 24th, 2015

How Technology Grows Up

There is an important observation to be made about the life cycle of technology. It relates to how a technology is born, goes through predictable stages of development, then reaches maturity. With the coming of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2015

Intel, Google, Tag Heuer; nVidia Autonomous Cars; Apple TV Services

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Intel, Google and Tag Heuer luxury Android smartwatch collaboration; the market potential for autonomous cars and NVidia’s role in it; and potential opportunities and … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 21st, 2015

The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens

One of the things I don’t think people grasp about the Apple Watch is it is actually a computer that happens to be worn on the wrist. Although Steve Jobs took the word “computer” out … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 20th, 2015

Apple, TV, Data and Ads

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Apple TV, with the first a year ago here on Tech.pinions, the second another Tech,pinions post on Apple’s HBO deal and what it signified, and the most … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 19th, 2015
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The Electronic Car: Today and Tomorrow

What is an electronic car? To some, it’s the model of the future, the complete electrical car with the Tesla as the winner. For some, it is a car with improved electronic entertainment and information … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 18th, 2015

The Smart Home Decade Dilemma

Like many of the coolest new technologies, sometimes the idea of a new product or concept is much better than the actual thing. I’m finding out first hand that such is the case with many … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 17th, 2015
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My Thesis on the Future of Media

With the shutting down of GigaOm, much discussion has taken place on the internet regarding mainstream media struggles. It seems old media, who have tried to go new media, keeps shutting down left and right … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 16th, 2015

Apple Watch, MacBook, PC Industry Challenges

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Apple Watch, the new MacBook and PC industry forecast challenges. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 14th, 2015
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Qualcomm’s Quest for Ultra Secure Mobility

There were a lot of important announcements at this year’s Mobile World Congress but there was one made that will have an important and long lasting impact in the world of mobile security. Before the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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Apple TV, HBO Now, and the Potential for Something More

Though most of the focus this week has been on Apple’s Watch announcement and, to a lesser extent, the new MacBook and ResearchKit, I wanted to take some time to talk through the other announcement … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 12th, 2015
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iPhone, Apple Watch and Better Medical Research

For the past year, I have suffered from a serious illness, though blessedly at least for the time being, I’m in a healthy and functional condition. Not surprisingly though, I am interested in the efforts … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 11th, 2015
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Apple Event Surprises

Yesterday’s Apple event at the familiar surroundings of Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco offered a number of surprises, including at least one that was surprising because of its lack of surprise. Of course, there … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 10th, 2015

The Apple Watch: Dressing the Naked Wrist

Last July, I wrote this post called “The Naked Wrist”. What we have been thinking through for some time related to smartwatches is whether there is a category at all? Do they solve an unmet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2015

Podcast: Samsung, Low-cost smartphones, Wearables, and MWC

This week Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi, and Ben Bajarin discuss the news around Mobile World Congress. We cover Samsung’s launch of new smartphones, the overall low-cost smartphone trend, and wearables/smart watches will all made an … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2015

Premature Predictions About The Apple Watch

On February 27, 2015, Brian X. Chen penned an article entitled: “Apple’s New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public”, and on March 2, 2015, Mark Wilson published “You Guys Realize The Apple Watch … Continue reading

John Kirk / March 7th, 2015
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How Smartphones Can Be Disruptive as The Next 2 Billion People Who Come Online

One of the more interesting panel discussions at this past CES was about disruptive technologies over the next 5 years. The panelists tossed around things they thought would be disruptive, things like robotics, self driving … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 6th, 2015
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Apple and Intimate Computing

I’ve been speaking to a few reporters ahead of next week’s Apple event, where we’re all expecting Apple to unveil additional details on the Apple Watch ahead of a launch in April. One of the themes … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 5th, 2015