With ‘Unlimited’, Network Management and Capacity become Paramount

The major story in U.S. wireless so far in 2017 is the Big Four operators are now all in on unlimited offerings. Sprint had used this as a differentiator for the past two years and … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 24th, 2017

Fighting Facebook’s Power with More Facebook

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook a combination of a personal and company manifesto. He also spoke to a variety of reporters regarding it. The manifesto is long and covers a ton of ground, some … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 23rd, 2017

A Connected House ain’t No Smart Home

Intelligent, smart: lights, doorbells, shades, doors, fans. Our house is connected or soon will be. Yet, when we talk about these AI-enabled abodes, we refer to them as connected or smart homes not houses. Given … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 22nd, 2017

Rethinking Wearable Computing

Bring up the topic of wearables these days, and you’re likely to see rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders, and a general sense of “whatever.” The problem, of course, is that wearables were badly overhyped and haven’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 21st, 2017

Podcast: Samsung Arrest, iPhone AR, Apple Content, Facebook Manifesto

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent arrest of the Samsung heir apparent, chat about iPhone rumors and Apple’s potential plans for Augmented Reality, debate Apple’s efforts in creating … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 18th, 2017

Baby Steps toward a Smart Connected Home

I recently took the first steps toward turning my “dumb” house into something a little bit smarter by buying some of the most expensive light bulbs and light switches on the planet. My reasons were twofold: One, I wanted something more robust … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / February 17th, 2017

Acquisitions in Tech have a Checkered History

Acquisition strategy has been in the news this week. Apple CFO Luca Maestri was asked at a Goldman Sachs conference about how the company might use its cash in the wake of a repatriation tax … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 16th, 2017

Black History Month: Another Reminder Tech Needs Diversity

It would come as no surprise that tech is a big part of my life, not just my job. As such, many books around the house, podcasts I listen to, documentaries I watch are tech-related. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 15th, 2017

Modern Workplaces Still More Vision Than Reality

We’ve all seen the images. Happy young employees, working productively in open-air workspaces, easily collaborating with co-workers and outside colleagues all-over the world, utilizing persistent chat tools like Slack to keep on top of all … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 14th, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories

I recently acquired a pair of the elusive Spectacles by Snap Inc. the parent company of Snapchat. While not the most stylish design, the best way to describe them is whimsical, playful, fun, and entertaining. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Podcast: Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches, Android-Enabled Chromebooks, Oculus-Best Buy

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the release of Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatches and the state of the overall wearable industry, analyze the potential impact of forthcoming Chromebooks from Samsung … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 11th, 2017

This will be a Big Year for Wireless Network Innovation

2017 is shaping up to be a year where we will see more new things out of wireless networks than we have in some time. Some of this will be in the form of select … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 10th, 2017
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Whither Wearables?

This week’s launch of Android Wear 2.0 and several new smartwatches designed to showcase the new operating system is a useful reminder of the state of the overall smartwatch market, which appears to have struggled … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 9th, 2017

Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!

Last week, Apple released its Q1 FY2017 earnings and announced its highest quarterly revenue yet as well as all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Macs and Apple Watch. During the quarter, Apple sold 78.3 million … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 8th, 2017

The Missing Map from Silicon Valley to Main Street

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the maelstrom created by the last US presidential election uncovered a painful reality for the tech industry: a striking gap between it and much of mainstream … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 7th, 2017

Privacy, Security, and the Mind of the Consumer

A few weeks ago, we decided to launch a US-based consumer study, focused on understanding how non-techie consumers think about both privacy and security. Our goal was to learn what consumers understand both these terms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017

Podcast: Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Earnings and Snap IPO

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson talk key takeaways from Apple, Amazon, and Facebook earnings. We throw a little Snap, Inc thoughts in as well.

Ben Bajarin / February 4th, 2017

Collaboration Among the Tech Giants

One of the interesting dynamics to observe in the tech industry is the reputations and relations companies have, not only with the public but also among other companies, including their peers. For the former, Apple, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / February 3rd, 2017

Facebook’s Next Big Opportunity

Facebook once again reported very good earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with massive growth in both user numbers and ARPU driving both significant revenue and profit growth. But Facebook also warned of increasing saturation in ad … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 2nd, 2017

Is not being Google a Competitive Advantage?

For any major tech battle, we have always had a few names that dominated the field. Some have survived over the years and moved from battle to battle as new names joined in. Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 1st, 2017

The Network vs. The Computer

The history of the technology industry has seen several swings back and forth between dependence on a network that can deliver the output of centralized computing resources, to client devices that do most of the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 31st, 2017

Why Apple can’t Lose the Future Services Battle

I recently found myself in a conversation with some friends (thanks again to Dan M. (@OhMDee), @zcichy, and Eric (@mobile_reach) I made on Twitter (yes, you can make friends on Twitter). Our conversation was a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017

Podcast: Tech Earnings for Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss earnings reports from Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Intel and what they say about the future of tech industry. If you happen to use a podcast … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 28th, 2017

Adventures in Machine Intelligence

(Tech.Pinions: Today’s Daily piece, “Adventures in Machine Intelligence” was an Insider post we originally published on December 12th, 2016. We post it today as an example of the daily content for our Insider subscribers. You … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2017

How Net Neutrality will Fare under Trump

With news this week about the nomination of Ajit Pai as the next chair of the FCC, much of the attention has focused on his stance on net neutrality and the likelihood the existing rules … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 26th, 2017
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