Podcast: Q1 2015 Tech Earnings, TV Services, Mobile Web

-+*Tim Bajarin, Steve Wildstrom, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Q1 2015 earnings results from Amazon, Microsoft and Google; the evolution of TV services and the possibilities for cord-cutting; and the potential impact … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 25th, 2015
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Notifications are Becoming a Platform

-+*In March, I wrote a piece in Techpinions entitled, “The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens”. In it, I discuss how developing apps for smartwatches is very different than developing apps for PCs and tablets … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 24th, 2015
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Google Project Fi: an attempt to control the stack

-+*Yesterday, Google finally announced the wireless service that’s been reported for months. Named Project Fi, it acts as a somewhat unique MVNO, piggybacking off both Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks as well as making heavy use … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 23rd, 2015

Netflix: A Lot More than “House of Cards”

-+*Netflix has become a big star by moving from its successful business of lending DVDs to streaming to the even greater success of its own productions. What’s less known is that Netflix has become a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 22nd, 2015
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Wearables + Connected Cars = IoT Heaven

-+*One of the many challenges facing the wearable market is determining what exactly a wearable device can provide that other devices don’t already offer. In other words, they need to answer the question, what do … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 21st, 2015
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Semiconductors are Eating the World

-+*Marc Andreessen famously articulated that “software is eating the world”. However, embedded in this observation is the central point that, before software can eat the world, semiconductors must eat it first. Thanks to Moore’s Law, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 20th, 2015

Podcast: Moore’s Law 50th, Music Services, Microsoft and Cyanogen

-+*Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the impact of 50 years of Moore’s Law, how music services (and video) are evolving, and the potential value and impact of integrating Microsoft’s services into the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 18th, 2015
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Rapid Prototyping is a Game Changer for IOT

-+*When I first started working on tech projects in the early 1980s, the design cycle from product conception to market was about two and a half to three years. Projects I worked on, which included … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 17th, 2015
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Reinventing “My Music” – Apple’s New Music Service

-+*Signals that Apple is rapidly approaching launching its new streaming music service are getting stronger all the time. The release notes for this week’s beta of iOS 8.4 made particularly clear something is in the … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 16th, 2015
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Killing Tools Before They are Ready to Die

-+*Before the iMac appeared in 1998, the back of a Mac was crowded with ports. Among them was an Apple Desktop Port for the keyboard and mouse, a Local Network Port to connect with printers, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 15th, 2015

The Future of Wearable Power Is Energy Harvesting

-+*One of the many challenges the wearable market faces has to do with battery limitations and physical size. The simple fact is batteries require a relatively large amount of space and that’s not likely to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 14th, 2015
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Hard Truths for the PC Industry

-+*I can’t think of any single computer that has as tough of a transition as the traditional PC. By PC I mean, “computer in the shape of a desktop or notebook”. Computers come in many … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 13th, 2015

The Apple Watch’s Raison D’être

-+*After having read a seemingly infinite number of Apple Watch reviews, I believe I may have discovered something that many, if not most, of the reviewers didn’t: The Apple Watch’s Raison D’être1. And, I discovered … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 12th, 2015

Podcast: Talking Apple Watch and Apple’s New MacBook

-+*Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss Apple’s entry into the smart watch market and Ben’s experience and perspective having used it for a week. We also discuss the new MacBook as Tim got … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 11th, 2015

Apple’s Slow, Subtle Build to New Products

-+*One of the things that has struck me this week as I’ve read the Apple Watch reviews (including Ben’s), is the Apple Watch builds subtly on work Apple has done over the last several years … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 10th, 2015
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Why the New Macbook is a Game Changer

-+*Not long after the iPad came out, I was one of those people who thought it could replace my laptop. I bought a third party Bluetooth keyboard and tried to make it a mini laptop. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 9th, 2015
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My First Week With the Apple Watch

-+*It is rare in this industry to get to experience the beginning of something new,  something for which you have no frame of reference. While not a stand-alone computer (yet), I’m convinced the Apple Watch … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 8th, 2015

Twinning Is Key to Connected Devices

-+*The world of connected devices continues to evolve rapidly, with new products, new concepts and new services coming forward at a breakneck pace. From 3G and 4G-equipped smartwatches, broadband-enabled cars, and carrier-offered services to connect … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 7th, 2015
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Amazon’s Dash Button and the Internet of Shopping

-+*We’ve been hearing for years about how the internet would keep track of the refrigerator and let us know when we need milk and eggs. Now it is finally coming, as should surprise no one, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 6th, 2015

Podcast: Tablets, Surface 3, Connected Cars

-+*This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the tablet market in light of the iPad’s 5th anniversary, Microsoft’s new Surface 3, and the opportunity for mobile OS vendors in connected cars. Click … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 4th, 2015

Catching Up With John Sculley About His Book

-+*Earlier this week, I had a call with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. I have known John since he joined Apple and, during his time there, had many conversations about his leadership role at Apple and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 3rd, 2015
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Carmakers and technology – thoughts from the New York Auto Show

-+*I spent Wednesday in a couple of different car-related activities: first, I spent the morning getting an in-depth briefing with a handful of other analysts on Nokia subsidiary Here’s automotive activities and then spent a … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 2nd, 2015
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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