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Has Tech Forgotten Boomers?

Even for those who never watched The Brady Bunch, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” is a well-known meme. When it comes to consumer tech, I think we can invoke a similar meme: “Millenials, Millennials, Millennials”. A huge … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / August 26th, 2016
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Rights and the Evolution of Music Streaming

This past week has seen headlines about three different companies each seeking new rights agreements with major music labels. Spotify is reportedly trying to lock in longer-term deals with the major labels ahead of its … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 25th, 2016

LeEco Wants into Consumers’ Living Rooms before it gets into Their Pockets

Over the past few months, if you cover consumer tech and are based in Silicon Valley, you may have come across a new name: LeEco. Formerly known as LeTV, had a slow ramp up as … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 24th, 2016
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Consumer Interest in Auto Tech? Slower Than You Think

The industry announcements around auto-related technologies such as autonomous driving, electric/hybrid vehicles, ridesharing services and more have been coming so fast and furious lately that it seems to be a foregone conclusion that everyone wants … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 23rd, 2016
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What am I Missing About Self-Driving Cars?

It seems every automotive company, as well as Uber and Lyft, are touting the imminent arrival of self-driving cars. In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick announced Uber would be adding self-driving cars this month, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 22nd, 2016

Podcast: Intel IDF

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell analyze Intel’s IDF developer event and related announcements, including their agreement to build ARM-based chips, as well as new efforts in AR, VR, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 20th, 2016
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Is India the Land of Opportunity China was for Apple?

In its most recent and troubling quarter, Apple indicated that despite losing ground in iPhone sales, including a significant sales slump in China, it believes its next big opportunity should kick in soon. And that … Continue reading

Jack Gold / August 19th, 2016

Twitter’s Slow Execution is Killing It

I’m a huge fan of Twitter. I’m on it almost all day between the various devices I have. I use Twitter more than any other platform to promote my work and to connect with interesting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 18th, 2016
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Will VR be Too Much for Kids and Their Parents?

There has been quite a bit written about Virtual Reality (VR) and children but the analysis has focused on the risk viewing VR content could have on eyesight. The majority of VR headset manufacturers are … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 17th, 2016

The Utility of Cloud Computing

From a technology perspective, the idea of delivering computing services from the cloud has gone mainstream. Every day, it seems, we end up hearing about or interacting with a new service or app that gets … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 16th, 2016
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Are 2-in-1s and Convertibles the New Next Big Thing?

As all industry watchers know, “2-in-1s” hit the market about three years ago as the next new big thing in the PC market and were positioned as the successor to the traditional clamshell PCs. Intel … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 15th, 2016

Podcast: Walmart-Jet Purchase, Intel IDF Preview

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Walmart’s recent purchase of and it implications for online commerce, and analyze Intel’s strategy as it prepares for next week’s Intel … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 13th, 2016

When will We see a Touch-Enabled Mac?

I never wanted a touch screen on my notebook. In fact in 2012, when Intel and Microsoft convinced PC manufacturers (who were staring down the existential threat of cheap Android tablets) to add touch (and … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / August 12th, 2016
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The Smart Home Assistant

There’s been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I’ve frequently heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 11th, 2016
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Apple’s Stellar Customer Support

Apple is criticized about a number of things because they’re at the top and we expect them to be perfect. But there’s one area where Apple is perfect and beyond criticism: their stellar customer support. … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 10th, 2016

A Different Kind of Apple

This week, Fast Company published a series of interviews with Apple’s executives from Tim Cook to Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi and Bozama Saint John and if there was one point that was clear across … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 10th, 2016
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The Digital Identity Dilemma

On the one hand, the problem seems obvious. We all need some kind of consistent digital identity (think virtual ID “card”) that can identify and authenticate us not only to all our devices, but to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 9th, 2016

Netflix and the Future of Entertainment

I spent last Thursday night watching all eight episodes of Stranger Things, a new Netflix Original series. When Netflix releases a full season of episodes of a show, I tend to watch them all in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 8th, 2016

Podcast: Samsung Note 7, Snapchat-Instagram, Uber in China

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Samsung’s release of its Note 7 smartphone, the battle between Snapchat and Instagram around their Stories feature, and Uber’s recent sale of … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 6th, 2016

My Love-Hate Relationship With Medium

By day, I am a wireless industry analyst and consultant. By night and on weekends, besides being an exercise and outdoors enthusiast, I write running guides. A few years ago, I self-published three books on … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / August 5th, 2016
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Diversification Continues at Big Tech Companies

Employee diversity numbers were in the news this week as Apple announced new figures which suggested progress in hiring more underrepresented minorities and in closing the pay gap between men and women. But throughout this … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 4th, 2016
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If Your Computer was an iPad Pro: Apple has Come Full Circle

Apple has a new ad for the iPad Pro asking you to “Imagine what your computer could do…if your computer was an iPad Pro.” With this, Apple has come full circle in its positioning of … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 3rd, 2016
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IoT Strategies Going Vertical

A nearly existential search for meaning and direction is hitting the tech industry and its major players in a way that they’ve never truly experienced before. Why? It’s a combination of factors including market maturity, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 2nd, 2016
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Searching for What’s Next

I’ve recently presented at a number of venture capital firms about the next cycle or wave of innovation. An important fundamental observation is to understand that hardware innovations drive software innovations. That software can be … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 1st, 2016

Podcast: Apple Earnings, Smartphone Market Trends

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple’s earnings in depth and look at overall trends impacting the smartphone market. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 30th, 2016
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