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Microsoft Doubling Down on AI

This week, Microsoft announced improvements to Office 365 and a new camera app for iOS called Microsoft Pix. While these two products are very different, in nature they clearly demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 28th, 2016
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Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Millennials

The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently retweeeted Ben Throop, who wrote: Can we just take a second and recognize what a god damned miracle Google docs is? The collaboration tools are ridiculous. — Ben Throop … Continue reading

Matt Richman / July 28th, 2016
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Is Gorilla Glass 5 the End of the road for Sapphire Screens?

A few years ago, Apple made a very interesting decision to pursue sapphire screens for use in iPhones. The reason is that sapphire is virtually scratch proof and one of the hardest materials next to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 27th, 2016
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Apple Earnings: Look Beyond the Year Over Year Comparison, Judge Opportunity

Apple reported its fiscal third quarter results on Tuesday and Wall Street seemed to like it. But, you know as well as I do, using Wall Street’s reaction to earnings does not make you any...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 27th, 2016
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Waterproof, not Cellular, Might be the Killer Feature for Wearables

I just came back from a holiday in Cancun where, as you can imagine, most of my activities were in the water or close to it. While a non-waterproof Apple Watch is an annoyance as...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 25th, 2016
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Huawei vs Samsung: Rivers of Blood

Huawei flat-lines, passes advantage to Samsung  The first indications for the smartphone market in Q2 16A are pointing to a loss of momentum for Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo. It will put a crimp in their … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / July 25th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Don’t Freak Out About Latest IDC Smartwatch Numbers, Readjust Your Expectations – by Carolina Milanesi This week, IDC reported its smartwatch sales figures and the news was that the segment has already registered a decline...

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Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2016
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5G Reality Check

To use an oft-cited term from our election season, last week was Huge…YUGE…for 5G in the United States. Two important things happened. First, the FCC announced its ‘Spectrum Frontiers’ plan to make 3.85 GHz of … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / July 22nd, 2016
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Will AR Supersede VR in Consumer Adoption?

With all of the interest and hullabaloo around Pokemon Go and its clever use of AR, one has to wonder if AR has superseded VR as “The Next Big Thing” or is it a one … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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I’ve Seen the Future of E-Commerce – Buying Things through Facebook

I’m aware I’m being a little click baity with the title but bear with me. I had an interesting and thought-provoking experience buying something through Facebook I have to share. A brand I like promoted...

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Ben Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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Nothing Sofbank’s CEO does Surprises Me

By now, you have heard SoftBank has purchased ARM Holdings for close to $32 billion. Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank, said in a statement: We have long admired ARM as a world-renowned and...

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Tim Bajarin / July 20th, 2016
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SoftBank Buying ARM – Good or Bad?

In what was to be a quiet Sunday, news came about an apparent deal for Softbank to buy ARM Holdings. This is completely out of the blue. It is a bit difficult to find any...

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Ben Bajarin / July 18th, 2016
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Moore’s Law Begins and Ends with Economics

Much has been written about the demise of Moore’s Law, the observation that the number of components in a dense, integrated circuit doubles every 24 months. This “law” has governed much of how we think … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / July 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 15th, 2016

Apple’s iPhone users are not defecting to Samsung – by Carolina Milanesi On Wednesday Kantar Wolrdpanel (KWP) ComTech published its Quarterly Smartphone OB Barometer for the three months ending in May 2016, confirming what we...

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Ben Bajarin / July 15th, 2016
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Swift Playgrounds is a Step in the Right Direction for Education Tech

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in this spot about how tech companies like Apple and Google need to raise the bar in their education efforts. At that point, they had largely provided … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 14th, 2016
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Big Picture Lessons from Pokemon Go

It is hard to think of another app that has reached such high levels of awareness only one week after its release. Pokemon Go is all the rage and, literally, all you need to do...

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Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2016
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Email Marketing Needs to Become More Intelligent

Right out of college, I got a job managing the direct marketing program for a very large sports company. My education background was in marketing but this was the first time I had to handle...

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Tim Bajarin / July 13th, 2016
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When a Hardware Product is Done

We all know how software is really never done. There are always new updates to refine, fix and add another feature. But what about hardware? Are there some products you can say are mature and … Continue reading

Phil Baker / July 13th, 2016
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Changing Media Consumption Habits

Last week, I jokingly said this tweet could be the basis of a whole blog post: I’ve just paid £2 for newspaper that has a double page spread consisting largely of tweets by BuzzFeed employees....

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Jan Dawson / July 12th, 2016
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Toward a Smarter Software Future

The more I think about the recent breakthroughs in machine learning and deep learning algorithms, the more I think we are finally heading toward a smarter software future. For years I had been writing about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Harsh Cloud Reality

We have been doing a significant amount of research on the consumer cloud as of late and a harsh reality has become clear. Consumers need the cloud — pure and simple. There are known pain...

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Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 8th, 2016

Light’s L16 is an Intriguing Camera Concept that Addresses a Shrinking Market – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Silicon Valley-based startup Light made news as it raised $30m from Alphabet’s venture capital arm. Light claims...

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Ben Bajarin / July 8th, 2016
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3.5 GHz Spectrum: An Opportunity for the U.S. to Lead in Wireless Innovation

On April 28, 2016, the FCC released its Second Report and Order to create the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3550-3700 MHZ (3.5 GHz) band, making available 150 MHz of spectrum for mobile … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / July 8th, 2016
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The Challenge of Selling Experiences

There’s a famous story about the Pepsi Challenge campaign back in the 1980s and Coca-Cola’s related (and misguided) decision to launch New Coke in 1985. The story – as told by Malcolm Gladwell in his … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 7th, 2016
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Why I’m Worried about the iPhone 8

If you read the various articles and message boards that discuss Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7, you already know it is being portrayed as a minor upgrade of the current 6S+ series. Apparently, suppliers and prognosticators...

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Tim Bajarin / July 6th, 2016
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