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Amazon Go: One Store to Rule Them All

Amazon is very clever. With the announcement of Amazon Go, an entirely new type of store and shopping experience, they have just given us a blueprint of how they intend to dominate the future of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 5th, 2016
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I Live with Robots. Eventually You Will Too

I have a doorman who unlocks my door whenever I arrive home. Rain or shine, day or night, my doorman is always there. I never have to knock; he just knows when I’ve arrived home … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / December 5th, 2016
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The Emergence of Purpose-Built IoT Networks

One of the ‘next big things’ in the mobile landscape is going to be the Internet of Things (IoT) – the billions of devices that will be connected to the internet in the coming years. … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 2nd, 2016
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A Dozen Acquisition Targets for Big Tech Companies

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post suggesting several companies Apple, Google, and Microsoft might want to acquire. As I thought about that post this week, I planned to revisit it in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 1st, 2016
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Why Apple Needs to take Aim at Their Core Customers

On the second day Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple in 1997, I had a chance to meet with him and ask how he planned to revive and save Apple. Apple was $1 billion...

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Tim Bajarin / November 30th, 2016
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Will Amazon Silence Alexa with a Screen?

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a high-end Echo-like device which will feature a better speaker and a seven-inch touchscreen. The speaker is said to be larger and tilt upwards so the screen can be … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 30th, 2016
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DirecTV Now Highlights the Challenges of US TV

On Monday afternoon, AT&T finally announced its DirecTV Now service. It has been talking about this in detail since earlier this spring and for even longer in a more general sense. The service launches on...

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Jan Dawson / November 29th, 2016
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The Demise of the Others

I’d like to offer an interesting observation. As I look back over the past annual shipments of the PC, smartphone, and tablet categories, an interesting pattern appears. Take a look at this chart: (Click to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Tech industry and the Search for a Cancer Cure

As someone who has tracked the tech market for the past 35 years, there is one major theme I have seen over and over again when it comes to the goals of many tech innovators. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 23rd, 2016
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Sleeping with the Enemy Would Benefit Both Microsoft & Apple

Because of what I do, I try different devices all the time. While I have used Windows 10 PCs since they became available, I never made one my main working device. For the past nine … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 21st, 2016
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The Wireless Industry is Changing Before Our Eyes

There are moments in time where one can sense important shifts going on in an industry. I think now is one of those times in wireless. First, some historical context – what have been the … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 18, 2016

Samsung’s Acquisitions Point to Increase Desire to Independence by Carolina Milanesi This week was a pretty busy one for Samsung’s M&A team. On Monday, Samsung announced it would acquire Harman International for $8 billion. Later...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 18th, 2016
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The Click-Bait Business Model

One thing that has become abundantly clear as I reflect on the media landscape, post-elections here in the US, is how disastrous the click-bait business model has become. When we started Tech.pinions, it was a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2016
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Four Ways to Deal with Fake News Online

“Fake news” is the phrase du jour across the political, media, and technology domains over the past couple of weeks, as a number of people have suggested false news stories may have swung the result … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 17th, 2016
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What Lessons can the Tech World Learn from 2016 Pollster Failings?

Two weeks before the election, I traveled to Maine to be at a conference. I picked up a car in Boston and drove through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Coming from California which is was...

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Tim Bajarin / November 16th, 2016
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The Perfect Ten of Wearables

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported Apple is evaluating moving into digital glasses. According to “people familiar with the project who did not want to be identified” (when do they ever want to be?), the device … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 16th, 2016
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The State of the Smartphone Market in Q3 2016

You’ve probably seen headlines over the last couple of weeks about Apple accounting for over 100% of the profits in the smartphone business in the last quarter. I’m never a fan of that particular metric...

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Jan Dawson / November 15th, 2016
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The MacBook Pro and Touch Bar Experience

The Big Upgrade Arguably, the new MacBook Pros are a noticeable boost for those who need to upgrade their Mac. My MacBook Pro is a 2012 and, while it works fine for most tasks, was … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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Apple’s Newest Product: Used iPhones

Apple this week started selling refurbished iPhones in the United States through Apple.com. Of course, wireless customers have long had the opportunity to buy used iPhones (and other brands) from their carriers and other retailers … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / November 11th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 11, 2016

Snap Starts Selling Spectacles Through Bots of a Different Kind – by Jan Dawson Snap (formerly Snapchat) on Thursday started selling its Spectacles camera glasses through a vending machine (dubbed a Snapbot) in Venice, California,...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 11th, 2016
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The Danger of a Device-Based Approach to Assistants

With Amazon Echo and Google Home now both in the market, dedicated device-based personal assistants have been in the news quite a bit lately. I’ve been called several times by reporters asking me whether Apple, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 10th, 2016
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Smartphones and the Future of Digital Cameras

For about 20 years, I have been a huge fan of digital cameras, both DSLR and Point-and-Shoot versions. Almost every year, I would buy the newest model to take most of the really important pictures,...

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Tim Bajarin / November 9th, 2016
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The Big Six in Q3 2016

Every quarter, after most of the big tech companies have reported earnings, I do a roundup comparing some of the key metrics for the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft,...

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Jan Dawson / November 8th, 2016
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The Importance of the Quality Engineer

When a new product is introduced at a company event, it’s the executives, design engineers, and industrial designers that get the all of the credit. But behind every new product is engineers that focus on … Continue reading

Phil Baker / November 7th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 3rd, 2016

The On-Demand Fail – by Ben Bajarin Just over a year ago, I shared some thoughts regarding the “On-Demand Economy”. In particular, why it works in China but may find struggles here in the US....

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Ben Bajarin / November 4th, 2016
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