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Uber – Full Stack or Digital Layer?

One of the terms VC firm Andreessen Horowitz likes to use regarding many of its investments is “full stack“. Chris Dixon has defined the term as follows: The new, “full stack” approach is to build...

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Jan Dawson / June 29th, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 26th, 2015
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Installation: a core smart home advantage

The smart home concept is one that’s been around for quite a while but has never really taken off. There are a variety of reasons for that, some of which I wrote about in an … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 25th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Refresh Cycles

Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about new features that could be in the next version of the Apple Watch. Some have even suggested a new watch could hit...

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Tim Bajarin / June 24th, 2015
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Windows Phone’s Diverging Fortunes

Following a week when Microsoft executives overseeing both its devices business in general and the phone business specifically have departed, it’s worth looking at how Microsoft’s smartphone business has been performing and where it might go...

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Jan Dawson / June 22nd, 2015
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The god-like Powers Of Tech

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I do not know the source of this outstanding analysis, but I got it from Ben Thompson, HERE, and I will attribute it to him until such time as I’m advised otherwise. ADDENDUM: … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 21st, 2015
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Podcast: Connecting the Next Billion

This week Ben Bajarin has guest Benedict Evans on to discuss the newest updates to his mobile is eating the world slide deck and discuss the challenges of connecting the next billion people to the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2015
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Is Google’s X Lab the Xerox PARC of Our Day?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I had the distinct privilege of serving on the Xerox PARC Venture advisory board. This arm of Xerox PARC was created in the heyday of the early internet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 19th, 2015
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Classifying Privacy Concerns

Privacy has been in the news a lot recently but, for once, not because of some egregious breach. Rather, it is Apple executives’ repeated statements of the company’s commitment to user privacy and the way … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 18th, 2015
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Health Care: Internet Use is Good, but Much More Needed

For those who have been following me (mostly on Facebook) you know I have had a lot of experience with the health care system. In addition to what has generally been very good treatment, I … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 17th, 2015
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Why Context is the Next Battleground for Apple, Google and Microsoft

At this year’s Google I/O Conference, the company announced Now On Tap, the next-gen version of its Google Now digital assistant, which can contextually improve how you experience apps using an updated machine learning algorithm...

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Tim Bajarin / June 16th, 2015
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Dick Costolo’s Departure and What’s Next for Twitter

With Dick Costolo leaving Twitter, it’s a good time to think about what’s next for the company and its service. Twitter is one of the companies I’ve followed most closely over the last couple of...

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Jan Dawson / June 15th, 2015
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The New Era of Visual Communication

One of the more interesting things I see happening is how communication is evolving to become increasingly more visual. With this evolution, I propose non-verbal communication is also becoming more intimate. This is being driven … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 12th, 2015
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Apple is Back in Content

I did a quick post on my personal blog earlier this week called “Ten quick thoughts on WWDC” and threatened to expand on some of those thoughts in more detail in the coming days. Here, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 11th, 2015
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Will the Next War be Fought in Cyberspace?

When we think of warfare from a historical perspective, we mainly look at various forms of field, air, naval and even nuclear combat as ways to fight and win wars. Hundreds of books have been...

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Tim Bajarin / June 10th, 2015
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The Challenge of Rising Expectations

One of the biggest challenges that any highly regarded company faces is the difficulty of living up to the expectations that its previous successes create. No company in any industry faces this challenge as much … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 9th, 2015
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Thoughts from Apple’s WWDC

As I listened to Tim Cook and Apple’s executives give us an update on OS X — now known as El Capitan — iOS 9, Apple watchOS 2.0 and explain the new Apple Music “Beats … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2015
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Apple’s Music Business Today and Tomorrow

This piece will be published the morning of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, so I thought I’d provide something of a companion piece to Ben’s from late last week, which was on the state of...

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Jan Dawson / June 8th, 2015
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The Disappearing Internet and its Impact on IoT

Back in 1995, I attended what was then the PC industry’s premier conference known as Agenda. I was invited by venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins to join him and four other analysts and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 5th, 2015
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Ecosystems and Control

As we near the end of developer events, with Build and I/O behind us and next week’s WWDC, there’s been a lot to digest from what are often thought of as the big three ecosystem … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 4th, 2015
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The Need for Health Care Providers to be Proactive, not Reactive

Last Monday I celebrated the 3rd anniversary of having a triple bypass. I say “celebrate” because I was smart enough to recognize a heart attack was coming on and got to the hospital in time...

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Tim Bajarin / June 3rd, 2015
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Context for the Big Pay TV Mergers

With AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV due to clear regulators shortly and Charter having announced its planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, it’s useful to understand the context in terms of the overall...

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Jan Dawson / June 1st, 2015
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VR Goggles are Years Away from Broad Consumer Adoption

At CES in January 2014, I saw the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles when it was first shown to the public. It was the talk of the show. Those who got to test it said … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 29th, 2015