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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
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The Power of Personalities at Tech Companies

-+*This week’s promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer at Apple was a useful reminder of the degree to which a portion of the world will go nuts over any announcement relating to Apple … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 28th, 2015
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Jony Ive and the Future of Apple

-+*There is something related to the future of Apple I’ve been thinking about for some time. Perhaps the recent Jony Ive promotion is a good opportunity to talk about it. I’m firm in my conviction...

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Ben Bajarin / May 26th, 2015
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The Unpleasant Economics of Free-to-Play Games

-+*Games have dominated the App Store charts for quite some time, to the extent some companies who track the app stores have started splitting games from the rest of the offerings just to see the...

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Jan Dawson / May 25th, 2015
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How the Rise of the International Middle Class Will Drive Our Tech Growth

-+*After WWII, with the return of millions of G.I.’s who gained access to government loans to buy houses, the concept of the middle class in the US began to expand. As they assimilated back into the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 22nd, 2015
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The Challenges Google Needs to Deal With at I/O

-+*We’re now in what’s arguably become the most significant period of the year for three of the largest consumer technology companies in the world — the developer conference season. The developer events for Microsoft, Google, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 21st, 2015
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The IoT and the Needs of Business

-+*In a recent column, Bob O’Donnell took a look at the rapid growth of the Internet of Things. The IoT is a large variable collection, from heartbeat monitors on your wrist to a camera watching … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 20th, 2015
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Messaging Apps as Platforms

-+*Recently, I did client work regarding some popular messaging apps, particular those from Asia. I thought I’d share some of the findings of my research with Tech.pinions subscribers. My research focused primarily on three messaging...

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Jan Dawson / May 18th, 2015
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Windows Phone Bids for iPhone and Android Apps

-+*You have to give Microsoft credit for its efforts to get just about any app on the Windows Phone. The need is obvious. Microsoft is selling to a small part of the phone market at a...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 15th, 2015
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Is the Wearable Health Movement Sustainable?

-+*One of the hottest areas of wearables are fitness monitors from Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, Garmin, etc. In 2014, approx 90 million were sold and the interest in using some type of wearable to monitor health … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 15th, 2015
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The TV Industry’s Lack of Imagination

-+*It’s often said we live in a golden age of television, with more quality content than ever before, consumable through a variety of channels and services on the devices of our choosing. What’s not to … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 14th, 2015
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Why You Can Never Underestimate Softbank’s CEO

-+*One of the most powerful tech leaders in the world is SoftBank’s President and CEO Masayoshi Son. He and his company were in the news this week as SoftBank appointed a new president, a man...

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Tim Bajarin / May 13th, 2015
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AOL RIP: Where The Net Was Born for Many

-+*A RIP announcement often gives us word of a celebrity who has passed away after they have left the public mind. The death of AOL, with its purchase by Verizon for $4.4 billion, is certainly the end of a company that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 13th, 2015
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The Growing US Smartphone Base

-+*In my job, I have to keep track of many different data sets. Among them are the numbers regularly put out by big analyst firms as well as specialists like Comscore and Kantar Worldpanel. Comscore...

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Jan Dawson / May 11th, 2015
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The Debacle of Google Glass

-+*For the last 25 years, I have looked very closely at the adoption cycle of products and I have learned something very important. Seldom does a product, especially a hardware product, find favor quickly with … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 8th, 2015
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Amazon’s International Growth Challenge

-+*When Amazon reported its financial results recently, foreign exchange fluctuations played a big role. They caused a roughly $1.3 billion hit to “International Revenues”. However, even without the impact of those foreign exchange movements, International … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 7th, 2015
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Why Phones and Pads Cannot Replace PCs

-+*The other day, I wanted to take a photo that had been sent to me attached to an email and make it a feature in a Facebook post. Now, if I had been working on … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 6th, 2015
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Diving into Apple’s Retail Store Data

-+*When it reported its earnings for the quarter ending December 2014, Apple stopped providing detailed information on its retail stores. Retail revenues, which had previously been separated out from the regional splits it provides, were...

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Jan Dawson / May 4th, 2015
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Why Politicians Don’t Understand Technology

-+*I think Senators Claire McCasgill (D-Mo.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) are typical of the lawmaking world when it comes to thinking about technology. McCaskill, a second term member, has shown little interest in tech issues, though...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 1st, 2015
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Apple’s iPhone Growth Opportunities

-+*Right after Apple released their record breaking iPhone sales number for the last quarter, Wall Street analysts were wringing their hands over the future growth of the iPhone. They reasoned that Apple can’t continue to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 1st, 2015
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The Last Piece of Apple’s TV Puzzle: Local and Sports

-+*Apple CEO Tim Cook said on this week’s earnings call: I think we’re on the early stages of just major, major changes in media that are going to be really great for consumers, and I … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 30th, 2015
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The Generational Question Around Apple Watch Adoption

-+*If you have read comments by Apple execs about the Apple Watch, you will notice their main target audience are people between the ages of 25-45. Actually, from a marketing standpoint, Apple will say the...

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Tim Bajarin / April 29th, 2015

Windows Phone and Prepaid in the US

-+*Alternative title: Cricket is saving Windows Phone in the US I’ve written quite a bit about Windows Phone previously, but I have a slightly different angle this time around — the impact prepaid is having on...

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Jan Dawson / April 27th, 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