A stethoscope on a computer Keyboard.

CVS, IBM, and a New Future for Medicine

CVS is a huge brand with 7,600 drug retailers whose specialty seemed to have been disorganized stores that were out of stock on whatever it was I needed. IBM is something quite different; an old-line professional … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 5th, 2015
applications concept: a group of mobile devices with apps on the screens

Is the Smartphone the Center of Our Tech Universe?

For most of my career, I have worked with the PC industry. During this time, the entire tech world and supply chain revolved around the PC. I spent a lot of time with PC vendors,...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Tim Bajarin / August 5th, 2015
0
facebook logo

Facebook’s Plan for Messenger Sounds Familiar

Facebook’s Messenger monetization strategy On Facebook’s earnings call last week, Mark Zuckerberg outlined, for the first time, a medium-to-long-term strategy for monetizing Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. I’ll quote here from the earnings transcript provided by...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / August 3rd, 2015
Intense blue

The Dawning of High Mobility

Over the past few months, I have been running a series of experiments analyzing my own time spent using computers. Primarily, I’ve been tracking the amount of time I spend per day on my Mac … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 3rd, 2015
Samsung overview

Samsung’s Challenging Turnaround

Last night, Samsung reported its full results for the second quarter. As it usually does, it had signaled roughly what results would look like at a high level meeting a couple of weeks earlier, but … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 30th, 2015
Picture1

Bad Web Sites Can Be Silly, Ultimately Dangerous

There’s little doubt that our new web distribution systems often fail to do the best job in protecting information. Sometimes, as in the case of the massive loss of federal government information and the theft … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 29th, 2015
ipod-touch-2015

Why I am Keeping an Eye on the New iPod

When Apple introduced the iPod, it pretty much changed my mobile music life. Before, I depended on a Sony Walkman and cassette tapes. But, like many of us in tech, we liked the concept of...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Tim Bajarin / July 28th, 2015
Man playing a computer games

Taming the Energy of Gaming Computers

Gaming PCs consumed roughly 75 billion kilowatt-hours per year of electricity By Dr. Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research, publishers of “Tech Watch” and “Graphics Speak” with Nathaniel Mills of “Greening The Beast” and Evan … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / July 27th, 2015

Amazon’s Big Quarter: More than Just AWS

Amazon surprised investors last week with a bigger, and better than expected, quarter, blowing through estimates and sparking a sharp rise in its share price. However, while much of the focus has been on the...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / July 27th, 2015
apple-watch-features_w_600

Is it Time for Apple to Open the Apple Watch to the Android Crowd?

We now know Apple has done well with the Apple Watch and that it outperformed the iPhone and iPad in terms of units shipped during their first 9 weeks on the market. However, they are … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 24th, 2015
Apple-company-logo

Waste Less Time on Apple Reports

It’s been an interesting week for those who spend their time paying attention to Apple’s third quarter earnings. The fun started last week with an analysis from Slice Intelligence that claimed a 90% drop in...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Steve Wildstrom / July 24th, 2015
amazon-echo

Why the Echo is a Strategic Product for Amazon

Over the weekend, I set up an Amazon Echo in my home to see what all the fuss is about. I technically bought the Echo as part of our research on how voice and AI...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Tim Bajarin / July 22nd, 2015
Window 10 announcement

Windows 10: Microsoft’s New View

In 1995, Microsoft introduced its first really popular operating service, Windows 95, which was so attractive customers stood in store lines to buy it when it became available at midnight, and was a bargain when … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 22nd, 2015
Netflix revenue and cost of revenue

What Netflix Costs

Last week, my column focused on the continuing dependence of many traditional pay TV players on advertising as a source of revenue. The day that column ran, Netflix reported its financial results for the second...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / July 20th, 2015
Google Glasses (Google)

How Glasses can Deliver Brain Transplants

A few weeks back, I wrote a piece in Tech.pinions that blasted Google and their Glass program and said it did great damage to the overall consumer market for glasses. I explained that technologies like … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 17th, 2015
apple_pay_london_underground_thumb800

The Slow, Slow Pace to Improved Retail

Starting this summer, it is possible you can pay your Open Table check at a restaurant with Apple Pay or Android Wallet instead of a credit card. True, it’s simple. But in the Washington, D.C.,...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Steve Wildstrom / July 17th, 2015
TV embracing disruption

Television’s Advertising Addiction

Last week, my weekly column was “TV’s Detour” and I focused on the first of what I described as two shifts that appeared to be happening in the world of television. The shift I discussed … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 16th, 2015
TwitterLogo_#55acee

What’s Wrong with Twitter

I love Twitter. I hate Twitter. Twitter has become, for me, more important than even email, a regular report for the things going on in the world. It is also overwhelmed by junk that makes … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 15th, 2015
Quarterly results heading printed on a typewriter

Q2 2015 Earnings Preview

As I’ve done in the past, I’m providing a preview of some of the themes to look for in the earnings reports of major tech companies over the next few weeks. Netflix and Google will...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / July 13th, 2015
0
apple-sep2014-event-09

The Mobile Commerce Inflection Point

I’m convinced an inflection point of mobile commerce is upon us. Several catalysts are developing and 2016 is shaping up to be the year we may look back and reflect upon as the year our … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 13th, 2015
tv news media background

TV’s Detour

Waves of disruption The TV industry is constantly going through change. Focusing just on the last twenty years or so, we’ve seen several waves of disruption: Boxes – TiVo, Slingbox, and others, which allowed viewers … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 9th, 2015
The future of technology cell phone vector

Smartphone Trends in the US

Every quarter, I talk with the major US carriers to understand the trends they’re seeing in smartphone purchasing and upgrade behavior among their customers. These conversations are on background, so I can’t share what individual...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / July 6th, 2015
Partners Concept with Word on Folder.

Apple and Google’s Partners

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in tech news, despite the traditional summer lull where major news is concerned. Among the biggest news this past week has been Apple’s launch of Apple Music and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 2nd, 2015
Print

Dean Kamen and his FIRST approach to STEM

I recently had a call with Dean Kamen, one of the great inventors of our day. I had met him a couple of times over the years and when we talk I am always enlightened....

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Tim Bajarin / July 1st, 2015
1403883171000-Uber-Force

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...

Our Insider subscription service is designed for readers who crave the latest analysis, research, and insights on all the hot topics and latest trends in the technology industry. This service is a fresh take on industry analysis. Our team is composed of highly respected and credible industry analysts. Our authors speak regularly at industry trade shows and are their insights are highly sought after and utilized by many journalists, pundits, and executives of the top technology companies in the industry today. If original analysis, research, data, and perspective on the technology industry then consider subscribing. [cointent_extras] To continue reading purchase this article: [/cointent_extras] [cointent_lockedcontent view_type="condensed"] [/cointent_lockedcontent][cointent_extras]Or subscribe and become an Insider:[/cointent_extras] As an Insider you'll get exclusive access to all premium columns and features, quarterly industry reports and more.

Subscribe Today Already an Insider? Login

Jan Dawson / June 29th, 2015