With ‘Unlimited’, Network Management and Capacity become Paramount

The major story in U.S. wireless so far in 2017 is the Big Four operators are now all in on unlimited offerings. Sprint had used this as a differentiator for the past two years and … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 24th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 24, 2017

Skype Lite is Reminiscent of Nokia’s Creativity in Emerging Markets – by Carolina Milanesi During the Future Decoded event held in Mumbai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Skype Lite. This is a lighter, more data...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 24th, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Renaissance

At my first real tech job in 1997, I had a role at Cypress Semiconductor working with engineers to draw and model designs of the products. It was during this time I developed a love...

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Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2017

Fighting Facebook’s Power with More Facebook

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook a combination of a personal and company manifesto. He also spoke to a variety of reporters regarding it. The manifesto is long and covers a ton of ground, some … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 23rd, 2017

Has Apple delivered Steve Jobs’ Vision of Disrupting TV?

One of the last real public mysteries surrounding Steve Jobs comes from a comment he made to his biographer, Walter Isaacson, telling him about his vision for TV. Here is the passage that caused quite...

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Tim Bajarin / February 22nd, 2017
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Rethinking Wearable Computing

Bring up the topic of wearables these days, and you’re likely to see rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders, and a general sense of “whatever.” The problem, of course, is that wearables were badly overhyped and haven’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 21st, 2017

The Complex Original Content Picture

Last week, original video content was in the news for a couple of different reasons – Apple unveiled trailers for its first two original TV shows and YouTube star PewDiePie was dropped from their original...

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Jan Dawson / February 21st, 2017
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Baby Steps toward a Smart Connected Home

I recently took the first steps toward turning my “dumb” house into something a little bit smarter by buying some of the most expensive light bulbs and light switches on the planet. My reasons were twofold: One, I wanted something more robust … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / February 17th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 17, 2017

Amazon Chime Adds Value for AWS Customers Turning Amazon into a more Appealing One-Stop Shop – by Carolina Milanesi Earlier this week, Amazon released a new video conferencing app called Chime. Chime is a managed...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 17th, 2017
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Acquisitions in Tech have a Checkered History

Acquisition strategy has been in the news this week. Apple CFO Luca Maestri was asked at a Goldman Sachs conference about how the company might use its cash in the wake of a repatriation tax … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 16th, 2017

Black History Month: Another Reminder Tech Needs Diversity

It would come as no surprise that tech is a big part of my life, not just my job. As such, many books around the house, podcasts I listen to, documentaries I watch are tech-related. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 15th, 2017

Is Mobile Innovation Dead?

I have a very long history when it comes to being involved with laptop designs. In 1984, as part of my consulting work with IBM, I was asked to be part of the team that...

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Tim Bajarin / February 15th, 2017
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The Big Six in Q4 2016

Every quarter, I do a comparison of the financial and operating results of the “big six” consumer technology companies – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung – for my clients as part of the...

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Jan Dawson / February 14th, 2017
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Modern Workplaces Still More Vision Than Reality

We’ve all seen the images. Happy young employees, working productively in open-air workspaces, easily collaborating with co-workers and outside colleagues all-over the world, utilizing persistent chat tools like Slack to keep on top of all … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 14th, 2017

Smartphone Brand Repurchase Intention

As I’ve said before, the global smartphone sales race is establishing the global consumer tech brands to fuel the next decade. When we talked about global consumer technology brands in the past, companies like Samsung,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories

I recently acquired a pair of the elusive Spectacles by Snap Inc. the parent company of Snapchat. While not the most stylish design, the best way to describe them is whimsical, playful, fun, and entertaining. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 10, 2017

Apple Renewed Focus on Apple TV Business – by Carolina Milanesi On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported Apple has hired former head of Amazon’s Fire TV business Timothy D. Twerdhal. At Apple, Twerdhal is in charge of...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 10th, 2017
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This will be a Big Year for Wireless Network Innovation

2017 is shaping up to be a year where we will see more new things out of wireless networks than we have in some time. Some of this will be in the form of select … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 10th, 2017
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Whither Wearables?

This week’s launch of Android Wear 2.0 and several new smartwatches designed to showcase the new operating system is a useful reminder of the state of the overall smartwatch market, which appears to have struggled … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 9th, 2017

The Unintended Consequences of H1B Visa Cutbacks

As someone who has lived in Silicon Valley all of his life and worked in the tech sector for 35 years, I have come to appreciate the role H1B Visas have had on the growth...

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Tim Bajarin / February 8th, 2017

Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!

Last week, Apple released its Q1 FY2017 earnings and announced its highest quarterly revenue yet as well as all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Macs and Apple Watch. During the quarter, Apple sold 78.3 million … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 8th, 2017

The Missing Map from Silicon Valley to Main Street

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the maelstrom created by the last US presidential election uncovered a painful reality for the tech industry: a striking gap between it and much of mainstream … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 7th, 2017

Privacy and Security Deeper Dive: Apple, Facebook, Google

Yesterday, Ben shared some findings from the recent Tech.pinions/Creative Strategies survey on privacy and security. Today, I’m going to share with Insiders more details from that survey based on three questions we asked about specific...

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Jan Dawson / February 7th, 2017

The Bull Case for Snap Inc.

Subscribers were not surprised regarding the slowing user growth of Snap Inc., which became clear in their IPO filing. We have been tracking quarterly user data via surveys for over a year and we noted...

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Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017
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Privacy, Security, and the Mind of the Consumer

A few weeks ago, we decided to launch a US-based consumer study, focused on understanding how non-techie consumers think about both privacy and security. Our goal was to learn what consumers understand both these terms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 6th, 2017
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