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
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Could Apple Drive 3D Printing?

-+*In 1981, I was doing a study on printers. During the research, I came across a prototype from Fujitsu of what was deemed a laser printer that could fit on the desktop. In those days,...

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Tim Bajarin / April 22nd, 2015
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Earnings season preview – Q1 2015

-+*Last quarter, I did weekly previews during earnings season of the results coming that week. This quarter, I’m going to do just one preview piece today and then I’ll follow up in a few weeks...

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Jan Dawson / April 20th, 2015
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Apple TV, Roku, and the Future of Television

-+* Apple hasn’t made it a secret that the Apple TV will be a key element of the World Wide Developers Conference in June. We can only hope Apple has some major improvements developing. Today, Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / April 17th, 2015
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Rapid Prototyping is a Game Changer for IOT

-+*When I first started working on tech projects in the early 1980s, the design cycle from product conception to market was about two and a half to three years. Projects I worked on, which included … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 17th, 2015
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Reinventing “My Music” – Apple’s New Music Service

-+*Signals that Apple is rapidly approaching launching its new streaming music service are getting stronger all the time. The release notes for this week’s beta of iOS 8.4 made particularly clear something is in the … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 16th, 2015
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Why Chinese Companies Want to Enter the US Market

-+*For much of the last century, various Asian electronics companies saw the US market as a major way to expand their businesses well beyond their local markets. Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, NEC, LG, Samsung, and many others have...

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Tim Bajarin / April 15th, 2015
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How the Apple Watch could Float All Smartwatch Boats

-+*Over the last few months, I’ve been asked quite often about what impact the Apple Watch launch will have on other smartwatch makers. On the one hand, it’s obvious to me the Apple Watch offers...

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Jan Dawson / April 13th, 2015
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Apple’s Slow, Subtle Build to New Products

-+*One of the things that has struck me this week as I’ve read the Apple Watch reviews (including Ben’s), is the Apple Watch builds subtly on work Apple has done over the last several years … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 10th, 2015
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Why the New Macbook is a Game Changer

-+*Not long after the iPad came out, I was one of those people who thought it could replace my laptop. I bought a third party Bluetooth keyboard and tried to make it a mini laptop. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 9th, 2015
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The Real Significance of the new Macbook and Apple Watch Designs

-+*Yesterday Ben posted his review of the new Apple Watch and today I posted my overview of my experience with the new MacBook. Both of these products signal a major move by Apple towards a...

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Tim Bajarin / April 9th, 2015
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Android’s Stagnating and Falling Share in Europe

-+*Kantar Worldpanel released the latest installment of its always interesting public data set on smartphone buying behavior this past week and, as usual, I added it to my spreadsheet that tracks these things over time....

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Jan Dawson / April 6th, 2015
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Catching Up With John Sculley About His Book

-+*Earlier this week, I had a call with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. I have known John since he joined Apple and, during his time there, had many conversations about his leadership role at Apple and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 3rd, 2015
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Carmakers and technology – thoughts from the New York Auto Show

-+*I spent Wednesday in a couple of different car-related activities: first, I spent the morning getting an in-depth briefing with a handful of other analysts on Nokia subsidiary Here’s automotive activities and then spent a … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 2nd, 2015
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Meerkat, Periscope, and Hope

-+*I’ll give Ben Rubin some credit. Ready to launch his product and with a upcoming rival from Twitter breathing down his neck, the CEO of Meerkat launched the product in time for South by Southwest’s technology … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 1st, 2015
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The iPad at Five

-+*This week marks the five year anniversary of the day the iPad went on sale — April 3, 2010. I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the numbers associated with the iPad,...

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Jan Dawson / March 30th, 2015
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Podcast: Becoming Steve Jobs and Facebook F8

-+*Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the recently released book, Becoming Steve Jobs. Tim Bajarin offers some stories from his early days interacting with Steve Jobs. We also discuss Facebook’s developer conference. Click … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 28th, 2015
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Turning Microsoft’s Archipelago Into A Continent

-+*The Verge and other publications reported this week on a talk given by Microsoft’s CMO, Chris Capossela, at the Convergence conference. One of the most interesting parts of the talk he gave was this chart … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 26th, 2015
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It’s a Different Microsoft, and It Matters

-+*Back in the days of Microsoft’s glories, the company lived on one simple approach to the world: Every decision the company made was to promote Windows. In a period when PCs were the only thing that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 25th, 2015
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Why Design Is The New Differentiator In Tech

-+*I have been working with various tech companies in multiple industries for decades and have seen up close and personal how they go about creating products. Almost all are engineering driven and, for many engineers, the challenge is...

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Tim Bajarin / March 25th, 2015
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A Primer on TV Economics

-+*Given all I’ve written about Apple’s reported TV service (and I promise I will move onto a new topic soon), I thought it might be useful to run through some key figures around the economics...

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Jan Dawson / March 23rd, 2015
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Four Factors to Consider when Judging the Apple Watch

-+*During the earnings call this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated the Apple Watch would ship in April. That means we are a few short months away from getting our hands on this important new...

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Tim Bajarin / January 28th, 2015
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The five biggest tech news stories of 2014

-+*I thought I’d try a different spin on the familiar “Year In Review” stories we see at this time of year and outline what I think the five biggest tech news stories of 2014 were and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 1st, 2015