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The Looming Brand Battles in Consumer Electronics

The consumer market boils down, plain and simply, to brand. Brand matters and is arguably the single most important thing when it comes to consumers. Yes, making great products must accompany this, but the brand...

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Ben Bajarin / August 25th, 2016
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Rights and the Evolution of Music Streaming

This past week has seen headlines about three different companies each seeking new rights agreements with major music labels. Spotify is reportedly trying to lock in longer-term deals with the major labels ahead of its … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 25th, 2016
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Why Forward-Looking Companies are Planning for Greater Growth

Those of us in Silicon Valley continue to be amazed at the growth of our local tech industry. Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and most of the tech companies here are still hiring and their campuses...

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Tim Bajarin / August 24th, 2016
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LeEco Wants into Consumers’ Living Rooms before it gets into Their Pockets

Over the past few months, if you cover consumer tech and are based in Silicon Valley, you may have come across a new name: LeEco. Formerly known as LeTV, had a slow ramp up as … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 24th, 2016
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Lenovo’s Smartphone Struggles Continue

Lenovo was the last of the big consumer electronics vendors to report its results for the June quarter (Lenovo’s Q1 FY 2016/2017 which I’ll refer to as Q2 2016 for ease of comprehension in this...

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Jan Dawson / August 23rd, 2016
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What am I Missing About Self-Driving Cars?

It seems every automotive company, as well as Uber and Lyft, are touting the imminent arrival of self-driving cars. In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick announced Uber would be adding self-driving cars this month, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 22nd, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 19, 2016

US Wireless Carriers Continue to Evolve Data Pricing – by Jan Dawson This week saw three of the four major US wireless carriers introduce new pricing. AT&T kicked things off earlier in the week with...

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Tech.pinions Staff / August 19th, 2016
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Twitter’s Slow Execution is Killing It

I’m a huge fan of Twitter. I’m on it almost all day between the various devices I have. I use Twitter more than any other platform to promote my work and to connect with interesting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 18th, 2016
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Will VR be Too Much for Kids and Their Parents?

There has been quite a bit written about Virtual Reality (VR) and children but the analysis has focused on the risk viewing VR content could have on eyesight. The majority of VR headset manufacturers are … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 17th, 2016
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Why Elected Officials need to Become More Tech Savvy

One of the more interesting aspects of my 35 years of covering high tech has been to chronicle its role and impact on our world. It has also allowed me to see firsthand the various...

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Tim Bajarin / August 17th, 2016
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Apple and Revenue per User

There’s a particular statistic in the news this week because it’s been both widely shared and widely criticized. It comes from this Fast Company article on Apple. Here’s the key quote (emphasis mine): Apple does...

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Jan Dawson / August 16th, 2016
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Millennial App Usage

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Millennials leaving Facebook for Snapchat. We at Creative Strategies recently surveyed over 500 college students across the US about the apps they use, how often they download...

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Matt Richman / August 15th, 2016
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Are 2-in-1s and Convertibles the New Next Big Thing?

As all industry watchers know, “2-in-1s” hit the market about three years ago as the next new big thing in the PC market and were positioned as the successor to the traditional clamshell PCs. Intel … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 15th, 2016
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When will We see a Touch-Enabled Mac?

I never wanted a touch screen on my notebook. In fact in 2012, when Intel and Microsoft convinced PC manufacturers (who were staring down the existential threat of cheap Android tablets) to add touch (and … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / August 12th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 12th, 2016

Why I Hope the Rumors of a Surface All-in-One Come True – by Carolina Milanesi The Verge this week published an article suggesting Microsoft is prepping to launch three Surface-branded all-in-ones (AiO) as well as...

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Ben Bajarin / August 12th, 2016
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The Smart Home Assistant

There’s been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I’ve frequently heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 11th, 2016
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Apple’s Stellar Customer Support

Apple is criticized about a number of things because they’re at the top and we expect them to be perfect. But there’s one area where Apple is perfect and beyond criticism: their stellar customer support. … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 10th, 2016
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How IBM Almost Stymied PC Innovation

On Aug 12, the IBM PC turns 35 years old. To appreciate this anniversary as well as look at its role in a couple of ways, I wanted to share some thoughts about its historical...

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Tim Bajarin / August 10th, 2016
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A Different Kind of Apple

This week, Fast Company published a series of interviews with Apple’s executives from Tim Cook to Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi and Bozama Saint John and if there was one point that was clear across … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 10th, 2016
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The Big Six in Q2 2016

This is the latest in a regular series of posts I do each quarter once the major consumer technology companies have reported their financials. The data comes from the tracking I do for the Jackdaw...

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Jan Dawson / August 9th, 2016
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Netflix and the Future of Entertainment

I spent last Thursday night watching all eight episodes of Stranger Things, a new Netflix Original series. When Netflix releases a full season of episodes of a show, I tend to watch them all in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 8th, 2016
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My Love-Hate Relationship With Medium

By day, I am a wireless industry analyst and consultant. By night and on weekends, besides being an exercise and outdoors enthusiast, I write running guides. A few years ago, I self-published three books on … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / August 5th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Human Family – Apple’s New “Shot on an iPhone” Ad – by Carolina Milanesi Apple just released a new “shot on iPhone” ad and, as usual, it is simple, elegant and will probably strike...

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Ben Bajarin / August 5th, 2016
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Diversification Continues at Big Tech Companies

Employee diversity numbers were in the news this week as Apple announced new figures which suggested progress in hiring more underrepresented minorities and in closing the pay gap between men and women. But throughout this … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 4th, 2016
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Looking at AAPL, FB, and AMZN Going Forward

As I think about the future, I think Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are going to be categorical leaders in their respective fields. While some put the big four (non-Chinese) tech companies as Google, Facebook, Apple,...

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Ben Bajarin / August 4th, 2016
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