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Arrivals and Departures

I was listening to an episode of the Awl podcast this week. Guest Clay Shirky said something that struck me as important and profound. He was speaking specifically in the context of media (the Awl’s … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 21st, 2016
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The iPhone Post

There has been a great deal of noise around Apple and the iPhone. If you believe many of the sell-side analysts, the iPhone has peaked. Many of you have written in asking me my thoughts...

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Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2016
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Apple Analysts Are Crying Wolf (Again)

There’s a whining at the threshold, There’s a scratching at the floor, To work! To work! In Heaven’s name! The wolf is at the door! ~ All Apple Analysts Everywhere1 In “The Shepherd’s Boy”, Aesop … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 20th, 2016
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Virtual Reality’s $182 Billion Future

Two significant endorsements recently for the value of virtual reality — from Goldman Sachs and Deloitte consultants — are escalating the hype about VR, which was virtually ubiquitous at CES this month. In addition, Google, … Continue reading

Gary Arlen / January 18th, 2016
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Content is the Key Enabler for VR and 4K

I wrote about VR and 4K in my review of CES trends in last week’s Insiders post, but I wanted to drill a little deeper on both these topics. In particular, the role of content...

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Jan Dawson / January 18th, 2016
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Podcast: GoPro, Apple and Time-Warner, PC Market

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent travails for GoPro, analyze the rumors around Apple purchasing Time-Warner, and debate the opportunities for the PC market moving forward. Click … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 16th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Stats on Uber, Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, and Ola Cabs

Last week at CES in Vegas, we saw the good, the bad, and the ugly with regard to cabs vs. Uber and Lyft. While cabs still had their own designated lines right in front of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 15th, 2016
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A Challenge to the Automobile Companies

One of the highlights of this year’s CES was, literally, carloads of new technology shown by the automotive companies from Detroit, Europe, Korea, and Japan. Everything from self-driving vehicles to tablet-sized displays to 20 speaker … Continue reading

Phil Baker / January 15th, 2016
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Self-Driving Cars and Trust

I covered autonomous driving briefly in my CES trends post on Monday, but I wanted to return to the topic for a somewhat deeper dive on a specific issue: trust. The context here is Google’s … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 14th, 2016
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The New Vision for AT&T

Over the last few years while at CES, I have been invited to meet with Glen Lurie, now the president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. When I met with him in January of 2014, he … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 13th, 2016
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The Killer App for My Apple Watch

Now that I’ve had an Apple Watch for some time, I am beginning to garner some important personal perspectives on how I use it and the one app that is the most valuable to me....

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Tim Bajarin / January 13th, 2016
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The Post Smartphone Era

It is time to start looking beyond smartphone hardware. We are observing signs that the smartphone market is mature. Over 2 billion people have a smartphone and the market is moving to “replacement cycle innovation” … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 11th, 2016
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What to Expect in Tech Innovations in 2016

By 2020, more than 200 billion objects will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) – a 99-fold increase over 2006 levels. As we continue to embed sensors into everyday objects, we’re transforming established … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / January 11th, 2016
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Trends at CES 2016

I spent several days last week at the CES trade show, as I have now for the last several years. As you may have read, the organization behind the show recently changed its name from...

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Jan Dawson / January 11th, 2016
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Platforms — Past, Present and Future

Last week, Benedict Evens re-linked to an article written in May of 2013, entitled “Apple, Open And Learning From History“. (All quotes, below, are taken from this article unless otherwise attributed.) It’s still a good … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 10th, 2016
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CTA’s Top Trends for 2016

Two days before the start of CES, CTA’s Chief Economist, Shawn Dubravac shared what he saw as the top trends for 2016 that he gathered through CES’ data-driven research. Shawn often writes for Tech.pinions and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 8th, 2016
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Unpacked: Stats on Voice Search on Mobile

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the role of voice in the future of computing. Whether or not science fiction becomes self-fulfilling prophecies, the genre always assumes we will talk to computers...

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Ben Bajarin / January 8th, 2016
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Why Apple Should Buy Netflix

This is a thought I’ve had for some time now – I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in various places, but I haven’t had a chance to write down my reasons for thinking this … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 7th, 2016
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Apple’s Poor Repairability Ratings: Not What They Seem?

I brought my iPhone 6 in for service at an iPhone store a few weeks ago. Its home button had a double click that didn’t always register. A genius bar employee diagnosed it and it … Continue reading

Phil Baker / January 6th, 2016
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Top Tech Predictions for 2016, Part 2

In last week’s column I offered five tech predictions for the new year and, in this week’s column, I finish my Top 10 Predictions list with five more. Prediction 6: Wearables Make An Impact…in Business … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 5th, 2016
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Fairly Confident Predictions for 2016

A couple of other Tech.pinions contributors have already outlined some predictions for 2016 but, in my first Insiders post of the year, I thought I’d chime in too. The predictions below are mostly ones I’m fairly...

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Jan Dawson / January 4th, 2016
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Asking Apple To Do The Impossible

On December 28, 2015, Nilay Patel wrote an article for The Verge entitled: Apple’s Year In Beta. The sub-title was “Everything Needs More Focus And More Time.” (All quotes, below, will be from the article … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 3rd, 2016
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Concerns and Predictions for the Tech Industry and Market in 2016

For the last 25+ years, I have written an annual predictions column and have tried to look forward to what might happen in tech in the New Year. Actually, they were less predictions and more … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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What Hoverboards Say about Our Hardware Future

There is a lot of talk about hoverboards in the media lately. There is also a great deal of misunderstanding about what is happening here. Sure, it is interesting hoverboards were talked about and gained...

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Ben Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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Consumer VR may go Mainstream Sooner than Expected

For Christmas, I bought myself Samsung’s new Gear VR Goggles to get a better handle on the basic consumer VR experience and to find out if it is any closer to being technology consumers will...

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Tim Bajarin / December 30th, 2015
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