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The Live Video Obsession

On Wednesday, Facebook held an event designed to announce progress on its Live Video product. Mark Zuckerberg hosted a live video and the company began rolling out a new video tab to its mobile apps … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / April 7th, 2016
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Why Oculus Could be Destined to Ultimately Fail

If you have read my columns on VR recently, you know I am relatively bullish on this new technology. I have used all of the headsets available and, while the actual VR differs with each,...

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Tim Bajarin / April 5th, 2016
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Three Years of Uncarrier: Evaluating T-Mobile’s Impact

Although Apple’s 40th anniversary got all the attention last week, T-Mobile’s Uncarrier strategy also celebrated a birthday last week – its third. As such, it seems like a good time to evaluate the impact of...

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Jan Dawson / April 4th, 2016
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FBI v. Apple: “Unduly Burdensome”

You might well be asking yourself, if the FBI withdrew its challenge against Apple, then why are we still talking about FBI v. Apple? Well, the San Bernadino case is over, but there are many, … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 3rd, 2016
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Microsoft’s Bot Vision is Expansive but Faces Challenges

Wednesday’s first day Build keynote from Microsoft was a mishmash of many different topics, between incremental upgrades that will be delivered in this summer’s “Anniversary Update” to Windows 10 to new demos of HoloLens functionality and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 31st, 2016
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Can Apple Reinvent Itself Again?

On Friday, April 1, 2016, Apple celebrates its 40th anniversary. I have had the opportunity to professionally follow Apple since 1981. When I first began interacting with the company, it was a very small firm … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 30th, 2016
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Samsung Gear VR – Training Wheels for Virtual Reality

One of the most iconic pictures of nerdom was taken at the last Mobile World Congress when thousands of people in the audience were captured wearing the Samsung Gear VR headsets. Although this scene has...

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Tim Bajarin / March 30th, 2016
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Why Google needs an iOS Keyboard: Desktop Search is Dying

An iPhone, a keyboard: can Google replace Apple’s? Casey Newton’s scoop at The Verge, revealing Google is developing a third-party keyboard for iOS, is one of those revelations which doesn’t surprise, it just slots in...

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Charles Arthur / March 29th, 2016
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Microsoft has to Demonstrate that it’s Building Momentum

This week, Microsoft will hold its Build developer conference in San Francisco, kicking off the now customary season of developer events that will continue with Google’s I/O in May and Apple’s WWDC in June. Last...

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Jan Dawson / March 28th, 2016
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Apple’s iPad Pro App Problem

Apple this week announced the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a $599 product that joins its 12.9-inch device in targeting professional users. During the event, Apple reiterated its ongoing argument that the iPad Pro isn’t just … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / March 25th, 2016
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Unpacked: Digital India

I’ve been studying the Indian market for consumer tech for a little over two years now. We have been keeping a close eye on the digital transformation happening in India with the rise of millions...

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Ben Bajarin / March 25th, 2016
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Why 2016 isn’t 1997 for Apple

Apple’s legendary Super Bowl commercial promised to show why 1984 in the real world wouldn’t be like “1984” in the George Orwell book. This week, I’ve seen a number of tweets from people snickering at … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 24th, 2016
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Intel Retires Tick-Tock, Apple’s Focus on the Cloud, The Fallacy of Apple Revolutionary

Intel Retires Tick-Tock An entirely predictable news item came out yesterday. Intel plans to shift away from their Tick-Tock method and extend the life of current generation process technology to what is likely to be...

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Ben Bajarin / March 24th, 2016
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The Not-So-Hidden Agenda Behind Apple’s New iPhone and iPad

On Monday, Apple introduced two new products that are quite important to their overall strategy and will have an impact on achieving two key goals in the future. First up is the iPhone SE. From...

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Tim Bajarin / March 23rd, 2016
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Apple in the “Post-Mature Consumer” Era

The era of hyper growth in smartphones and tablets is over. Which also means the land grab for global consumers is largely over. The most important dynamic facing Apple today is a maturing installed base...

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Ben Bajarin / March 22nd, 2016
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Three Big Questions for Apple’s Event

A week and a half ago, I wrote about where I thought a theoretical iPhone SE would fit within Apple’s lineup and how it might be priced and positioned. As the day of the event...

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Jan Dawson / March 21st, 2016
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FBI v. Apple: Why CALEA Matters So Much

Author’s Note: For an outline of how I think FBI v. Apple will play out, please see HERE. Today I want to focus on whether existing legislation precludes the FBI from compelling Apple to hack … Continue reading

John Kirk / March 20th, 2016
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Is the Term ‘Mobile First’ Becoming Outmoded?

Over the past few years, ‘Mobile First’ has been the rage. Attach ‘mobile first’ to a VC pitch and the valuations multiply, the way “dotcom”, “so-lo-mo”, “cloud-based”, and “big data” did in their heydays. But … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 18th, 2016
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The Emerging Virtual Reality Product Parade

With the announcement this week of Sony’s PlayStation VR system, we now have a fairly good sense of what the offerings from most of the major consumer virtual reality players will look like. The picture … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 17th, 2016
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Google and Facebook’s Battle for Virtual Reality and Apple’s Entrance

Between a recent virtual reality/augmented reality study I did and a host of conversations and demos I’ve had at the Game Developer and VR Developer Summit this week, I have been able to form some...

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Ben Bajarin / March 17th, 2016
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How the Tech Revolution is Setting Up Another Civil War

I recently read an insightful piece in Newsweek entitled “Trump’s Rebel Yell: How The Tech Revolution is setting up another Civil War”. I am writing this to suggest to our readers and, for that matter,...

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Tim Bajarin / March 16th, 2016
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Where We Stand with Wearables

Oh, how far we’ve come from the Pulsar calculator watch 40 years ago. The now iconic gadget debuted in 1975 with tiny input buttons and limited functionality and can arguably be credited as the technology … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / March 16th, 2016
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Apple v Samsung v Huawei and others: measuring processor efficiency

Whenever consumers are polled about what they want from their smartphone, the top answer is regularly “longer battery life”. That doesn’t necessarily translate into actual purchasing decisions; the number of plug-in power packs for phones...

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Charles Arthur / March 15th, 2016
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The Devil is in the Details with Cable Box Reform

The US Federal Communications Commission has decided to reform the pay TV set top box system once again. This isn’t the first time it’s done so – the 1996 Telecoms Act directed the FCC to...

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Jan Dawson / March 14th, 2016
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Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform Challenge

Last week, Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian complaining about the Microsoft Windows Store and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). He said the company is trying to create a walled … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / March 11th, 2016