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The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Servers are probably not near the top of your list for conversation topics nor are they something most people think about. But, it turns out there are some interesting changes happening in server design that … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 7th, 2016
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The Voice UI has Gone Mainstream

The idea of talking conversationally to computers has been a long time in the works. Science fiction is so often a self-fulfilling prophecy as it provides a vision for humans to chase after with technological … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2016
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Part 7: Why Not Be Apple?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 7 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 5th, 2016
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Part 6: Why Does Apple Do What It Does?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 6 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 4th, 2016
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This Weeks News Unpacked

“We’re still committed”, says Jawbone CEO, but it may be time to regroup/rethink – By Carolina Milanesi Late last week, TechInsider published an article on the news that Jawbone was slowing production of its fitness...

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Ben Bajarin / June 3rd, 2016
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The AR/VR Platform Wars have Begun

While the hype around virtual reality and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality, has been steadily ramping up, to date there haven’t been all that many actual device shipments. Two recent major AR/VR platform announcements … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / June 3rd, 2016
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Part 5: What Does Innovation Inside Of Apple Look Like To Someone Outside Of Apple?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 5 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 2nd, 2016
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Criticizing Apple’s Patience

I’ve noticed an interesting theme from some of Apple’s more prominent and vocal pundits. Perhaps this is a theme that has always been around or is simply a rinse/wash/repeat process. Either way, I’m sensing it...

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Ben Bajarin / June 2nd, 2016
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Tech Companies Need to Raise the Bar in Education

Much has been made over the last few years of the battle between Apple and Google in the education sector. Chromebooks, which have sold in small numbers elsewhere, appear to have found their niche in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 2nd, 2016
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Part 4: When Should Apple Introduce Its Innovations?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 4 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 1st, 2016
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Voice and AI: The New Man-to-Machine UI

On Tuesday, my colleague Bob O’Donnell wrote a good piece entitled “Voice-Based Computing with Digital Assistants” and gave a good overview of one of the hottest areas in tech these days. But I wanted to...

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Tim Bajarin / June 1st, 2016
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Part 3: How Does Apple Innovate?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 3 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 31st, 2016
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The Smartphone Market in Q1 2016

Now that Lenovo has reported its Q1 2016 financial results, we have a reasonably full picture of how the global smartphone market performed in the quarter. While many of the largest vendors report their performance...

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Jan Dawson / May 31st, 2016
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Part 2: Where Should Apple’s Innovation Be Focused?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 2 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 30th, 2016
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Part 1: Who Is Apple Innovating For?

These days, there are a lot of questions swirling around Apple and the biggest question of all is whether Apple has forgotten how to innovate. Of course, this question is not new. CAPTION: February 1996 … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 29th, 2016
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Time for Google to have Consumer-Facing Customer Service

One of the themes coming out of the Google I/O conference last week was Google plans to make a more aggressive push into the consumer hardware business. The company announced the Home product, an AI-oriented … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / May 27th, 2016
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Unpacked: Analysis of This Week’s Top News

Twitter – by Jan Dawson Twitter this week announced that, in the coming months, it will start exempting some forms of content from its traditional 140 character limit, including pictures, usernames, videos, and polls. The...

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Ben Bajarin / May 27th, 2016
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Apple’s Route to Virtual Reality

Given how focused four of the other major consumer technology players are at the moment on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, many people are reaching the conclusion Apple must act fast or be left behind. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 26th, 2016
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Should Virtual Assistants Be Humanized?

Last week at Google I/O, we saw the introduction of Google Home and Google assistant. Like Amazon before it, Google made a distinction between the object Home, an Echo-like smart speaker, and Google assistant. Unlike … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / May 25th, 2016
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Peak Smartphone in the US?

I wrote previously about the slowing smartphone upgrade rate in the US. Today, I want to tackle the other side of the smartphone sales coin — slowing growth in the US smartphone base. Together, these...

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Jan Dawson / May 24th, 2016
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Is Storytelling the Key to VR’s Future?

A few weeks back, I attended the Collision Conference in New Orleans. This is my favorite “food city” so, when I found out Collision would be held in the Crescent City, I booked a flight … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 23rd, 2016
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Google’s Custom Chip may be the Biggest I/O Announcement

Near the end of Google’s two hour I/O keynote, they snuck an announcement in which may be the biggest deal of the whole event. Google officially announced a project they have been working on for...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2016
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Echo and Home are Endpoints, not the Endgame

Yesterday, Google announced its answer to Amazon’s Echo home speaker product, which will be known simply as Home. But it also announced what it called “the Google assistant”, which will operate both on the Home … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 19th, 2016
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Hardware Upgrades Offer New Opportunities

Software upgrades are commonplace. We have them in apps, video games, computer software. Pay an additional amount and the products can seamlessly acquire new capabilities. Now, there’s an equally seamless hardware upgrade: Tesla will upgrade … Continue reading

Phil Baker / May 18th, 2016
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The Missing Link in the Voice AI/UI Experience

By now you probably are aware a sort of battle in voice and AI is brewing between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon. Google has Google Now. Microsoft has Cortana, and Apple has Siri. And, most...

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Tim Bajarin / May 18th, 2016
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