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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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If Your Computer was an iPad Pro: Apple has Come Full Circle

Apple has a new ad for the iPad Pro asking you to “Imagine what your computer could do…if your computer was an iPad Pro.” With this, Apple has come full circle in its positioning of … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 3rd, 2016
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Apple’s Possible Strategy for removing the Audio Jack in New iPhones

At Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 announcement this week, one of their execs stated, when talking about this new phablet, “You know what else it comes with? An audio jack. Just saying.” Clearly, a knock at...

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Tim Bajarin / August 3rd, 2016
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Samsung Converging its High-end Portfolio

Today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note7, its latest extra-large-format, stylus-toting smartphone. The device features several new hardware and software features as well as a new design. However, the headline has to be that Samsung appears...

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Jan Dawson / August 2nd, 2016
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Searching for What’s Next

I’ve recently presented at a number of venture capital firms about the next cycle or wave of innovation. An important fundamental observation is to understand that hardware innovations drive software innovations. That software can be … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 1st, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 29, 2016

Huawei’s Growth Continues but Challenging Apple will not be Possible without US – by Carolina Milanesi On Tuesday, Huawei Consumer Business Group announced its 2016 half year financial results, reporting an increase in revenue of...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 29th, 2016
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OLED has made the Leap to Large Screens — and it’s Glorious

Every few years, a new technology makes the leap from the test labs to real-world products and, once you’ve used it, you can’t imagine ever going back. Recent examples include the move from 3G to … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / July 29th, 2016
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Microsoft Doubling Down on AI

This week, Microsoft announced improvements to Office 365 and a new camera app for iOS called Microsoft Pix. While these two products are very different, in nature they clearly demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 28th, 2016
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Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Millennials

The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently retweeeted Ben Throop, who wrote: Can we just take a second and recognize what a god damned miracle Google docs is? The collaboration tools are ridiculous. — Ben Throop … Continue reading

Matt Richman / July 28th, 2016
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Is Gorilla Glass 5 the End of the road for Sapphire Screens?

A few years ago, Apple made a very interesting decision to pursue sapphire screens for use in iPhones. The reason is that sapphire is virtually scratch proof and one of the hardest materials next to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 27th, 2016
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Apple Earnings: Look Beyond the Year Over Year Comparison, Judge Opportunity

Apple reported its fiscal third quarter results on Tuesday and Wall Street seemed to like it. But, you know as well as I do, using Wall Street’s reaction to earnings does not make you any...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 27th, 2016
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Waterproof, not Cellular, Might be the Killer Feature for Wearables

I just came back from a holiday in Cancun where, as you can imagine, most of my activities were in the water or close to it. While a non-waterproof Apple Watch is an annoyance as...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 25th, 2016
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Huawei vs Samsung: Rivers of Blood

Huawei flat-lines, passes advantage to Samsung  The first indications for the smartphone market in Q2 16A are pointing to a loss of momentum for Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo. It will put a crimp in their … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / July 25th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Don’t Freak Out About Latest IDC Smartwatch Numbers, Readjust Your Expectations – by Carolina Milanesi This week, IDC reported its smartwatch sales figures and the news was that the segment has already registered a decline...

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Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2016
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5G Reality Check

To use an oft-cited term from our election season, last week was Huge…YUGE…for 5G in the United States. Two important things happened. First, the FCC announced its ‘Spectrum Frontiers’ plan to make 3.85 GHz of … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / July 22nd, 2016
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Will AR Supersede VR in Consumer Adoption?

With all of the interest and hullabaloo around Pokemon Go and its clever use of AR, one has to wonder if AR has superseded VR as “The Next Big Thing” or is it a one … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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