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The De-Democratization of Online Publishing

One of the wonderful things about the rise of the web, twenty-something years ago, was the way in which it democratized publishing – suddenly, anyone with an idea could set up a website and make … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 13th, 2016
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CarPlay: The Best Incarnation of Apple’s Ecosystem

Apple is making a car. The code name is “Project Titan.” Apple brings back Bob Mansfield from retirement to lead the project. Apple lays off dozens of employees who were presumably working on the car … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 12th, 2016
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A Post-Note Samsung

It looks like the hammer has finally dropped and Samsung has instructed its partners to stop selling all Note7 phones and instructing users to stop using both the original devices and the supposedly safe replacements....

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Jan Dawson / October 11th, 2016
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Takeaways from Two Days Spent with AT&T

AT&T hosted two days of meetings with industry analysts last week, covering a broad array of topics across its consumer and enterprise businesses. Having attended many such tech industry analyst meetings over the years, I … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 10th, 2016
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The First Time Google Alerted Me to Leave for an Appointment

The first time Google alerted me to leave for an appointment, it was one of those “Aha!” moments. I thought to myself, “That’s amazing!” as I realized it was smart enough to check my calendar, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 7th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday October 7th, 2016

Samsung Buys Viv: Let the Battle Begin! – by Carolina Milanesi  On Wednesday, news broke Samsung had agreed to buy Viv, the AI and assistant system founded by the creators of Siri. Viv will continue...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 7th, 2016
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Tech Companies Need to Show, Not Tell, When it Comes to AI

This week saw Google announce a variety of new hardware products. But the main theme of Google’s event wasn’t actually hardware but software: specifically, artificial intelligence. Microsoft’s Ignite event last week also made AI a … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 6th, 2016
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Service Providers Still Act Like Utilities

If you ever want to enliven a cocktail party filled with executives from the telecommunications or cable industry, just start talking about dumb pipes. As in, “your service doesn’t offer anything more than a simple … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 4th, 2016
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Questions for Google’s Big Event

Google is holding an event today where it’s expected to unveil several new products — a new phone, its Home speaker device, and possibly a new operating system named Andromeda. As usual, what’s leaked are...

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Jan Dawson / October 4th, 2016
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Behavioral Debt

I’m fortunate to be a part of several circles here in Silicon Valley that get together frequently to discuss big ideas and engage in all kinds of technology related philosophical questions. I started sharing a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 3rd, 2016
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The Pull of Enterprise for Consumer Tech Companies

This week, Apple announced yet another enterprise partnership, this time with Deloitte. Next week, Facebook is expected to open its Facebook at Work product to more companies and with a tweaked business model. For Insiders, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 29th, 2016
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Re-Evaluating the Wearable Market

Here we are, a few years into the market for wrist-based wearable technology and I thought it would be helpful to check in on what we are seeing. Unquestionably, the market for smart (like a...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2016
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STEM: The Next Great Equalizer?

I grew up in the age of Sputnik and the race for the moon. Like most of the youth of my generation, we were challenged in school to “beat the Russians” to space and were...

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Tim Bajarin / September 28th, 2016
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HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016

Social Apps Timeline and Snap’s Spectacles

I’ve often noted how many social apps seem to follow a similar thread or timeline as they build out their feature set and evolve their products. The same elements often show up in a similar...

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Jan Dawson / September 27th, 2016
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Mobile Payments: The Future is Here, just not Evenly Distributed

If you have made a payment at retail with your smartphone and are anything like me, you’ll feel this is the future of payments. But as the famous quote from William Gibson says, “the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Snap Inc: The Spectacle of Spectacles

Late Friday night, media drama ensued. Business Insider broke the story of Snapchat’s (now Snap Inc.) not so secret hardware product. It became clear moments later that the Wall St. Journal had been given the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Are Cable’s Wireless Ambitions Viable?

The news has been aflutter this week with announcements by both Comcast and Charter that they plan to enter the wireless business as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). For the wireless historians among us, this … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / September 23rd, 2016
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The Power of “Good Enough”

Tech reviews and broad tech industry media coverage are often about the cutting edge of technology and, as a result, can be very critical of anything seen as less than stellar. But the reality is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 22nd, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016
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Apple Watch Speaks The Only Language Wearable Consumers Understand: Fitness

The iPhone is such a big part of Apple’s revenue that we have seen a lot of coverage and attention paid post-launch event to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While Apple Watch is nowhere near … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 21st, 2016
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Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016
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Google Android – Closed Source

I think Google may make Android proprietary in 2017. Google has launched Android N but, without the ability to distribute updates, the software is virtually useless. To make matters worse, I think Google is effectively … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / September 20th, 2016
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Samsung’s Enterprise Mobility Strategy comes into Focus

I spent the best part of Monday in New York with Samsung, learning the latest on its enterprise mobility story. It’s a story that’s come a long way over the last five years or so,...

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Jan Dawson / September 20th, 2016
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Reading Project Titan’s Tea Leaves

Immediately after rumors reported Apple had laid off a group of people involved with project Titan, I received calls from media who took this to mean project Titan is dead and Apple is no longer...

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Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 2016
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