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Google and the Future of Apps

Google announced yesterday something it’s been rumored to be working on for a long time: their first “streaming” apps, available as part of the Google search apps on Android devices. This is just one of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 19th, 2015
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The Amazing Facebook: A Once in a Generation Company

There are a number of mixed opinions of Facebook. Without question, this company has scale and potential like no company on the planet. At a monthly engagement level, user growth keeps going up and shows...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2015
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China’s Internet Scale is Something Else

The week before last, my weekly column talked about user bases and their potential. The focus of that piece was on the global scale of some of the biggest technology ecosystems. Among other things, I...

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Jan Dawson / November 16th, 2015
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Smart Cities: Time for the Live Demo

One of the most promising yet amorphous segments of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) field is the so-called “smart city”. Tech sector heavyweights such as IBM, Cisco, and Qualcomm have significant smart city initiatives. … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 16th, 2015
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Too Many Gadgets?

Can we possibly have too many gadgets? Over the past dozen years, as a product reviewer, I’ve seen so many new products that offer the promise of helping us to be safer, healthier, richer. Yet … Continue reading

Phil Baker / November 13th, 2015
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Facebook’s Meta OS Continues to Grow

On Wednesday, Facebook announced its latest app, called Notify, which is able to serve up notifications from a variety of third-party content providers to smartphone users. To my mind, this app says two very interesting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 12th, 2015
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How to Stop Cord-Cutting

Several stories around the theme of cord-cutting came together over the past couple of weeks, presenting a somewhat confusing picture of what’s really going on and what needs to be done about it. First off,...

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Jan Dawson / November 9th, 2015
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The Coming Cure for “Digital Hoarding”

Confession: I’m a recovering hoarder. I’m actually great at purging, but I do it in rare spurts. I have a hard time parting with things I think I might need, even when I know I’ll … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / November 9th, 2015
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How Apple Prompted Google to Create “Chromedroid”

News broke last week that Google was in the process of possibly merging Chrome and Android into what perhaps we should call “ChromeDroid”. Although Google has not confirmed this (yet), Eric Schmidt’s recent comments at … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 6th, 2015
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User Bases and Their Potential

Yesterday, Facebook announced its results for Q3 2015 and with it, provided an update on all its standard user metrics. Facebook is one of the most transparent companies when it comes to these numbers and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 5th, 2015
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Cellular and Wi-Fi Need to get Along Better

Comcast’s announcement on its earnings call last week that it is triggering the MVNO relationship with Verizon and plans to test a ‘WiFi First’ wireless service over the next few months will once again shine … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 4th, 2015
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The Serious Outside Threat to Our Power Grid

Two years ago in my annual column on predictions for the New Year, I said I feared some rogue group would attack our power grid and could take out cities, banks, businesses, and other high...

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Tim Bajarin / November 4th, 2015
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The iPhone and Growth at Apple

Apple reported its results for the third calendar quarter of 2015 last week and, as is often the case, the performance of the iPhone was the biggest specific thing investors were looking at. The good...

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Jan Dawson / November 2nd, 2015
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Online Advertising is Broken

Technology is letting us down. After all, isn’t it supposed to serve us ads on our phones, tablets, and computers that make us want to buy more? Isn’t it supposed to show us ads selected … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 30th, 2015
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Chase Pay and the Power of Smartphone Platforms

This week saw the announcement of Chase’s foray into the mobile payments space, in the form of Chase Pay. Though one small example in the specific field of payments, the launch of Chase Pay is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 29th, 2015
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Microsoft Sees Apple has Been Right All Along

For the majority of Microsoft’s existence, they have been an OS company that provides key software that ran on PCs. Then, in the mid-1980s, they became a software applications company and dabbled in things like … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 28th, 2015
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Breaking Down Microsoft’s New Segments

Microsoft reported its earnings for the third calendar quarter of 2015 last week. This was the first quarter since it re-structured its segments. Following my piece on company reporting structures a few months ago, I’m...

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Jan Dawson / October 26th, 2015
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“Apps are The Future of TV”? Not so Fast!

When Apple previewed the new Apple TV, Tim Cook declared, “We believe the future of television is apps.” He went on to extoll how “when you experience TV through an app, you realize how much … Continue reading

Arthur Greenwald / October 23rd, 2015
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The Monthlification of Apple

OK, so I just made up a word, but it’s the best word I can think of for one of the biggest new trends with Apple’s business. One that has the potential to dramatically change … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 22nd, 2015
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Could Xiaomi start the Android 2-in-1 ball rolling?

If you follow Xiaomi, you know the company has diversified from being a one trick pony with a smartphone to creating a whole host of tech accessories, TV’s and gadgets, including a new scooter they developed with Segway....

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Tim Bajarin / October 22nd, 2015
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In Defense of Invention

Innovation is not invention and, similarly, all inventions are not innovative. Innovation can, and often does, include iterations or re-packaging of existing inventions in ways that make sense for broader groups of consumers to use. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 21st, 2015
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Three Things I’m Watching For This Earnings Season

Intel and Netflix kicked off the Q3 2015 earnings season last week but the vast majority of the big names in tech will be reporting over the next couple of weeks. As such, I’m going...

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Jan Dawson / October 19th, 2015
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The Upcoming Spectrum Auction Might Disappoint

On March 29, 2016, the FCC is scheduled to kick off the 600 MHz spectrum auction. The stakes are high because a significant chunk of bandwidth (50-80 MHz) is being made available and this is … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 19th, 2015
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Podcast: PC Campaign, Intel, Netflix, Square

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent PC industry marketing campaign, Intel and Netflix’ earnings, and analyze Square’s IPO plans. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 17th, 2015
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Microsoft’s Hardware Strategy and the Impact on Their Ecosystem

In last Friday’s main column on Tech.pinions, I wrote about Microsoft getting into hardware. The important takeaway is the idea that, as the PC industry consolidates, Microsoft has fewer customers who could ship PCs with...

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Tim Bajarin / October 16th, 2015