Why The New iPhone Will Be Roundly Panned And Why It Will Still Sell Like Crazy

-+*What would you say the new iPhone’s greatest feature or features will be? Will it be the hardware? The operating system? A new service like maps or passbook? Nope. It won’t be any of those … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 11th, 2012

Android v. iOS Part 2: Profits

-+*RECAP Yesterday we looked at Android and iOS mobile operating system market share. Today we look at mobile operating system profit and profit share. ANDROID HAS WON THE MARKET SHARE BATTLE BUT… On the strength … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 28th, 2012
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NBC and the Olympics: Why Cord-cutting Will Be Slow and Hard

-+*NBC’s exclusive U.S. coverage of the the 2012 London Olympic Games has not, to say the very least, been a hit in the tech world. Twitter has been buzzing since last Friday about NBC’s delayed … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 1st, 2012

Microsoft Office 2013’s Biggest Risk Could be its Visual Design

-+*Microsoft Office has been the staple of productivity for years, particularly for businesses. Therefore, whenever big changes happen to the product, it’s a big deal. Literally millions of IT departments and users shoulder the burden … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 31st, 2012

The New Mac Ads: If Tech Companies Were Cruise Lines

-+*There has been a real kerfuffle caused by the new Mac Ads. Some people dislike them. Others hate, hate, hate them. On the other hand, some people like them…or, at least, they tolerate them. MAC … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 30th, 2012

HSA Foundation: for Show or for Real?

-+*I recently spent a few days at AMD’s Fusion Developer Summit in Seattle, Washington.  Among many of the announcements was one to introduce the HSA Foundation, an organization  currently including AMD, ARM,  Imagination, MediaTek, and … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / June 15th, 2012

Was Winning on SOPA Bad for Tech?

-+*I’ve spent a very interesting day at the Tech Policy Summit in Napa, but based on what I’ve heard, I’m beginning to think that the industry’s quick victory in killing the Stop Online Piracy Act this … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 6th, 2012

Why Apple is Wrong About Convertibles

-+*On Apple’s last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook responded to a question on Windows 8 convertibles by saying, “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren’t going to be pleasing to the … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / May 22nd, 2012
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DISH Hopper: What Goes Around Comes Around

-+*Satellite TV operator DISH Network got a lot of attention when it announced its new Hopper DVR with a feature that “can automatically skip commercials in primetime TV – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 11th, 2012

Verizon, LTE, and the iPhone’s Future

-+*At, Sascha Segan argues that Verizon Wireless may be pushing customers toward Android phones rather than the iPhone because it so badly needs to move customers from its overburdened 3G data network to its … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 4th, 2012

Immersive Social Games Bringing Families Together

-+*The big discussion on social games recently is centered around games like Farmville and companies like Zynga, whose recent IPO generated a lot of attention. I see a much more interesting phenomenon taking place where … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / May 1st, 2012
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Yahoo!: Tactics Masquerading as Strategy

-+*Last week on Yahoo!’s earnings call, CEO Scott Thompson outlined six points the company would pursue to return the company to a proper focus. When I looked at the list, they all made sense as … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 24th, 2012
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Antitrust: Apple Could Lose by Winning

-+*A Cnet analysis by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval of the antitrust suit against Apple and several book publishers concludes that the case against Apple seems particularly weak. But it rather curiously begins by citing the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 12th, 2012

Apple Will Sell Exactly 169,652,000 iPads in 2016

-+*Need a lesson in the difference between precision and accuracy? Head over to the Gartner web site for the latest predictions of tablet sales over the next four years. With precision down to the nearest … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 10th, 2012
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Facebook is for Old People

-+*“FACEBOOK IS STUPID AND FOR OLD PEOPLE“, my 12 year old daughter texted me yesterday after FaceBook offered to purchase Instagram. If you have teenage or pre-teen girls or boys, this demonstrative behavior isn’t anything … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 10th, 2012
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Apple’s iPad Trademark Is Not in Danger

-+*When I was an editor, I used to regularly receive form letters from corporate lawyers complaining about the use of “xerox” to describe copying or, my favorite, “realtor” rather than “Realtor®.” I threw them away, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 9th, 2012
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Why Microsoft Is Whipping Apple in TV

-+*Farhad Manjoo at Slate has a good piece today on how Microsoft is already delivering many of the expected features of the tech world’s favorite unicorn, the Apple television. The combination of the Xbox and … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 28th, 2012

Windows 8 Desktop on ARM Decision Driven by Phones and Consoles

-+*There has been a lot written about the possibility of Microsoft not supporting the Windows 8 Desktop environment on the ARM architecture. If true, this could impact Microsoft, ARM and ARM’s licensees and Texas Instruments, … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 6th, 2011
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Of Course Amazon Kindle Fire Cannibalizes the Apple iPad

-+*One way I test and gauge insights is to engage in and monitor social media.  It’s certainly not the only way, but it is one of many ways.  One very interesting discussion I am monitoring … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / November 15th, 2011

Hello, Tech.pinions

-+*I am pleased to announce that, as one element of building a new high tech industry analyst firm, I will be joining Techpinions as a part of the columnist team and as partner. It is … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / November 9th, 2011

Was Android a Big Mistake for Google?

-+*By many standards, Android is a huge success. It has become the top-selling smartphone operating system and is on a growth path to increase its dominance. But there is a significant question of whether it … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 30th, 2011

Industry Collaboration Could Speed Next Generation of Chips

-+*At a time when the federal government can’t seem to agree with itself that today is Wednesday, it’s a good thing to see New York State  get together with the largest chip makers to spur … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 28th, 2011

DEMO Deja Vu

-+*At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Max Levchin made a splash by declaring the state of innovations as being somewhere “between dire straits and dead.” I think they are fundamentally … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 13th, 2011

America Invents: A Step Toward Patent Reform

-+*The America Invents Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature, will not solve the most serious problems of the U.S. patent system, especially the ugly mess of vague and dubious software patents. But it is a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 9th, 2011

How To Fix the A&T/T-Mobile Deal

-+*Sascha Segan, the phone guru at, has an interesting suggestion on  how AT&T might salvage its challenged purchase of T-Mobile USA. Divesting 25% of the company wouldn’t satisfy Justice Dept. antitrusters, but a binding … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 2nd, 2011