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John Kirk / May 30th, 2016

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John Kirk / May 29th, 2016

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Mark Lowenstein / May 27th, 2016

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Jan Dawson / May 26th, 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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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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Turning Makers into Manufacturers

If you ever start to wonder whether there’s anything more out there these days than a rehashing of existing ideas in the tech field, a quick trip to a Maker Faire will answer your question … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 24th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Social Media Usage

Looking at many different social media networks/services from a global perspective, there are a few interesting trends, none larger than Facebook. Literally. On a global scale, Facebook not only has the most active users but...

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Ben Bajarin / May 23rd, 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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Podcast: Google I/O, Nokia Phones, Apple in India, Maker Faire

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell analyze Google’s I/O event, discuss Microsoft’s sale of its featurephone and Nokia’s licensing of phones, address Apple’s efforts in India, and describe a … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 21st, 2016
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Let’s Make PCs First-Class Citizens of the Connected World

The PC industry is in the doldrums. Shipments continue to decline, and consumers and business buyers are holding on to their existing hardware for increasingly long periods of time. Fast new processors haven’t caused them … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / May 20th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Week’s News

Microsoft Sells off Feature Phone Biz – Carolina Milanesi Two years after the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft has sold its feature phone business to FIH, a subsidiary of Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, for $350 million....

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Ben Bajarin / May 20th, 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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The Big iPhone Debate

In many discussions I’ve had about Apple and their future, the question of the iPhone is always at the heart. Although, as I listen to the tone and specifics of the questions that come my...

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Ben Bajarin / May 17th, 2016
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Virtual Reality Brings New Life…to Desktops?

OK, be honest. When was the last time you really thought about desktop PCs? Especially new desktop PCs? Probably not recently. Heck, with all the press about the death of PCs we’ve seen over the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 17th, 2016
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The Biggest Rip-offs and Best Bargains in Consumer Tech

I’ve been thinking about pricing for various consumer tech products and services and there are some aspects that are incongruous. For example, how is it you can host a conference call for 150 colleagues for … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / May 16th, 2016
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The Big Six in Q1 2016

Every quarter, once earnings season is over, I put together a set of comparisons for the “big six” consumer technology companies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Samsung. The full analysis goes into a deck...

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Jan Dawson / May 16th, 2016
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Podcast: Apple-Didi Chuxing Investment, PC “Replacements”, Google I/O Preview

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell, discuss Apple’s investment in Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing, debate the problems with 2-in-1s as “replacements” for PCs, and preview their … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 14th, 2016
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The Apple Watch as a Health Monitoring Tool

This post was originally published for subscribers of Tech.pinions. Our subscribers gave us feedback this story should be made available to the public. If you are interested in subscribing and getting a daily analysis of … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 13th, 2016
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Unpacked: Apple Invests in China Ride Sharing Platform Didi

News broke late last night that Apple is investing in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing to the tune of one billion dollars. I’m sure this investment will be over analyzed but there are a few...

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Ben Bajarin / May 13th, 2016
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Google, Amazon, the Chinese, and the Hardware Brands of Tomorrow

Google’s hardware strategy has always felt less like a strategy and more like a string of experiments. It is understandable why a company like Google is interested in their own hardware. In many ways, Google...

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Ben Bajarin / May 12th, 2016
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The Smart Home is Stuck

Alphabet’s Nest subsidiary has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Whether for unpleasant management styles, uncomfortable financial belt-tightening, or a failure to hit annual targets. All this has many people asking … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 12th, 2016
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Stop Talking about Replacements. Give PC Owners Something New Already!

The marketing machine around 2-in-1s has been at full speed for a few years now. As Windows 8 was coming to market, hardware vendors, Intel, and Microsoft all put their thinking caps on to see … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / May 11th, 2016
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The Conversational IO

Within my industry circles of analyst colleagues, industry executives, and venture capitalists, the idea of next-generation computer interfaces comes up frequently and conversational UI is a main theme. You are going to here quite a...

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Ben Bajarin / May 11th, 2016
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The Biggest Question for IoT…Who Pays?

Talk to anyone with even a passing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), and they’ll quickly tell you that the real value of an IoT deployment lies in the data that it generates and … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 10th, 2016
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