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My Week Without Apple Watch

Sometimes, in order to truly appreciate life with modern day conveniences, we have to be reminded of what life was like before them. As an experiment for the last week, I decided to live without … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 6th, 2015
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Smartphone Trends in the US

Every quarter, I talk with the major US carriers to understand the trends they’re seeing in smartphone purchasing and upgrade behavior among their customers. These conversations are on background, so I can’t share what individual...

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Jan Dawson / July 6th, 2015
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The Future of Everything is in Your Head

I have chickens. You know, the kind that sleep in a coop in the backyard and lay eggs. Three chickens, three eggs, every single day. In the U.S., we have a peculiar relationship with our … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / July 3rd, 2015
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Everyone Gets Some Internet

There has been a tendency in the U.S. to believe the internet provides significant access to citizens but that leaves out many, especially the old and the low income. But as shown by the latest...

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Steve Wildstrom / July 2nd, 2015
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Apple and Google’s Partners

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in tech news, despite the traditional summer lull where major news is concerned. Among the biggest news this past week has been Apple’s launch of Apple Music and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 2nd, 2015
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Dean Kamen and his FIRST approach to STEM

I recently had a call with Dean Kamen, one of the great inventors of our day. I had met him a couple of times over the years and when we talk I am always enlightened....

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Tim Bajarin / July 1st, 2015
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The MacBook: A Top Laptop Worth Every Penny

The new MacBook is most definitely not for everyone. But I absolutely love it. If you need portability more than maximum power, if your need is for a small, excellent quality display with a great … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 1st, 2015
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IOT Momentum Starting to Build

Sometimes the signs of change are more obvious than others. When a spokesperson for the Linux Foundation calls to talk about an open source contribution from Microsoft into the Qualcomm-driven AllSeen Alliance that’s about bridging … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 30th, 2015
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Report: Apple and Fitbit Dominate Wearable Market

As a part of a broader report I’m developing for my company’s clients both in the tech and financial industries, I’ve been modeling our views on what happens in wearables for the next few years....

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Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2015
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The Voice UI

I hear the phrase “voice is the new UI” often during meetings around Silicon Valley. This is nothing new. I’ve been involved in many industry discussions over the past 15 years where the “voice as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 29th, 2015
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Uber – Full Stack or Digital Layer?

One of the terms VC firm Andreessen Horowitz likes to use regarding many of its investments is “full stack“. Chris Dixon has defined the term as follows: The new, “full stack” approach is to build...

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Jan Dawson / June 29th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple Music, HD Audio, Smart Homes, IOT, China, mCommerce

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple Music, CE Week and HD Audio, smart home installation challenges, security concerns for IOT, smartphone and commerce trends … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 27th, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 26th, 2015
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The Coming Battle for Your Mobile Wallet

Something interesting is going to happen in 2016. I believe, in certain markets — Europe, US, and China — we are going to have a watershed moment in mobile technology. Let me first lay some...

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Ben Bajarin / June 25th, 2015
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Installation: a core smart home advantage

The smart home concept is one that’s been around for quite a while but has never really taken off. There are a variety of reasons for that, some of which I wrote about in an … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 25th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Refresh Cycles

Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about new features that could be in the next version of the Apple Watch. Some have even suggested a new watch could hit...

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Tim Bajarin / June 24th, 2015
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The China Smartphone Market Report

Every so often for subscribers I do a deep dive on the China smartphone market. I’ll do another one on India in the upcoming weeks. We have some recent data on the China smartphone market...

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2015
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Breaking the IOT Connection

In many ways, the current obsession with the Internet of Things (IOT) is understandable. The tech press is constantly on the lookout for something cool and fresh to write about, and IOT is this year’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 23rd, 2015
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Apple Music and the Future of the Music Industry

In the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious the economics of streaming music was not favorable toward artists. Interestingly, I recall the same thing being said when Apple first launched the iTunes Store, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2015
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Windows Phone’s Diverging Fortunes

Following a week when Microsoft executives overseeing both its devices business in general and the phone business specifically have departed, it’s worth looking at how Microsoft’s smartphone business has been performing and where it might go...

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Jan Dawson / June 22nd, 2015
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The god-like Powers Of Tech

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I do not know the source of this outstanding analysis, but I got it from Ben Thompson, HERE, and I will attribute it to him until such time as I’m advised otherwise. ADDENDUM: … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 21st, 2015
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Podcast: Connecting the Next Billion

This week Ben Bajarin has guest Benedict Evans on to discuss the newest updates to his mobile is eating the world slide deck and discuss the challenges of connecting the next billion people to the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2015
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No Wonder Microsoft Is Very Different

It’s hardly a surprise Microsoft has finished off the job of replacing its top managers. The company has been changing leadership considerably for the past year as a big sign of a company finally moving...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 19th, 2015
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