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Why Forward-Looking Companies are Planning for Greater Growth

Those of us in Silicon Valley continue to be amazed at the growth of our local tech industry. Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and most of the tech companies here are still hiring and their campuses...

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Tim Bajarin / August 24th, 2016
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LeEco Wants into Consumers’ Living Rooms before it gets into Their Pockets

Over the past few months, if you cover consumer tech and are based in Silicon Valley, you may have come across a new name: LeEco. Formerly known as LeTV, had a slow ramp up as … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 24th, 2016
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Consumer Interest in Auto Tech? Slower Than You Think

The industry announcements around auto-related technologies such as autonomous driving, electric/hybrid vehicles, ridesharing services and more have been coming so fast and furious lately that it seems to be a foregone conclusion that everyone wants … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 23rd, 2016
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Lenovo’s Smartphone Struggles Continue

Lenovo was the last of the big consumer electronics vendors to report its results for the June quarter (Lenovo’s Q1 FY 2016/2017 which I’ll refer to as Q2 2016 for ease of comprehension in this...

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Jan Dawson / August 23rd, 2016
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Unpacked: The Health/Tech Market Opportunity

When looking forward to big future market opportunities, the health and technology intersection is one that is commonly brought up. The health/medical industry is, broadly, ripe for continued integration of new technologies. However, from what...

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Ben Bajarin / August 22nd, 2016
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What am I Missing About Self-Driving Cars?

It seems every automotive company, as well as Uber and Lyft, are touting the imminent arrival of self-driving cars. In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick announced Uber would be adding self-driving cars this month, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 22nd, 2016
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Podcast: Intel IDF

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell analyze Intel’s IDF developer event and related announcements, including their agreement to build ARM-based chips, as well as new efforts in AR, VR, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 20th, 2016
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Is India the Land of Opportunity China was for Apple?

In its most recent and troubling quarter, Apple indicated that despite losing ground in iPhone sales, including a significant sales slump in China, it believes its next big opportunity should kick in soon. And that … Continue reading

Jack Gold / August 19th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 19, 2016

US Wireless Carriers Continue to Evolve Data Pricing – by Jan Dawson This week saw three of the four major US wireless carriers introduce new pricing. AT&T kicked things off earlier in the week with...

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Tech.pinions Staff / August 19th, 2016
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Twitter’s Slow Execution is Killing It

I’m a huge fan of Twitter. I’m on it almost all day between the various devices I have. I use Twitter more than any other platform to promote my work and to connect with interesting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 18th, 2016
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Post Intel Developer Forum Thoughts

This week, many on our team have been attending Intel’s annual Developer Forum. Intel looked to tell a bold and ambitious story but also one that, under the hood, gave some key indicators of how...

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Ben Bajarin / August 18th, 2016
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Why Elected Officials need to Become More Tech Savvy

One of the more interesting aspects of my 35 years of covering high tech has been to chronicle its role and impact on our world. It has also allowed me to see firsthand the various...

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Tim Bajarin / August 17th, 2016
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Will VR be Too Much for Kids and Their Parents?

There has been quite a bit written about Virtual Reality (VR) and children but the analysis has focused on the risk viewing VR content could have on eyesight. The majority of VR headset manufacturers are … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 17th, 2016
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Apple and Revenue per User

There’s a particular statistic in the news this week because it’s been both widely shared and widely criticized. It comes from this Fast Company article on Apple. Here’s the key quote (emphasis mine): Apple does...

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Jan Dawson / August 16th, 2016
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The Utility of Cloud Computing

From a technology perspective, the idea of delivering computing services from the cloud has gone mainstream. Every day, it seems, we end up hearing about or interacting with a new service or app that gets … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 16th, 2016
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Millennial App Usage

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Millennials leaving Facebook for Snapchat. We at Creative Strategies recently surveyed over 500 college students across the US about the apps they use, how often they download...

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Matt Richman / August 15th, 2016
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Are 2-in-1s and Convertibles the New Next Big Thing?

As all industry watchers know, “2-in-1s” hit the market about three years ago as the next new big thing in the PC market and were positioned as the successor to the traditional clamshell PCs. Intel … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 15th, 2016
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Podcast: Walmart-Jet Purchase, Intel IDF Preview

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Walmart’s recent purchase of Jet.com and it implications for online commerce, and analyze Intel’s strategy as it prepares for next week’s Intel … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 13th, 2016
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When will We see a Touch-Enabled Mac?

I never wanted a touch screen on my notebook. In fact in 2012, when Intel and Microsoft convinced PC manufacturers (who were staring down the existential threat of cheap Android tablets) to add touch (and … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / August 12th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 12th, 2016

Why I Hope the Rumors of a Surface All-in-One Come True – by Carolina Milanesi The Verge this week published an article suggesting Microsoft is prepping to launch three Surface-branded all-in-ones (AiO) as well as...

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Ben Bajarin / August 12th, 2016
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The Big Ad Shift

My article on Netflix from Monday fits into a much larger theme I have been looking into about who is best positioned in the paradigm shifts of media/online media we are witnessing. If you have...

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Ben Bajarin / August 11th, 2016
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The Smart Home Assistant

There’s been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I’ve frequently heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 11th, 2016
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Apple’s Stellar Customer Support

Apple is criticized about a number of things because they’re at the top and we expect them to be perfect. But there’s one area where Apple is perfect and beyond criticism: their stellar customer support. … Continue reading

Phil Baker / August 10th, 2016
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How IBM Almost Stymied PC Innovation

On Aug 12, the IBM PC turns 35 years old. To appreciate this anniversary as well as look at its role in a couple of ways, I wanted to share some thoughts about its historical...

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Tim Bajarin / August 10th, 2016
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A Different Kind of Apple

This week, Fast Company published a series of interviews with Apple’s executives from Tim Cook to Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi and Bozama Saint John and if there was one point that was clear across … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 10th, 2016
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