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Meerkat, Periscope, and Hope

I’ll give Ben Rubin some credit. Ready to launch his product and with a upcoming rival from Twitter breathing down his neck, the CEO of Meerkat launched the product in time for South by Southwest’s technology … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 1st, 2015

The Good, the Great and the Ugly of Meerkat and Periscope

Two new applications, Meerkat and Periscope, are poised to perhaps be the next app that has a domino effect on our digital world. Both apps are designed to deliver real time video streaming of one...

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Tim Bajarin / April 1st, 2015
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Riding the High-Res Tidal Wave

Yesterday’s re-launch of the Jay Z-owned Tidal music streaming service was notable on several fronts. As has been widely discussed, music streaming services have come to the fore over the last several years, thanks to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 31st, 2015
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Google’s “free but ad supported” Challenge

I can’t begin to tell you how many conversations I have had about Google with nearly every one of my firm’s clients. Many of our clients in the hardware business rely (depend) on either Google...

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Ben Bajarin / March 31st, 2015
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The Future of the Tablet is on Display in Ohio

What if I told you, the future role of the tablet is on display in Ohio? That is exactly where I have found a showcase example of where I see tablets going in the future. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 30th, 2015
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The iPad at Five

This week marks the five year anniversary of the day the iPad went on sale — April 3, 2010. I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the numbers associated with the iPad,...

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Jan Dawson / March 30th, 2015
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Podcast: Becoming Steve Jobs and Facebook F8

Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the recently released book, Becoming Steve Jobs. Tim Bajarin offers some stories from his early days interacting with Steve Jobs. We also discuss Facebook’s developer conference. Click … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 28th, 2015
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Google: Good Guy or Bad?

What is Google up to? In the technology world, Google is mostly seen as a good guy. Of course, its development of the working search was a critical contributor as was Apple with the personal...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 27th, 2015
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Becoming Steve Jobs: A Unique Perspective on Steve Jobs

This column is not a book review. I will leave that to the professional book reviewers. This is my personal observations after reading Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzili’s book about Steve Jobs. It comes from … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 27th, 2015
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The Power of the Social Graph

With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Meerkat, Periscope, and so many other companies in the social landscape making news lately, I’ve been thinking about something that doesn’t get talked about much — the “Social Graph”. I’m...

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Ben Bajarin / March 26th, 2015
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Turning Microsoft’s Archipelago Into A Continent

The Verge and other publications reported this week on a talk given by Microsoft’s CMO, Chris Capossela, at the Convergence conference. One of the most interesting parts of the talk he gave was this chart … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 26th, 2015
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It’s a Different Microsoft, and It Matters

Back in the days of Microsoft’s glories, the company lived on one simple approach to the world: Every decision the company made was to promote Windows. In a period when PCs were the only thing that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 25th, 2015
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Why Design Is The New Differentiator In Tech

I have been working with various tech companies in multiple industries for decades and have seen up close and personal how they go about creating products. Almost all are engineering driven and, for many engineers, the challenge is...

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Tim Bajarin / March 25th, 2015
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The Devices of Our Lives

One of the single most important observations of the post-PC era has been how humans now distribute their time among many digital screens. During the age of the PC, there were primarily two screens in a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 24th, 2015
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Smart Cars Accelerating Slowly

If you’ve read all the headlines about self-driving “smart cars” over the last few days or months, you’d be excused for thinking that mainstream autonomous cars are just around the corner. Unfortunately, it just isn’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 24th, 2015
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How Technology Grows Up

There is an important observation to be made about the life cycle of technology. It relates to how a technology is born, goes through predictable stages of development, then reaches maturity. With the coming of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2015
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A Primer on TV Economics

Given all I’ve written about Apple’s reported TV service (and I promise I will move onto a new topic soon), I thought it might be useful to run through some key figures around the economics...

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Jan Dawson / March 23rd, 2015
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The Apple Watch Augean Stables

I’ve never seen so many ridiculously definitive opinions of an unreleased product as I have with Apple Watch. ~ Jim Dalrymple on Twitter There are so many wrong things being said about the Apple Watch...

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John Kirk / March 22nd, 2015
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Intel, Google, Tag Heuer; nVidia Autonomous Cars; Apple TV Services

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Intel, Google and Tag Heuer luxury Android smartwatch collaboration; the market potential for autonomous cars and NVidia’s role in it; and potential opportunities and … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 21st, 2015
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MacBook and the Future of Laptops

The good looks of the new 12 inch MacBook got most of the attention when the light, thin laptop was unveiled. But the most important components were hidden inside the case and may be the...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 20th, 2015
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The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens

One of the things I don’t think people grasp about the Apple Watch is it is actually a computer that happens to be worn on the wrist. Although Steve Jobs took the word “computer” out … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 20th, 2015
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The Future of Computing is Invisible

I’ve started to see where the future of computing is headed and, paradoxically, it’s invisible. I say this because I’ve attended and read about several interesting events this past week that have forced me to...

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Bob O'Donnell / March 19th, 2015
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Apple, TV, Data and Ads

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Apple TV, with the first a year ago here on Tech.pinions, the second another Tech,pinions post on Apple’s HBO deal and what it signified, and the most … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 19th, 2015
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The Electronic Car: Today and Tomorrow

What is an electronic car? To some, it’s the model of the future, the complete electrical car with the Tesla as the winner. For some, it is a car with improved electronic entertainment and information … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 18th, 2015
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Apple is Rewriting the Rules of Mobile Computing

Last week I wrote an article for Tech.pinions Insiders posted minutes after Apple released the new Macbook. In that piece, I suggested the MacBook was a very important development in mobile computing and could set...

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Tim Bajarin / March 18th, 2015