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Podcast: Blackberry, Microsoft AI

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Blackberry’s announcement of exiting the phone business, and analyze Microsoft’s recent efforts around Artificial Intelligence initiatives from their Ignite conference. If you … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 1st, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, Sept 30th, 2016

Goodbye Moto! – by Carolina Milanesi Earlier this week, several publications reported Lenovo had conducted a new round of layoffs at Motorola. According to Droid-life, over 50% of Motorola’s existing US staff have now lost...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 30th, 2016
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The Pull of Enterprise for Consumer Tech Companies

This week, Apple announced yet another enterprise partnership, this time with Deloitte. Next week, Facebook is expected to open its Facebook at Work product to more companies and with a tweaked business model. For Insiders, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 29th, 2016
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Re-Evaluating the Wearable Market

Here we are, a few years into the market for wrist-based wearable technology and I thought it would be helpful to check in on what we are seeing. Unquestionably, the market for smart (like a...

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Ben Bajarin / September 29th, 2016
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STEM: The Next Great Equalizer?

I grew up in the age of Sputnik and the race for the moon. Like most of the youth of my generation, we were challenged in school to “beat the Russians” to space and were...

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Tim Bajarin / September 28th, 2016
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HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016

Social Apps Timeline and Snap’s Spectacles

I’ve often noted how many social apps seem to follow a similar thread or timeline as they build out their feature set and evolve their products. The same elements often show up in a similar...

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Jan Dawson / September 27th, 2016
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The Andromeda Strain

Veteran fans of thriller author Michael Crichton may recall that his career kicked into high gear with the 1969 release of a novel entitled “The Andromeda Strain.” The book described the impact of a deadly … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 27th, 2016
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Mobile Payments: The Future is Here, just not Evenly Distributed

If you have made a payment at retail with your smartphone and are anything like me, you’ll feel this is the future of payments. But as the famous quote from William Gibson says, “the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Snap Inc: The Spectacle of Spectacles

Late Friday night, media drama ensued. Business Insider broke the story of Snapchat’s (now Snap Inc.) not so secret hardware product. It became clear moments later that the Wall St. Journal had been given the...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Are Cable’s Wireless Ambitions Viable?

The news has been aflutter this week with announcements by both Comcast and Charter that they plan to enter the wireless business as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). For the wireless historians among us, this … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / September 23rd, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 23rd

Facebook Overestimates Video Consumption – Ben Bajarin In an interesting twist to the Facebook narrative, a report came out that Facebook is letting advertising partners know they overestimated the metric for time spent watching videos...

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Ben Bajarin / September 23rd, 2016
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The Power of “Good Enough”

Tech reviews and broad tech industry media coverage are often about the cutting edge of technology and, as a result, can be very critical of anything seen as less than stellar. But the reality is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 22nd, 2016
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Microsoft and Google First Party Hardware

On October 4th, Google is having an event, likely to launch both the Home, their Amazon Alexa competitor, as well as their own branded smartphone. It is safe to assume at this point that Google...

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Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2016
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Apple Watch Speaks The Only Language Wearable Consumers Understand: Fitness

The iPhone is such a big part of Apple’s revenue that we have seen a lot of coverage and attention paid post-launch event to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While Apple Watch is nowhere near … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 21st, 2016
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Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016
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Google Android – Closed Source

I think Google may make Android proprietary in 2017. Google has launched Android N but, without the ability to distribute updates, the software is virtually useless. To make matters worse, I think Google is effectively … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / September 20th, 2016
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Samsung’s Enterprise Mobility Strategy comes into Focus

I spent the best part of Monday in New York with Samsung, learning the latest on its enterprise mobility story. It’s a story that’s come a long way over the last five years or so,...

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Jan Dawson / September 20th, 2016
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Reading Project Titan’s Tea Leaves

Immediately after rumors reported Apple had laid off a group of people involved with project Titan, I received calls from media who took this to mean project Titan is dead and Apple is no longer...

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Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 2016
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What the iPhone 7 says about Apple’s Future Augmented Reality Plans

I believe Apple’s next big iPhone release is going to feature augmented reality technology. Obviously, nobody at Apple has said anything about such a product. But the now shipping iPhone 7 Plus, complete with dual-camera … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / September 19th, 2016
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The Tech.pinions Podcast: iPhone 7s, Watch Series 2, and the Broader Market

Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss their time using the latest iPhones and Apple Watch Series 2 and seek to explore their impact on the broader smartphone and wearable market.

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 16, 2016

Samsung officially recalls the Galaxy Note7 in North America – by Jan Dawson Samsung has finally issued an official recall of the Galaxy Note7 phone in North America, working with the US Consumer Product Safety...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 16th, 2016
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The Benchmark iPhone 7 Plus

Tim Cook said, “The iPhone is the industry gold standard. The phone by which all other phones are compared.” I articulated for subscribers yesterday how this is true of Apple at an industry level, not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 16th, 2016
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Evolving Apps vs Replacing Apps

Monday presented us with an interesting juxtaposition: Facebook Messenger head David Marcus spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt and said their initial vision for bots was overhyped, and Apple opened up the iMessage App Store in preparation … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 15th, 2016
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Apple and the Bar By Which All Tech is Measured

During Apple’s iPhone 7 unveiling, executives made a statement that got me thinking. They said from the stage that the iPhone is the device by which all others are measured. It is not hard to...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2016
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