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Waterproof, not Cellular, Might be the Killer Feature for Wearables

I just came back from a holiday in Cancun where, as you can imagine, most of my activities were in the water or close to it. While a non-waterproof Apple Watch is an annoyance as...

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Carolina Milanesi / July 25th, 2016
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Huawei vs Samsung: Rivers of Blood

Huawei flat-lines, passes advantage to Samsung  The first indications for the smartphone market in Q2 16A are pointing to a loss of momentum for Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo. It will put a crimp in their … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / July 25th, 2016
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Podcast: Softbank ARM Purchase And Its Impact On The Semiconductor Market

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the surprising announcement of Softbank’s intention to purchase ARM and what its potential implications are for the future of the semiconductor market. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 23rd, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Don’t Freak Out About Latest IDC Smartwatch Numbers, Readjust Your Expectations – by Carolina Milanesi This week, IDC reported its smartwatch sales figures and the news was that the segment has already registered a decline...

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Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2016
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5G Reality Check

To use an oft-cited term from our election season, last week was Huge…YUGE…for 5G in the United States. Two important things happened. First, the FCC announced its ‘Spectrum Frontiers’ plan to make 3.85 GHz of … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / July 22nd, 2016
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Will AR Supersede VR in Consumer Adoption?

With all of the interest and hullabaloo around Pokemon Go and its clever use of AR, one has to wonder if AR has superseded VR as “The Next Big Thing” or is it a one … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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I’ve Seen the Future of E-Commerce – Buying Things through Facebook

I’m aware I’m being a little click baity with the title but bear with me. I had an interesting and thought-provoking experience buying something through Facebook I have to share. A brand I like promoted...

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Ben Bajarin / July 21st, 2016
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Nothing Sofbank’s CEO does Surprises Me

By now, you have heard SoftBank has purchased ARM Holdings for close to $32 billion. Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank, said in a statement: We have long admired ARM as a world-renowned and...

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Tim Bajarin / July 20th, 2016
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The New Female Emojis are Our Friends

I have shared stories before of when, at the start of the smartphone market, I would go into meetings with male colleagues and they would be shown the powerful new gadget while I was shown … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / July 20th, 2016
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Unpacked: Smart Watch Ownership US/UK as of Q2 2016

Time for an update on the smart watch market. Our Q2 2016 data is in and among the data set is smart watch ownership at large and by brand. It has been interesting to watch...

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Ben Bajarin / July 19th, 2016
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The State of Smart Homes

The promise was big, the hype was bigger, but the reality, well, let’s just say, not exactly earth-shattering. Several years after the concept of the smart home started making waves—the first Nest thermostat was introduced … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 19th, 2016
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SoftBank Buying ARM – Good or Bad?

In what was to be a quiet Sunday, news came about an apparent deal for Softbank to buy ARM Holdings. This is completely out of the blue. It is a bit difficult to find any...

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Ben Bajarin / July 18th, 2016
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Moore’s Law Begins and Ends with Economics

Much has been written about the demise of Moore’s Law, the observation that the number of components in a dense, integrated circuit doubles every 24 months. This “law” has governed much of how we think … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / July 18th, 2016
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Techpinions Podcast: Implications of Pokemon Go

Ben Bajarin, Tim Bajarin, and Jan Dawson discuss the current and future implications of Pokemon Go.

Ben Bajarin / July 16th, 2016
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Survey Says: Companies are Ready to Embrace Augmented Reality

The impressive success and resulting media coverage around Pokémon Go shows that, packaged the right way, even rudimentary augmented reality technology has appeal to consumers. However, I’ve long maintained AR has the potential to drive … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / July 15th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, July 15th, 2016

Apple’s iPhone users are not defecting to Samsung – by Carolina Milanesi On Wednesday Kantar Wolrdpanel (KWP) ComTech published its Quarterly Smartphone OB Barometer for the three months ending in May 2016, confirming what we...

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Ben Bajarin / July 15th, 2016
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Swift Playgrounds is a Step in the Right Direction for Education Tech

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in this spot about how tech companies like Apple and Google need to raise the bar in their education efforts. At that point, they had largely provided … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 14th, 2016
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Big Picture Lessons from Pokemon Go

It is hard to think of another app that has reached such high levels of awareness only one week after its release. Pokemon Go is all the rage and, literally, all you need to do...

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Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2016
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Email Marketing Needs to Become More Intelligent

Right out of college, I got a job managing the direct marketing program for a very large sports company. My education background was in marketing but this was the first time I had to handle...

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Tim Bajarin / July 13th, 2016
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When a Hardware Product is Done

We all know how software is really never done. There are always new updates to refine, fix and add another feature. But what about hardware? Are there some products you can say are mature and … Continue reading

Phil Baker / July 13th, 2016
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Pokemon Go is an AR Watershed

No, it’s not the first and no, it’s not the best. But, there is no question that the incredible success of the Pokemon Go game is an absolute watershed moment for augmented reality. Despite serious … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 12th, 2016
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Changing Media Consumption Habits

Last week, I jokingly said this tweet could be the basis of a whole blog post: I’ve just paid £2 for newspaper that has a double page spread consisting largely of tweets by BuzzFeed employees....

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Jan Dawson / July 12th, 2016
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Toward a Smarter Software Future

The more I think about the recent breakthroughs in machine learning and deep learning algorithms, the more I think we are finally heading toward a smarter software future. For years I had been writing about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Harsh Cloud Reality

We have been doing a significant amount of research on the consumer cloud as of late and a harsh reality has become clear. Consumers need the cloud — pure and simple. There are known pain...

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Ben Bajarin / July 11th, 2016

Tech.pinions Podcast: Social Media’s Impact on Our Times

This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss social media’s impact on our times. With current events and major global events seemingly occurring more and more every day, social media is changing how … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 9th, 2016
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