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Part 3: How Does Apple Innovate?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 3 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 31st, 2016
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The Smartphone Market in Q1 2016

Now that Lenovo has reported its Q1 2016 financial results, we have a reasonably full picture of how the global smartphone market performed in the quarter. While many of the largest vendors report their performance...

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Jan Dawson / May 31st, 2016
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Voice-Based Computing with Digital Assistants

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the era of voice-driven computing has finally arrived. Powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and deep learning, the new generation of smart digital … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 31st, 2016
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Part 2: Where Should Apple’s Innovation Be Focused?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 2 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 30th, 2016
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Part 1: Who Is Apple Innovating For?

These days, there are a lot of questions swirling around Apple and the biggest question of all is whether Apple has forgotten how to innovate. Of course, this question is not new. CAPTION: February 1996 … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 29th, 2016
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Time for Google to have Consumer-Facing Customer Service

One of the themes coming out of the Google I/O conference last week was Google plans to make a more aggressive push into the consumer hardware business. The company announced the Home product, an AI-oriented … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / May 27th, 2016
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Unpacked: Analysis of This Week’s Top News

Twitter – by Jan Dawson Twitter this week announced that, in the coming months, it will start exempting some forms of content from its traditional 140 character limit, including pictures, usernames, videos, and polls. The...

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Ben Bajarin / May 27th, 2016
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Trends in Social Commerce

“Social commerce” is one of the biggest buzzwords in conversations I have with startups and investors in Silicon Valley. The reason is simple. Peer group influence on product decision making is one of, if not...

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Ben Bajarin / May 26th, 2016
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Apple’s Route to Virtual Reality

Given how focused four of the other major consumer technology players are at the moment on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, many people are reaching the conclusion Apple must act fast or be left behind. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 26th, 2016
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Should Virtual Assistants Be Humanized?

Last week at Google I/O, we saw the introduction of Google Home and Google assistant. Like Amazon before it, Google made a distinction between the object Home, an Echo-like smart speaker, and Google assistant. Unlike … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / May 25th, 2016
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The Real Threat to Apple: The Invisible Device

The Amazon Echo: what happens if this is all there is to a device? CC-licensed photo by Cryptik Merlin on Flickr For years, Apple has made a name for itself through the design of its...

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Charles Arthur / May 25th, 2016
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Peak Smartphone in the US?

I wrote previously about the slowing smartphone upgrade rate in the US. Today, I want to tackle the other side of the smartphone sales coin — slowing growth in the US smartphone base. Together, these...

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Jan Dawson / May 24th, 2016
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Turning Makers into Manufacturers

If you ever start to wonder whether there’s anything more out there these days than a rehashing of existing ideas in the tech field, a quick trip to a Maker Faire will answer your question … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 24th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Social Media Usage

Looking at many different social media networks/services from a global perspective, there are a few interesting trends, none larger than Facebook. Literally. On a global scale, Facebook not only has the most active users but...

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Ben Bajarin / May 23rd, 2016
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Is Storytelling the Key to VR’s Future?

A few weeks back, I attended the Collision Conference in New Orleans. This is my favorite “food city” so, when I found out Collision would be held in the Crescent City, I booked a flight … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / May 23rd, 2016
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Podcast: Google I/O, Nokia Phones, Apple in India, Maker Faire

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell analyze Google’s I/O event, discuss Microsoft’s sale of its featurephone and Nokia’s licensing of phones, address Apple’s efforts in India, and describe a … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 21st, 2016
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Let’s Make PCs First-Class Citizens of the Connected World

The PC industry is in the doldrums. Shipments continue to decline, and consumers and business buyers are holding on to their existing hardware for increasingly long periods of time. Fast new processors haven’t caused them … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / May 20th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Week’s News

Microsoft Sells off Feature Phone Biz – Carolina Milanesi Two years after the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft has sold its feature phone business to FIH, a subsidiary of Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, for $350 million....

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Ben Bajarin / May 20th, 2016
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Google’s Custom Chip may be the Biggest I/O Announcement

Near the end of Google’s two hour I/O keynote, they snuck an announcement in which may be the biggest deal of the whole event. Google officially announced a project they have been working on for...

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Ben Bajarin / May 19th, 2016
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Echo and Home are Endpoints, not the Endgame

Yesterday, Google announced its answer to Amazon’s Echo home speaker product, which will be known simply as Home. But it also announced what it called “the Google assistant”, which will operate both on the Home … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 19th, 2016
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Hardware Upgrades Offer New Opportunities

Software upgrades are commonplace. We have them in apps, video games, computer software. Pay an additional amount and the products can seamlessly acquire new capabilities. Now, there’s an equally seamless hardware upgrade: Tesla will upgrade … Continue reading

Phil Baker / May 18th, 2016
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The Missing Link in the Voice AI/UI Experience

By now you probably are aware a sort of battle in voice and AI is brewing between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon. Google has Google Now. Microsoft has Cortana, and Apple has Siri. And, most...

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Tim Bajarin / May 18th, 2016
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The Big iPhone Debate

In many discussions I’ve had about Apple and their future, the question of the iPhone is always at the heart. Although, as I listen to the tone and specifics of the questions that come my...

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Ben Bajarin / May 17th, 2016
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Virtual Reality Brings New Life…to Desktops?

OK, be honest. When was the last time you really thought about desktop PCs? Especially new desktop PCs? Probably not recently. Heck, with all the press about the death of PCs we’ve seen over the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 17th, 2016
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The Biggest Rip-offs and Best Bargains in Consumer Tech

I’ve been thinking about pricing for various consumer tech products and services and there are some aspects that are incongruous. For example, how is it you can host a conference call for 150 colleagues for … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / May 16th, 2016
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