2017 Resolutions and predictions

Industry Concerns for the New Year

For the last 28 years, I have written a prediction column for the New Year. I study our research and look for trends and information that gives me hints of what I believe might be...

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Tim Bajarin / December 7th, 2016
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Smartwatches Need to Learn from Tablets’ Mistakes

On Monday, IDC released its http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41996116″>third quarter market share update for wearables and it was not pretty. While overall shipments grew marginally year on year, reaching 23 million, 85% of sales remained in the more … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / December 7th, 2016
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Multipurpose, Multifunction Tech Devices to Drive Future Growth

Do more with less. It’s a great personal mantra, a worthwhile business and societal goal, and increasingly, likely to be a necessity for companies who are designing and building tech products. The challenge is that … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 6th, 2016
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Putting Amazon Go in Context

Amazon on Monday announced its latest initiative: Amazon Go. This model will see Amazon open a grocery store, in Seattle early next year, with a unique purchasing model – customers scan a barcode in the...

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Jan Dawson / December 6th, 2016
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Amazon Go: One Store to Rule Them All

Amazon is very clever. With the announcement of Amazon Go, an entirely new type of store and shopping experience, they have just given us a blueprint of how they intend to dominate the future of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 5th, 2016
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I Live with Robots. Eventually You Will Too

I have a doorman who unlocks my door whenever I arrive home. Rain or shine, day or night, my doorman is always there. I never have to knock; he just knows when I’ve arrived home … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / December 5th, 2016
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Unpacking This Weeks News – Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Netflix Adds the Ability to Download Select Videos – by Jan Dawson Netflix announced this week that users would now be able to download some of the videos available through the service on to their...

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Ben Bajarin / December 2nd, 2016
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The Emergence of Purpose-Built IoT Networks

One of the ‘next big things’ in the mobile landscape is going to be the Internet of Things (IoT) – the billions of devices that will be connected to the internet in the coming years. … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 2nd, 2016
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Amazon’s Offensive For the AI Platform of the Future

At Amazon’s Developer Event in Las Vegas, the company came out swinging, looking to be the sole platform for machine learning and artificial intelligence of the future. Their announcements are important in a couple of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2016
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A Dozen Acquisition Targets for Big Tech Companies

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post suggesting several companies Apple, Google, and Microsoft might want to acquire. As I thought about that post this week, I planned to revisit it in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 1st, 2016
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Why Apple Needs to take Aim at Their Core Customers

On the second day Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple in 1997, I had a chance to meet with him and ask how he planned to revive and save Apple. Apple was $1 billion...

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Tim Bajarin / November 30th, 2016
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Will Amazon Silence Alexa with a Screen?

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a high-end Echo-like device which will feature a better speaker and a seven-inch touchscreen. The speaker is said to be larger and tilt upwards so the screen can be … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 30th, 2016
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DirecTV Now Highlights the Challenges of US TV

On Monday afternoon, AT&T finally announced its DirecTV Now service. It has been talking about this in detail since earlier this spring and for even longer in a more general sense. The service launches on...

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Jan Dawson / November 29th, 2016
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The Magic Inside Your Devices

Sometimes, it’s what’s inside that counts more than what we can see on the outside. That’s certainly the case with people, and increasingly, I think, it’s going to be the case with tech devices. Many … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 29th, 2016
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Apple in India and Porsche vs. Toyota

We recently conducted an Indian market study in several of the more developed cities with a range of ages and consumer types. I crafted this study with a couple of goals: a deeper understanding of...

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Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Demise of the Others

I’d like to offer an interesting observation. As I look back over the past annual shipments of the PC, smartphone, and tablet categories, an interesting pattern appears. Take a look at this chart: (Click to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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The Tech industry and the Search for a Cancer Cure

As someone who has tracked the tech market for the past 35 years, there is one major theme I have seen over and over again when it comes to the goals of many tech innovators. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 23rd, 2016
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Podcast: Holiday Tech Shopping Predictions

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell chat about the upcoming holiday shopping season and the potential opportunities and challenges for a wide variety of different tech devices. If you happen to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 23rd, 2016
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Virtual Experiences Will Drive VR Devices to Mainstream

Sure, the gaming side is cool. Battling space aliens or shooting bad guys with virtual reality products like Google’s new DayDream VR, Samsung’s Gear VR, Sony’s Playstation VR, or PC-driven systems like the HTC Vive … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 22nd, 2016
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Sleeping with the Enemy Would Benefit Both Microsoft & Apple

Because of what I do, I try different devices all the time. While I have used Windows 10 PCs since they became available, I never made one my main working device. For the past nine … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 21st, 2016
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The Wireless Industry is Changing Before Our Eyes

There are moments in time where one can sense important shifts going on in an industry. I think now is one of those times in wireless. First, some historical context – what have been the … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 18th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday November 18, 2016

Samsung’s Acquisitions Point to Increase Desire to Independence by Carolina Milanesi This week was a pretty busy one for Samsung’s M&A team. On Monday, Samsung announced it would acquire Harman International for $8 billion. Later...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 18th, 2016
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The Click-Bait Business Model

One thing that has become abundantly clear as I reflect on the media landscape, post-elections here in the US, is how disastrous the click-bait business model has become. When we started Tech.pinions, it was a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2016
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Four Ways to Deal with Fake News Online

“Fake news” is the phrase du jour across the political, media, and technology domains over the past couple of weeks, as a number of people have suggested false news stories may have swung the result … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 17th, 2016
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What Lessons can the Tech World Learn from 2016 Pollster Failings?

Two weeks before the election, I traveled to Maine to be at a conference. I picked up a car in Boston and drove through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Coming from California which is was...

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Tim Bajarin / November 16th, 2016
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