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Flat Slab Finale?

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona has always been somewhat of a paean to the mobile phone and, for the last several years, to smartphones. This is the trade show where the world … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 3rd, 2015
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The Devices on the US Mobile Networks

As part of work I’m doing for some of my clients, I created this chart which shows the makeup of the device base on the major US wireless networks. I thought I’d unpack it a...

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Jan Dawson / March 2nd, 2015
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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: Attempts to Change Samsung’s Trend Line

It is encouraging to see Samsung’s design aesthetic for their premium phones take a step up. It is unfortunate that much of the design of the Galaxy S6 is so similar to the iPhone 6...

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Ben Bajarin / March 1st, 2015
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All Opportunities in Mobile are Not Created Equal

I’ve been giving a number of presentations to executive and investors groups lately and one chart I compiled is perhaps one of the most interesting. Since I’m one of few how make an effort to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 1st, 2015
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How the Scenery Changes

I’m preparing for a presentation on Monday and am using this motion graph, which I was able to export as an animated .gif. Sorry the labels are a bit tricky to read. Thought I’d share … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 28th, 2015
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Net Neutrality and pCell: The Oddity of the Fight

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Feb. 26 to approve net neutrality rules for the distribution of internet traffic. The long fight is over. Hah! This decision will complete a level of debate and now move to another...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 27th, 2015
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The Death of Sapphire and the Birth of “Phire”

Last fall, after Apple introduced the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and they did not include the much rumored sapphire screen they had been working on with GT Advanced, I started looking into why … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 27th, 2015
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Google: Play Store Ads, China, and YouTube

It is no secret any longer that Google is facing challenges growing revenue at the pace they once were. Horace Deidu was the first person I read to point out the challenges to Google’s revenue growth....

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Ben Bajarin / February 26th, 2015
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Research/Data: Phablet Impact Continues to Grow

The device market continues to evolve and grow, following paths that aren’t always as obvious as one might presume. PCs were dead, and now they’re not. Tablets were taking over, and now they’re not. Phablets...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 26th, 2015
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The Real Problem with Lenovo’s Adware

Listeners of the Tech.pinions podcast will have heard me talk about this on last week’s episode, but I wanted to outline some thoughts about what Lenovo’s Superfish problem really says about the company. Tim had … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 26th, 2015
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The iPad’s Role in Taking Education to the Next Level

My oldest daughter is about to go to Junior High. One of the schools we are looking into sending her is a one-iPad-per-child school. Each student uses an iPad in every class. The curriculum, content,...

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Ben Bajarin / February 25th, 2015
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The Lasting Impact of the Lenovo Adware Crisis

Last Thursday, various security research groups posted their findings about the potential impact of Lenovo adding “adware” from Superfish to various models of consumer laptops they have sold since last September. The gist of the problem is Superfish apparently hijacks certain...

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Tim Bajarin / February 25th, 2015
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Apple, Microsoft, and the Success of PCs

Maybe the disaster of Lenovo may help save the PC sales business. The world’s leading brand of PCs got into a lot of trouble when customers discovered a program called Superfish, ostensibly designed as a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 25th, 2015
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Paying for Digital Privacy

One of the many unfortunate fallouts from the recent hacking scandals is the harsh realization that privacy in the age of the Internet is now essentially gone. Some may argue it was never there in … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 24th, 2015
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Antiquated Thinking About The Tech Industry

A few weeks ago, Ben Thompson hit the nail on the head with this tweet: When we look at commentary by so many in the industry, what Ben’s tweet highlights, and perhaps the best way … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2015
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The State of Online Advertising

As I’ve covered earnings season the last few weeks, I’ve made a few references to the online advertising business. I thought I’d spend my time today looking at some of the key metrics relating to...

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Jan Dawson / February 23rd, 2015
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Apple Car Rumor: Understanding Apple’s R&D

While it is fun to ponder all the scenarios in which Apple makes a car and why, my personal takeaway is to reflect on what this tell us about Apple’s research and development process. Understanding...

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Ben Bajarin / February 22nd, 2015
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Lenovo Adware, Apple Car, Samsung LoopPay

Welcome to the Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Lenovo adware issue, the possibility of an Apple car, and the potential Samsung purchase of electronic payment firm LoopPay. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 21st, 2015
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Entertainment and the Internet

  Mark Cuban is one of the inventors of internet-based video, having gotten rich selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999. He still admits he doesn’t know that it is desirable for all the new means … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 20th, 2015
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The Wire-Free PC

One of the ways smartphones and tablets have a clear advantage over typical PCs is in the area of wires—or should I say, the lack thereof. Most people regularly use their smartphones and tablets completely...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 19th, 2015
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The Evolution of CarPlay

Given the reports over the past week or so about Apple’s ambitions in the car space, I’ll share some thoughts related to a report on the connected car I’ll be publishing in the next week … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 19th, 2015
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Qualcomm’s New Chipsets and the New Android Premium

Qualcomm has announced a series of new Snapdragon processors ahead of the Mobile World Congress. There are a few key takeaways and observations to be made about these new chipsets. This quote from Qualcomm’s press...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Sony’s Challenges and the Future of Samsung

More news from Sony today as they look to spin off more groups from the company as wholly owned subsidiaries. Sony’s tough times are rooted in a basic fundamental point — they have not dominated...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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Could There Be A Case For Apple Making A Car?

In last week’s Insider column, I wrote a piece where I said I was highly skeptical Apple is creating a car. Even though the the next day the Wall Street Journal wrote Apple had a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 17th, 2015
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Report: Apple’s Unprecedented 2015 in China

With Chinese New Year upon us, I thought I’d focus on some observations on China related to smartphones and particularly Apple. Apple’s growth in China has been modest but steady — until Q4 of 2014....

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Ben Bajarin / February 17th, 2015