Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 3, 2017

Fitbit’s Layoffs – by Carolina Milanesi Fitbit announced this week it will be laying off 6% of its workforce, around 100 employees. The layoffs are part of an effort to reduce operating expenses by $200...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 3rd, 2017
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Collaboration Among the Tech Giants

One of the interesting dynamics to observe in the tech industry is the reputations and relations companies have, not only with the public but also among other companies, including their peers. For the former, Apple, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / February 3rd, 2017

Has Apple Missed the Voice-Controlled Hub Revolution?

By now, most have either heard of Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home hub that uses voice as the means to get answers to questions, set alarms, play music or be used as a control center...

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Tim Bajarin / February 2nd, 2017

Facebook’s Next Big Opportunity

Facebook once again reported very good earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with massive growth in both user numbers and ARPU driving both significant revenue and profit growth. But Facebook also warned of increasing saturation in ad … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 2nd, 2017

Is not being Google a Competitive Advantage?

For any major tech battle, we have always had a few names that dominated the field. Some have survived over the years and moved from battle to battle as new names joined in. Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 1st, 2017

Juicy Takeaways on Apple Post Earnings

Don’t Count Us Out In Smarthome All of Tim Cook’s commentary during his opening statements was a shot at Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. In case you missed it, here it is in full. “The...

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Ben Bajarin / February 1st, 2017

Where Alphabet’s Growth came from in Q4 2016

Alphabet reported its financial results for Q4 2016 last week and posted very healthy year on year growth of 22%, its strongest growth since 2013, and far higher than its average growth from 2014-2015 of...

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Jan Dawson / January 31st, 2017
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The Network vs. The Computer

The history of the technology industry has seen several swings back and forth between dependence on a network that can deliver the output of centralized computing resources, to client devices that do most of the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 31st, 2017

A Deeper Look at FB, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter

When we look at behavior data across many different social networks, it is interesting that not all social networks are created equal. Behavioral patterns are the key things to look for, especially with the ones...

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Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017
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Why Apple can’t Lose the Future Services Battle

I recently found myself in a conversation with some friends (thanks again to Dan M. (@OhMDee), @zcichy, and Eric (@mobile_reach) I made on Twitter (yes, you can make friends on Twitter). Our conversation was a … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 30th, 2017

Podcast: Tech Earnings for Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss earnings reports from Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Intel and what they say about the future of tech industry. If you happen to use a podcast … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 28th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, January 27, 2017

Facebook Hiring Hugo Barra Might Say More about China than VR – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Hugo Barra who was VP of International at Xiaomi, left the Chinese company to join Facebook as Head...

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Carolina Milanesi / January 27th, 2017

Adventures in Machine Intelligence

(Tech.Pinions: Today’s Daily piece, “Adventures in Machine Intelligence” was an Insider post we originally published on December 12th, 2016. We post it today as an example of the daily content for our Insider subscribers. You … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 27th, 2017

Apple vs. Qualcomm

I had been waiting to comment on this until I got to the bottom of a few things. Qualcomm’s earnings call yesterday helped bring some clarity to the situation. All in all, I can’t help...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2017
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How Net Neutrality will Fare under Trump

With news this week about the nomination of Ajit Pai as the next chair of the FCC, much of the attention has focused on his stance on net neutrality and the likelihood the existing rules … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 26th, 2017

Why Trying to Upstage Apple Could Backfire

Last Sunday, Samsung held a press conference to share why some units of the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire and caused real damage to their phones and their reputation. Although the reason is clearly a...

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Tim Bajarin / January 25th, 2017

Will Wireless ever Replace Broadband?

It’s 2020. 5G wireless is being rolled out, with speeds exceeding 10 Gbps, latency below 1 millisecond, and the ability to accommodate vastly more traffic and connections. Will the average household, which doles out some … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / January 25th, 2017

Voice Drives New Software Paradigm

A great deal has been written recently on the growing importance of voice-driven computing devices, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and others like it. At the same time, there’s been a long-held belief by … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 24th, 2017

Snapchat is Evolving

Further to Ben’s piece yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to dive into all the ways Snapchat (the app) and Snap (the company) are evolving as the company reportedly prepares for an IPO this...

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Jan Dawson / January 24th, 2017
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Nearing Peak Snapchat?

I never like to count companies out entirely but data is data, and it tells interesting stories. Earlier in the year, it certainly felt as though there was a hype cycle around Snapchat. All of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 23rd, 2017
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Investigation becomes the Cornerstone for Improved QA

Samsung just hosted a press conference in Korea to share the findings of an investigation into what caused several Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire. You can find all the details of the findings here … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 22nd, 2017

Podcast: US Retail Trends. What Sold and What Didn’t in US Consumer Tech

Ben Bajarin chats with Stephen Baker of NPD to discuss a number of holiday retail categories. We explore how TVs, PCs and Tablets, Wearables, and new tech categories performed at US retail during the holidays.

Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2017

Moving Toward Our Augmented Future

This week, I attended the first-ever AR in Action conference at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where an extensive list of current (and likely future) tech luminaries talked about the past, present, and … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / January 20th, 2017

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, January 20th, 2017

Android One to Come to the US This Summer – by Carolina Milanesi According to a report from The Information, Android One is supposedly coming to the US this summer. If you are not familiar...

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Carolina Milanesi / January 20th, 2017
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Opportunities and Challenges for Amazon in 2017

Continuing my “Opportunities and Challenges” series, I’d like to focus on Amazon. I don’t have many on my short list of hyper growth companies, those who are nowhere near their upside potential, but Amazon is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2017
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