The American States and the Autonomous Auto Conundrum

I have the privilege of working with a US state (who shall remain nameless) on various issues related to tech in general and in education, broadband policy and, most recently, the need to develop their … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 13th, 2017

Ten Things in Tech that Should be Easier

In an era of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and drones that can deliver packages, why is it so hard to turn on the damn TV? Technology has simplified a lot of tasks that used to … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 10th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, March 10, 2017

Google Goes after Slack with Collaboration Chat and Video – Ben Bajarin Collaboration software and services suites are increasing their enterprise penetration. More companies we talk to are less interested in cobbling together disparate systems...

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Carolina Milanesi / March 10th, 2017
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Apple and Generation Z

I received a mixture of feedback on Twitter when I tweeted Phil Baker’s column from yesterday. Most of the feedback was critical of Phil’s point that Apple may be losing the younger generation. They argued...

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Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2017

Hamilton, Burr, Tech, and Trump

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked at the Disney shareholders meeting why he was participating in one of President Trump’s advisory councils. He responded with a quote from the musical “Hamilton” saying, “He … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 9th, 2017
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The Government wants to Hack Your Smartphone

Yesterday, Wikileaks published what it believes are details of hacking tools used by the CIA in order to spy on Americans. There is a lot of speculation and misinformation about the ability the government has...

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Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2017

Has Apple Lost the Current Generation of Students?

When I worked for Apple in the 90s, there was a constant push to put Apple computers in schools so students would be more likely to become Apple customers for life. Now, nearly 30 years … Continue reading

Phil Baker / March 8th, 2017

Cars Need Digital Safety Standards Too

When it comes to using your digital devices, physical safety is probably one of the few things you don’t have to worry about. Sure, the occasional overheating battery can be a problem, but generally speaking, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 7th, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Live Video

The Wall Street Journal had a big piece on Monday diving into the history of Facebook’s live video strategy. It suggested Facebook moved so quickly it made a lot of mistakes and caused itself problems...

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Jan Dawson / March 7th, 2017
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An Industry In Transition

I understand how easy it is to zoom in on the minutia of the tech industry and examine both the good and the bad under a microscope but I’d like to make a point that...

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Ben Bajarin / March 6th, 2017
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The Spin Class that was Mobile World Congress 2017

I don’t know if you have ever been to a Spin Class but, if you have, the amount of adrenaline generated by a good drill sergeant instructor, upbeat music, and hard work leaves you exhausted, … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / March 6th, 2017

Podcast: Big Themes and Key Takeaways from MWC

Ben Bajarin and Carolina Milanesi discuss her time in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and key themes and takeaways from the show.

Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2017

Despite Naysayers, VR continues to Ramp

The virtual reality backlash has begun, with some industry watchers suggesting 2016 was a disappointment and recent retail changes and price drops from category heavyweight Oculus point to doom and gloom. I’m not buying it … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / March 3rd, 2017

Snap, Inc.’s IPO and Investor Expectations

Snap’s IPO basically ended where it started, which I view as a good thing. Overall, this IPO has many inside tech circles, from VCs to investment bankers to startups themselves, looking to it as a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 3rd, 2017
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CEOs and the Company Cultures They Create

Over the past couple of weeks, the culture of one particular company has been almost permanently in the tech news. Uber has hit the headlines again and again since one of its former employees shared, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 2nd, 2017

How Apple might Deliver AR on the iPhone

If you follow the world of tech, you know that two of its new big things are AR and VR. VR got a major push with the introduction of Oculus Rift and made Oculus a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 1st, 2017
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Is Mark Zuckerberg becoming the Most Powerful Man in the World?

From what I have read by people who really understand what happened during the last election, almost all suggest Facebook played a role in the final outcome. From last June through the election, my Facebook...

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Tim Bajarin / March 1st, 2017
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The Messy Path to 5G

It’s the hottest topic in the tech world—certainly at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain—it is. The next generation of wireless networks—commonly called 5G—is on the lips of most people … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 28th, 2017

Putting Tesla in Context

Tesla reported its financial results last week and the tech industry once again responded with quite a bit of enthusiasm for its results, especially for the promises of expansion. Three new Gigafactory battery factories are...

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Jan Dawson / February 28th, 2017

The Almighty Smartphone Camera

Without question, the next phase of smartphone innovation will be focused on the camera. This year’s Mobile World Congress is more confirmation of that trend as hundreds of smartphone brands and dozens of smartphone manufacturers...

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Ben Bajarin / February 27th, 2017
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The Tablet Computer is Growing Up

I vividly remember when the iPad first hit the scene. Much of the commentary at the time ranged from confused, to skeptical, to wildly optimistic and then some. However, very few people truly grasped the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 27th, 2017

Podcast: Uber, Culture, and How the Internet Gives Everyone a Voice

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the recent reports of more culture problems at Uber. We explore parallels to the first startup era, and how the Internet plus Twitter gives everyone a voice and lets … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 26th, 2017

With ‘Unlimited’, Network Management and Capacity become Paramount

The major story in U.S. wireless so far in 2017 is the Big Four operators are now all in on unlimited offerings. Sprint had used this as a differentiator for the past two years and … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 24th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 24, 2017

Skype Lite is Reminiscent of Nokia’s Creativity in Emerging Markets – by Carolina Milanesi During the Future Decoded event held in Mumbai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Skype Lite. This is a lighter, more data...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 24th, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Renaissance

At my first real tech job in 1997, I had a role at Cypress Semiconductor working with engineers to draw and model designs of the products. It was during this time I developed a love...

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Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2017
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