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February 19 2015
by Todd Hixon

Potholes In The Road To Phone / Car Integration

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on March 11, 2014.] Phone/car integration is a huge source of value for consumers: it brings together the key life-changing consumer technologies of the 20th and 21st centuries. The car companies made big noises at CES this year (more). And Apple recently previewed CarPlay, which puts iOS into the car. […]

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February 21 2014
by Todd Hixon

Will Apple’s Next Products Move The Needle?

Tim Cook’s New Innovation Strategy For Apple, Right On Time – Forbes. [This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on July 16, 2013. It’s a few months old now, but the situation is much the same.] As the post cited above describes, Apple says it is having its “most innovative year ever”, and it is poised to launch […]

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November 20 2013
by Todd Hixon

Android: The OS For Serious People?

A VC: Android and iOS Demographics In The US. CivicScience: How To Tell An Android User From An iOS User (Credit: CivicScience, Inc. www.civicscience.com)   Recently some good minds have dug into the difference between customers who choose Android and iOS devices (in most cases, phones). Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures in his blog “A VC” […]

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July 26 2013
by Todd Hixon

Has Apple Fallen?

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on April 24, 2013.] Apple reported a year-over-year earnings decline for the first time in a decade. Its stock has corrected severely, giving back 40% of its gains over the last ten years (chart). Is this the beginning of the end, or just a correction of expectations that were out […]

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June 25 2013
by Todd Hixon

The End Of Microsoft … As We Know It

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on 7/1/2012.] Steve Ballmer’s announcement of the Windows Surface tablet seemed to channel Steve Jobs: dressed in a dark shirt, a CEO making a glitzy product intro, and most remarkable, an integrated device strategy. LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shows the new tablet called Surface […]

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June 14 2013
by Todd Hixon

While Siri Wise-Cracks, Google Defines Smart Local Search

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on January 16, 2013. Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch. Field Trip App Icon; image via TechCrunch   When Android 4.1 (aka “Jelly Bean”) arrived on my phone last spring*, I concluded that Android had finally produced an OS […]

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April 16 2013
by Todd Hixon

Cracks In The Myth of iOS Superiority

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon in May 2012. Since then Android’s market share has been up and recently down relative to Apple, and Samsung has launched a huge brand-building campaign, so this deeper dive has continued relevance. Apple invented the smart phone. It has been building iOS and its ecosystem since the iPhone launched in […]

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March 29 2013
by Todd Hixon

The End Of Microsoft … As We Know It

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon Update: this post attracted some sharp comments from loyal users/supporters of Windows and Microsoft. However, the issue I raised is getting broader attention. See the post below: Why Windows 8 Is Microsoft’s Biggest Risk Ever Steve Ballmer’s announcement of the Windows Surface tablet seemed to channel Steve Jobs: dressed in a dark […]

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March 30 2012
by Todd Hixon

Windows Phone Beats iPhone by 2015? Not Likely!

Windows Phone jumping to No. 2 in smartphone market by 2015? | ZDNet. As a blogger, I appreciate the need to say something that gets attention. But this prediction is a big stretch. It overlooks the huge importance of apps, media content, and consumer cloud services in the smart phones market: areas where Nokia and […]

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January 31 2012
by Todd Hixon

My Three Biggest Tablet Computer Surprises Of 2011

Las Vegas recently hosted the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”). At CES 2011, “The Year Of The Tablet” was proclaimed, but that struck me as the hyperbole of bloggers hungry for a tag line. Nine months in to the tablet era, Apple was off to a great start, and lots of other vendors had announced […]

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