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July 28, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

Intel Returning to Form

On Monday, Intel held an event to outline the next 5 years of their process technology roadmap. In addition, there were a number of technical announcements where they highlighted some of the benefits of their transistor design and packaging technology that will come to their latest chips over the next four years. Rather than get…

July 21, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

The PC Category Resurgence

Few technology categories have taken more abuse and had opinions formed than the PC category. While the PC is not the primary computing device of billions of people, that crown belongs to the smartphone, it is still the second most adopted category of computing on the planet. The current PC installed base is north of…

July 15, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

Apple and Developer Satisfaction With App Store

536 developers for Apple’s software platforms participated in a study Creative Strategies fielded in late May. What makes our study results particularly interesting, is the makeup of our panel ended up being small business developers making less than $500,000 a year from their apps. With 55% of them making their apps for a living or…

July 7, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

For Peloton Owners, Hardware + Software = Delight

We were excited to run our Delight Scale on Peloton and see if it truly stood up to the glowing fanfare coming from consumers on social media. Sure enough, Peloton scored a 960, out of the possible 1200, on our Delight Scale with some of the most overwhelming positive sentiment of any consumer product we…

May 26, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

The Tech Industry Build Out Cycle

One of the more interesting conversations to be happening around the tech industry currently is what kind of a cycle we are in? In the last few years, I’ve noticed an interesting tension that emerged because, as a whole, the tech industry has just come off a period of significant rapid invention and innovation. From…

April 29, 2021 / Ben Bajarin

Surprised by Apple

The only thing that keeps surprising me about Apple is that people keep being surprised by their ability to keep delivering great quarterly revenues. But, of course, I know the point I’m making is more of an industry and investor one since most of Apple’s customers pay no attention to their earnings. I have participated…

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