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Tim Bajarin

PC makers plan rebellion against Windows at 2014 CES, analysts say

The new devices will be called “PC Plus” machines, explained Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. "A PC Plus machine will run Windows 8.1 but will also run Android apps as well," Bajarin wrote recently for Time. "They are doing this through software emulation. I'm not sure what ...

Tim Cook Deserves More Credit

"He has kept most of the morale high and more importantly he did the kind of management changes that were needed," says Tim Bajarin, principal analyst with Creative Strategies. "He has shown pretty strong leadership in correcting problems quickly. " It's Pfeffer's second criteria — the ...

Behind the Facebook $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp

"What Facebook got was a communications platform which was beyond what they could do within their traditional social media design," said tech analyst Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies of San Jose. "What I don't know enough about is how they came up with that $19 billion ...

Why Chromebooks Are Beating MacBooks

"There are no governments or IT departments running out to buy these products — they would be underwhelmed," said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. "Instead, this growth is being driven by education. " Apple's MacBook and iPad sales declined this year as competition from ...

Obamacare Rollout-Rescue Model Seen in Romney’s Massachusetts

If the administration can improve the website’s performance in time, younger consumers will quickly look past the early glitches, said Tim Bajarin, president of San Jose, California-based Creative Strategies who has followed consumer electronics startups for 35 years. “The stories that ...

What Is the Future of the Mac?

Tim Bajarin, President at tech research firm Creative Strategies , on the other hand, believes Apple will keep the two operating systems separate. “The Mac/OS X is the power OS. iOS is the evolutionary OS, to expand what they can do with tablets and smartphones,” he said. In the ...

The story of CES 2012: Catching up with Apple

"The bottom line is, Apple is not at CES, yet they cast a very long shadow," said Tim Bajarin, president of Campbell consulting firm Creative Strategies. A side note: As if the term ultrabook wasn't silly enough, LG is already trying out the label "super ultrabook. " Apparently if a ...

Mobile Tech: The Internet of Things and Our Digital Sixth Sense

By Tim Bajarin

The term “digital sixth sense” has been tossed around in the industry for decades: I used it in a speech to 500 tech execs in 1995 at the Agenda conference when I described my vision of a connected refrigerator. This connected refrigerator would scan our products as we put them in, and extract ...

Tablets: Microsoft rides to the rescue with Windows 8?

Microsoft will not allow for any modification,” says leading computer and consumer technology analyst Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies. Is this the clear direction that tablets seem to need? Will dozens of $200 Windows 8 tablets crowd consumer electronics shelves come next Christmas? ...

Acer unveils world's thinnest laptop

"That S5 is quite significant," analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies said after the Acer press event. "It looks like the thinnest and lightest, and it sets the bar for the rest of the ultrabook vendors," he continued. The Aspire S5 has a 34-cm (13.3-inch) screen and is 15 mm at its ...

What to expect from the biggest tech show of the year

"A PC Plus machine will run Windows 8.1 but will also run Android apps as well," Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies wrote recently for Time. "They are doing this through software emulation. I'm not sure what kind of performance you can expect, but this is their way to try and bring more ...

Netflix, 'House of Cards' trump traditional media on Emmy nominations

But in the latest issue of Time magazine, Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies Inc., a Silicon Valley tech industry analysis firm, says Netflix is proving itself to be the new HBO. “Regardless of whether 'House of Cards' or 'Arrested Development' actually win any Emmys, Netflix ...

Stars align for a Microsoft 'Star Trek' marketing deal

Tim Bajarin, a longtime Microsoft analyst, noted that the "PC has aged and is no longer considered hip," leading to an "old school" image for Microsoft. The "Star Trek" partnership could change that. "[It] is a serious attempt to try and make Microsoft relevant again and get their brand ...

Samsung embarking on an aggressive expansion in Silicon Valley

Samsung is trying to shed its reputation for being a company that succeeds through a strategy of what Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies calls "fast following. " That is, watching others pioneer new technologies and markets, and then rushing in behind. "The reason they're doing what they ...

On fifth anniversary of iPhone, a look back at an icon's debut

"They may have created a new category," Tim Bajarin, president of consulting firm Creative Strategies, told the Los Angeles Times the day of the event. "Instead of smartphone, how about 'brilliant' phone? This redefines what a cellphone looks like. " ...

Apple rumored to produce gold-colored iPhone for Chinese market

(KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images) (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO) Apple to make further gains in China, said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a high-profile visit to Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile, the world's largest cell phone carrier. Xi has ...

CES gadgets bringing the "Matrix" to life

"The underlying driver at the show is that we will have screens on all types of devices connected to the Internet; it could be your refrigerator, your vacuum...," said lead analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. Intel's move into the smartphone and tablet computer chip market at the ...

Apple agrees to allow independent monitoring of Asian suppliers' factories as internal report shows...

"Apple has always been pretty much above board, and they've tried to monitor their suppliers pretty judiciously,'' said Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies in Campbell. "Having said that, they don't have total control over everything these facilities. So things like hiring ...

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