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The Voice Assistant Speaker Market’s March Toward Maturity

Virtual assistants are creating new opportunities across the consumer electronics landscape, and smart speakers with built-in AI have proven to be a standout category for today’s industry. Adoption of these voice assistant speakers is an important component to consumers’ entrance into smart home ecosystems, and early-established ...

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Ask the Analysts: Explaining the Why Behind the Mobile PC Q3 Scorecard

Competition is notoriously fierce in the U.S. retail channel, especially in the cut-throat market for mobile computing devices such as notebook and detachable tablet PCs. No fewer than 13 brands--a full baker’s dozen--sparred over the crowded shelves of big-box retailers in the ever-important Q3 calendar season, otherwise known as ...

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The Ups and Downs of Long-Term Smartphone Ownership

Hey everyone, I did it! I held onto my smartphone for two years, long enough to completely pay it off through my carrier’s monthly installment billing, a standard system across the postpaid industry. So now that I technically own this thing, what is next? Should I be content with my paid-off device, sit back, and enjoy a lower monthly ...

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It's Time to Take HP's A3 Strategy Seriously

One year ago HP launched a massive effort to take share in the estimated $55 billion A3 market, and the company has already made a range of major investments and strategic moves to position itself for success. HP has made attempts in this area of the market before, yet this time it looks and feels different. It's time for industry ...

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The Unlocked Smartphone Opportunity

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A Look into the Emerging Realm of VR & 360-Degree Capture

Following the consumer electronics industry at any distance, you will have undoubtedly been exposed to the concept of Virtual Reality (VR) as a hot new showcase technology for vendors. Interestingly, VR touches all of the product categories that I track as an analyst at gap intelligence, including cameras and camcorders on the 360-degree ...

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Post-Print Samsung Needs a New Roadmap for Long-Term Growth

One of the overarching themes of the imaging industry in recent years has been a return to focusing on core business. HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Samsung and others have signaled that - after billions invested in M&A and R&D, and many examples of unproven business expansion– the best route to profitable growth is simply through a renewed ...

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Samsung Printing Solutions Wants to Put a Dent in Samsung's $400B Goal

Samsung Electronics has been aggressively investing in the development of its Printing Solutions business for the better part of the past decade. The significance of this investment to Samsung cannot be understated – the vendor views printing as the next wave of its growth, following chips, TVs, and mobile devices. Printing is a key ...

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GI Data Lab: Power Indexing Refrigerators

The recent release of Halo 5 spurred a conversation with fellow gapper and avid video-gamer, Mike Broome, about power indexes and player-ranking systems in video games. This gave us the idea of creating a power index for brands and products similar to ones utilized by gamers. In the world of video games, the purpose of a power index is to ...

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the pico-letter V9.09 - gap intelligence 2012 Office Printing Year in Review

Believe it or not, 2012 was a positive year in the office printing industry. Sure there was no shortage of doom and gloom, which make for a good headline or scare tactic, but amid the challenges, something very encouraging happened. After years of dealing with the obstacles facing the printing industry in a tactical manner, this year it appears ...
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How Samsung Executed its "Premium" Notebook Strategy

Just about every manufacturer wants the word "premium" attached to its brand. It's a common refrain from vendors, particularly during quarterly earnings calls, who want to increase their margins and shift away from solely competing with rock-bottom prices. Though few have actually succeeded, it has been a relief to watch Samsung execute its ...
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What Does David Stern Know About Falling Color CPCs?

Everyone who knows me well also knows that I love the Boston Celtics. Of course, I have other interests, but the Celts have been a constant part of my life as long as I can remember. I’ve dressed up as Larry Bird for Halloween, I may be the only 30 year old with Celtics slippers, Tommy Heinsohn is featured in my Google Talk profile pic, and the ...
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