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Benedict Evans:
As tech platforms experiment with TV content, a look at how corporations controlling music and ebooks lost their strategic value to tech companies   —  People in tech and media have been saying that ‘content is king’ for a long time - perhaps since the VHS/Betamax battle of the early 1980s, and perhaps longer.
Jul 16, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Benedict Evans:
Beyond obvious effects like better efficiency and safety, thoughts on the 2nd and 3rd-order consequences that electric and autonomous cars might have on society   —  There are two foundational technology changes rolling through the car industry at the moment; electric and autonomy.
Apr 2, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Benedict Evans:
10 years after iPhone, ubiquitous LTE and 1B high-end smartphones are ushering in “Mobile 2.0”, similar to how broadband and new browser tech ushered in Web 2.0   —  In 2004, ten years after Netscape launched, Tim O'Reilly launched the ‘Web 2.0’ conference, proposing (or branding) a generational shift in how the web worked.
Feb 6, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Benedict Evans:
Mobile is eating the world, 2016 edition: how ~2.5B smartphones and mobile computing with AI, dominated by “GAFA”, reshape retail, cars, and everything else   —  As we pass 2.5bn smartphones on earth and head towards 5bn, and mobile moves from creation to deployment, the questions change.
Dec 11, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Benedict Evans:
16 mobile theses on what is driving transformation in technology and the Internet today   —  16 mobile theses  —  We're now coming up to 9 years since the launch of the iPhone kicked off the smartphone revolution, and some of the first phases are over - Apple and Google both won the platform war …
Dec 26, 2015, 2:05 AMIn context
Benedict Evans:
‘Mobile’ isn't about screen size, but about ease-of-use, a better security model, improved power consumption over PCs, and scale of the device ecosystem   —  Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs  —  One of the ways that tech progresses is in generational changes in scale.
Nov 9, 2015, 10:00 AMIn context
Benedict Evans:
The implications of mobile operating systems controlled by Apple and Google succeeding the neutral web browser as the primary platform for Internet services   —  Mobile is not a neutral platform  —  For a decade or two, for most people ‘the internet’ meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard.
Oct 13, 2015, 11:45 PMIn context
Benedict Evans:
Google Play app downloads now 2x iOS, but Android users spend half as much as iOS users, up from 1/4 a year ago; Play revenues may overtake App Store this year   —  The (lack of) app store metrics  —  Apple and Google both give headline statistics of how well their respective app stores are doing …
Jun 15, 2015, 10:30 PMIn context
Benedict Evans:
Huge smartphone supply chain producing small, cheap, low power components enables new products like drones, wearables, and other connected devices   —  The home and the mobile supply chain  —  For the last 30 years PCs and the PC supply chain dominated the technology industry …
Feb 2, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Benedict Evans:
Questions about mobile: What happens to Android OEMs? Will more players attempt to fork Android? In what layer will aggregation and discovery sit? More   —  New questions in mobile  —  Seven years into the smartphone world, it seems like it's time to change the questions.
Dec 4, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context

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