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Apple's stock has been battered over the past year due to fears about iPhone unit sales growth. Yesterday's fiscal Q1 2016 results finally give us some data to understand how realistic these fears are. Apple reported iPhone shipments of 74.8 million units in the quarter, growing marginally over fiscal Q1 2015. However, Apple also increased iPhone channel inventory by 3.3 million over the quarter compared to a decline of 0.2 million in the same qu...
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I don't think so. At the end of the day, attracting high-end, feature-hungry users isn't the primary issue. Once a basic smartphone is "good enough", it's attracting the entry-level user that's the problem. That said, I expect a similar response from Apple, resulting in lower volumes and stable/rising ASPs.
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I have been skeptical about the mass market potential of wrist-worn wearables ever since Google unveiled Android Wear in 2014. Since then, we have seen a number of high profile smartwatch launches, including the Apple Watch and the recent Fitbit Blaze (which was greeted with an 18% decline in FitBit's stock price). However, the hunt for a killer app continues and I have yet to come across a relevant use case for mass market users. Benchmarking th...
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Fresh out of our studio in the first day of 2016, we conclude with the 2nd part with Sameer Singh and Bernard Leong making the five important predictions that will rock the technology landscape in Asia for the year of #2016. 
Sameer Singh and Bernard Leong discussed the five major predictions for the technology landscape of Asia in 2016 and its implications to US companies.
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YouTube announced its first-ever subscription service last week, YouTube Red, with the usual set of (uninteresting) "premium" features -- ad-free videos and offline/background playback. The only interesting tidbit was that YouTube Red would also house "original" movies and TV shows starring well-known YouTube personalities. While it may seem mundane, this move has the potential to present a true disruption to the TV industry.
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Google's Amazon Problem
I have long been a critic of the "Peak Google" argument because it is based on a flawed premise -- that deep engagement and consequently "brand advertising" are somehow a threat to Google's model of transactional engagement . While I strongly disagree with ...
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Twitter Moments: Interesting Product with a Crucial Flaw
Twitter's stock price has declined by over 50% over the past few months because of slower than expected user growth and questions about the company's leadership team. In response, the company just unveiled what appears to be its most important product (or f...
Twitter's stock price has declined by over 50% over the past few months because of slower than expected user growth and questions about the company's leadership team. In response, the company just unveiled what appears to be its most important product (or feature) in years, Moments. This is clearly an interesting attempt to attract new users (or "churned" users) back to the platform. However, Twitter seems to have ignored the lessons learned by o...
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Self-Driving Cars: Incrementalism vs. Full Autonomy
Last week, I came across an interesting piece by Jan Dawson about self-driving cars. In it, he argued that Tesla's (and possibly Apple's) approach of incremental improvements in automation was vastly superior to Google's goal of achieving full automation. H...
Last week, I came across an interesting piece by Jan Dawson about self-driving cars. In it, he argued that Tesla's (and possibly Apple's) approach of incremental improvements in automation was vastly superior to Google's goal of achieving full automation. His primary argument is that consumers need to purchase and experience semi-autonomous vehicles before they can trust the technology enough to purchase fully autonomous vehicles (especially give...
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Analyse Asia Podcast: Five Predictins About Asia for 2016
In the part 2 of our year-end podcast, we build on our
earlier conversation about five major events that rocked Asia in 2015 and make
our predictions for 2016: (a) Consolidation of on-demand cab hailing apps, (b) Robots (like Softbank's Pepper) target busin...
In the part 2 of our year-end podcast, we build on our earlier conversation about five major events that rocked Asia in 2015 and make our predictions for 2016: (a) Consolidation of on-demand cab hailing apps, (b) Robots (like Softbank's Pepper) target businesses before moving on to the consumer market while value flows to data / artificial intelligence, (c) Nintendo faces innovator's dilemma, (d) Xiaomi's expansion and (e) Facebook hits a wall in...
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In part 1 of our year-end episode, we discuss five major events in Asia that occurred in 2015: (a) the surge of venture capital financing in Asia and its implications, (b) SoftBank’s Pepper with Alibaba and Foxconn, (c) the Nintendo-DeNA deal, (d) Xiaomi’s challenging year and (e) global recognition of Wechat’s messaging platform. We also added a short discussion on the upcoming dawn of self-driving cars and examine its implications for on-demand...
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Google and the Evolving App Interaction Model
Google made some interesting announcements yesterday that could have a profound impact on the existing app interaction model and even how we think of apps. Google search now has the ability to search for app-only content , an outcome of Google's app indexin...
Google made some interesting announcements yesterday that could have a profound impact on the existing app interaction model and even how we think of apps. Google search now has the ability to search for app-only content, an outcome of Google's app indexing efforts over the past two years. More importantly, Google announced an experimental program to "stream" a limited set of apps directly from the Google app. This appears to be an attempt to mak...
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that numerous online-to-offline (O2O or on-demand) startups in China had run out of cash in recent months. Fund raising and valuations, especially those for on-demand startups, have soared globally as burn rates grew in sync with risk appetite. During this time, startups spent heavily as user acquisition became the primary goal. It was only a matter of time before investors paused to look at financial h...
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  • BitChemy Ventures
    Head Analyst, 2012 - 2013
  • Finvista Advisors
    Associate, 2009 - 2012
  • App Annie
    Senior Industry Analysis Manager, 2013 - present
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  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute
    Finance & Marketing, 2006 - 2008
  • Muffakham Jam College of Engineering & Technology
    Electronics & Comuunications, 2002 - 2006
  • Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
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Microsoft today said it will make Windows free of charge for phones and tablets with screens smaller than nine inches, a move designed to he

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Xiaomi to Open 18 Flagship Retail Stores by Year End
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Former Google executive to help Xiaomi to expand outside China
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Up-and-coming Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has hired Hugo Barra, former Google vice president for Android product management, to lead its

The Anatomy of an Iconic CEO Firing | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insigh...
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - After five years of explosive growth sales of high-end smartphones have hit a plateau and the $2 trillion industry - t

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