Profile of Mike FeibusAnalyst, TechKnowledge Strategies
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Mike Feibus is principal analyst at TechKnowledge Strategies, a Scottsdale, Ariz., market strategy and analysis firm focusing on mobile ecosystems and client technologies. You can reach him at [email protected].
Articles by Mike Feibus
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
Augmented reality is about to get compelling. Digital eyewear will make it happen. And it's happening sooner than you think.
Taller than a Galaxy S5. Tougher than Gorilla Glass. Softer contours than the iPhone 5. But it's what's inside that really counts.
The natural number of personal electronics devices is two: one in the pocket and one in the bag. Now, thanks to ever-larger smartphones and the latest 2-in-1 laptops, order is being restored.
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
The titans of technology have spent lavishly for your eyeballs. Now they want your ears. Here's why.
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Watch for Amazon's long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry's first sell phone.
Today's manic rush to strap connected sensors onto body parts sometimes feels more like parody than business plan. Are wearable fitness trackers a game-changer or gimmick?
Both Target and SnapChat recently fell victim to high-profile security breaches, but the long-term damage to SnapChat will be much greater. Here's why.
Apple's iBeacon and other "contextual awareness" technologies might soon pop up on your smartphone as shopping advice. That's not as frightening as it sounds.
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
It looks like Microsoft will port its omnipresent Office productivity suite to iOS and Android. Now comes the hard part.
If you've waited to replace Windows XP systems, good news. This week brings the debut of a new class of fast, power-saving mobile systems based on Intel's enterprise-ready Haswell processors.
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
The factors hurting the PC market now may not be Intel's fault, but they are Intel's problem. Fix them and we'll talk.
At Build conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledges that aspects of Windows 8 have bugged users -- and promises to address the issues.
Debuting at Computex this week, ultrabooks with instant-on capability and all-day battery life will be more competitive with smartphones and tablets.
Windows 8.1 should be coming out now. Here's why Microsoft can no longer afford to target the fall for new releases.
Microsoft's Windows 8 update, Windows Blue, must give PC users a more familiar way to work. Microsoft used to manage transitions better -- instead of opening the door for its rivals.
Intel's board sees synergy in replacing outgoing CEO Paul Otellini with two execs. Is the duo up to the formidable challenge ahead?
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
After making moves last year right out of a Greek tragedy, Microsoft is finally taking steps to fix its mobile mess and other blunders.
I traveled to Mobile World Congress to learn about possible solutions to the looming mobile data capacity crunch. Meet the small cell, for starters.
Mobile World Congress 2013 will feature glitzy new hardware and exciting apps. But what I really want to see is technology to keep the wireless data network humming.
You might not want to buy this almost-a-PC, overstuffed-tablet hybrid. But your boss might buy one for you.
PC vendors, are you tired of losing sales to the cool new tablets? Take a page from the auto industry's playbook and introduce model years.
PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal.
Forget 500-inch, green smart 3-D TVs. Here are a few exciting new trends I'll be examining at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
Hear me out on this one, tablet shoppers: You should buy a 7-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
During the first week, I wanted to throw Microsoft's Surface tablet out the window. Now, my opinion has changed.
As Microsoft plays catch-up in smartphones and tablets, it woos developers at its Build conference this week to write apps that work on all of its platforms.
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8, the hardware world faces a big question. Is going it alone exactly what Microsoft wants?
Touch has a big role in Microsoft's marketing blitz for Windows 8. But many Ultrabooks set to go on sale this fall aren't touch-enabled.
Windows 8, paired with ultra-thin laptops, could add sorely-needed excitement to the PC market this holiday season. But Microsoft has a marketing problem.
PC vendors expect Windows 8 Ultrabooks to reverse PC sales that are eroding to tablets. So why didn't Intel rally the developer troops to start placing component orders at IDF?
It's currently a two-horse race in the smartphone market: Android on Samsung and iOS on Apple. The nation's wireless carriers can help Microsoft gain ground on the market leaders.
Move over KITT from Knight Rider, Apple and Google have smartphone companions that will offer helpful information before you ask. But the creepiness factor must be kept in check.
Intel's ultrabook initiative has reinvigorated mobile PC design. But will ultrabooks steal some momentum from tablets, or are they too little, too late?
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.