About the Founder
Bob O'Donnell
TECHnalysis Research was founded by technology market research veteran Bob O'Donnell.

FastCompany Column
July 10, 2017

Keeping Track of All These Voice Assistants is Becoming a Problem

Even for a casual observer of the tech industry, it’s easy to see that digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Samsung’s Bixby are hot. Whether embedded into the latest smart speakers, built into the latest device operating systems, or evolving as independent entities, these new anthropomorphized chunks of code are receiving enormous amounts of attention from tech vendors, the tech press, and the general public.


TECHnalysis Research, LLC provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Building on a deep understanding of critical technology and business trends in conjunction with hard-hitting, original research, the firm provides unique "out-of-the-box" perspectives that are still grounded in the practical realities of the technology, media and telecom markets.

August 15, 2017

The Myth of General Purpose Wearables

Understanding one’s true role and purpose is one of life’s greatest challenges. But it’s not supposed to be that way for devices. If they are to be successful, tech gadgets need to have a clear purpose, function, and set of capabilities that people can easily understand and appreciate. If not, well…there is a large and growing bin of technological castoffs. Part of the reason that the wearable market hasn’t lived up to its early expectations is directly related to this existential crisis.

August 12, 2017

Microsoft Surface and Consumer Reports, NVIDIA Earnings, Google Diversity Memo

This week's Tech.pinions podcast covers Consumer Reports' decision to no longer recommend Microsoft Surface devices, analyzes NVIDIA's earnings, and discusses Google's controversial diversity memo and the issues it has raised for Silicon Valley.