Software Quality vs. Screen Size
The world of software is in a major transition…the energy, effort, funds, and intelligence of the world’s software engineers are increasingly being focused on micro-apps…more of what Neal Stephenson referred to at FiRe 2014 as “silly little apps.” [But] there is a much larger trend happening under the surface, and it’s one I haven’t heard described elsewhere.
On Dec. 4, Mark Anderson, “the world’s most accurate predictions expert,” will present his Top Tech & Economy Predictions for 2015; at the legendary Waldorf Astoria.
What New CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Might Look Like
When Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson made his predictions for 2014, he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.” With the promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO and Bill Gates as technology advisor, Mark says his prediction is about halfway to fruition. Here’s what Mark finds encouraging:
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The Big Shift: The End of the Era of Great Invention
We’re moving from an era when inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money.
Don’t let Snowden overshadow the real cyber threat
“China is stealing intellectual property to boost its economic development, writes Mark Anderson”
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Digital engagement and the market of one
In 2011, global software company Adobe had one of the most visited sites on the internet with more than 35m unique visitors per week. However, the company was not benefiting. Customers were directed elsewhere to purchase products, and visitors' ...
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:01:18 -0700
Smaato to Enable BlackBerry App Developers to Monetize Through Ads
... targeting has evolved; by collaborating with BlackBerry, we are offering BlackBerry App Developers an easier way to instantly access over 270 Demand Sources, including Ad Networks and Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), with Smaato,” said Ragnar Kruse, ...
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:04:05 -0700
HarperCollins and BitLit Partner on Bundling Pilot
HarperCollins is launching the pilot program with six titles, among them Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross and Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. The publisher plans to offer a new title each week, and will promote the ...
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:02:11 -0700
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Nuance Unleashes Its Latest 'Dragon' Speech Software
Like each prior release, Nuance focused again on speed and accuracy. According to Nuance CMO Peter Mahoney, Dragon 13 is 15% more accurate than Dragon 12, 30% better than Dragon 11 and 42% improved from Dragon 10, which was released in ...
Nuance Unveils Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 – Enabling More Accurate ...Business Wire (press release)
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From Seattle’s Crosscut.com: Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company. Read the article at Crosscut.
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Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson writes books about cyber punks who spend their free time in a virtual world and deliver pizzas on high-speed skateboards. In real life, though, he’s concerned about something a little more down to earth: Getting past the app. Fellow sci-fi scribe David Brin asked Stephenson about his predictions for the next […]
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Japan’s economy has been misconstrued by the interests of American auto companies and pork exporters. That’s according to Japan expert Scott Foster, who said the two industries have stolen more than their fair share of headlines about Japan. Foster, an advisor to TAP Japan, alliance partner at Translink, and SNS Ambassador for Asia, spoke to […]