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China Vs. Apple, China vs. The World

Most of the global press has now noticed that Apple, unannounced, is suddenly unable to ship its new iPhone 6 family into Communist China.


The proximal cause of this sudden halt appears to be the unwillingness of the Chinese government to issue the appropriate permit.  But this isn't a reason, it's a tool.


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Microsoft and the Smartphone Problem

Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company.


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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.

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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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    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:05:30 -0700

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    It might look a lot like the forthcoming app RevUp, from the San Diego startup MD Revolution. The company's founder, cardiologist Samir Damani, told Spectrum that the app has the potential to really change people's behavior because it combines the data ...

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    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:08 -0700

    China Tech Players Chip Away at Alibaba
    Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce mammoth, poised to set a new tech IPO record on Wall Street. But what happens next? From China's number two online retailer to mobile phone wonder Xiaomi—which went from nowhere to the top in three ...

  • World Graphene Summit emphasizes gap between graphene potential and ... - Inv...

    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:24:30 -0700

    World Graphene Summit emphasizes gap between graphene potential and ...
    Keith Blakely, Founder & CEO, The InVentures Group, USA has been following the graphene industry for the past decade. In his presentation at the World Graphene Summit he remarked that the ebullience of the late 1990s for nanotechnologies ...

  • Clean energy: How the world is cleaning up its act (+video) - Christian Scien...

    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:35:28 -0700

    Clean energy: How the world is cleaning up its act (+video)
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    “The realization is gradually growing that climate protection is not costly but profitable, because it's cheaper to save energy than to buy it, let alone burn it,” says Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, a Colorado-based ...

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    Connect with the World Conference on October 9 in Mount Vernon to Focus on the Benefits of Publicly Owned Broadband Infrastructure Local and national private sector and government leaders will meet in Mount Vernon, Washington, on October 9, 2014 to discuss the benefits of publicly owned broadband infrastructure during the innovative Connect with the World […]

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    From Seattle’s 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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