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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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    CNBC Exclusive: CNBC Excerpts: Dell Founder & CEO Michael Dell Speaks ...
    Dell: We see the notebook as a lineal descendant of the desktop, the tablet is a lineal descendant of the notebook and you know. If you think about it, a tablet, a keyboard, you know, you separate those two, you put them together, now it is a notebook ...

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    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:59:50 -0700

    ePlus Announces Changes to Board of Directors
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    HERNDON, VA - September 10, 2014 - ePlus inc. (Nasdaq NGM: PLUS - ) today announced that Mr. Gus Hunt, the former chief technology officer (CTO) of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has been elected as a new member to its Board of Directors.

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    UN Figueras to HBS Alums: Elites Can Change the World…And Invest in Change
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    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:09:06 -0700 (press release)
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    Now a broad range of contextual information from the device, coupled with the power and ubiquity of smart phones makes entirely new classes of applications possible,” said Cary Bran, vice-president, Innovation and New Ventures, Plantronics. “Through ...

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    Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:51:09 +0000

    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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