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Behind the World’s Patterns:
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“…Yes, there does appear to be a unifying principle behind everything, and all of the patterns that we see are reflections of that principle at work….Yes, there is a single pattern behind the patterns.”


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Operation BedBug

China’s Stealth Campaign
       to Buy the World’s Hotels

Locations of Chinese government-owned, controlled and affiliated hotel properties. This map currently contains 2,818 locations worldwide, properties with a total valuation of hundreds of billions of US dollars.

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Theft Nation

Theft Nation is “the best available description of the Chinese national business model and its effect on the global economy,” according to a top official at the US Department of Justice.

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FiRe 2015 Launches Pattern Computing Startup

The first computer system incorporating IBM’s TrueNorth computer chip was conceived in Deer Valley, Utah last month, in a mere four days at the Future in Review conference.

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China: Innovator or Thief

“50% of [China’s recent] growth has been founded on stealing [W]estern business ideas, via old-fashioned industrial espionage and more sophisticated state-sponsored hacking.”


SNS was first to recognize the pattern. Ongoing coverage: Chinese Economy Facing Collapse | BBC Business Daily | Chinese & US Markets: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

SNS Calls the Crash:
Peak Pricing, Not Peak Oil

The most important economic prediction
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“$50/bbl should do it. … And since this will change almost everything in global economics, it seems worth sharing… I don’t think oil is ever coming back.”

– 7/12/14, Mark Anderson, SNS Global Report

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  • Venafi Expands CISO Advisory Board

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:20:00 -0800

    "The problems we solve are the least understood aspects of security and they are critical to the security and stability of our digital economy," said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi. "Securing applications, devices, cloud workloads and the Internet of Things is ...

  • Nantero Closes Over $21m Financing Round

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:50:00 -0800

    Led by Greg Schmergel, Co-Founder & CEO, Nantero focuses on the commercial introduction of NRAM – a high-density high-speed nonvolatile random access storage device, whose applications include smartphones, tablets, enterprise systems, notebook and ...

  • Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:35:00 -0800

    Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist; his next book, Walkaway, will be published in 2017. He is also a special advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and activist in residence for the MIT Media Lab.

  • Up in the cloud: Amazon's biggest earner is its computing powerhouse

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:27:00 -0800

    "Cloud has democratised the access to IT resources," says Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer. "Everybody has access to exactly the same level of processing power, exactly the same level of storage. There's no difference, whether you're a ...

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