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What’s Behind Social?

This summer, I’ve been to a number of technology-related conferences, most recently the GROW Conference… A few weeks earlier, I attended the Aspen Security Forum (ASF).

The ASF is one of the most somber, and most substantive, conferences I’ve attended: every subject is life-affecting, involves the safety of the nation or the world, and generally involves those who personally are charged with these tasks.

At first, I tended to think of the “social” conferences [GROW] as just that: big parties, not worth much…But I soon realized that there is something much more important going on. As usual, it all comes out of demographics.

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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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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
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