Asia Letter, Q4 2015:
China Inflection Point
It has been a long time since the Chinese leadership traded in Marxist-Leninist dogma for practical economic policies, and most of the growth potential inherent in a poor nation with a suppressed entrepreneurial culture has been exhausted…An economic structure dominated by state-owned enterprises has outlived its usefulness…The natural environment has been wrecked, and the subordination of safety to growth has led to carelessness, corruption, and disaster.
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Mark Anderson’s 2015 Predictions
“No one does predictions like Mark Anderson, whose forecasts about the intersection of the economy and technology are closely followed in Silicon Valley.”
Piracy Vs. Crown Jewel Theft
At Forbes.com Mark discusses the impact of cyber espionage on the tech industry:
“In the last few years, we’ve seen a continued exponential increase in cyber attacks, with different purposes in mind: … listening to military communications, stealing customer IDs, and taking the greatest secrets held by corporations & governments – their “crown jewel” secrets.”
The most important economic prediction
of the decade
“$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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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:58:18 -0700
How iRobot's Lawn Mower Just Cleared an Astronomical Hurdle
On the other hand, according to iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle earlier this year, that's roughly the same market share held by other now-common household appliances around the same stage in their respective release cycles (10 to 15 years ...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:27:29 -0700
Smaato Ad Report Shows Big Growth On The Mobile Web
“The shift to mobile began with the mobile web — and then apps took over,” said Smaato CEO Ragnar Kruse in the press release announcing the report. “Although we can't say for sure whether we're looking at a huge comeback of the medium, the fact ...
Smaato: Spending on mobile web ads soarsBizReport
Mobile Web Usage Has Doubled Over the Past Year, According to New Report from ...WebWire (press release)
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:52:27 -0700
California UAS Restrictions Don't Fly With These Guys
Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), had this to say: “California SB 142 is an unnecessary, ...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:42:17 -0700
Venture Capital Pivots to Biotech
Some, like uBiome, even relied on online crowdfunding campaigns on sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. After graduating from UCSF's Institute for Quantitative Biosciences incubator, CEO Jessica Richman said she wasn't sure how to fund her company ...
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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:48:31 +0000
From BBC Business Daily: “China’s latest factory data is the worst in 3 years. What’s wrong with China’s business model? Mark Anderson is CEO of INVNT/IP, a consortium of US companies and experts who’ve put together a report, claiming that some 50% of Chinese growth in recent decades has been founded on the stealing of […]
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:15:42 +0000
Given the volatility and drops in global equity markets, we thought a short note to members might be helpful. Members who have been following SNS will already be aware of our warnings from the first two Special Alerts in this series [Alert I] [Alert II]. Those who have not had the time might read them […]
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:15:08 +0000
In line with our most recent Special Alert, we issued a new warning on the Chinese economy this morning, through the following press release. We thought our members should be the first to be aware of this announcement: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Jennifer Lee Communications Director INVNT/IP firstname.lastname@example.org CHINESE ECONOMY FACING COLLAPSE: NEW […]