The Future of Consumer Electronics and the SNS Big Shift: Margins vs. Innovation
With Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association; Hosted by Jim Louderback, GM, Discovery Digital Networks
Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company.
On Dec. 4, Mark Anderson, “the world’s most accurate predictions expert,” will present his Top Tech & Economy Predictions for 2015; at the legendary Waldorf Astoria.
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.
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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After a historic 2nd successful launch of his private Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX CEO and SNS member Elon Musk recently tested the revolutionary “hovering” Grasshopper rocket prototype. See more SNS members making headlines, in SNS iNews™.
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:21:13 -0700
CEA: Discouraged at Broadcaster Auction Suit
Broadcasting & Cable
“It is discouraging to see the broadcast television industry reject the FCC's carefully crafted compromises," said CEA President Gary Shapiro. "Litigating against the incentive auction undermines and delays innovation." CEA has been pushing the FCC to ...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:18 -0700
Heliae: Big Changes at the Top
In Arizona, The Digest has learned that CFO Craig Johnson will become interim chief executive officer of Heliae, effective immediately. He takes over from CEO Dan Simon, who will be moving into an advisory role with the company, including some activity ...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:22:13 -0700
Price of US Wind Power at 'All-Time Low' of 2.5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour
The Rocky Mountain Institute's Amory Lovins contributed an article to Greentech Media arguing that the Brookings Institution paper's conclusions were wrong -- the fruits of an analysis based on "outdated or otherwise incorrect data." Lovins wrote that ...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:30:39 -0700
AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices
AT&T Emerging Devices Chief Glenn Lurie has made the case that many wearables will sport cellular connections and acknowledged to Re/code that this kind of identity management was a necessary precursor for such devices to take off. AT&T has since ...
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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 Crosscut.com: 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 […]