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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 14 Week of April 15, 2013




Platform Wars:

Who Wins




In This Issue




Platform Wars: Who Wins


Follow the Business Model

Countries vs. Companies

E-Commerce: The Sing Sing Model


The Long-Term Question


Quotes of the Week




Intel Numbers

Saving Apple


Takeout Window


Platform War Visuals


In Case You Missed It...

Members Making News


Upcoming SNS Events


& Media Links


In Other House News...


New Members' Welcome

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


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Join Bob Bishop Founder and president of the ICES Foundation and past CEO of Silicon Graphics and a global leader in visualization and planet-size Big Data

and learn about his work with the EU's new human brain mapping project, and a planetary data rendering system.




SNS Book Selection:


Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; edited by Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko  (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).





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Platform Wars: Who Wins


Last week I had the opportunity of speaking on a panel for the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest on the subject of "platform wars." Our task was to pick winners from among "Microsoft vs. Google (Samsung) vs. Apple vs. Amazon vs. Facebook" and any others on the horizon. My fellow discussants were Al Hilwa, program director at IDC, and Steve Tapia, senior corporate counsel at DIREC TV Sports Networks.


MIT asked me to do an interview before the event as a preview of my thoughts; it can be found here:





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