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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 35 Week of September 30, 2013



The Mobile Global Computer




In This Issue




The Mobile Global Computer


The Global Computer

The Malware Path:

The First Mobile Botnet Trojan

For Good or Ill?

Data-Driven Programming


Quotes of the Week


Takeout Window


The Android Botnet Strikes

Number of Smartphones

Sold in Q2, by Vendor

Number of Smartphones

Sold in Q2, by OS

Tipping Point in Smartphone

vs. Feature Phones

Total Number of Mobile Phones Sold in Q2

Features in the Installed Base

of Mobile Phones

Number of Cars Produced in 2011

LTE Adoption Growth Rate


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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Reading Selection:


Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society; by Jim Manzi (Basic Books, May 2012).


For those who want to bring experimentation and innovation into society's decision-making processes; from the founder of Lotus and CEO of Applied Predictive Technologies. - mra.






The Mobile Global Computer


We have just built the world's most powerful computer, but no one has used it yet. What is even more amazing: no one even knows it exists.


A Google search on this week's title' issues zero results - other than misplaced shopping carts and retail sites.


Now that we have published, that should change.



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