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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 42 Week of November 18, 2013




A New Killer Category




In This Issue




MALT: A New Killer Category

Micromapping and Advertising: Love and Marriage



MALT: The New Killer Category


Quotes of the Week



China Threatens the World

Cisco Numbers:

We Warned You, John

The Kennedy Assassination Demystified


Takeout Window

Recent Figures on Chinese Fraud

The New Microsoft

The Microsoft Cybercrime Center

Magnets vs. Transistors

Japan: The Whale Meat Business in Color (Research Not)




In Case You Missed It...
Members Making News


Upcoming SNS Events
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In Other House News...

New Members' Welcome

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


   Our selected must read article for the week, for anyone interested in technology and the global economy:




This piece perfectly describes the contradiction between the press mania over Snowden and NSA snooping vs. the continued ramping of nation-sponsored IP theft by China, examining the economic consequences of media distraction.




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MALT: A New Killer Category


I love surprises.  But I also know that the opposite is true for technology and finance executives. There is an entirely new category of wireless smartphone applications about to be launched, with the potential of making staggering amounts of money. The entrenched players will fight tooth and nail, and the international stakes for money and power are enormous. The technology would appear to have been virtually all finished, and the initial rollout is done.


Yet no one has heard about it. Surprise!


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