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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 17, Issue 30 Week of August 11, 2014 





Hitting Their Own Walls:

The Telecom Struggle




In This Issue




Hitting Their Own Walls:

The Telecom Struggle

Part I: Smartphones

Part II: Carrier Angst


Quotes of the Week


Takeout Window

The Verizon vs. AT&T

Wireless Maps


Upgrades and Numbers

IBM Makes the SNS PRP Chip!!!

Flat Lenses, Cool Optics

Forbes Sells Out, Part II




In Case You Missed It...

SNS Members Making News


Upcoming SNS Events & Media Links


In Other House News....

How to Subscribe

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About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


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"Your report was truly prophetic." - Dr. Dharmendra Modha, IBM Fellow and team leader behind the just-announced TrueNorth chip - the first instantiation of the SNS Pattern Recognition Processor. (See "Upgrades.")




Recommended Reading:


Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology acquisition and military modernization; by William C. Hannas, James Mulvenon, and Anna B. Puglisi (Routledge, 2013).


This is the best book I have found on China's institutionalized, state-sponsored efforts in stealing crown jewel intellectual property from other nations. - mra.



Hitting Their Own Walls:

   The Telecom Struggle



Part I: Smartphones


A funny thing happened to South Korea's march toward total domination of the cellphone market: it ran into its own business model, on a much larger scale.


A decade or so ago, back when Samsung was No. 5 in the global market, members read here that it would soon become No. 1. Well, as anyone following the company's financials and press will already be aware, Samsung - and fellow South Korean handset makers LG and, in a different way, Pantech - has just run into a buzz saw called China.




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