The Digital Future http://www.kplu.org en What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like http://www.kplu.org/post/what-new-ceo-satya-nadellas-microsoft-might-look <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> publisher Mark Anderson made his </span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/exciting-new-year-technology" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">predictions for 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.”</span></p><p>With the promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO and Bill Gates as technology advisor, Mark says his prediction is about halfway to fruition.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 13479 at http://www.kplu.org What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like An Exciting New Year For Technology http://www.kplu.org/post/exciting-new-year-technology <p>A new and improved Microsoft.</p><p>Lower prices for smartphones and tablets.</p><p>A big emphasis on data encryption.</p><p>These are just a few of the developments <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson sees happening in 2014.</p><p>Mark shared 3 of his 10 predictions on the air with&nbsp;KPLU's Dave Meyer. With his permission, we present the entire list below:</p><p><strong>Siris into silos.&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 12032 at http://www.kplu.org An Exciting New Year For Technology Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season http://www.kplu.org/post/pads-trump-smartphones-holiday-season <p></p><p>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he holiday season will be great for pads and tablets, but not so great for smartphones, says&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;publisher Mark Anderson.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 11235 at http://www.kplu.org Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? http://www.kplu.org/post/where-do-bright-ideas-come <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientific breakthroughs and profitable businesses all start the same way: someone comes up with a bright idea.</span></p><p>Our education system teaches people what to do with that idea. Scientists will test it with experiments. Entrepreneurs will develop business plans.</p><p>Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says what’s missing is teaching people how to come up with the right ideas in the first place.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 10635 at http://www.kplu.org Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? Microsoft at a Crossroads http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-crossroads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Microsoft CEO Steve </span>Ballmer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/aug13/08-23announcementpr.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">will retire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sometime in the next 12 months, and there’s plenty of speculation about who will succeed him.</span></p><p>But <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service </a>publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says there are more important issues at stake.</p><p>Before making that new hire, Mark says Microsoft needs to do two things: refocus its brand, and restructure its top level of management.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 10088 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft at a Crossroads When Theft Trumps Innovation http://www.kplu.org/post/when-theft-trumps-innovation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> (SNS) publisher and </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> technology commentator Mark Anderson has been warning of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dangers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of intellectual property theft.</span></p><p>Initially, Mark focused on how IP theft is affecting the technology sector. But now, he sees it wreaking havoc throughout the entire economy.</p><p>His recent&nbsp;SNS article, "The Big Shift," which has also been posted at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/08/11/the-big-shift/" target="_blank">Forbes</a>, explains how "we're moving from an era where inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money."</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9760 at http://www.kplu.org When Theft Trumps Innovation The Evolution of Television http://www.kplu.org/post/evolution-television <p></p><p>Have smartphones, tablets and the Internet changed the way you&nbsp;watch TV?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson says TV is undergoing a revolution, and you can expect even more changes in the coming years.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9455 at http://www.kplu.org The Evolution of Television Visualizing a world of data http://www.kplu.org/post/visualizing-world-data <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First released in 2004, NASA’s </span><a href="http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">World Wind</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an open source, 3-D model of Earth generated from satellite imaging data.</span></p><p>It’s not just a fancy globe. The model is designed to accommodate all kinds of information about our planet that can be updated in real time.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says World Wind is sparking a revolution in planetary data visualization. Anderson is so impressed by the technology that he made “Digitizing the Planet” the theme of his recent <a href="http://www.futureinreview.com/" target="_blank">Future in Review</a>, or FiRe, conference in southern California.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9154 at http://www.kplu.org Visualizing a world of data Is Windows 8 doomed? http://www.kplu.org/post/windows-8-doomed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When computer sales </span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/10/us-pc-data-idUSBRE93914P20130410" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">declined 14 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the first quarter of this year, fingers immediately began pointing at Microsoft.</span></p><p>The release of a new version of Windows is supposed to stimulate PC sales. But Windows 8 has received a lukewarm reception.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson doesn’t mince words. He thinks Windows 8 is a bomb.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8892 at http://www.kplu.org Is Windows 8 doomed? Are we heading toward another economic meltdown? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-we-heading-toward-another-economic-meltdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in 2007, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson warned </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> listeners about the dangers of "cheap money" from Japan, which helped fuel the subprime mortgage debacle. Mark advised investors to put more of their money into cash, rather than stocks. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The following year, the bottom fell out of the stock market.</span></p><p>Is history about to repeat itself? Mark believes Japan and other nations are printing too much money again, making conditions ripe for another meltdown.</p><p>With Mark's permission, we're reprinting a special alert he recently sent to SNS subscribers on April 12:</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:49:23 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8613 at http://www.kplu.org Are we heading toward another economic meltdown? The cyber threat from China http://www.kplu.org/post/cyber-threat-china <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets?</span></p><p>China has denied these allegations for years. But a <a href="http://intelreport.mandiant.com/">recent report</a> by cybersecurity firm <a href="http://www.mandiant.com/">Mandiant </a>thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations.</p><p>Our technology commentator, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about the growing cyber threat from China.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Mark tells </span>KPLU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dave Meyer the </span>Mandiant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report is truly a “smoking gun".</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8112 at http://www.kplu.org The cyber threat from China Will the Internet be our downfall? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-internet-be-our-downfall <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is the convenience of the Internet worth the potential chaos it can cause?&nbsp;</span></p><p>On this month’s edition of The Digital Future,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a>&nbsp;publisher Mark Anderson and&nbsp;KPLU’s&nbsp;Dave Meyer look at the dark side of our online world. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:27:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7852 at http://www.kplu.org Will the Internet be our downfall? Dangerous times for American PC companies http://www.kplu.org/post/dangerous-times-american-pc-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Will we ever see a day when personal computers are no longer made in the United States?</span></p><p>It may seem unthinkable in the land that gave birth to Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, but <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service </a>publisher Mark Anderson is seeing cause for alarm. He explains the situation to KPLU’s Dave Meyer on this month’s edition of The Digital Future.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:25:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7648 at http://www.kplu.org Dangerous times for American PC companies Mark Anderson's technology predictions for 2013 http://www.kplu.org/post/mark-andersons-technology-predictions-2013 <p></p><p><a href="http://stratnews.com">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson is predicting 2013 will be a big year for tablet computing, e-books, and cars that drive themselves.</p><p>Mark shares some of his predictions with KPLU's Dave Meyer on <em>The Digital Future</em>. Click on through to read the full list of 10 predictions.</p><p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:58:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7432 at http://www.kplu.org Mark Anderson's technology predictions for 2013 Mark Anderson's 2012 technology predictions in review http://www.kplu.org/post/mark-andersons-2012-technology-predictions-review <p></p><p>It's been nearly a year since <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson unveiled his predictions for 2012. Although the year's not over yet, it looks like things are going the way Mark said they would.</p><p>Mark and KPLU's&nbsp;Dave Meyer review the predictions on this month's edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:08:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7197 at http://www.kplu.org Mark Anderson's 2012 technology predictions in review