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1:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season

Apple's new iPad Air
Tim RT flickr.com

The holiday season will be great for pads and tablets, but not so great for smartphones, says Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson.

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The Digital Future
5:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

When Theft Trumps Innovation

Johnny Grim flickr.com

For years, Strategic News Service (SNS) publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson has been warning of the dangers of intellectual property theft.

Initially, Mark focused on how IP theft is affecting the technology sector. But now, he sees it wreaking havoc throughout the entire economy.

His recent SNS article, "The Big Shift," which has also been posted at Forbes, explains how "we're moving from an era where inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money."

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e-books
10:07 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Amazon makes Kindle app to make e-books accessible to the blind

Blind protesters marching outside Amazon's headquarters in December
Ashley Gross KPLU

Amazon has released an app that makes it easier for the blind to read Kindle electronic books on iPhones. Advocates for blind people say it’s a significant step for a company that’s lagged other technology companies in making accessible products.

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The Digital Future
5:25 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Dangerous times for American PC companies

The pair of Dells in KPLU's main control room
Dave Meyer

Will we ever see a day when personal computers are no longer made in the United States?

It may seem unthinkable in the land that gave birth to Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, but Strategic News Service 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.

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Business
3:31 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Microsoft shareholders ask: Why should we own the stock?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is trying to assure investors the company has a bright future
The CBI

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stood in front of shareholders today telling them what a tremendous year it’s been. But they wanted to know, why should we own the stock?

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Business
5:59 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Bigwigs out at Microsoft and Apple. Now what?

Steven Sinofsky introduces a new Microsoft tablet computer and Windows 8 software to the media in Shanghai on Oct. 23. The former president of Microsoft's Windows division has since left the company.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 5:58 am

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In less than a month, two instrumental figures at two of the world's biggest tech companies have left their positions. Now industry watchers wonder whether the departures at Microsoft and Apple will mean dramatic changes of direction for the tech giants.

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The Digital Future
5:00 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Computer sales are exploding

Joseandrés Guijarro's iPad tribute to M.C. Escher's "Drawing Hands"
Joseandrés Guijarro flickr.com

According to recent headlines, PC sales are sluggish.

But, if you include tablets and smartphones along with desktops and laptops, computer sales are exploding!

In this month's edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that computing is evolving into two main areas: production and consumption. And you need to count both sides of the equation when looking at computer sales.

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Technology
3:54 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update

The new iPhone 5 with a taller screen, lighter, longer-lasting battery, among other new features
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – Not ready for a new iPhone? Don't worry. Many software features are coming to older iPhones as well.

Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won't be available on all devices. The new features include an updated mapping service and better integration with Facebook.

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Business
5:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Why Amazon might make a smartphone

Neerav Bhatt

There’s been growing speculation lately that Amazon has a smartphone in the works. But why?

It’s a crowded market out there in smartphone land. There’s a whole bunch of phones based on Google’s Android software, there’s the Microsoft Windows phone, and of course, Apple’s iPhone.

Also, a small sampling of people on a downtown Seattle street didn't show a whole lot of interest in an Amazon phone.

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The Digital Future
5:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Has Apple hit its peak? Commentator bails on its stock

Chad Anderson (eyeidea) flickr.com

When Steve Jobs went on his third and final medical leave at the beginning of 2011, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson advised his subscribers to get ready to sell their Apple stock.

Recently, Mark took his own advice and sold 75% of his Apple holdings. He explains why on this month's edition of The Digital Future.

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Tech news
12:09 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software.

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The Two-Way
7:58 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Justice Dept. accuses Apple and others of fixing e-book prices

Reading a book on an iPad.
Manu Fernandez AP

Originally published on Wed April 11, 2012 7:55 am

Apple Inc. and other publishers have conspired to limit competition and fix the prices of e-books, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a suit filed today.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

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Tech news
12:33 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Apple's new iPad with sharper screen is thicker, heavier

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad during an event in San Francisco, today. The new iPad features a sharper screen and a faster processor. Apple says the new display will be even sharper than the high-definition television set.
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is revealing a new iPad model. New features include a sharper screen and a faster processor.

It will go on sale March 16.

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The Two-Way
10:24 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV

An Apple logo is seen at the entrance of Yerba Buena Center for Arts on Tuesday in San Francisco, one day before Apple holds a press event, to make a special announcement.
Kimihiro Hoshino AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 5:49 am

As has been the case with all of Apple's product unveilings, there is a shroud of secrecy surrounding today's impending announcement.

Today, Apple has invited media to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a 1 p.m. ET. event. The only clue provided by Apple was a typically cryptic invitation with a picture of an iPad and a few words: "We have something you really have to see. And touch."

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Tech news
2:34 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Protesters at Apple stores demand 'ethical' products

Sarah Ryan, left, and Shelby Knox, with Change.org arrive at the Apple store at Grand Central to deliver petitions asking Apple to change its manufacturing practices.
Mary Altaffer AP

Originally published on Thu February 9, 2012 2:00 pm

In an effort to protest the working conditions in the Chinese factories that make Apple products, demonstrators delivered a petition to six different Apple stores in four different countries.

The petition, which asks the country to make "ethical" products, included about 250,000 signatures. Organizers said they were delivering them to Apple stores in Bangalore, London, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Sydney and New York City.

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