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Once each month, Dave Meyer interviews technology commentator Mark Anderson for KPLU's The Digital Future.

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Once each month, Dave Meyer interviews technology commentator Mark Anderson for KPLU's The Digital Future.

    What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like

    What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like

    When Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson made his predictions for 2014 , he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.” With the promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO and Bill Gates as technology advisor, Mark says his prediction is about halfway to fruition.

    • 4 min
    An Exciting New Year For Technology

    An Exciting New Year For Technology

    A new and improved Microsoft. Lower prices for smartphones and tablets. A big emphasis on data encryption. These are just a few of the developments Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson sees happening in 2014. Mark shared 3 of his 10 predictions on the air with KPLU's Dave Meyer. With his permission, we present the entire list below: Siris into silos. Internet Assistants display their importance as a category by spreading out into a large number of new Siri-like products, many of which

    • 3 min
    Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season

    Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season

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

    • 3 min
    Where Do Bright Ideas Come From?

    Where Do Bright Ideas Come From?

    Scientific breakthroughs and profitable businesses all start the same way: someone comes up with a bright idea. Our education system teaches people what to do with that idea. Scientists will test it with experiments. Entrepreneurs will develop business plans. 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.

    • 3 min
    Microsoft at a Crossroads

    Microsoft at a Crossroads

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire sometime in the next 12 months, and there’s plenty of speculation about who will succeed him. But Strategic News Service publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says there are more important issues at stake. Before making that new hire, Mark says Microsoft needs to do two things: refocus its brand, and restructure its top level of management.

    • 3 min
    When Theft Trumps Innovation

    When Theft Trumps Innovation

    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."

    • 3 min

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