Lenovo Planning on Entering the Smartphone Market with NEC

With concerns about privacy and foreign government spying being in the forefront lately, do smartphones from Chinese manufacturer Lenovo make sense for the U.S. market? Chinese manufacturers have been accused of providing spy technology instead of communications technology in the past, and China has been busy infiltrating our businesses and government agencies to obtain valuable Intellectual Property and government secrets. Lenovo...

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The World’s Best Presentation on the State of the Internet
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The World’s Best Presentation on the State of the Internet

I’ve posted Mary Meeker’s presentations before, and I have spent hours studying them.  Mary’s a technologist who turned investor and has been researching Internet trends for years to help her own pocketbook.  Lately, she’s been sharing much of her research with us. This time, she’s bullish on wearable/everywhere computing, drones for business, scannables (QR codes) and has noted a 9x increase in shared...

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China’s New Military Build-Up

China has had a busy few months of announcements.  It’s military build-up grew by more than 13% year-over-year and its technology and posturing has been a major threat to its neighbors. Some of its latest innovations: China unveiled its first stealth jet Reached the early operating phase of a “carrier-killer” missile, the first-ever capable of targeting our carriers under way from a long distance Sea-tested its first-ever...

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Cyber Attacks on Government and Business by China

The US has a problem with cyber attacks, and those attacks seem to be originating from China.  Or maybe Russia.  Or…  Well, they are a problem. McAfee has said that hundreds of servers have been attacked by what has to be described as professional hackers who appear to be looking for ways to get at secrets.  From government weapons systems and our diplomatic papers through the Associated Press and computer programs from...

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China Becomes the World’s Largest Energy Consumer in 2010

China became the world’s largest energy consumer in 2010 overtaking the USA during a year which saw the rebound in the global economy drive consumption higher and at a rate not seen since the aftermath of the 1973 oil price shocks. Demand for all forms of energy grew strongly in 2010 and increases in fossil fuel consumption suggest that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use rose at their fastest rate since 1969....

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