Mac, Intel GPUs and OpenID / NNf

This week's NEW NET issues list has some quite interesting articles and posts, ranging from Steve Jobs' history with trademarked names to online identity discussions.

The # 2 post linked below in the "Economy and Technology" section points out that Steve Jobs has a prior history of naming products irrespective of other company's products legally carrying a similar moniker. Apple ended up paying nearly $2 million to have the legal right to call their revolutionary 1984 computer a Mac. My personal opinion is that if Steve wasn't insistent on having what he felt was the right name for the product, he'd probably have made compromises on the technical aspects of the product also.

Arstechnica has an enlightening article about Intel joining nVIDIA and AMD/ATI in the competition for your GPU dollars (graphical processing unit, aka video card). Intel's move should prove beneficial for the consumer and for computer graphics innovation in general as long as that move doesn't result in nVIDIA being bought or driven into the ground as a result of Intel's infamous no-holds-barred marketing practices.

Several posts talk about personal identification and authentication on the web. If you haven't looked into OpenID, consider reading the # 1 post below in "The 'net" section where Jeremy Zawodny poses the question of whether OpenID has reached the tipping point.


NEW NET at Atlanta Bread Company tonight !

Below is the final list of issues for the Monday, 23 January 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:50 pm weekly gathering at Atlanta Bread Company (West) by the Fox River Mall, 650 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. The Tipping Point for OpenID http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/008379.html
  2. Web 4: Seth’s Vision of a Future (Better) Web http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/web4.html
  3. Revolutionhealth.com: online health site opened http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-case/its-time-for-a-revolutio_b_38923.html
  4. Yahoo offers new Web site for personal finance http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070119/tc_nm/yahoo_finance_dc
  5. At Mashup Camp, geeks plot future of Web http://news.com.com/2100-1012_3-6151162.html
  6. A Verified, Authenticated Alternative to Today's Internet http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/01/19/04OPsecadvise_1.html
  7. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Vodaphone Seek Common Code for Conduct Abroad http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/16506383.htm
  8. Geni Overwhelmed With Early Popularity http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/01/20/geni-blew-it/
  9. A Real Music Store Sprouts Online http://www.wired.com/news/columns/listeningpost/0,72523-0.html
  10. New MailFoundry product fights latest spam techniques http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=3637
  11. Throwaway Identities http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/throwaway_identities.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Pentagon and CIA snooping Americans' financial records http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070116-8634.html
  2. Privacy protection: The government is no help http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/article/06/06/16/79260_25OPsecadvise_1.html
  3. Swedish bank loses $1.1m to online fraud http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6279561.stm?ls
  4. Find Out If Your Social Security or Credit Card Numbers are on the Internet http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/01/22/find-out-if-your-social-security-or-credit-card-numbers-are-on-the-internet/

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. LG's KE850 PRADA official: iPhone says, wha? http://gadgets.engadget.com/2007/01/18/lgs-ke850-prada-official-iphone-says-wha/
  2. Skype Calls Out New Global Pricing Plan (sign up before Jan 31) http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2085502,00.asp

Open Source

  1. Linux Foundation Formed With Backing From HP, IBM, Intel http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196902279
  2. Adobe releases Flash 9 for Linux http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070117-8642.html
  3. Cisco's iPhone Violates GPL, Expert Says http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070117/tc_pcworld/128565


  1. Google wants to be YOUR Internet http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070119_001510.html
  2. Google's big bandwidth acquisitions http://glinden.blogspot.com/2007/01/googles-big-bandwidth-acquisitions.html
  3. Telcos Target Google in ‘Neutrality’ Fight http://gigaom.com/2007/01/20/google-netneutrality/
  4. Google Moving Into In-Game Advertising; In Talks To Buy AdScape Media http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/google-moving-into-in-game-advertising-buying-adscape-media/
  5. The library of Google http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=8215

General Technology

  1. Sun Tapes Out Rock Sparc Chip, Gooses Clocks on Niagara Sparc T1 http://www.itjungle.com/breaking/bn011807-story01.html
  2. Comedian Ralphie May at home with his Macs http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070118/tc_macworld/may20070118
  3. Windows on the Mac changes everything http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/19/technology/fastforward_parallels.fortune/
  4. With An 80-Core Chip On The Way, Software Needs To Start Changing http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070119/tc_cmp/196901935
  5. Traditional phone use dropping http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070118/ap_on_bi_ge/cell_phones_only
  6. Canon Announces Two New PowerShots http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070118/tc_zd/198909
  7. It's official. Wii use can cause weight loss http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070119/tc_nm/nintendo_wii_weightloss_dc
  8. Sun servers heading back to Intel chips http://news.com.com/Sun+servers+heading+back+to+Intel+chips/2100-1010_3-6151872.html
  9. Intel plans GPU to compete with nVIDIA and ATI http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070123-8680.html
  10. Get Your Tech News in 20 Minutes Per Day http://valleywag.com/tech/how-to/get-all-the-tech-news-you-need-in-20-minutes-a-day-230603.php

Economy and Technology

  1. On LI, 64 students win Intel science contest http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liinte0118,0,2959650.story
  2. "Mac" Name Was Also Trademarked By Another Company http://blog.wired.com/cultofmac/2007/01/steve_jobs_trad.html
  3. Despite HP's Gains, Dell Remains On Top Of PC Shipments http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070119/tc_cmp/196901784
  4. Is Silicon Valley strangled by SOX? http://news.com.com/2100-1014_3-6151059.html
  5. Motorola announces 3,500 job cuts as profits slump http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070119/bs_afp/uscompanymotorola
  6. IBM stock sinks despite profit leap http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070119/ap_on_hi_te/earns_ibm
  7. Apple posts record quarterly profit, but stock prices stumble http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070118/bs_afp/usitinternetcompanyearningsapple
  8. I.B.M. to Introduce Workers’ Networking Software http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/technology/22ibm.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  9. Second Life: It's not a game http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/22/magazines/fortune/whatsnext_secondlife.fortune/



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