NEW NET Issues list for 24 April 2007

The past seven days saw a flurry of announcements about Google apps, including a presentation manager, a CRM module, video conferencing, doing charts with Gspreadsheets and a StumbleUpon competitor.

Other tech highlights of the recent past include the return of Charles Simonyi to terra firma, an ominous ruling about web radio, Thunderbird 2.0 being released, FON and Time Warner Cable doing a deal and Microsoft announcing a $3 software suite.


Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 24 April 02007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:45 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

At tonight's meeting, Luke will give an overview of gaming on the Nintendo DS, the top selling gaming unit in the US by a large margin for March 2007 and of game emulators on the pc.

The ‘net

  1. The Death of Web Radio? http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2007/04/the_death_of_we.html
  2. Participation on Web 2.0 sites remains weak http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070418/wr_nm/web_participation_dc
  3. Red Hat founder's Lulu promotes self-publishing http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070418/tc_infoworld/87778
  4. Adobe player frees viewers to watch video offline http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/adobe_player_dc
  5. The Coming Virtual Web http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2007/tc20070416_780263.htm
  6. SL: Alter Egos http://tinyurl.com/2nmppb
  7. Move over MySpace, Gaia Online is here http://gigaom.com/2007/04/22/move-over-myspace-gaia-online-is-here/
  8. Kids and teens have pushed at least 6 immersive online worlds to over 2m UU/mth in the US http://lsvp.wordpress.com/2007/04/23/kids-and-teens-have-pushed-at-least-6-immersive-online-worlds-to-over-2m-uumth-in-the-us/
  9. Yahoo launches online song-lyric database http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18280188/
  10. Cats Can Has Grammar http://www.dashes.com/anil/2007/04/23/cats_can_has_gr

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Web attackers get better at hiding http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-6177424.html
  2. State Department got mail _ and hackers http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070419/ap_on_hi_te/hackers_state_department
  3. Hacker Cracks a Mac at Security Conference http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131050-pg,1/article.html
  4. Russian firm commercializes OpenOffice.org password crack http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070423-russian-firm-commercializes-openoffice-org-password-crack.html
  5. Russinovich: Malware will thrive http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=175

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Blackberry Outage Caught Users Off Guard http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070419/tc_cmp/199100767
  2. MID: Intel Targets New Mobile Devices http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070419/tc_nf/51625
  3. FON, Time Warner deal confirmed http://gigaom.com/2007/04/23/fon-time-warner-deal-confirmed/
  4. Switch on for Square Mile wi-fi http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6577307.stm
  5. Blackberry hitches a ride on Windows Mobile http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070423-blackberry-hitches-a-ride-on-windows-mobile.html
  6. Wi-Fi-Sharing Communities Rise Up http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2007/04/wi-fi-sharing_c.html

Open Source

  1. Thunderbird 2.0 email client goes gold http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8834457327.html
  2. Michael Dell's Linux Choice? Ubuntu http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS5149877302.html
  3. Windows Media Player add-on for Firefox released http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2007/04/17/windows-media-player-add-on-for-firefox-released


  1. Presentation App: Google expands office software http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070417/ap_on_hi_te/google_office_software
  2. Google CRM Tool Now Available http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,130822-c,google/article.html
  3. Google brings video conferencing to its Office http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4888
  4. Corporate Data Slips Out Via Google Calendar http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070417/tc_pcworld/130868
  5. Making Charts with Google Spreadsheets http://google-d-s.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-make-pie.html
  6. Google Rains On StumbleUpon Parade: Launches Direct Competitor http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/18/google-rains-on-stumbleupon-parade-launches-direct-competitor/
  7. Goodbye Froogle, Hello Google Product Search! http://searchengineland.com/070418-202109.php

General Technology

  1. Study warns of health risk from ethanol http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/18/ETHANOL.TMP
  2. Microsoft plans $3 suite for emerging markets http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070419/tc_infoworld/87838
  3. Dell responds to customer feedback by bringing back Windows XP http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070420-dell-responds-to-customer-feedback-by-bringing-back-windows-xp.html
  4. Women in Computer Science http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/04/women_in_comput.html
  5. Mac shipments up 30% in US in the first quarter of 2007 http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/13342/
  6. GM's New Fuel-Cell Car http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/18565/
  7. Bringing fabrication to the desktop http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/fabathome.ars
  8. Giant Fossil Rain Forest Discovered in Illinois http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070424-forest-fossils.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Become Pac-Man world champ http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=75418
  2. Nintendo's sudden leap shakes game industry http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/sciencetech/homepage/article_1663212.php
  3. Why Microsoft is Still in the Gaming Business http://gamesfirst.com/?id=1514
  4. Win an Xbox360 and Media Centre PC http://www.theconspiracygame.co.uk/conspiracy/

Economy and Technology

  1. No penalty for tax filers hit by glitch http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070418/ap_on_hi_te/turbotax_trouble http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070418/BREAKING06/70418013&start=1
  2. Acacia claims patent on CD hyperlinks, sues for billions http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070418-acacia-claims-patent-on-cd-hyperlinks-sues-for-billions.html
  3. Click here to access our broken Web site, press one to be ignored http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4741

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Space Tourist, ISS Crew Return to Earth http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/070421_exp14_simonyi_landing.html
  2. U.S., Japanese Firms Team Up on ISS Supply Plan http://www.space.com/news/070419_rocketplane_japan_isssupply.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Intel confirms programmable, multi-core chip http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/17/intel_larrabee_gpgpu/
  2. University of Illinois Teams Up with NVIDIA http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1475283.html
  3. SGI Technology Accelerates HD Digital Film Mastering http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1452862.html



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