2007/07/31

NEW NET Issues List for 31 July 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 31 July 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Microsoft Offers a Web-Based Strategy http://tinyurl.com/2shgw7 (NY Times)
  2. With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking http://tinyurl.com/2e22zw (NY Times)
  3. ONLINE STORAGE: 80+ File Hosting and Sharing Sites http://mashable.com/2007/07/28/online-storage/
  4. Rivals race to map the world http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_6492738
  5. With buyout, Dutch navigation company sees road to profit http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/29/business/gps.php
  6. Online Maps: 50+ Tools and Resources http://mashable.com/2007/07/23/online-maps/
  7. Web Design Toolbox: 50+ Tools for Web Design http://mashable.com/2007/07/24/web-design/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Universities help overturn P2P amendment, with help from you http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070725-universities-help-overturn-p2p-amendment.html
  2. McAfee sets Rootkit Detective free http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070725/tc_infoworld/90487
  3. NYC Cabbies Threaten Strike over GPS http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200BZVYNGQ
  4. Federal judge allows NSA wiretapping investigations to continue http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070727-federal-judge-allows-nsa-wiretapping-investigations-to-continue.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Motorola To Build Tiny Projectors Into Mobile Devices http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070726/tc_cmp/201201122
  2. Money-Saving Cell Phones Do Voice Over Wi-Fi http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070725/tc_pcworld/135069

Open Source

  1. It's Sink or Swim Time for Mozilla Thunderbird http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/07/its-sink-or-swi.html
  2. You're never alone with Plone http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070724/tc_infoworld/90437

SkyNet

  1. Google, Sprint to team up on WiMax service http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_6476961
  2. 700 MHz: Is Google on Crack? http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070727_002573.html
  3. Google set to simultaneously create and dominate a new market? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=673

General Technology

  1. Microsoft Windows Installed Base to Cross 1 Billion Mark http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2163005,00.asp
  2. AMD Bulldozer CPU to have 8 – 16 cores in 2009 http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33097/135/
  3. Me and My Mac http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2162397,00.asp
  4. In a Highly Complex World, Innovation From the Top Down http://tinyurl.com/2y4pas (NY Times)

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Senator: DTV transition could become a "digital disaster" http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070726-senator-dtv-transition-could-become-a-digital-disaster.html
  2. Sony sees profits increase while gaming business struggles http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070726-sony-sees-profits-increase-while-gaming-business-struggles.html "Sales of the PS3 have risen but we booked losses due to our strategic decision to price it below the (production) cost," said Oneda. "Actually, because the number of units sold was not as high as we hoped, the loss was better than our original expectation," he said.
  3. Canadian gym puts Wii workout on its schedule http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070724/tc_nm/gym_dc

Economy and Technology

  1. Apple Earnings Go Through the Roof http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070726/tc_nf/54130
  2. Amazon's hot earnings send stock sailing http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/earnings/2007-07-24-amazoncom_N.htm

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Explosion Kills Three at Mojave Air and Space Port http://www.space.com/news/070727_scaled_explosion_update.html
  2. Mojave Tragedy: Shockwaves & Reactions http://www.livescience.com/blogs/author/leonarddavid
  3. Win a Trip to Outer Space!!! http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/070725_technovel_spacesuit_contest.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. 32-GPU Cluster for Astrophysics http://arxiv.org/abs/0707.2991 http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0707/0707.2991.pdf
  2. i3D 2008 Call For Participation http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/i3d08/cfp.htm

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