NEW NET Issues List for 04 September 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 04 September 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. Zoho Launches Application Start Page http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/zoho_launches_application_start_page.php
  2. I Hate Patent Trolls: Amazon, Google, Yahoo, And Others Sued For Automating Their E-mail http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201802746
  3. Yahoo's new social job network: Kickstart http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13515_1-9768418-26.html
  4. Farecast Now Provides Data On Fairness Of Hotel Pricing http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/29/farecast-now-provides-data-on-fairness-of-hotel-pricing/
  5. Don't let your boss catch you reading this http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070829/wr_nm/work_cyberslacking1_dc
  6. Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/28/AR2007082801990.html
  7. On the Internet, A Tangled Web Of Classified Ads http://tinyurl.com/38o8hz (Washington Post)
  8. Do the Mash (Even if You Don’t Know All the Steps) http://tinyurl.com/yu6okt (NY Times)
  9. Who Founded Facebook? A New Claim Emerges http://tinyurl.com/2avcda (NY Times)

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Point, Click ... Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2007/08/wiretap
  2. Viacom issues YouTube takedown for video it pirated http://tinyurl.com/24gq2s (Ars technica)
  3. Zango tries, fails to sue its way out from under the "spyware" label http://tinyurl.com/yrogwa (Ars technica – an interesting aspect of this article is the new for Ars, to me at least, links at the bottom of the article to other online resources relevant to the article.)
  4. US Gov't Job Search Site Hit by Monster Attack http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136664-c,onlinesecurity/article.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. An office on four wheels http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineering/article2358052.ece
  2. Unlocked iPhones highlight DMCA absurdities http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070828-unlocked-iphones-highlight-dmca-absurdities.html
  3. Nokia N95: Bigger, badder, and made for the U.S.A. http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9767671-7.html
  4. Chicago scraps plans for Wi-Fi network http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070828/ap_on_hi_te/wireless_chicago

Open Source

  1. LeapFrog Jumps into Open Source http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2176557,00.asp
  2. Productivity enhancers for Thunderbird http://www.linux.com/feature/118811
  3. Mark Radcliffe: The man who rules open source law http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/30/open_source_mark_radcliffe/


  1. Google Earth Flight Simulator http://marco-za.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-earth-flight-simulator.html
  2. Google News Now Hosting Wire Stories & Promises Better Variety In Results http://searchengineland.com/070831-130842.php
  3. Google and the wires torpedo newspapers http://www.mathewingram.com/work/2007/09/01/google-and-the-wires-torpedo-newspapers/
  4. Here’s an example of #2 and #3 above http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gdzKpobgFwmj4J4F4aaJgMVkkzLQ
  5. Gpay: payments by mobile phone http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article2378321.ece
  6. Google Presentations and JotSpot Could Be Available Next Week http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/09/google-presentations-and-jotspot-could.html
  7. Track flights with a Google Maps Mashup http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/09/04/track-flights-with-a-google-maps-mashup/

General Technology

  1. Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology (watch the video) http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/28/adobe-hires-co-inventor-of-image-resizer-technology/
  2. Build a (Very) Inexpensive Solaris 10 Workstation http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2176218,00.asp
  3. Fujitsu Lifebook T2010 http://tabletpc2.com/Major_WOW_Factor-Fujitsu_Lifebook_T2010_Tablet_PC-Article700230807.html
  4. New DVD-sized disc to hold 1 to 5 terabytes of data http://tinyurl.com/2yob7y (Ars technica)
  5. 1 GB RAM Cache Speeds New Hybrid Hard Drive http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136727-pg,1/article.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Man arrested for burning Burning Man man http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/08/burning-mans-ma.html
  2. Sony to Unplug Connect Music Service http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/08/30/ap4069865.html
  3. NBC tells iTunes to remove its programming http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33634/118/
  4. Sony Readies Wii-like PS2 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136691-c,gameconsoles/article.html

Economy and Technology

  1. iPhone to fuel contractor shortage http://hardware.silicon.com/pdas/0,39024643,39168277,00.htm?r=1
  2. Microsoft buying Parlano http://www.suntimes.com/business/534057,parlano082907.article
  3. Microsoft, Eolas settle big patent dispute http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/120899.asp

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Russia Prepares for 2009 Space Tourist Flight, Future Spacecraft http://www.space.com/news/070831_russia_spacetourist.html
  2. Moondust Miners Dig for $250,000 in NASA Prize Money http://www.wired.com/science/space/magazine/15-09/ps_moondust
  3. Rocket blasts into record books http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6965328.stm
  4. The human side of the moon http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/5090562.html
  5. Build your own Ares V http://chairforceengineer.blogspot.com/2007/08/build-your-own-ares-v.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. AMD announces 128-bit (GPU-oriented?) SSE5 extensions to x86 http://tinyurl.com/yvdo27 (Ars technica)
  2. Student, prof build budget supercomputer http://www.calvin.edu/news/releases/2007-08/microwulf.htm
  3. ClearSpeed sets its sights on the final frontier http://www.arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070904-clearspeed-sets-its-sights-on-the-final-frontier.html



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