NEW NET Issues List for 02 October 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 02 October 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. Growth of web applications in the US http://tinyurl.com/ytm3cu (Rubicon Consulting)
  2. Meeting up made easier http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9785326-2.html
  3. IBM CoScripter Simplifies Web Experience http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2188979,00.asp
  4. Microsoft retools Live Search to catch Google http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/333316_msftsearch27.html
  5. Microsoft shares Office Live Workspace http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/6280
  6. Microsoft Moves To Protect Office Revenues http://tinyurl.com/3x73qq (TechCrunch)
  7. Adobe challenges word on the web http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7021630.stm
  8. Adobe Raises The Stakes For Web Documents With Buzzword and Share http://tinyurl.com/yr9a8a (TechCrunch)
  9. eBay's Desktop App Enters Public Beta http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137910-c,auctionsites/article.html
  10. It's Finally Official: eBay's Skype Has Bombed http://www.alleyinsider.com/2007/10/its-finally-off.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Myanmar Locks Down Monasteries, Cuts Internet http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14793352
  2. Big brother may be watching you in Chicago http://tinyurl.com/24a5yb (Ars technica)
  3. Unisys said to cover up DHS network breach http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3416
  4. EFF sues the DOJ for withholding records of telecom immunity lobbying http://tinyurl.com/2yfuqn (Ars technica)
  5. UK can now demand data decryption on penalty of jail time http://tinyurl.com/3btatf (Ars technica)
  6. Domestic Spy Satellite Program Put On Hold http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202200257

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. WiMAX on the Chicago River http://tinyurl.com/ysbj2y (Ars technica)
  2. Five Reasons Why The Mobile Web is Lousy http://publishing2.com/2007/09/26/five-reasons-why-the-mobile-web-sucks/
  3. Palm's New Centro Phone: Treo Lite http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137659-c,pdacellphonehybrids/article.html
  4. Disney Will Shut Down Cellphone Service http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119094140401842103.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  5. Firmware Update Breaks Hacked iPhones http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137872-c,consumeradvice/article.html
  6. Gizmodo says Don't buy iPhone http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/09/29/gizmodo_says_dont_buy_an_iphone.html
  7. If you care about your rights, don't buy an iPhone http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/09/28/unlock_iphone/
  8. other headlines: HTC Touch Dual: iClone or Genius?; Samsung Unveils iPhone Rival; gPhone Or Not, Google's Going Mobile
  9. The Coming Smartphone Operating-System Wars http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,298812,00.html

Open Source

  1. Novell credits Microsoft for soaring Linux sales http://tinyurl.com/yrkjs2 (News.com)
  2. Making a backup reminder script http://www.linux.com/feature/119341
  3. Export Writer documents into any wiki format http://www.linux.com/feature/119363


  1. New ways to dig into Google Book Search http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2007/09/new-ways-to-dig-into-book-search.html
  2. Google Buys Mobile Social Network http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/09/google-buys-zingku-mobile-social.html
  3. Activists use Google to help scuttle Santa Clara County logging plan http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_7039506
  4. Google's Friends And Family Plan http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/09/30/nokia-google-samsung-tech-cx_bc_1001google.html

General Technology

  1. Why Microsoft must abandon Vista to save itself http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9785337-7.html
  2. Microsoft Extends Sales of Windows XP http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-27xpsalescycle.mspx
  3. IRobot develops gutter cleaner, mobile phone http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2742271220070927
  4. Asustek delays Eee PC shipments http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20070926PD210.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Dell XPS m1730--A Serious Gaming Laptop http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005543.html
  2. Amazon's MP3 store: Better than iTunes http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/09/26/amazon_store/
  3. Activision Buys Bizarre Creations http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/09/26/activision-gets-bizarre.aspx
  4. 'Halo 3' Breaks U.S Sales Record, Brings in $170M http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,298242,00.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Unsung Heroes Who Move Products Forward http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/technology/30ping.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  2. The (Sleepy) Attack of the Yahoo Vice Presidents http://tinyurl.com/ypmom3 (Boom Town)
  3. 3Com sold? You're joking, right? http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9787606-7.html?tag=nefd.blgs
  4. Ready or (mostly) not: here come more contactless payment devices http://tinyurl.com/ypachx (Ars technica)
  5. Microsoft Buys Jellyfish.com Shopping Site http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071002/tc_pcworld/137933

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Former Astronaut's Son Signs on as Next Space Tourist http://www.space.com/news/070928_garriott_spacetourist.html
  2. Holloman Air Force Base: Space History http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/070926_wirefly2007_holloman_base.html
  3. SpaceDev: Focus on Core Space Technologies http://www.space.com/spacenews/070924_businessmonday_spacedev.html
  4. Students From Nine Countries Will Fly on Zero-G Flight http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=773806
  5. Space Diving: ultimate extreme sport? http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3659189&page=1
  6. Shuttle replica brings the space travel experience closer to home http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/295806.html
  7. Space tether experiment hits major snag http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0709/25yes2tether/
  8. Bigelow Space Modules Transportation Concerns http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/070928_bigelow_sundancer_concerns.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Parallel Thoughts http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1805039.html
  2. Programming Models for Scalable Multicore Programming http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1798054.html
  3. IBM Announces Winners of Cell Processor Challenge http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1805391.html
  4. Supercharging Seismic Processing with GPUs http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1803161.html
  5. Using Video Game Technology to Find Oil & Gas http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1793669.html
  6. IBM Announces Technology Center for Cell-Based Products http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1804627.html
  7. Language Design for an Uncertain Hardware Future http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1796964.html
  8. ESnet4 Rolls Out New Cross-Country 10 Gbps Network http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1803240.html



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