2007/12/25

NEW NET Issues List for Week of Dec 24

Below is the final NEW NET Issues List for the week of 24 December 2007. There is no meeting this week due to the holidays. Same goes for next week.

Hope everyone gave and received something for Christmas that warmed your hearts and the hearts of others...

The ‘net

  1. Parody sites start anti-social networking trend http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071221/wr_nm/web_facebook_parodies_life_dc
  2. Internet renovates home sales http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2007-12-20-internet-real-estate_N.htm
  3. Kayak Raises $196 Million, Buys Rival SideStep http://tinyurl.com/2hkdpx (TechCrunch) http://www.kango.com/
  4. Kayak & Sidestep Merger Highlights Trends In Online Travel http://blog.kango.com/kango_news/kayak_sidestep_merger_highlights_trends_in_online_travel_139.html
  5. The web as platform: Weaving a new interface http://mndoci.com/blog/2007/12/22/the-web-as-platform-weaving-a-new-interface/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Generational Divide in Copyright Morality http://tinyurl.com/2mnz2a (NY Times)
  2. 'Bricking' bug threatens most HP, Compaq laptops http://tinyurl.com/2cvzjb (ComputerWorld)
  3. Antivirus protection worse than a year ago http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/100900
  4. Inside a Modern Malware Distribution System http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20071221/tc_zd/222285
  5. FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071222/tc_nm/fbi_biometrics_dc
  6. Malware flood driving new AV http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071214/tc_infoworld/94043
  7. Apples For The Army http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/12/20/apple-army-hackers-tech-security-cx_ag_1221army.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. A Wider Wireless World http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_53/b4065000572464.htm?sub=techmaven http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/20/BUK2U1JJG.DTL
  2. Users left in lurch by analog cellular network shutdown http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_on_hi_te/cellular_sunset
  3. GPS To Boost Cell Phone Sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071221/tc_cmp/205101677
  4. Intuit iPhone-friendly Quicken priced at $3/month http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071219/wr_nm/intuit_dc
  5. Top 10 Predictions For The Wireless Industry in 2008 http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071220/tc_cmp/205100790
  6. In-car cellphone bans: man sues Chicago as UK eyes jailtime http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071222-in-car-cellphone-bans-man-sues-chicago-as-uk-eyes-jailtime.html

Open Source

  1. Microsoft OKs open-source license http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_7776956
  2. Open Source Developers Settle GPL Lawsuit http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071219/tc_cmp/204806058
  3. OpenOffice Online Now Available For Beta Testing http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071218/tc_cmp/204805670
  4. Interview with Richard Stallman: Four Essential Freedoms http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/cnews/article.php/3717476
  5. Online library reaches million book milestone http://www.linux.com/feature/123255
  6. McKesson Migrates To Linux As Boost To Patient Safety http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071223/tc_cmp/205200538

SkyNet

  1. Google Monopoly Begins http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/web_services_browser/the_google_monopoly_begins.html
  2. U.S. Regulators ok Google-DoubleClick deal http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-21828199.htm
  3. Malware Bumps Google Ads From Web Pages http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071220/tc_pcworld/140691
  4. Gmail Remembers the Milk http://www.profy.com/2007/12/22/gmail-remembers-the-milk/

General Technology

  1. Tesla’s Chairman and New CEO Talk Transmission Snags and Raising Another $40M http://tinyurl.com/34jrgo (Earth2Tech)
  2. Nanosolar's growing aims http://www.mercurynews.com/healthandscience/ci_7786487
  3. OLPC Heralds Era of Low-Cost Computing http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071220/tc_pcworld/140697
  4. Climate Consensus ‘Busted’? http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/climate-consensus-busted/?hp
  5. Adapter turns SD card into IDE drive http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20071223/simple-adapter-turns-your-sd-card-into-an-ide-drive/
  6. Technology in 2008 http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10410912#top

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. One Million Deaths Per Day On Duels.com http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/21/one-million-deaths-per-day-on-duelscom/
  2. Chuck Norris sues, says his tears no cancer cure http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071222/en_nm/norris_lawsuit_dc
  3. Blockbuster raising prices for service http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_en_bu/blockbuster_prices
  4. MTV, Bruckheimer to launch game studio http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071219/wr_nm/mtv_games_dc
  5. Secret Web Sites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/magazine/16-01/ff_args

Economy and Technology

  1. Circuit City Gets Crushed http://tinyurl.com/2h2sqz (Business Week)
  2. Army contractor iRobot wins patent suits http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_hi_te/irobot_lawsuits
  3. Emerson profitable outside spotlight http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071220/ap_on_bi_ge/emerson_electric

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Coalition For Space Exploration Announces 2008 Leadership http://tinyurl.com/36b39t (Aero-News.Net)
  2. Spaceports still taxiing towards takeoff http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1023/1
  3. The Year In Space http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/21/530247.aspx
  4. 2008 forecast: The year progress must be made in space http://tinyurl.com/2xmfd9 (Flight)
  5. Prototype Moon Lander Takes Test Flight http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/071221-moon-lander.html
  6. Rocket launch part of new biz for UP Aerospace http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2007/12/17/daily26.html?jst=b_ln_hl

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. NVIDIA Launches New Community Site for HPC Developers http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1962982.html
  2. Purdue to Offer HPC Curriculum http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1962653.html
  3. HPC Parting Shots at 2007 http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1967844.html
  4. InfiniBand and 10GbE Head for Showdown http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1963424.html
  5. Shoot To Kill http://www.forbes.com/technology/forbes/2008/0107/092.html

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