2008/01/22

NEW NET Issues List for 22 January 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 22 January 2008, 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. Yahoo Travel FareChase Chases Kayak http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/01/10/yahoo-travel-chases-kayak-with-farechase/
  2. Geotagging puts photos in useful new perspective http://www.thenewstribune.com/business/story/260126.html
  3. LinkedIn founder has golden touch http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080121/ap_on_hi_te/mr_linkedin
  4. Wordpress free upload space increase 60X to 3 GB http://wordpress.com/blog/2008/01/21/three-gigabytes/
  5. Yahoo, Please Put Up A Fight http://gigaom.com/2008/01/22/yahoo-please-put-up-a-fight/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Hackers Shook Up Power Grids http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/01/hackers-take-do.html
  2. Metcalfe's Law + Real ID = more crime, less safety http://tinyurl.com/23h88d (Ars Technica)
  3. Nat’l Intell. Director Wants To Monitor All Net Communications http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080119/tc_cmp/205901409
  4. Jihadi software promises secure Web contacts http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080118/wr_nm/internet_islamists_software_dc

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. IBM to Sully iPhones and iPod Touches with Lotus Notes http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/01/ibm-to-sully-ip.html
  2. How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/16-02/ff_iphone
  3. iPhone spurs Web traffic, if not music sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080119/wr_nm/iphone_dc
  4. The invisible computer revolution http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7106998.stm
  5. AT&T: iPhone business plan http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/21/iphone-goes-corporate-atandt-announces-business-plan/
  6. Readius Ebook Phone Hybrid to Finally Launch http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/01/readius-ebook-p.html
  7. HTC sold 2 million of its iPhone-rival handset last year http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080122/tc_infoworld/94724

Open Source

  1. MySQL: Sun's Billion-Dollar Baby http://tinyurl.com/yns9qs http://tinyurl.com/2o3x8e
  2. Mozilla browser interface to get 'humanized' http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080118/tc_infoworld/94690
  3. Build a faster desktop with RAID http://www.linux.com/feature/124256

SkyNet

  1. Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science Data http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/01/google-to-provi.html
  2. Google.org expands focus with new philanthropic initiatives http://tinyurl.com/2yul4p (Ars Technica)
  3. Google not serious about spectrum auction http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/01/analyst_google.html

General Technology

  1. Tata Nano, the world’s least expensive car http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/01/10/tata-nano-the-worlds-least-expensive-car/
  2. Apple unveils world's thinnest notebook http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080116/tc_afp/lifestyleitinternetcomputercompanyapple
  3. Breakthrough Could Mean 40-Hour Laptop Batteries http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080116/tc_nf/57832
  4. CSIRO UltraBattery http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080118093341.htm http://www.csiro.au/science/ps15a.html
  5. Bug Labs Store Grand Opening http://www.bugblogger.com/2008/01/announcing-the.html
  6. Why XP must be saved http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/14/02FE-why-save-xp_1.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. "Rock Band," "Guitar Hero" drive digital song sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080120/wr_nm/videogames_dc
  2. Nintendo tops video game sales in 2007 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/ap_on_hi_te/video_game_sales
  3. Wi-Fi music polling device takes heat off the DJ http://technology.newscientist.com/article/mg19726395.700-wifi-music-polling-device-takes-heat-off-the-dj.html

Economy and Technology

  1. AMD's earnings: off life support and headed back to black http://tinyurl.com/2bpwgt (Ars Technica)
  2. Slide: The $500 Million Widget http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2008/tc20080118_811726.htm
  3. Wal-Mart Gets Tough On RFID http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205900561
  4. Viral + Monetizable = StartUp Magic Quadrant http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/viral_marketing_startup_magic_quadrant.php
  5. Microsoft Startup Accelerator Fuels Startup Success http://dondodge.typepad.com/the_next_big_thing/2008/01/microsoft-start.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. ETC Announces Launch of New Air and Space Adventure Programs http://www.etcusa.com/corp/pressreleases/NR011608.htm
  2. NASA Picks Finalists for Space Station Resupply Demonstrations http://www.space.com/news/080118-nasa-cots-finalists.html
  3. NASA MMO game http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2008/01/nasa-to-create-its-own-version.html
  4. Report Cites Rocketship Builder in Explosion Inquiry http://www.space.com/news/080118-scaled-accident-citations.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Larrabee becomes Laterbee: first Intel GPU not due until 2010 http://tinyurl.com/27hy8g (Ars Technica)
  2. New PC platforms from Intel will face hurdles http://ces.cnet.com/8301-13855_1-9843883-67.html
  3. A sub-$4,000 supercomputer? http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/news-by-subject/technologies/?i=51668
  4. The Software That Will Take Digital F/X to the Next Level of Awesome http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/16-01/ff_animation

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