NEW NET Issues List for the week of 02 Jan 2008

Below is the final NEW NET Issues List for the week of 02 January 2008. There is no meeting this week due to the holidays.

The ‘net

  1. Send email attachments up to 5GB with AOL's Xdrive http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/12/25/send-email-attachments-up-to-5gb-with-aols-xdrive/
  2. 2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without http://tinyurl.com/ywt93j (TechCrunch)
  3. 2008 Web Predictions http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/2008_web_predictions.php
  4. Facebook is so last year - hit websites of 2008 http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/dec/24/facebook.socialnetworking
  5. 8 Web Worker Wishes for 2008 http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/12/29/8-web-worker-wishes-for-2008/
  6. Solid state, cloud storage on tap for a power-hungry 2008 http://tinyurl.com/2az8k3 (Ars technica)
  7. AOL to End Support for Netscape Browser http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140903-c,netscape/article.html
  8. Internet Opens Elite Colleges to All http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iXkvFtIHMrb8dotESUPQZqfjqG3AD8TR80K00
  9. Web Playgrounds of the Very Young http://tinyurl.com/2b9lhy (NY Times)
  10. WhatsOpen shows you what nearby stores are open http://tinyurl.com/3627nk (Venture Beat)
  11. Titanium Plus USB drive backs up online http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/01/02/titanium.plus.usb.drive/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Plastics provoke 'wrap rage' http://www.mercurynews.com/businessheadlines/ci_7804735?nclick_check=1
  2. How to Lose Your Job on Your Own Time http://tinyurl.com/2burbc (NY Times)
  3. 3 down, 1 to go: Warner Music Group drops DRM http://tinyurl.com/2evrmt (Ars technica)
  4. Electronic Passports Raise Privacy Issues http://tinyurl.com/2ukwav (Washington Post)

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Email And Cellphone Contacts Are The Real Social Graph http://tinyurl.com/yrce34 (Publishing2.com)
  2. iPhone and me: A love story http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071226/tc_infoworld/94236
  3. Clearwire offers new Net pipe http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071226/ap_on_hi_te/techtest_clearwire
  4. OLPC CTO quits nonprofit effort http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071231/tc_infoworld/94273

Open Source

  1. Open Source: Google’s Secret Weapon http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?editorialsid=2395
  2. Scribus: Professional page layout for Linux http://www.linux.com/feature/123592
  3. Hands-on with the OLPC XO laptop -- and loving it http://www.linux.com/feature/123730
  4. Long Live Closed-Source Software! http://discovermagazine.com/2007/dec/long-live-closed-source-software/


  1. Deconstructing Google: Chapter 4, After The Google Breakup http://searchengineland.com/071230-095315.php
  2. Google Responds to Reader Brouhaha http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20071228/tc_nf/57440
  3. Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks http://lifehacker.com/339474/top-10-obscure-google-search-tricks
  4. A Post-Google Fraternity of Investors http://tinyurl.com/288qgy (NY Times)

General Technology

  1. Does Vista's stunted growth hint at the death of the desktop? http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9838338-16.html
  2. Innovative Minds Don’t Think Alike http://tinyurl.com/yrdhhz (NY Times)
  3. Practicing Simplified GTD http://lifehacker.com/software/feature/practicing-simplified-gtd-335269.php
  4. Loose lithium batteries banned in checked bags http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205206086
  5. ModBook tablet Mac finally ships http://www.macworld.com/article/131356/2008/01/modbook.html
  6. Technologies on the rise in 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7147804.stm
  7. Celestron LCD Digital Microscope at CES 2008 http://www.i4u.com/article13788.html
  8. 5 most annoying programs on your PC http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/01/01/the-5-most-annoying-programs-on-your-pc/
  9. Microvision to launch pocket-sized projector at CES 2008 http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/02/microvision-to-launch-pocket-sized-projector-at-ces-2008/
  10. IBM Jolts Storage Strategy With XIV Buy http://www.internetnews.com/storage/article.php/3719356

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Microsoft Declines Comment on Motion Controller http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140904-c,gameconsoles/article.html
  2. 2008 Gaming and Online Worlds Predictions http://gigaom.com/2007/12/22/my-2008-gaming-and-online-worlds-predictions/
  3. Digital TV coupon program starts tomorrow http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35447/113/
  4. Wal-Mart Abandons Online Movie Downloads http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1699084,00.html

Economy and Technology

  1. List of the Many Forms of Web Marketing for 2008 http://tinyurl.com/2vmw8u (Web Strategist)
  2. Internet and Tech Company Predictions: 2008 http://battellemedia.com/archives/004172.php
  3. The State of Innovation in India http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/india_innovation.php
  4. Apple trades at $200 for first time http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071226/ap_on_hi_te/apple_mover

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Branson offers ticket to space spectacle http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/dec/29/spaceexploration.northernlights
  2. Interest in Wallops Island spaceport http://hamptonroads.com/2007/12/look-back:-interest-rekindled-wallops-island-spaceport
  3. Gilbert students win aerospace contest http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1229spacechallenge1229.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. SGI: Still Alive And Kicking http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3718911
  2. Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference http://www.mrsc2008.org/
  3. 3-Way NVIDIA SLI Takes Extreme Gaming To New Level http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1197375200475.html



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