2008/03/04

NEW NET Issues List for 04 Mar 2008

NEW NET will meet on Thursday, 04 March 2008, at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has friendly and helpful staff, reliable free wireless, tasty food and a varied selection of beverages. Below is the final list of issues for this week's NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering at Cambria Suites Hotel, 3940 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Geography, social media and breakfast http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/29/technology/kirkpatrick_socialmedia.fortune/
  2. Adobe AIR Vs Microsoft Silverlight: It’s All About Numbers http://tinyurl.com/3yarhd (TechCrunch)
  3. Life Encyclopedia: Too Popular http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jEOKXGpzV-IwvlhQMmAkrxSzVcWwD8V27ADO0
  4. Yelp raises $15M 4th round http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/02/26/yelp-raises-15-million-fourth-round-valuation-200-million/
  5. Wikia Open Sources Social Networking http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wikia_open_sources_social_networking.php
  6. Web desktop targets 'cybernomads' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7267534.stm
  7. Tim Berners-Lee Says Time for the Semantic Web is Now http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tbl_calls_for_semweb.php
  8. Psychologist Might Outsmart Math Brains for Netflix Prize http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/16-03/mf_netflix
  9. WordPress' Mullenweg talks about scaling and spamming http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9882864-36.html
  10. Rumor: Microsoft about to unveil web-apps strategy http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/03/rumor_microsoft.php
  11. Is an offline version of Silverlight coming at MIX next week? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=769
  12. The Offline Wars about to heat up? http://scobleizer.com/2008/03/02/the-offline-wars-about-to-heat-up/
  13. Microsoft Office Live Workspaces goes public http://tinyurl.com/29vwhc (Ars technica)
  14. Bill Gates ditches Facebook for LinkedIn, ad deal coming? http://tinyurl.com/24s7ff (Ars technica)
  15. IE8 to support Acid2 web standards from the start http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9884688-56.html
  16. UnLtdWorld plans to change the world through social networking http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/digitalcontent/2008/03/elevator_pitch_unltdworld_plan.html
  17. How the Barack Obama Campaign Uses Wikis to Organize Volunteers http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/barack_obama_campaign_central_desktop.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Comcast denies crowd shaping, crowd delaying at FCC hearing http://tinyurl.com/yv4t5y (Associated Press)
  2. Network neutrality: code words and conniving at yesterday's FCC hearing http://tinyurl.com/yonkpa (O’Reilly Radar)
  3. Congress worries that .gov monitoring will spy on Americans http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9882031-7.html
  4. Hack into a Windows PC - no password needed http://www.theage.com.au/news/security/hack-into-a-windows-pc-no-password-needed/2008/03/04/1204402423638.html
  5. Roundup of 12 USB thumb drives with security http://www.geek.com/roundup-of-a-dozen-usb-thumb-drives-with-security/

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Sprint raises stakes: $99 for unlimited everything http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9881662-7.html
  2. The Death of Mobile Applications? http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/2008/03/01/the-death-of-mobile-applications/
  3. Microsoft Silverlight coming to mobile devices this year http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9884398-7.html
  4. Yahoo onePlace: Think Of It As MyYahoo For Mobile http://searchengineland.com/080304-091816.php

Open Source

  1. Commercial support for open source Drupal on the way http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080303/tc_infoworld/95697
  2. Inside the SFLC's guide to legal management of FOSS projects http://www.linux.com/feature/127803
  3. Audio conversion tools for Linux http://www.linux.com/feature/127583

SkyNet

  1. Marissa Mayer – Wausau’s export to Silicon Valley http://www.sanfranmag.com/story/adventures-marissa
  2. Google Health, a first look http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/google-health-first-look.html
  3. Yahoo! Loses Mobile Giant Opera to Google http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/yahoo_looses_opera.php
  4. Google Gives All SF Homeless Free Voicemail http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23377190
  5. Google’s YouTube to offer live streaming this year http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9883062-2.html
  6. Google Sites: More Trouble for Registrars http://gigaom.com/2008/02/29/google-sites-further-commoditization-for-registrars/
  7. Google loses Sheryl Sandberg: will become COO of Facebook http://kara.allthingsd.com/20080304/sheryl-sandberg-will-become-coo-of-facebook/

General Technology

  1. Nanotech is good / Nanotech is bad http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-salvi-kimbrell27feb27,0,6442366.story
  2. Top Ten List of Free Windows Programs http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/02/28/top-ten-list-of-free-windows-programs/
  3. Microsoft emails reveal tension with Intel over Vista http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_8408428
  4. High time for Intel to get serious about graphics http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9883439-37.html
  5. Japanese robots enter daily life http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/robotics/2008-03-01-robots_N.htm
  6. MacBook Air aflutter: demand stays strong, sold out often http://tinyurl.com/yspccp (Ars technica)
  7. AMD to challenge Centrino with Puma platform http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=1406

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Publishers Phase Out Piracy Protection on Audio Books http://tinyurl.com/3azsft (Tuscaloosa News)
  2. New portable games break traditional molds http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/tc_nm/videogames_portables_dc
  3. Penguin audiobooks to be copyright-free http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/mar/04/digitalmusic.booksnews
  4. Diary: One Week Playing Wii Fit http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/03/diary-one-week.html
  5. Namco planning spring We Ski trip http://www.gamespot.com/news/6187034.html
  6. THQ Creative Director Says PC Games Piracy Around 80% In US http://tinyurl.com/2hovpk (dbTechno)

Economy and Technology

  1. Beware of Freeconomics http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/beware_of_freeconomics.php
  2. Web Work in the Era of Free http://webworkerdaily.com/2008/02/26/web-work-in-the-era-of-free/
  3. The Coming Death Of Indian Outsourcing http://tinyurl.com/ypqmn6 (Forbes)

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Blitzing Capitol Hill http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1071/1
  2. The Stars: Our Destination http://www.excal.on.ca/cms2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5778

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Tech-X Announces Math Library for NVIDIA GPUs http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2157492.html
  2. A Decade and a Half of the TOP500 http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2176690.html
  3. Nvidia's top brain talks future of graphics computing http://eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206801762
  4. Student Research Opportunities Expanded for UMaine Super http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2177667.html
  5. Applications of Massively Parallel Systems http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/rd52-12.html
  6. The Problem(s) with GPGPU http://blogs.intel.com/research/2007/10/the_problem_with_gpgpu.php

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