NEW NET Issues List for 08 Apr 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 08 April 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. The 101 most useful websites http://tinyurl.com/ys4z84 (Telegraph)
  2. Comcast launches 50Mbps broadband in Minneapolis http://tinyurl.com/2aocno (Ars technica)
  3. The Power of Organizing Without Organizations http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/book-review-2008-04-1.ars
  4. Comcast monitoring Twitter, blogs and other social media http://blogs.zdnet.com/social/?p=439
  5. Powerset Will Launch In Coming Weeks http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/05/powerset-will-launch-in-coming-weeks/
  6. Scrabble launches on Facebook: Yanks need not apply http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9912587-36.html?tag=newsmap
  7. Tech news: breaking the Techmeme habit http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/breaking_the_techmeme_habit.php
  8. Congressional hearing in Second Life and DC http://www.mercurynews.com/politics/ci_8779871
  9. Yahoo news guru Budde joins DailyMe start-up http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9911490-7.html
  10. Navajo Nation to lose Internet signal http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080404/ap_on_hi_te/navajo_internet_shutdown
  11. For some reason, Twitter hasn't yet taken the journalist community by storm http://www.news.com/8301-10787_3-9912520-60.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. DHS blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11 http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9909928-38.html?tag=nefd.pop
  2. Internet Providers Quietly Tracking Web Use http://tinyurl.com/56bsjr (Washington Post)
  3. What's in your security toolkit? (read the forum posts…) http://tinyurl.com/2gfuwx (Ars technica)
  4. Guide to Getting and Using Your OpenID http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/openid_status_check_a_guide_to_openid.php
  5. DRMed Kindle e-books vs. unshackled music in standard MP3 format http://tinyurl.com/3rme8m (TeleRead)
  6. A class of copyright thieves? A lawsuit over lecture notes http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080406-aclass-of-copyright-thieves-a-lawsuit-over-lecture-notes.html
  7. Big Content in worldwide "whisper campaign" against Fair Use http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080407-patry-copyright-owners-wants-rights-expanded-to-were-rabbit-size.html
  8. Kraken Botnet Twice the Size of Storm http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=150292&WT.svl=news1_1

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Yahoo unveils voice search http://www.mercurynews.com/portal/business/ci_8793463?_loopback=1
  2. AT&T Jumps on Board with Google's Android http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080403/tc_pcworld/144099
  3. Nationwide iPhone shortage reported http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9908322-37.html?tag=newsmap
  4. iPhones to international grey market? http://tinyurl.com/36jga9 (AlleyInsider)
  5. Germany iPhone drops to €99 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120731459898689751.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  6. Thin Intel Netbook to vie with MacBook Air? http://www.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-9912339-64.html
  7. HP strikes chord with Mini-Note PC http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9912854-7.html?tag=

Open Source

  1. Gartner: Open source will quietly take over http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39379900,00.htm
  2. Microsoft's Savvy Open Source Move http://seekingalpha.com/article/71145-microsoft-s-savvy-open-source-move
  3. 40 Ways to Get Far More Out of Firefox http://ostatic.com/158834-blog/over-40-proven-ways-to-get-far-more-out-of-firefox


  1. Larry Brilliant: the Guru of Google http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/19968512/the_guru_of_google
  2. Gmail being throttled, blocked by some anti-spam vendors http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080406-gmail-being-throttled-blocked-by-some-anti-spam-vendors.html
  3. Google to Lay Off About 300 at DoubleClick http://tinyurl.com/3akkes (NY Times)
  4. Google grants $273.3 M in free AdWords http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/04/google-grants-2733-million-in.html
  5. Google's Users are the Real Commodities - Pt. 1 http://www.straightupsearch.com/archives/2008/04/googles_users_a_1.html
  6. Google Gears: How Important is Offline Access? http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_important_is_offline_access.php
  7. App Engine: Host Your Apps with Google http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/04/app-engine-host-your-python-apps-with-google.html

General Technology

  1. Aiming for a Virtual End to PC Headaches http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/aiming-for-a-virtual-end-to-pc-headaches/ (here’s a pdf that explains the Moka approach to computing: http://www.moka5.com/papers/nsdi05.pdf)
  2. Microsoft's Surface moves beyond demoware http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9908051-56.html
  3. Science for the masses: NYC to host the World Science Festival in May http://tinyurl.com/2hp577 (Ars technica)
  4. WinXP status http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9075062
  5. 10 impossibilities conquered by science http://technology.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn13556&print=true
  6. PopURLs: a look at tech news http://blue.popurls.com/
  7. Cell phoning from home pits WiFi against femtocells http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080406-cell-phoning-from-home-pits-wifi-against-femtocells.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Apple passes Wal-Mart, now #1 music retailer in US http://tinyurl.com/2ddssb (Ars technica)
  2. Record Labels and MySpace Cut a Deal http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_15/b4079032487991.htm
  3. The geeks were right; music labels bow to technology http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9911721-7.html
  4. 3-D Viewfinder for a Shoebox of Digital Photos http://tinyurl.com/2ke58e (NY Times)
  5. Quake 3 for iPod Touch / iPhone http://www.9to5mac.com/quake-3-iphone-ipod-touch
  6. Wal-Mart Abandons Windows DRM, Sony/BMG and Warner http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/04/wal-mart-abando.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Microsoft CEO sets April 26 deadline for Yahoo deal http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080405/tc_nm/yahoo_microsoft_dc
  2. Zillow Disrupts Lending Market With Mortgage Marketplace http://searchengineland.com/080403-092734.php
  3. IBM and Linden Lab to create enterprise-safe virtual worlds http://tinyurl.com/ytpcsw (VentureBeat)
  4. Companies struggle as Safari pops up on networks http://tinyurl.com/48opfk (InfoWorld)
  5. A new day for Macs in the enterprise? http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080404/tc_infoworld/97429
  6. Beyond the Banking Crisis: A Strategy Crisis http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/haque/2008/04/strategy_and_the_macro_crisis.html
  7. The next bubble http://harpers.org/archive/2008/02/0081908
  8. Jive's Clearspace: Using Web 2.0 tools to avoid e-mail in business http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9911489-7.html http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/clearspace
  9. AMD laying off 10% of workforce, cuts revenue estimates http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080408/ap_on_hi_te/amd_outlook

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Entrepreneur talks space travel http://tinyurl.com/4txm27 (The Signal, CNJ)
  2. Sierra County Spaceport Vote April 22 http://spaceports.blogspot.com/2008/04/sierra-county-spaceport-vote-april-22.html
  3. Swedish Authorities to Ease Way for Virgin Galactic http://www.space.com/news/080401-virgingalactic-sweden-cost.html
  4. Masten Space Systems: An Old Video and New Pictures http://masten-space.com/blog/?p=140

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. AMD Lights a Fire Under GPU Computing http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2269095.html
  2. Compilers and More: The Dangers of COTS Supercomputing http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2264586.html
  3. Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness In Today's World http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2264945.html
  4. HPC Players Meet at Application Software Summit http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2269636.html
  5. Nightmare on Core Street http://rebelscience.blogspot.com/2008/03/nightmare-on-core-street.html



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