NEW NET Issues List for 15 Apr 2008

Below is theNEW NET final list of issues for the week of 15 April 2008 (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology).

No meeting this week because of a skiing injury and the required surgery and recovery activities of one of the NEW NET main team members. See you next week!

The ‘net

  1. Why We Need Web Apps on the Desktop http://tinyurl.com/5wfcr5 (Read/WriteWeb)
  2. How Google is putting us back into the Stone Age http://tinyurl.com/4mbemn (Zooie’s Blog)
  3. Microsoft Introduces Tool for Avoiding Traffic Jams http://tinyurl.com/3jppqu (NY Times)
  4. American Journalist/Student Uses Twitter To Bust Out Of Egyptian Jail http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_8942859

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Virtualization's Dark Side http://tinyurl.com/3qg4gv (Forbes)
  2. Infected USB Devices on the Rise http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080415/bs_nf/59274
  3. The New E-spionage Threat http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_16/b4080032218430.htm

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Wi-Fi poised for pilot flights at 4 airlines http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/14/BUB41043AJ.DTL
  2. 'Jisus' Eee-alike sub-notebook to use Chinese Atom-smasher http://tinyurl.com/5d5bdh (Register) (background article about the Loonsong CPU: http://www.linux.com/feature/119890)

Open Source

  1. My kid hates Linux http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1626
  2. MySQL upgrade now slated for June http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080415/tc_infoworld/98324


  1. Ex-Googler view of the web: We need a Wikipedia for data http://bret.appspot.com/entry/we-need-a-wikipedia-for-data
  2. Salesforce and Google team to conquer the enterprise http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/?p=490 http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/144505/salesforce_announces_integration_with_google_apps.html http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/4/google_salesforce_deal_shows_google_not_insane_microsoft_disruption_continues

General Technology

  1. Segway's new RMP! (watch the video) http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/04/segways_new_rmp.html
  2. Windows is not collapsing, at least not in the next few years http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8461
  3. The Coming of the Holodeck http://tinyurl.com/6hh7hx (NY Times)
  4. Their passion is Windows XP http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080413/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_save_xp
  5. Seagate makes good on solid-state drive patent threats http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080415-seagate-makes-good-on-solid-state-drive-patent-threats.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Yahoo extends Flickr with video http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9914495-7.html?tag=nefd.lede
  2. Adobe Releases Media Player 1.0 and Adobe TV http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/adobe_releases_media_player_tv.php

Economy and Technology

  1. Meet Facebook's new number two http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/11/technology/facebook_sandberg.fortune/
  2. Blockbuster bids $1 billion for Circuit City http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g1fYqj5X5RG6UrI6kk9jeJfOg7jwD901JIG80
  3. He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work) http://tinyurl.com/5g6la6 (NY Times)

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX’s Musk Competes In Space Race http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-24448915.htm
  2. Space Industry Symposium Begins http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/04/08/ap4868566.html
  3. Introducing the Committee for the Advocacy of Space Exploration http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1102/1
  4. The Vision for Space Exploration and the retirement of the Baby Boomers http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1106/1
  5. Multiple Student Space Prizes http://spaceprizes.blogspot.com/2008/04/multiple-student-space-prizes.html http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/07/866971.aspx
  6. Commercial Space Hasn't Yet Landed Big VC Investments http://tinyurl.com/3sj239 (CNN)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. NVIDIA Powers Hardware-Accelerated SPICE Simulator http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2280819.html
  2. Cinnafilm Unveils Real-Time Film Look System http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2278573.html
  3. Supercomputing With Video Cards: NVIDIA Milwaukee Tech Café http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2277255.html
  4. TACC Hosts 2nd Annual Summer Supercomputing Institute http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2274316.html
  5. SC08 Poster Submissions Deadline Is July 31 http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2278494.html
  6. SiCortex Gets Personal (not x86, might facilitate new parallel prgmg paradigms) http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2280922.html
  7. Response to 'The Dangers of COTS Supercomputing' http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2279160.html
  8. RapidMind Platform Accelerates HD Video Transcoding http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2285867.html
  9. Intel`s Looming Battle with Nvidia http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Infrastructure/Intels-Looming-Battle-with-Nvidia/
  10. What is the Cost of Performance? http://tinyurl.com/5ohxzw (Interactive Supercomputing)



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