NEW NET Issues List for 24 Jun 2008

Below is the NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) final list of issues for TUESDAY, 24 June 2008. Sort of. Because of a two-day roundabout return trip this week from northern California to Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, this list is being posted a couple days after 24 June. And because of the Milwaukee Geek Dinner in which Luke and I participated on 24 June, there was no NEW NET meeting this week. NEW NET should be back to normal, though, with a final issues list and meeting on 01 July 2008. See you then!

The ‘net

  1. Hold off on Firefox version 3 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-9970448-33.html
  2. Wiki Providers Offer Universal Edit Button http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wiki_universal_edit_button.php
  3. A Redesign at Skype http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/a-redesign-at-skype/
  4. Power User's Guide to Firefox 3 http://lifehacker.com/396312/power-users-guide-to-firefox-3
  5. Could YouTube become hub for feature films and TV shows? http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9972086-2.html
  6. Yahoo relaunches Ymail and Rocketmail http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9972349-2.html
  7. Xobni Gets Even Better With LinkedIn Data For Your Contacts http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/25/xobni-gets-even-better-with-linkedin-data-for-your-contacts/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. High school student faces 38 years in prison for hacking grades http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38012/118/
  2. The A.P. Has Violated My Copyright, And I Demand Justice http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/19/the-ap-has-violated-my-copyright-and-i-demand-justice/
  3. Ad Firm Used by ISPs Spies on Users http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/nebuad-forges-g.html
  4. Congress ok’s telecom surveillance immunity http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/19/ED8D11BV4T.DTL
  5. The Quiet Little Pop of the Mac Security Bubble http://www.technewsworld.com/story/63574.html?welcome=1214487252

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. To avoid Flash lock-in, Apple looks at SproutCore http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9970263-16.html
  2. Panasonic Launches Atom-based Toughbook Mini Laptop http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/147582/panasonic_launches_atombased_toughbook_mini_laptop.html
  3. Android vs. iPhone: ‘This is where the pain happens’ http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/06/25/android-vs-iphone-this-is-where-the-pain-happens/
  4. Nokia Symbian deal winners and losers http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=607

Open Source

  1. Lessons learned from NCSU FOSS class http://www.linux.com/feature/138338
  2. Set Web e-mail as default Firefox e-mail http://www.webware.com/8300-1_109-2.html?keyword=Web+e-mail
  3. Kudos to openSUSE 11.0 http://www.linux.com/feature/139073
  4. 10 Best GTK Applications Not Included in GNOME http://vivapinkfloyd.blogspot.com/2008/06/top-10-best-gtk-applications-not.html


  1. Google Trends now works for Web sites too http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9973967-2.html
  2. Google spice brings out open source aroma http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18918/1141/
  3. Google: Seven potential threats to its dominance http://tinyurl.com/6jjea8 (Telegraph)
  4. \ Microsoft, Google And Others Agree To Electronic Health Records Standard http://www.informationweek.com/news/services/data/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208800909

General Technology

  1. Grocery Shopping Made Easy http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/technology/personaltech/19pogue.html
  2. The Mouse Is Dead http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/features/article.php/3755221/The+Mouse+Is+Dead.htm

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Apple is America’s No. 1 music store http://articles.latimes.com/2008/apr/04/business/fi-itunes4
  2. Taterf – all your drives are belong to me!!!1!one! http://tinyurl.com/4nhmfr (TechNet)
  3. Sony's HD Camcorder Captures Grins http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080618/tc_zd/228820
  4. Sega, Hasbro unveil new dancing robot http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gzp40L8x0ZQhSoyCOTFXvT6sv2DQ

Economy and Technology

  1. Shooting the moon on renewables http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/18/news/economy/apollo_energy/index.htm
  2. LinkedIn gets (implied) $1 billion valuation http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/17/technology/linked_venture_investors.ap/
  3. Portland's Wi-Fi exits http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/06/portlands_wifi_exits.html
  4. Telerupted: Twilight for Telephone Networks http://gigaom.com/2008/06/25/telerupted-twilight-for-telephone-networks/

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Space Tourism Firms Set for Big Leaps http://www.space.com/news/080620-virgingalactic-spaceadventures.html
  2. 7 Answers for How Big Business Will Spend Cash in Space http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4269517.html
  3. Russia's Cosmos 3M rocket blasts off with six U.S. satellites http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0806/19orbcomm/
  4. Researchers looking at effects of space travel http://tinyurl.com/5eqshz (Galveston Daily News)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Intel CTO Pitches Manycore Vision http://www.hpcwire.com/specialfeatures/isc/blogs/20576639.html
  2. Trading Desks Turn to Video Game Technology to Speed Analytics http://tinyurl.com/6y694z (Wall Street and Tech)
  3. Supercomputing Power Hits the Desktop, Minus the Software http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news/2008/06/gpu_power



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