NEW NET Issues List for 02 Sep 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 02 September 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we're at the Copper Rock North coffee shop, formerly known as Dunn Bros, 1835 E Edgewood Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, across the street to the west from Appleton North High School. They've got free wireless, so you can bring your laptops or other wifi devices to get online.

A ton of Google news and posts this week, of which the most talked-about was Chrome, the new Google browser. The most credible reason to me for Google building and releasing Chrome was that they want something optimized for the mobile web. The most interesting interpretation of Chrome was that Apple wanted them to lead the way on a Webkit browser development, with the thinking that Safari on Windows will have limited adoption and that Mozilla doesn't have the horsepower and leadership to develop the a common browser for both full-size computer monitors and the mobile web. Time will tell if Chrome will be a perpetual-beta limited-success Google product, whether it will outshine Firefox (which is where most of its early adopters will come from) but not significantly further reduce MS Internet Explorer's market share, or whether it will become an overwhelming favorite, just like its parent's search engine.

The ‘net

  1. Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/business/30pipes.html
  2. Little Known Facts about Sarah Palin: a fun day of Tweeting http://tinyurl.com/59g7zn (LIVEdigitally)
  3. Everything You Thought You Knew About the Business of YouTube Was Wrong http://tinyurl.com/62b8d6 (RWW)
  4. Microsoft's Sneak Attack On Google http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/27/microsoft-google-browsers-cx_vmb_0827ie.html
  5. Skype Turns Five http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/skype_turns_five.php
  6. Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/world/middleeast/27scrolls.html
  7. Why Twitter is winning http://www.techcrunchit.com/2008/09/01/why-twitter-is-winning/
  8. Write your own IM bot in < style=""> http://www.labnol.org/internet/tutorial-create-bot-for-gtalk-yahoo-messenger/4354/
  9. Price War Erupts For High-Speed Internet Service http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122031009737388555.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. The Candidates Are Monitoring Your Mouse http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_36/b4098022877194.htm
  2. The Internet's Biggest Security Hole http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/revealed-the-in.html
  3. New Windows Genuine authenticator can blank desktop backgrounds http://tinyurl.com/6843k5 (BetaNews)
  4. Comcast: 250 GB cap now official http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39116/118/
  5. Memo To Comcast: Show Us the Meter for Metered Broadband http://tinyurl.com/6htpp8 (GigaOm)
  6. The Golden Age of Streaming http://www.techcrunchit.com/2008/08/28/the-golden-age-of-streaming/
  7. Cybercrime's U.S. Hosts http://www.spamhaus.org/news.lasso?article=636
  8. Microsoft: IE8, XP SP3 lock-in http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9113739
  9. Sex ads on Denver Craigslist spike with Democrats' arrival http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10028213-38.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Android Developer Challenge Winners http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/
  2. CSI Stick grabs data from cell phones http://news.yahoo.com/s/cnet/20080829/tc_cnet/8301100931002858983
  3. iPhone Tethering Approval? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10029023-37.html

Open Source

  1. Easy file uploads with Droopy http://www.linux.com/feature/144537
  2. Intel acquires Linux mobile developers for Atom http://news.yahoo.com/s/cnet/20080830/tc_cnet/8301100131002941092
  3. Linux security idiots http://blogs.computerworld.com/linux_security_idiots
  4. Lenovo won't refund the Windows tax without an NDA http://tinyurl.com/5c8njr (Ars technica)
  5. 10 open source companies to watch http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/090208-open-to-watch.html


  1. When Google Owns You http://www.chrisbrogan.com/when-google-owns-you/
  2. Google offers its own browser: Chrome http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_to_offer_its_own_browser_chrome.php
  3. Google Chrome and the future of browsers http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2008/09/01/google-chrome-and-the-future-of-browsers/
  4. Google Earth Escapes the Client and Comes to the Browser http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/05/google-earth-plugin-api.html
  5. Google Calendar gets more business savvy http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10028372-2.html
  6. Why Google has lost its mojo -- and why you should care http://tinyurl.com/5wmrqu (ComputerWorld)
  7. Google’s Knol: So Far, Not So Good http://technologizer.com/2008/09/01/googles-knol-so-far-not-so-good/
  8. Do We Really All Work for Google Here? http://profy.com/2008/08/31/do-we-really-all-work-for-google-here/
  9. I have…stopped buying into the “do no evil” drivel the company keeps espousing http://tinyurl.com/5njve2 (GigaOm)
  10. Why Google Apps hasn't taken off in large enterprises http://creese.typepad.com/pattern_finder/2008/08/why-google-apps.html
  11. MIT class project gets a gold star from Google http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/android-prize-0829.html
  12. GeoEye signs deal to provide imagery to Google http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080829/tc_nm/geoeye_google_dc_1
  13. Gen Y takes to Google Apps http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/08/27/google-apps-for-gen-y/
  14. Google’s Strategy In Japan: Avoid Yahoo And Take Over The Mobile Web First http://tinyurl.com/5s8u5z (TechCrunch)
  15. Google Video for business launches: YouTube for enterprise http://tinyurl.com/5dbxje (ReadWriteWeb)
  16. Picasa Web Albums Get Face Recognition http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/picasa_web_albums_to_get_face.php

General Technology

  1. Stop Shrinking My Laptop Screen http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080826/tc_zd/231351
  2. Virtual Mirror, Trying On Clothes http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10199
  3. New DDR3 technology can double DDR3 memory capacity http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10187
  4. LED throwies & how to get thrown into Chinese prison http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10027448-38.html?tag=rtcol;latest
  5. Intel adds cheap dual-core, quad-core http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39135/135/
  6. Back to School power tools for savvy students http://lifehacker.com/5043770/back-to-school-power-tools-for-the-savvy-student
  7. Free Replacements for Paid Tools http://lifehacker.com/5042753/free-replacements-for-paid-tools

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Neal Stephenson again proves he's the king of the worlds http://www.wired.com/culture/art/magazine/16-09/mf_stephenson
  2. Q & A: Spore creator Will Wright (Sept 7 release) http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/08/29/f-spore-qanda.html
  3. Videogaming enters the Third Dimension http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080829/tc_nm/videogames_dimensions_dc
  4. Reality's for Losers: Give Me Wii http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/commentary/imomus/2006/11/72147
  5. New Nikon SLR camera shoots high-def movies http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080827/ap_on_hi_te/tec_techbit_nikon_camera
  6. Nintendo lifts profit, shares soar http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080829/bs_nm/nintendo_dc
  7. Fall tv premieres on Hulu first http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/02/hulu-launches-fall-lineup-premieres-before-tv-broadcast/

Economy and Technology

  1. Once mighty Bell Labs leaves behind legacies http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2008/08/gallery_bell_labs
  2. Why Cisco bought PostPath for $215M http://gigaom.com/2008/08/27/why-cisco-bought-mail-startup-postpath-for-215-million/
  3. Innovation Isn't Dying In Silicon Valley; It's Just Changing http://techdirt.com/articles/20080824/2243392080.shtml
  4. Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid’s Limits http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/business/27grid.html?em
  5. Microsoft Buys European Shopping Site http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/08/microsoft-buys.html
  6. Now that the HP-EDS deal has been consummated http://blogs.zdnet.com/Howlett/?p=472
  7. Google's Vanderbilt joins Bebo http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/sep/01/bebo.google

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Team Summit a Success http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=73503
  2. COTS rocket could launch plasma engine to International Space Station http://tinyurl.com/5e2gmj (FlightGlobal)
  3. ISS Changes Orbit To Avoid Russian Debris http://tinyurl.com/6jz2p8 (Aero-News.net)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. What Is the Metaverse and Should HPC Care? http://www.hpcwire.com/blogs/27626804.html
  2. BOXX fills in for a failing SGI http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10028785-23.html
  3. Simulating a Better Mousetrap http://www.hpcwire.com/blogs/27569924.html
  4. Let’s get physical http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/maryb/2008/08/27/lets-get-physical/
  5. Simulation Software vs. An Actual Test http://www.pddnet.com/scripts/ShowPR.asp?RID=23109&CommonCount=0
  6. Going Digital; Staying Physical http://www.pddnet.com/scripts/ShowPR.asp?RID=23114&CommonCount=0



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