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September 13, 2007

LOTD for September 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:37 pm

North Korea may be helping Syria make a nuclear facility in Syria:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091202430.html

And it looks like Israeli commandos somehow got near enough to the nuclear facility in Syria and directed laser-guided munitions to destroy the facility, leaving a “big hole in the ground”:
http://analyticawire.com:8080/cocoon/hsdw/viewArticle/09/13/2007/4654.html

After this happened, Syria appears to have placed an $8 mil order with Magal (a company with a perimeter defense solution, which happens to be an Israeli company) to protect several of their military facilities.
http://www.magal-ssl.com/products/?pid=11

Sadly, 2 of the 7 US soldiers who wrote a NY Times Editorial questioning the way that the war was going were killed in Iraq in a vehicle accident:
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003638726

Lockheed got a patent awarded for a liquid antenna:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,262,734.PN.&OS=PN/7,262,734&RS=PN/7,262,734

Amazing news: Qualcomm won a 9- to 18-month reprieve on the ban on importing its chips, preventing the ban until the appeals process is over and giving them a lot of time for a workaround for Broadcom’s patents:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070913-9999-1b13qcomm.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070913/ap_on_hi_te/qualcomm_import_ban;_ylt=AgqumE9Wl_97rwOZQVwzYRAjtBAF

Alcatel Lucent’s 2nd profit warning this year wiped off $2 bil (12.5%) from its market cap this morning:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=41868&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=133777&f_src=lightreading_section_5

The FCC annouced yesterday that it would permit smaller antennas for 11 GHz backhaul, enabling the use of a range of fixed microwave solutions:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/fcc-permits-use-smaller-antennas-fixed-service-operators-11-ghz-band?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Agilent introduces its one-box tx/rx test solution for 16e:
http://bbwexchange.com/pubs/2007/09/11/page1375-994964.asp

Broadcom announces its single-chip cual-band WiFi/Bluetooth solution that is 40% smaller and uses half the power of previous solutions:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/dcom-delivers-flexible-new-wi-fi-workhorse-slashes-cost-size-and-power-pcs-broadband-?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

ICO and Clearwire announce a joint agreement to work together for mobile video:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/ico-and-clearwire-conduct-mobile-video-trial?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Vodaphone is launching a consumer-targeted Palm Treo smartphone, with a price of $41 instead of $680 for the enterprise-targeted Treo…it doesn’t have a touchscreen or HSDPA, but what a price difference!
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/12/Vodafone-consumer-targeted-Palm-smartphone_1.html?source=NLC-WIR&cgd=2007-09-13

Palm stockholders approved a partial sale of the company for $325 mil to Elevation Partners:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/palm-stockholders-approve-transaction-involving-investment-elevation-partners?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

The Chinese government is letting HP sell more smartphones in China:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/13/HP-wins-license-to-sell-smartphones-in-China_1.html?source=NLC-WIR&cgd=2007-09-13

The 2008 Beijing Olympics will not be using the latest in technology (XP instead of Vista, all wired networking instead of wireless, WAP instead of GPRS):
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/13/Design-work-trumps-new-technologies-at-Beijing-Olympics_1.html?source=NLC-WIR&cgd=2007-09-13

Note: I found it interesting that Lenovo (the laptop guys) designed the Olympic torch for China.

Wikipedia published its 2 millionth article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN1234286820070912?feedType=RSS&feedName=internetNews

Google’s founders now have their own private NASA runway! I knew them when they were grad students before they even thought about what became Google…amazing how far they have come!:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/13/technology/13google.html?ex=1347336000&en=a52dd3b9423b7b26&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

LG has the prada phone…now Samsung has the Armani phone:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/09/13/samsungs-sgh-p520-is-the-armani-phone/

The Nintendo Wii is now #1 in global console sales. Look how much inventory Microsoft has sitting on the shelves with the Xbox 360! The Xbox 360 has been on the market for 1 year longer than the Wii (sold for 9 months now):
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6178666.html

This blogger is a US soldier in Iraq and he writes about some amazing things. His “Two Companies Clearing Baqubah” paragraph really disturbed me:
http://armyofdude.blogspot.com/

A senior police officer in the UK is on trial for bringing a woman to his office to have sex while on duty…his defense was that he had his radio on all the time:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2260515.ece

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