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September 20, 2007

LOTD for September 20

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:26 pm

Spray-on tests for IED makers:
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/09/spray-on-test-f.html

$600 mil contract signed for a new metal structure around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor:
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2787018,00.html

NextWave is giving up on the Japanese market, saying that it would be too hard to try to make a profit there:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jiWgt5eg1T_4WJ5SWl–PMl0Z5DA

Ericsson has its first HSPA module for notebooks and other client devices, 7.2 Mbps downlink/2 Mbps uplink with the mini-PCI card, trying to get HSPA access going before WiMAX is here:
http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=ZBLAUHCKIXCMSQSNDLSCKHA?articleID=201807392

The impact of the iPhone on Verizon was felt for 2 weeks (more customers switched to AT&T from Verizon than switched to Verizon), then the customer flow was back to Verizon as usual:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN1924156220070919?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&sp=true

Ofcom plans to let current 2G cellular operators to use their spectrum
(900 MHz and 1.8 GHz) for 3G:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7004426.stm

Orange will have the iPhone in France, just as O2 has it in the UK and DT in Germany:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200709200810DOWJONESDJONLINE000547_FORTUNE5.htm

Intel talks about its upcoming rollout of WiMAX, innovation to Centrino Duo, and a new category of Internet-connected devices that will make smartphones a niche product:
http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/8333.html?rfp=dta

Intel previewed their 45nm power-saving chips, available later this year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/19/technology/19chip.html?ei=5088&en=1a1a80e3f358bfeb&ex=1347854400&adxnnl=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1190318167-/urZ8/u7u9LhCHbWzvEjLg

Note: It is interesting to read that AMD is going to a tri-core desktop processor, as apparently customers don’t have to buy the quad-core chips from either AMD or Intel.

picoChip got an investment from Sansung as part of its $27 mil D-round:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/picochip-receives-strategic-investment-samsung?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

The head of the U.S. Copyright Office, who is in charge of deciding which parts of the DMCA are okay or not, doesn’t even have a computer at home:
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9779996-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Lawsuit over “booth babes” used by IT companies and the alleged harassment they suffered:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/20/38OPentinsight-end-booth-babe-culture_1.html?source=NLC-ENTERPRISEINSIGHT&cgd=2007-09-24

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