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October 15, 2007

LOTD for October 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:01 pm

Looks like Cisco may be buying Navini Networks soon–that is nice, as that is the company my PhD Advisor founded and I have a lot of friends there:
http://www.thestreet.com/_iwon/s/cisco-wants-wimax/newsanalysis/techstockupdate/10384428.html??cf=WSIWON1111051500

Interesting analysis of various defense contractors:
http://custom.marketwatch.com/custom/iwon-com/news-story.asp?guid=B4FF4B0B-39DC-4AB3-945C-F0E5D8E22530

Syria admitted that Syrian and Iranian workers were killed during the attempt to mount a “dirty bomb” on a scub missile:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1189411428847&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

This US Army Major explains how Blackwater’s actions were creating enemies of the US even before their highly publicized shooting incident:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1012contractoroct12,0,4399312.story

Sad description of what is called the “pork plane”, which Congress supports despite the US military trying to kill the program and explain why it cannot be used for the tasks it was created for:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/when-pork-flies.html

It is amazing that Blackwaters has $340 mil of the $402 mil going to contractors for protective services:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/i-recently-obta.html

Article about how the Marines want to shift their forces from Iraq to Afghanistan:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/11/washington/11military.html

The Mozilla Firefox browser will have a mobile phone version soon:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42029&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

More discussion about how the Sprint CEO leaving is bad for WiMAX:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42026&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

http://www.news.com/Sprints-WiMax-dilemma/2100-1039_3-6212618.html?tag=nefd.lede

Sprint may even have its credit rating downgraded because of the cost of deploying WiMAX and their poor job of the Nextel integration!
http://www.informationweek.com/mobility/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202400939

Navini and Fujitsu demonstrate the first interoperable demonstration using beamformed 16e:
http://mobilebroadbandnews.com/2007/10/12/fujitsu-and-navini-show-industrys-first-interoperability-demonstration-using-beamformed-mobile-wimax/

Analyst report says that in 2012 HDPA will be #1, EV-DO #2, and mobile WiMAX #3:
http://www.telecoms.com/itmgcontent/tcoms/news/articles/20017468076.html;jsessionid=AD6A6D78B9862C51F55A4F156D21B851

The FCC actually considered making the entire 700 MHz spectrum auction require open access:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200710101354DOWJONESDJONLINE000552_FORTUNE5.htm

Sun and Samsung are making a “Java phone”:
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/10/business/AS-TEC-SKorea-Sun-Samsung-Phone.php

Two more lawsuits against AT&T and Apple about the iPhone:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071011/ap_on_hi_te/apple_at_t_iphone_lawsuit;_ylt=Ap0ExP1PG.gs0hacqYkDBsUjtBAF

It is interesting that the California Supreme court recently ruled against T-Mobile for its early termnation fees and locking phones:
http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/10/tmobile

Reviewer says that the phone features available on Japanese phones are better than the iPhone:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/05/Japanese-phone-outshines-the-iPhone_1.html?source=NLC-WIR&cgd=2007-10-11

Chicago is trying to set up a public safety WiFi network:
http://www.muniwireless.com/article/articleview/6526/1/23

Quantum cryptography will secure ballots in the upcoming Swiss election, using photons to exchange keys:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/101007-quantum-cryptography-secure-ballots.html

Advances in quantum entanglement have made quantum communications (and quantum computing and quantum encryption) closer to reality:
http://www.physorg.com/news111331483.html

Google is giving Gmail users more space:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/more-gmail-storage-coming-for-all.html

Jamba Juice is going after the breakfast market:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003658335

Interesting rant about the lawsuit the RIAA won recently:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxcringely/archives/2007/10/lawyers_guns_an.html?source=NLC-NOTES&cgd=2007-10-15

A Microsoft Windows update forced a TV station to broadcast its news from its parking lot:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07284/824537-237.stm

Halloween has gone from a $2.9 bil business in 2003 to a $5 bil business now as retailers have focused on adults. More adults go to Halloween parties than watch Monday Night Football:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003658333

I can’t believe that an ATA flight attendant had a man arrested in Hawaii for watching a movie on his iPhone while the plane was above 10,000 feet:
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2201081/man-arrested-iphone

Nintendo’s market value has increased 5x in the past 2 years and is almost double Sony!
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6213451.html

The Wii Fit will be released in Japan on December 1, but not in the US until early next year…I really want that game!
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6212657.html

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