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October 22, 2007

LOTD for October 22

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:51 pm

IEDs are looked at as a big threat inside the US, not just in Iraq and other places. Who knew that the Department of Homeland Security already gave out $1.7 bil in grants for protection vs. IEDs?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/19/AR2007101902703.html

The $1 bil for Bell Helicopter UAVs for the Coast Guard seems to have been scrapped…the Coast Guard is looking to get more value for their $1 bil:
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/10/coastguard_uav_071019w/

The ITU approved WiMAX as a 3G IMT-2000 standard. So, WiMAX is an official 3G standard, just as the WiMAX Forum has been lobbying hard for these past years…but I guess that means that WiMAX proponents can’t call WiMAX a 4G standard now:
http://www.telecoms.com/itmgcontent/tcoms/news/articles/20017471285.html;jsessionid=108C2900B1640572DA6EB2EF9F4E40E2

Dubai Ports World (in the news last year for their US port deal) is now floating a $20 bil IPO!
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article2709685.ece

IBM has a wireless transmission protocol at 60 GHz that has a data rate of 2.5 Gigabits/sec:
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9800868-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

ADC bought LGC Wireless for $169 mil. I met with the LGC guys when I was doing PieStorm and they had an interesting niche in the WiFi market (specific technology for airport WiFi, some other stuff), and they were really struggling back then. I’m glad they survivied their difficulties in 2002/2003 and hope that money is spread around the employees and not just the VCs:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/adc-announces-agreement-acquire-lgc-wireless?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Going green is actually profitable for wireless companies:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42080&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

It appears that one of the guys that played orcs and goblins in the Lord of the Rings movies was able to prove that most of Amazon’s patent claims were invalid!
http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxcringely/archives/2007/10/click_on_this_a.html?source=NLC-NOTES&cgd=2007-10-22

Apple estimates that 250,000 iPhones have been unlocked, 17% of iPhones sold!:
http://9to5mac.com/node/277

Cisco bought Navini for $330 mil in cash:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0318757.htm

YouTube and Wikipedia are curently blocked in China, Blogspot and Flickr are not available in China:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/18/YouTube-blocked-in-China_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2007-10-23

Microsoft is launching the Xbox 360 Arcade, just $280 and limited in capability, aimed towards competing with the Wii::
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2221358620071023?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

This robber tried to ransom a stolen cell phone for $185k! He eventually was negotiated down to $200 while the police traced the call and arrested him:
http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/210891

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