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November 29, 2007

LOTD for November 29

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:04 pm

Google is expanding in a BIG way…by supporting alternative energy research. This is being funded by Google’s philonthropic arm…which has $2.3 bil at its disposal!
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0711&RELTYPE=MS&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=AW&CommonCount=0

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071128/news_1b28google.html

http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42284&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Google Maps for Mobile has enhanced location-based services. Note that GPS capability is not needed on the cell phone, as Google Maps can find the location via cell towers:
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/11/google_talks_up.html

http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/11/28/Google-service-uses-cell-towers-to-locate-users_1.html?source=NLC-WIRELESS&cgd=2007-11-29

Gmail works fine on the iPhone but has big problems on Windows Mobile:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/11/27/Gmail-works-fine-on-iPhone-blanks-on-Windows-Mobile_1.html?source=NLC-WIRELESS&cgd=2007-11-29

The Swiss are going to use UAVs to look for hooligans during soccer matches:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a10fd59c6-5698-43d1-a154-a439d8ced106

Houston police test UAVs, probably to catch speeders:
http://www.click2houston.com/investigates/14659066/detail.html

Virginia karate holds a contest with her young students to see who can take the most kicks to the stomach…and she kicks an 11-year-old *200 times* in the stomach! The kid had to go to the hospital with broken ribs and some other internal injuries…
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/11/video-fix-kid-g.html

The Army is apparently trying to buy their own Air Force…540 UAVs:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3ae4ca8935-2746-4e59-929c-c7640054290b

Boeing successfully tested its new system for encrypted communications with satellites:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5130

Foot-and-mouth disease could cost Kansas a billion dollars!
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5126

Verizon selected LTE for their 4G standard…earlier this year Verizon had mentioned WiMAX as a possibility for their 4G network:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/verizon-selects-lte-4g-wireless-broadband-direction?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Verizon’s new open-access policy is praised by many of its former critics:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/11/28/Verizon-Wireless-open-network-earns-praise_1.html?source=NLC-WIRELESS&cgd=2007-11-29

Spint was hit with a class-action lawsuit because it charges cell phone taxes on data card users…which is incorrect! Sprint admitted the error but refused to give refunds, which prompted the lawsuit:
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/14710429/detail.html

AT&T says that a 3G iPhone is coming in 2008:
http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2007/11/28/at-the-churchill-club-att-ceo-randall-stephenson/

CarPhone Wireless has apparently been lying to customers to get them to buy insurance on their iPhones:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7115830.stm

TerreStar might bid in the 700 MHz auction to become a wholesale provider of wireless network capacity:
http://www.mobile-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=13100CVR5OB0

WiMAX might be dead or near dead in Australia:
http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/25830.html

NTT is partnering with Nintendo in Japan to push fiber-optic broadband connections for the Nintendo Wii:
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6220426.html

Top schools are welcoming private ventures:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0711&RELTYPE=LD&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=AY

An exploding cell phone battery apparently killed a man in South Korea:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7117014.stm

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