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December 10, 2007

LOTD for December 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:47 pm

Defense Secretary Gates points out the the new National Intelligence Estimate is not as positive towards Iran and its nuclear program as has been reported most places…and after reading everything I agree with a lot of what Secretary Gates said about Iran:
http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1201

Interesting how a whole platoon of US soldiers “mutinied” in Iraq…and given the reasons behind it I’m glad that they did not go out on patrol and makes things worse!
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/12/bloodbrothers3/

Computers from China hacked into a nuclear weapons lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/us/nationalspecial3/09hack.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1197248728-ggwDtW1yOnpN3UI9dyiwqw

Airlines (first will be JetBlue) plan to give e-mail and IM access to WiFi laptops and Blackberry devices during flight:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071208/tc_afp/lifestyleusinternetairlinecompanyjetblueyahoo;_ylt=Aq7NCGdzXezPFHS_zLNIcT8jtBAF

Asian carriers want a piece of the 700 MHz spectrum auction? Hoping Google wants to partner with them?
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2007/tc2007127_197075.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_technology

Companies in China landed $3.18 billion in venture capital during the first 11 months of this year:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/09/content_7221318.htm

NextWave bought Websky, got 42 MHz of spectrum at 2.5 GHz in Argentina:
http://www.wimaxday.net/site/2007/12/07/nextwave-acquires-websky-argentina/

Earthlink paid a $5 mil penalty for being behind on their WiFi network construction and it looks like Houston is using the money well:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/tech/news/5352555.html

Interesting study that looked to quantify the benefit of being listed high in google searches:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003683001

Film Festival in Japan has 48 films to show, all of them filmed on cell phones:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071207/ap_on_en_mo/japan_cell_phone_films;_ylt=Ag1SgMAkO2n86WRzb3l27V4jtBAF

Interesting kid-friendly phone in Japan comes with a bracelet that acts as a remote control and as a locator that helps find the phone if it is lost:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/docomos-child+friendly-3g-phone-comes-with-rc-bracelet-331822.php

Homemade YouTube video lands its singer a web ad with Dr. Pepper:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/business/media/10youtube.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

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