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January 14, 2008

LOTD for January 14

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:20 pm

AT&T is considering blocking ALL internet traffic from its pipes:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42450&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Huge backlog of patent applications is a big problem worldwide. Also, some European businesses have stopped trying to patent things because of Chinese piracy problems:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=MS&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=CO&CommonCount=0

Earlier today we had the first flyby of Mercury in 33 years…hope everything went well for the desk-sized spacecraft!
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=CS&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=CQ

The iPhone is bring a LOT of traffic to Google…iPhones are just 2% of smartphones but can account for more traffic to Google than ANY other smartphone!
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/technology/14apple.html?_r=2&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Looks like China Mobile didn’t give in to Apple’s revenue demands for the iPhone…talks are off:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSHKG34936120080114?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Rumor is that Apple will include WiMAX on their next laptop:
http://valleywag.com/tech/rumormonger/can-apple-save-wimax-344015.php

Russia is a big potential WiMAX market, with 75% of Russians not able to get even dial-up:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/28491.php

Clearwire is calling their layoffs “redeplyments”:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/347089_clearwire12.html

Looks like Sprint’s WiMAX service will not be an unlimited data service:
http://www.it-wireless.com/story/why-one-wireless-and-not-another/2008-01-14?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Verizon collected over 1 million used phones last year…and seems to be putting them to good use:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NYM00914012008-1.htm

This computer security expert explains why he leaves his WiFi AP unsecured:
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2008/01/securitymatters_0110

Warner Bros. switch from HD-DVD to Blu-ray means that an even bigger DVD source may be releasing movies for Blu-ray soon:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2247595,00.asp

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