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February 1, 2008

LOTD for February 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:48 pm

Two undersea cables were cut yesterday that reduced India’s internet bandwidth by half and caused internet outages throughout the middle east…work outsourced from US to India was affected:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080131/ap_on_hi_te/internet_outages_2

A third undersea cable was cut today! The best guess right now about causing the damage is anchors from ships:
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/02/01/internet.outage/

Apparently fishing lines and ship anchors break undersea internet cables all the time. It is interesting how Egypt is the choke point for internet traffic in the region:
http://www.technologyreview.com/Wire/20143/?nlid=848

Study found that the US military and national guard are not prepared for a weapons of mass destruction attack in the US:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22935996/

NASA’s new moon vehicle is called the Chariot and has gold rims and gold trim:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~LD~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~J.html

Looks like Motorola is looking to sell off its cell phone…last year their cell phone division had $19 billion in sales and LOST $1.2 billion! Expenses and pricing are out of control when you can’t even break even on $19 bil in sales.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-fri-motorola-mot-breakup-0201feb01,0,4882062.story

Nokia is being sued for $17.7 billion for patent infringement by a company back by a hedge fund and a private equity company:
http://www.informationweek.com/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206100599&cid=RSSfeed_TechWeb

Update on the 700 MHz spectrum auction:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2008/tc20080131_154134.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_businessweek+exclusives

http://www.fiercewireless.com/700-mhz-wireless-spectrum-auction?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

The Madden game picks the Patriots to win the Super Bowl:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN3157340920080131?feedType=RSS&feedName=internetNews

Actors have been making decent money as voices for video games, especially great for those who need a second career:
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6228538.html

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