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February 11, 2008

LOTD for February 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:35 pm

Chinese hackers have been attacking classified Australian networks:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23189063-1702,00.html

The Navy has a research project going on to try to disrupt the economy of an enemy country via man-made floods and droughts:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/navy-research-p.html

The Air Force is asking for an additional $19 bil (on top of the $144 bil it already is budgeted for), more than 2.5 times the additional requests for the Army and Marines combined!
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/air-force-cant.html#more

Amazing that our government is looking to give out a $1 bil contract to private contractors for security in Africa:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/one-billion-for.html

Yahoo has restarted merger talks with AOL as a way to stay away from Microsoft:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSL1164099920080211?feedType=RSS&feedName=internetNews

Motorola is looking to merge its wireless division with Nortel’s, selling off their handset division:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42637&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Apparently, Motorola and Nortel have been talking about this for over a month:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120269934296058155.html?mod=telecommunications_primary_hs

Starbucks switched from T-Mobile to AT&T for its WiFi service. Any Starbucks card holder (which is free!) can get 2 hours per day of free WiFi at Starbucks:
http://www.wifinetnews.com/

http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/starbucks-inks-deal-t-wifi-hotspots?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Earthlink pulls the plug on its municipal WiFi business and is looking to sell it:
http://www.rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080208/FREE/498388084/1018

Blackberry service went out through North America:
http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt_top.jsp?news_id=ap-d8uofl280&

TV ratings are down but ad prices are up due to the demand:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003708937

Discussion about why so many of the major media companies are keeping their stuff off of YouTube:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/digitaldownload/broadband/e3i577dd542a7c0999a9319741b2a9ff009

Las Vegas is making its own social networking site, for people to meet online and plan activities before they get to Vegas:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003708877

The number of coupons offered are going to increase significantly due to the shaky economy:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003708847

The government in Serbia has officially banned grumpiness, gossiping, mini-skirts, and rudeness in hospitals. Hospital staff cannot criticize the hospital or their bosses, and they have to stop taking bribes (people give cash or gifts to get better treatment):
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSN0735840420080207?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

36-year-old bride died during the first dance at her wedding reception, less than an hour after she was married:
http://www.miamiherald.com/548/story/412701.html

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