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March 2, 2008

LOTD for March 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:53 pm

It is pretty scary how we seem to be running out of water in this country, and electricity from places like the Hoover Dam are threatened by this:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~PR~ORIGRELTYPE~EDNT~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~C.html

An Israeli clean-car project is the largest recipient of VC funds ever…they have raised $200 MILLION in their first round of VC funding!
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5670

Pretty cool how this work is looking to store wind energy in batteries:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5657

US lawmakers criticized the choice of European Northrop/EADS over Boeing for the $35 billion refuelling craft selection. It may be that Boeing’s problems with the previous tanker contract (they paid the government a record $615 mil fine) cost them this round:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gyddZy6lBblcJ7TxlATu_NPAdxPQ

Arizona Republic sharply criticized the Department of Homeland Security for its electronic border project with Boeing:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5663

DHS defended its program with Boeing:
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/32349-1.html

Huawei is projected to get a big piece of the WCDMA market:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42743&id=f7e62028-1ab4-490d-8adb-dfc93628f845

Fake Cisco equipment (actually made in China) was sold to the Marines, Air Force, FBI, FAA, and defense contractors:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42762&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

Qualcomm’s Gobi platform allows laptop manufacturers to add 3G network cards easily to their products, HP is already on board:
http://gigaom.com/2008/02/26/qualcomms-gobi-ambitions/

Sprint says that they are still talking with Clearwire about a WiMAX partnership:
http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/hesse-sprint-still-talking-to-clearwire-about-tie-up/2008-03-03?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

ABI Research says that WiMAX’s window of opportunity is small with LTE coming fast:
http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/spotlight-abi-wimax-s-head-start-no-guarantee-for-success/2008-03-03?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Apple’s 3G iPhone will be an HSDPA device:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/02/28/3g_iphone_to_launch_mid_year_with_infineon_chip_report.html

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3460650.ece

Apple has some controversial limitations on 3rd-party iPhone developers:
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/iphone-ipod-sdk-apple-to-approve-distribute-apps-limit-add-ons/13537

Companies who tout their green efforts are being pressured to clarify how they actually benefit the environment:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003718449

UK businessman was hit with $22,000 is fees despite having an “unlimited” data account when his wife downloaded 4 episodes of Friends to his phone:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42765&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/29656.php

Inventor’s patent application reveals a shape-shifting dishwasher, adjusting for the size of the load to be washed:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/03/inventors-patent-application-reveals-shape-shifting-dishwashe/

Microsoft settled with Visto right before their mobile e-mail patent suit went to court…not RIM has to worry about Visto’s patent suit:
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9884077-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

This columnist is REALLY not impressed with Microsoft’s price cut for Vista:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxcringely/archives/2008/03/vista_incapable.html?source=NLC-NOTES&cgd=2008-03-03

Looks like the Coast Guard has treated some innocent boaters badly:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/coasties-get-sl.html

An editorial about today’ bombing by the US in Somalia:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/why-bombing-som.html

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