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January 5, 2009

LOTD for January 5

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:12 pm

Obama has chosen former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta to head the CIA…despite how he doesn’t have any experience with the intelligence community. I’m a little uncertain about this pick, especially since Obama’s first choice (John Brennan) had extensive CIA experience:

Worries about a space race with China, plus the advances already made by military rockets, may lead to a collaboration between NASA and the DoD:

Japanese automakers are rushing towards zero-emission electric and fuel cell cars, but there are worries that the slow economy will hurt the market for green cars:

Only $2 billion of mergers and transactions took place in 2008, far down from the $9.6 billion in 2007:

NextWave bought IPWireless in April 2007 for $100 million…and just sold it off for $1 million. The management team for IPWireless bought it from NextWave:

iPhone users make up nearly 10% of the WiFi use in the US!

Developers will be able to offer applications that cost money for Android users starting later this month:

Google is asking for suggestions from consumers for their mobile products. They probably were hoping for a lot of suggestions for the Android platform and might not be too happy with all the requests for iPhone applications:

Palm’s new touchscreen smartphone has to succeed for their company to survive. Palm seems to be trying for an iPhone with a keyboard:

Samsung is looking to develop their own baseband silicon for LTE and WiMAX…this has to worry Qualcomm, but at least Qualcomm will be first to market for LTE:

The Kindle was Amazon’s top-selling electronic device. Oprah’s endorsement is credited for part of the success:;jsessionid=YA12CQ30FJIVUQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=212700117&_requestid=244047&_requestid=429461

Google’s market share for search increased another 6.4%, taking away market share from both Microsoft (who declined despite their program to pay users to use their search) and Yahoo:

They are now offering college classes to those in a US base in Baghdad:

Tokyo auction sold one premium bluefin tuna for $100,000:

BMW has a car with a real time shape shifting fabric (to make it as aerodynamic as possible) and a wire frame (the front body can reshape by shifting the wires):


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