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Archive for November 2007

It’s On! The Real HD War Begins In January – Google Will Bid in FCC Spectrum Auction

November 30, 2007

Google confirmed that it plans to bid on wireless spectrum in the FCC’s January auction. If it wins a wireless license, Google would be in a position to become a provider of mobile phone and Internet services, to partner with others interested in doing so or to lease the spectrum to them. read more | […]

Net Neutrality Issues: EFF study confirms Comcast’s BitTorrent interference

November 30, 2007

The EFF has released a study that contains evidence of Comcast’s P2P blocking activities. The EFF also provides instructions that explain how users can test to see if their own ISP is interfering with traffic. read more | digg story

Tim Berners-Lee dream for Facebook five years hence

November 30, 2007

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee visited Silicon Valley to speak with scientists and tech executives. In this video clip he offers his view, which he previously expressed in this blog post, about how social networking will evolve in the next five … sounds like he is talking about dataportability- check out http://www.dataportability.org read more | […]

Federal judge rejects government request for Amazon customer records

November 30, 2007

Recently-unsealed records reveal that federal prosecutors tried and failed to obtain information about 24,000 people who purchased used books via Amazon from a Madison man who was indicted in October on tax charges. read more | digg story

Playboy to Set Up the Mansion in Second Life

November 30, 2007

Behave people! Now that the Playboy Mansion is on Second Life. History shows that when the adult entertainment industry appears in a site as an early adopter. mainstream business will soon adopt the technology massively. What is interesting is that this is one of the first times that many mainstream businesses adopted a new technology […]

Handicapping Macworld Expo San Francisco ’08

November 30, 2007

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, that can only mean one thing. It’s time to start handicapping the SuperBowl of Macdom known as Macworld Expo San Francisco. That being said, here are my picks for Macworld Expo SF 2008… read more | digg story

It Better Be 3G To Compete In Asia: AT&T CEO outs 3G iPhone: “You’ll have it next year”

November 29, 2007

Of course the 3G iPhone is coming, that’s clearly in the evolution plan. As Jobs said himself, it’s only a matter of time until improved batteries allow for it. Still, when AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson says, “You’ll have it next year,” read more | digg story

The Power of Image In Edutainment – 20 Amazing Photographs Taken at the Exact Right Angle [PICS]

November 29, 2007

They say timing is everything, but some photographs become brilliant, surreal or hilarious because both the timing and the angle work out just right. Check out these 20 awesome examples of perfectly shot photographs, but be careful, that cat shoots to kill and the headless woman is coming right at you! read more | digg […]

How To Sell Your Stuff On Amazon.com

November 29, 2007

“For several years I’ve been producing books, CDS, and DVD in small quantities for small audiences. I’ve had numerous requests from readers for the secrets of getting their self-published material on Amazon. It’s no secret, but here is what I have learned in the last few years about how to get your book, CD or […]

Play second life with brain waves

November 23, 2007

Japanese researchers have found a way to let people stroll through the virtual world of Second Life using their own imagination, in a development that could help paralysis patients. read more | digg story