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Entries from April 26th, 2008

3G iPhone on the Horizon?

April 26th, 2008 No Comments

Rumor has it that Apple’s iPhone 2.0 with 3G Network is nearing launch in the U.S., possibly this coming Summer.  Reports are that the phone is already undergoing its shakedown testing with selected users in different parts of the country. Other than 3G, the newest iPhone is rumored to have a GPS feature, a slight increase […]

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Gordon and the Contestants

April 18th, 2008 1 Comment

Yesterday, during a visit to Washington, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met separately with each of the U.S. Presidential Candidates, Senator John McCain, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Senator Barack Obama. Was it just me, or did it look like a astonishingly bizarre beauty pageant, with each of the candidates seeking to look the most Presidential? […]

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ABC and the Debate Spectacle

April 17th, 2008 No Comments

What was that spectacle ABC put on last night? It wasn’t really a debate between Democratic Candidates, as much as it was a littany of “gotcha” moments between moderators and Candidates. Any real substantive issue was not covered until well into the 1st hour of the program.  Instead, the moderators seemed hell bent on examining […]

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The Subprime Mortgage Mess and the Folly of Bailouts

April 14th, 2008 3 Comments

I will be one of the first to admit that the subprime mortgage meltdown in the U.S. is harrowing and completely devastating for whole swaths of the U.S. economy.  Foreclosures are occurring left and right, and the areas hardest hit are seeing entire sections of neighborhoods now sitting empty, due to foreclosures.  The societal impacts are […]

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Where Oh Where Do the Cyberhacks Come From?

April 10th, 2008 No Comments

Ok, so I made an offhand remark about Chinese spam in my previous post. But seriously, according to Symantec CEO John Thompson (speaking at RSA 2008), in the second half of 2007, the USA was the top origin of cyber attacks! He also mentioned that identity exposure was the fault of Government 60% of the […]

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Chertoff Calls for Cyber-Security Program

April 9th, 2008 1 Comment

At the RSA 2008 Conference, Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff called for a kind of “Manhattan Project” for Cyber-security, as detailed by News.com. Ok, the news appears to make sense and seems appropriate. But rather than giving speeches at public events, shouldn’t Chertoff and his staff be actively recruiting technology companies and staff?  […]

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