March, 2001

Friday, March 30, 2001

Microsoft shuts Windows on Bluetooth support - "Reynolds expects to see Bluetooth deployments take off in about three to five years."

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Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Why do we need 3G phones anyway?

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Experience is not something we feel but something we do - "The world-as-an-outside-memory idea has empirically verifiable consequences in the phenomenon of Change Blindness, among others."

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Monday, March 26, 2001

The Final Reckoning for Small Businesses? - "It may be good politics, but it's bad public policy."

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Sunday, March 25, 2001

Number crunch: Where have New Jersey's phone numbers gone? - "nationwide, companies are using only 47 percent of the 800 million numbers assigned to them by NANPA"

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Bill Hanna, a Yabba-Dabba-Do Guy - "Hanna, 90, died at his North Hollywood home Thursday."

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Saturday, March 24, 2001

Who Needs 3G Anyway? - "Navigating these shoals will require steady hands. For now, operators express commitment to both technologies."

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Friday, March 23, 2001

What Law Says Stocks Should Provide a Risk Premium? - "exactly why there has been an enormous difference between returns from equities and relatively riskless fixed-income securities such as Treasury bills and bonds is one of the great puzzles in finance."

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Online problems could deter customers - "Many companies viewed their online initiatives as a separate business, with a separate budget and management structure. The companies that have been the most successful at meeting customer expectations online and off considered the Internet as simply another way to reach customers, he said."

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Revealed: how purrs are secret to cats' nine lives

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Multiple Roots are "a good thing" - "It was taken as gospel by many that the stability of the telephone network depended on there being one unified, monolithic telephone company. We've seen through that."

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"But Wait, You Promised ..." "Eighty percent of GDP is service now, [...] We have to behave as though we live in a service economy."

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High-tech entrepreneurs urged to discard last year's rules - "The notion of 'Internet time' was probably the biggest crock phrase I've ever heard."

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CRM: It's the organization, stupid - "But that's assuming those internal processes are focused on customer satisfaction. It may seem like a no-brainer, but at most companies they aren't, [...]. Many are product or bottom-line focused."

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Monday, March 19, 2001

Good news is the bad news - "Like it or not, our high-flying industry might now be considered "cyclical." We grew so large that we are now highly impacted by shifts in the economy."

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Sunday, March 18, 2001

Washington buried in e-mail - "A growing number of citizens are increasingly frustrated by what they perceive to be Congress' lack of responsiveness to e-mail. At the same time, Congress is frustrated by what it perceives to be e-citizens' lack of understanding of how Congress works"

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Net porn loses its wires - "McAdam is helping porn's rush onto the wireless Web where images can appear so grainy a reposing nude looks like a duck's webbed foot."

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Saturday, March 17, 2001

Scrap system clock, Sun exec tells Async - "Communications on a chip has become the most important chip-design problem"

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Oracle users blame pricing for some of its sales problems - "That figure is calculated by multiplying the number of processors in a server by the speed of the devices, and Oracle then multiplies the resulting total by the price it has set for each UPU."

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Men Are Falling Behind in the Degree Race - "With most job growth over the past decade coming in the managerial and professional occupations, educated women can just as easily fill these job openings as men. And they are. "

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Friday, March 16, 2001

Space-time conversion inches toward the practical

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Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Scientists: Study proves greenhouse effect - "The study contains no evidence on whether Earth's surface temperature is actually increasing. In fact, whether this greenhouse effect will lead to global warming or global cooling is unclear"

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Monday, March 12, 2001

Canada May Allow Jammers to Silence Cellphones

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World Stops as Buffett Speaks - "forget this number, as it does nothing more than illustrate one of the weaknesses of generally accepted accounting principles"

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Waking up to equity risk - "In America, 'day trading' over the Internet is not the national pastime it was; these days it is regarded more as a mild form of mental illness. Actually, that is no bad thing."

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A One-Day Career at a Dot-Com

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Saturday, March 10, 2001

Invisible asteroids might endanger Earth - "Foot's ideas have not attracted a huge following in the community that cares about these things, perhaps because the problems they solve, while interesting, are not the most critical puzzles that we are wrestling with"

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Foot and mouth spreads to cattle

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The Times - "Japan admits economy is facing disaster"

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Wednesday, March 07, 2001

Welcome to Silicon Valley's Twilight Zone - "Being 'the same as a Wall Street guy' (which Stein defines as 'someone else you can't trust') isn't much of a vote of confidence anywhere in the country outside Manhattan--quite a drop in status for the dot-com MBA types since the heady days of the bubble."

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Idealab to shutter Silicon Valley incubator

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Monday, March 05, 2001

AOL sides with anonymous posters - "These suits can constitute an illegitimate use of the courts to silence and retaliate against speakers whose statements, while unpleasant from the standpoint of the [plaintiff], were not unlawful."

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A Mixed Q4 for Funding - "Indeed, only el cheapo Austin, Texas, and flinty New England raised more venture capital last quarter than in the third quarter."

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Sunday, March 04, 2001

Gipper Meets 'Survivor' as G.E.'s Image Hardens - "G.E.'s aggressive brand of capitalism and unwillingness to kowtow to environmentalists may not be winning them any enemies in the investment community, and may be winning them some adherents."

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Removal of Pupil's Project About Race Ignites Debate - "Even for elementary school children ... it is not enough to discuss racial issues only when the calendar demands it, like on Martin Luther King's Birthday or Cinco de Mayo."

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Doing the Math on Bush's Tax Cut - "a nonsense set of statistics"

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Dot-commers beginning to give up pioneering spirit and head home

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Friday, March 02, 2001

News: Patently bad? Tech copycats may catch a break - "What's more, because the rule would apply retroactively, companies may begin to scour their licensing agreements and challenge them on the grounds that the product they're paying for isn't really protected under patent law after all, Hoffman said."

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US Human Rights Record in 2000 - "China would like to offer this advice to the US government: abandon your old ways and make a new start"

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Thursday, March 01, 2001

U.S. may press for spectrum revenues as DTV deadline fades - "Consumers don't see a 'killer app' ... They don't even see a modestly threatening [application]"

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Net Copyright Decision Causes Stir - "There was a tough, hard fought negotiation for the DMCA, and this was the compromise ... This was something we believed we could live with. We couldn't live with something merely close to this - which is what the courts seem to be forcing upon us."

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3G is no laughing matter - "The situation became dire suddenly, and it's not just us crackpot journalists who are taking shots at the telecom companies anymore."

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The ten commandments - "8. Thou shalt get real about financial projections. Investors understand that financials for new businesses in undefined markets are very hard to estimate, much less verify, but be realistic."

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SEC Charges 23 Companies and Individuals in Cases Involving Broad Spectrum of Internet Securities Fraud

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Cisco visits top clients to warn of SNMP bugs - "The vulnerability affects almost all Cisco routers and switches, but not its voice gateways, optical switches or firewalls."

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Fast Food's Foe - "Last year, Americans spent $110 billion on fast food, more than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, even new cars."

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