[telecom-cities] InfoWeek - Google, VW Developing In-Car Navigation System

2006-02-14 Thread Anthony Townsend
February 03, 2006 Google, VW Developing In-Car Navigation System By Antone Gonsalves Courtesy of TechWeb News Google Inc. and Volkswagen of America Inc. are developing an in-car navigation system that displays a photo-quality view of a route, instead of the typical line drawings found in

[telecom-cities] Biotech's Sparse Harvest - New York Times

2006-02-14 Thread Anthony Townsend
While we're on tangents... http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/14/business/14gene.html?_r=1oref=slogin February 14, 2006 Biotech's Sparse Harvest By ANDREW POLLACK At the dawn of the era of genetically engineered crops, scientists were envisioning all sorts of healthier and tastier foods,

[telecom-cities] The Korea Times : Korea Plans to Build Linux City, University

2006-02-21 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200602/kt2006021517494311780.htm Korea Plans to Build Linux City, University By Kim Tae-gyu Staff Reporter The Korean government plans to select a city and a university late next month where open-source software like Linux will become the mainstream

[telecom-cities] Study of Internet Users in Five Chinese Cities

2006-02-21 Thread Anthony Townsend
The full study is a PDF that lives at http://www.markle.org/downloadable_assets/china_final_11_2005.pdf http://www.markle.org/resources/press_center/press_releases/2005/press_relea se_11172005.php November 17, 2005 CHINESE TURN TO INTERNET FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND CONNECTING WITH OTHERS, AS NUMBER

[telecom-cities] Goocam World Map - Watch the unsuspecting

2006-02-21 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.butterfat.net/goocam/ Gotta love it - unprotected streaming webcams found with Google are mapped to Google maps. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups telecom-cities group. To post to this

[telecom-cities] Phila Inquirer - SECURITY in HAND

2006-02-23 Thread Anthony Townsend
When I think Camden, NJ I usually think garbage-filled crack houses (I interned with an affordable housing agency there one summer in college), but here lo and behold, there's a homeland security startup Someone should do a study of the geography of these homeland security / post 9/11

[telecom-cities] ACM Jobs migration Task Force Study Globalization and Offshoring of Software

2006-02-24 Thread Anthony Townsend
The ACM has a new report on IT jobs offshoring that says its not such a big deal. Exec summary pasted below Full report at http://www.acm.org/globalizationreport/ --- http://www.acm.org/globalizationreport/summary.htm Why this Study? This study reports on the findings of a Task Force

[telecom-cities] NYT - Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island

2006-02-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island By KEN BELSON The New York Times February 17, 2006 Customers love to grumble about their phone and cable companies, and residents on Long Island are no different. But for those unhappy with their service from Verizon or

[telecom-cities] FW: Vending Machines as Location Markers for Calling Taxicabs

2006-02-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
Subject: Vending Machines as Location Markers for Calling Taxicabs [1]K-cab is a SMS-based service for calling taxicabs, which is available in Iwate prefecture. The service can also be used with QR codes that encode location information. Vending machines that bear such location-encoded QR

[telecom-cities] BBC NEWS | Technology | Online loans help world's poor

2006-03-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4759122.stm Online loans help world's poor By Clark Boyd Technology correspondent The internet is revolutionising how donors and lenders in the US are connecting with small entrepreneurs in developing countries, be they a farmer in Kenya who wants to


2006-03-07 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.spychips.com/press-releases/houston-motorists.html September 22, 2005 BIG BROTHER LOOKS ON AS MOTORISTS FUME ON HOUSTON ROADWAYS Critics Ask Why Money was Spent on Surveillance Instead of Preparedness As Hurricane Rita barrels down on Texas, motorists attempting to flee in their

[telecom-cities] BBC NEWS | Wi-fi set to re-wire social rules

2006-03-08 Thread Anthony Townsend
I believe Jo Twist is a subscriber to TELECOM-CITIES. Nice quotes! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4770188.stm Wi-fi set to re-wire social rules By Mark Ward Technology Correspondent, BBC News website With more people now using broadband rather than dial-up and online shopping

[telecom-cities] Korea Times - Korea to Fight Web Attacks From China

2006-03-08 Thread Anthony Townsend
Can someone please tell me what an unlawful IP address is? -- Korea to Fight Web Attacks From China By Kim Tae-gyu Staff Reporter To counter the problem of identity theft, the Korean government will block the backdoor Internet pathway from abroad, which were used to steal personal

[telecom-cities] Guardian - Britain turns off - and logs on

2006-03-08 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1726018,00.html Britain turns off - and logs on More time is now spent on the internet than on watching TV, according to Google survey Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent Wednesday March 8, 2006 The Guardian We may be known as a

[telecom-cities] Australia lags on internet front: World Bank - Breaking - Technology

2006-03-10 Thread Anthony Townsend
If they are claiming Japan has slow broadband too (see below) I wouldn't trust the rest of the research, but maybe worth a look at an rate My experience is that avg DSL speeds in Japan are 10 Mbps, as in Korea http://www.smh.com.au/news/breaking/australia-lags-on-internet-front-world-b

[telecom-cities] Romani language on the Internet

2006-03-10 Thread Anthony Townsend
Really interesting story about how the language of the Gypsies/Roma people is finally being written down on the Internet Romani is the language of the Roma, or gypsies. The language has many dialects and is oral, rather than written. But the Internet is giving some clearer shape to Romani. The

[telecom-cities] As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born - New York Times

2006-03-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
I wonder what this means for the dominance of media hubs like New York, LA, etc. -- http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/business/yourmoney/12sliver.html?_r=2oref =sloginoref=slogin March 12, 2006 As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born By SAUL HANSELL ANDY

[telecom-cities] Satellites tracking infected bird flocks coming to U.S.

2006-03-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/print?id=1716820 ABC News Ready or Not, Bird Flu Is Coming to America Officials Advise Stocking Up on Provisions -- and Warn That Infected Birds Cannot Be Prevented From Flying In By BRIAN ROSS March 13, 2006 ‹ - In a remarkable speech over the weekend, Secretary of

[telecom-cities] FW: Live Concert via 802.11(g) at Austin's SXSW

2006-03-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
Thanks Lon And I remember way back when SXSW was just a couple of grunge-rockers pushing their 45s and garage-recorded demo tapes -- Forwarded Message From: Lon Berquist Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:57:25 -0600 To: Anthony Townsend Subject: Live Concert via 802.11(g) http

[telecom-cities] Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers

2006-03-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
Also today, Knight-Ridder sold its newspapers Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers 2 hours, 43 minutes ago LONDON (AFP) - The newspaper industry needs to embrace the technological revolution of the Internet, MP3 players, laptops and mobile phones or face extinction,

[telecom-cities] Making Space for a Biotech Center - New York Times

2006-03-22 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/realestate/commercial/22biotech.html March 22, 2006 Square Feet Making Space for a Biotech Center By ROBERT SHAROFF SKOKIE, Ill. ‹ The acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of a former Pfizer pharmaceutical research facility here by Forest City, the

[telecom-cities] BBC NEWS | Programmes | Crossing Continents | Rising Kolkata's winners and losers

2006-03-23 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/4830762.stm Rising Kolkata's winners and losers By Tanya Datta BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents The Indian city of Kolkata - formerly Calcutta - is being transformed as multinationals pour into the country's latest IT hub, but not

[telecom-cities] The Korea Times : Kwangju Becomes Linux City

2006-03-23 Thread Anthony Townsend
Some of you will remember Kwangju as the industrial city at the heart of the bloody 1980 labor riots that killed several hundred people http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/korea/story/kwangju/ http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200603/kt2006032117045611780.htm Kwangju Becomes Linux City

[telecom-cities] New Orleans After Katrina: It Can Happen Anywhere

2006-03-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
Two Articles on Telecom Reconstruction in N.O. - After Katrina Some reports on the state of communications infrastructure in New Orleans from the city's CIO. With thanks going to Sean Donelan on Cybertelecom.com : -- After Katrina, the only communication system

[telecom-cities] Zurich = Silicon Valley Europe?

2006-03-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
Learned here that Google Europe HQ is here and expanding, and Yahoo is considered/has decided (unclear) to relocate Europe HQ from Paris Some local econ dev propaganda below Zurich Named Best European IT and Telecom Infrastructure Location at MIPIM in Cannes Monday March 27, 1:55 pm ET

[telecom-cities] FW: New Research from the New York Fed: The Topology of Interbank Payment Flows

2006-03-29 Thread Anthony Townsend
Kinda obscure but relevant to list -- Forwarded Message From: Karen Carter [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 16:23:30 -0500 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: New Research from the New York Fed: 3/29/06 3) ³The Topology of Interbank Payment Flows,²

[telecom-cities] Las Vegas and the bomb

2006-03-30 Thread Anthony Townsend
Too good to resist - US to test 700-tonne explosive Mar 30 11:26 AM US/Eastern Email this story The US military plans to detonate a 700 tonne explosive charge in a test called Divine Strake that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said. I don't want to

[telecom-cities] Re: Zurich = Silicon Valley Europe?

2006-03-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
, compared to the US? On 3/28/06, Anthony Townsend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Learned here that Google Europe HQ is here and expanding, and Yahoo is considered/has decided (unclear) to relocate Europe HQ from Paris Some local econ dev propaganda below Zurich Named Best

[telecom-cities] Information Systems for Crisis Management and Response: 2006 NJIT may 14-17

2006-04-12 Thread Anthony Townsend
-- Forwarded Message From: Murray Turoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 21:26:19 -0400 To: Turoff, Murray [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: ISCRAM 06 NJIT may 14-17 Third International Meeting on Information Systems for Crisis Management and Response,

[telecom-cities] Digital Media Europe: News - Europe leads North America in IM use ­ report

2006-04-12 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?ArticleID=14805 Europe leads North America in IM use ­ report 11/04/2006 by John Tilak Eighty-two million people, or 49 per cent of the European online population, used instant messaging (IM) applications to communicate online in February, according to a

[telecom-cities] Investor's Business Daily: Internet, Media Outfits Could Bid For Spectrum

2006-04-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
This is potentially very big news http://www.investors.com/editorial/IBDArticles.asp?artsec=17artnum=1issue= 20060410 Internet, Media Outfits Could Bid For Spectrum BY REINHARDT KRAUSE INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 4/10/2006 Analysts are speculating that Internet and media companies

[telecom-cities] A Safe Cell Phone for Drivers - Technology Review

2006-04-18 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.technologyreview.com/BizTech/wtr_16710,295,p1.html Tuesday, April 18, 2006 A Safe Cell Phone for Drivers Global Mobile Alert has developed a warning system that helps drivers gab without crashing. By Wade Roush Nineteen-ninety-four was a harrowing year for then-Seattle resident

[telecom-cities] The Crowd Knows Best - CBS News

2006-04-18 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/08/sunday/main1185604.shtml The Crowd Knows Best Jan. 8, 2006(CBS) Who knows best: The bookie or a random bunch of bettors? Plugged-in Wall Street hotshots or people like you and I? The answer, CBS News correspondent Serena Altschul says, may surprise you.

[telecom-cities] SMS and the US immigrant rights rallies?

2006-04-19 Thread Anthony Townsend
Any reports of SMS use to organize them? I've heard the stories about myspace being used in LA but not a peep about texting circles or trees Thanks Ps. Desperately seeking a pic of one on a phone if anyone has one or can forward the SMS Pps. Sorry for the cross-posts

[telecom-cities] French road-test cashless technology | CNET News.com

2006-04-21 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://news.com.com/French+road-test+cashless+technology/2100-1039_3-6063105 .html?tag=nefd.top French road-test cashless technology By Jo Best Special to CNET News.com Published: April 20, 2006, 6:31 AM PDT Tell us what you think about this storyTalkBack E-mail this story to a friendE-mail View

[telecom-cities] Oops

2006-04-21 Thread Anthony Townsend
Need to stop sending my notes for myself to the list. Anthony Townsend ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote @ 4/21/06 10:43 AM: -- Forwarded Message From: Anthony Townsend [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:22:58 -0700 To: Anthony Townsend [EMAIL PROTECTED] Conversation: Small

[telecom-cities] AP Wire | 04/23/2006 | Pioneering Wi-Fi city seeing some startup problems

2006-04-25 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/14411895.htm Pioneering Wi-Fi city seeing some startup problems TRAVIS REED Associated Press ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Joe Lusardi's friends back in New York couldn't believe it when he told them he'd have free Internet access through this

[telecom-cities] Vodafone Receiver #15

2006-04-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
Some good stuff http://www.receiver.vodafone.com/15/index.html --- In #15: --- We always take the mobile with us because we want to be reachable. But who do we want to be reachable for? Take a closer look: primarily for those we

[telecom-cities] The new axis of digital media: San Jose and Seoul

2006-04-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
Apple, Samsung officially Best Friends Forever: Geez, the next thing you know, Cupertino and Seoul will become sister cities. Samsung, which is already the chief supplier of the NAND flash memory in Apple's iPods (see Apple corners holiday memory market and If we were doing something wrong, how

[telecom-cities] RED HERRING | The Future of the Internet

2006-04-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.redherring.com/article.aspx?a=16391# The Future of the Internet In a decade, the Net will dig deeper into our lives. April 10, 2006 Issue Fast-forward 10 years, a decade out from the final deconstruction of the old order marked by headlines about France¹s Alcatel sweeping up its

[telecom-cities] City Hall Gets More Efficient, Despite a Hurricane (or Two) - New York Times

2006-04-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/technology/techspecial4/05contract.html?ex =1146369600en=59142700a7053aa7ei=5070 April 5, 2006 Streamlining Business City Hall Gets More Efficient, Despite a Hurricane (or Two) By BOB TEDESCHI AS the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina subsided, the city of New

[telecom-cities] Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access - New York Times

2006-04-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/28/nyregion/28suffolk.html April 28, 2006 Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access By BRUCE LAMBERT Suffolk County is planning a wireless system to provide free access to the Internet to the 1.5 million residents who live throughout its 900

[telecom-cities] CNET - Is Jesus the next killer app?

2006-04-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
This is one of the very few articles I can remember seeing about the use of technology in churches Is Jesus the next killer app? By Greg Sandoval http://news.com.com/Is+Jesus+the+next+killer+app/2100-1025_3-6066157.html Story last modified Fri Apr 28 07:20:05 PDT 2006 LAS VEGAS--Tech

[telecom-cities] This city is in no rush to unplug

2006-05-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=1d3d7a71-c 1e3-4b2b-aeaa-9b5d2cf92789k=24974 This city is in no rush to unplug But much of The Main is one big hotspot Article Tools * Printer friendly * E-mail Font: * * * * * *

[telecom-cities] Switchboard in the Sky - New York Times

2006-05-04 Thread Anthony Townsend
Again, up rolls the New York times about 3 years after this was news... --- http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/technology/techspecial3/03utility.html?ex= 114732en=07f8223e2e8961c1ei=5070emc=eta1 May 3, 2006 Services Switchboard in the Sky By TIM GNATEK CHESTERHILL, a tucked-away

[telecom-cities] O'Reilly Network -- How to Implement Telecommuting in a Hurry

2006-05-04 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/etel/2006/05/02/how-to-implement-telecommuti ng-in-a-hurry.html --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ TELECOM-CITIES Current searchable archives (Feb. 1, 2006 to present) at http://www.mail-archive.com/telecom-cities@forums.nyu.edu/ Old

[telecom-cities] Wired News: Cell-Phone Tracking: Laws Needed

2006-05-08 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/privacy/0,70829-0.html?tw=wn_index_8 Cell-Phone Tracking: Laws Needed By Ryan Singel| 02:00 AM May, 08, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The cell-phone industry and privacy advocates are calling on Congress to clarify the widespread police practice of using mobile

[telecom-cities] Advertising Age - Accenture Gets Inspiration From 'Minority Report' (interactive display at Ohare)

2006-05-08 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=108964 Accenture Gets Inspiration From 'Minority Report' Giant Touch Screen at Chicago Airport Delivers News, Weather By Abbey Klaassen Published: May 02, 2006 NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Starting today air travelers passing through Chicago's

[telecom-cities] FW: CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS - Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era

2006-05-09 Thread Anthony Townsend
-- Forwarded Message From: Tan Yigitcanlar [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 09:45:19 +1000 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS - Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS Knowledge-Based

[telecom-cities] blog on SF wireless project

2006-05-18 Thread Anthony Townsend
Kimo Crossman, who i met last night at the first meeting of the San Francisco TechConnect Digital Inclusion Task Force (which i've been named to), has a great blog that is keeping tabs on the city's dealings with Google, etc. http://www.webnetic.net/

[telecom-cities] Deadline Set for Wireless Internet in Parks - New York Times

2006-05-18 Thread Anthony Townsend
go go NYCwireless! http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/nyregion/16wifi.html May 16, 2006 Deadline Set for Wireless Internet in Parks By SEWELL CHAN New York City officials set a July deadline yesterday for a city contractor to have a wireless network up and running in Central Park, in

[telecom-cities] Fwd: BIO-IT: Microsoft's 2020 Vision for Science

2006-05-22 Thread Anthony Townsend
Begin forwarded message:BIO-IT: Microsoft's 2020 Vision for ScienceMicrosoft's 2020 Vision for ScienceBeitragende Kevin Davieshttp://www.bio-itworld.com/issues/2006/may/first-base/May 12, 2006 | When one thinks of the premier software companies in life sciences, Microsoft isn’t necessarily the

[telecom-cities] CEOs play 'World of Warcraft' in their downtime - News - ZDNet

2006-05-23 Thread Anthony Townsend
world of warcraft is the new golf http://zdnet.com.com/1606-2_2-6073785.html this is funny, as one of things i learned in Korea was that Starcraft (another Blizzard game) was the new chess --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ TELECOM-CITIES Current searchable archives

[telecom-cities] Media City:UK - Salford

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.salford.gov.uk/living/regeneration/geographicareas/quays-regen/mediacityuk.htmMedia City:UK is a new media city; an innovative and creative hub at Salford Quays. It will rival other new media cities emerging around the world.Salford Quays is Manchester's waterfront and Media City:UK

[telecom-cities] free e-book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://wndw.net/news.htmlLondon, England-- Imagine trying to piece together a wireless network with no manuals, sporadic and slow access to the Internet, inadequate tools, a shortage of supplies, and in the most inclement weather. The authors of a recently published book, "Wireless Networking in

[telecom-cities] Bioentrepreneur - One year after its passage, California's embryonic stem cell research funding initiative remains a mixed blessing for biotech startups.

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nature.com/bioent/bioenews/032006/full/bioent905.htmlBioentrepreneur homePublished online: 09 March 2006, doi:10.1038/bioent905Looking for the ripple effectStacy Lawrence **Stacy Lawrence is a freelancer in Oakland, CaliforniaOne year after its passage, California's embryonic stem cell

[telecom-cities] SJ Mercury - Navigation Nation

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/industries/ automotive/14692916.htm Posted on Mon, May. 29, 2006 Navigation Nation THOUSANDS OF CARS WILL REPORT ON TRAFFIC TO ENABLE THOUSANDS OF OTHER CARS TO AVOID JAMS -- IF COMPANY'S PLANS COME TO FRUITION By Matt Nauman

[telecom-cities] Life in the real-time city

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
shameless plug - these real-time traffic services make me think back to some of the predictions i made in my 2000 article - Mobile Communications in the 21st Century City - about how urban metabolism would speed up as these kinds of services come online and all kinds of daily decisions

[telecom-cities] a tangent: The Blue Economy Blog (by yours truly)

2006-05-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
another self-promotion this one totally tangential some of you may be interested in my new blog dealing with the ocean economy http://urban.blogs.com/blue/ The Blue Economy Blog I've been working on this at a very low level for almost a year now, but after a weekend in Mendocino - a

[telecom-cities] Samsung Digital Home Exhibition in Seoul

2006-06-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
images and information at http://www.samsung.com/homenetwork/WowDigitalExperience/ StandingExhibition/Seoul_Gallery.htm We invite you to experience a brand new world - the digital life where imagination becomes reality! The moment you step inside our homevita Gallery, youll see that the

[telecom-cities] New York Daily News - DEli Babysits Students Cell Phones

2006-06-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/419641p-354350c.html Phones put on hold Daily News Exclusive BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROM DAILY NEWS WRITER Omar Sharhan at store on Brighton Beach Ave. that made $45 a day by charging students $1 to hold cell phones. Gary Collier said he has found

[telecom-cities] Future of Broadband in China

2006-06-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://gigaom.com/2006/05/26/the-future-of-pon-in-china/ The Future of PON in China Posted in Fiber Networks By Andrew Schmitt Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Passive Optical Networks (PON) in particular have received an inordinate amount of attention from the financial community in the

[telecom-cities] NPR - Home for Seniors Trades Privacy for Security

2006-06-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5443317 Your Health Home for Seniors Trades Privacy for Security by Joseph Shapiro Morning Edition, June 1, 2006 · Last winter, Lydia Lundberg and her husband, Bill Reed, flew from the assisted-living facility they own in Oregon

[telecom-cities] GigaOM - DSL, Second Rate Internet

2006-06-09 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://gigaom.com/2006/06/08/dsl-second-rate-internet/ DSL, Second Rate Internet Dave Burstein, who writes the very influential DSL Prime e-mail newsletter, and one of the earliest champions of DSL and Broadband has some interesting observations to make about the future of DSL. His words,

[telecom-cities] MingleNow - social networking that mingles online and offline

2006-06-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
Begin forwarded message: MingleNow - social networking that mingles online and offlineBy foremski on culture watch By Tom Foremski for Silicon Valley Watcher I just got an early briefing on an interesting idea for social networking coming out of BlueLithium, the online advertising

[telecom-cities] interactive restaurant in NYC

2006-06-15 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/06/14/opinionists_fir_1.php The only other actually significant design aspect is a set of digital cameras set around the place shooting through aluminum cutouts with images of foreign lands on them, which are wired to a set of small panel monitors

[telecom-cities] Digital Media Europe: News - 6 mill ion wi-fi users in Spain – study

2006-06-16 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?ArticleID=16074 Spain Internet Access 6 million wi-fi users in Spain – study 15/06/2006 by Carla Moore There are approximately 6 million wi-fi users in Spain, reports Spanish newspaper El País, citing a study conducted by research company

[telecom-cities] Beyond the Valley: 10 Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech

2006-06-22 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1977761,00.asp Beyond the Valley: 10 Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech June 15, 2006 By Deborah Rothberg There is a ferocious debate among business, employment, technology and urban planning publications of late over the location of the next big U.S.

[telecom-cities] Cnet - Virtual nightclub offers teens alter egos

2006-06-22 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://news.com.com/Virtual%20nightclub%20offers%20teens%20alter% 20egos/2100-1026_3-6072032.html http://pcdmusiclounge.com/ Virtual nightclub offers teens alter egos By Greg Sandoval Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: May 14, 2006, 9:00 PM PDT School dances were once the training ground

[telecom-cities] WifiNetwork News Blog - Atlanta Asks for City-Wide Wireless Bids

2006-06-22 Thread Anthony Townsend
Atlanta Asks for City-Wide Wireless Bids URL:http://wifinetnews.com/archives/006675.html Published: 6/20/2006 3:11 PM Attachment: muni_icon.jpg The city of Atlanta acts on a long-expected plan called Wireless Atlanta: Bids are due Aug. 2 for a universal affordable network for citizens,

[telecom-cities] NYTimes - What if They Built an Urban Wireless Network and Hardly Anyone Used It?

2006-06-26 Thread Anthony Townsend
June 26, 2006 What if They Built an Urban Wireless Network and Hardly Anyone Used It? By KEN BELSON TAIPEI, Taiwan — Peter Shyu, an engineer, spends most of his day out of the office, and when he needs an Internet connection he often pops into one of the many coffee shops in this city that

[telecom-cities] NY Times - With a Cellphone as My Guide'

2006-06-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
June 28, 2006 With a Cellphone as My Guide By JOHN MARKOFF and MARTIN FACKLER Think of it as a divining rod for the information age. If you stand on a street corner in Tokyo today you can point a specialized cellphone at a hotel, a restaurant or a historical monument, and with the press of

[telecom-cities] Delivering the goods | Economist.com

2006-06-29 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7032272 SURVEY: LOGISTICS Delivering the goods Jun 15th 2006 From The Economist print edition A courier company goes online MANY successful businesses have been started by someone exasperated by being given poor service. Tom Allason

[telecom-cities] q: assessing neighborhood level broadband penetration?

2006-06-29 Thread Anthony Townsend
i'm pondering how one might go about figuring out broadband penetration rates in small-scale areas - ZIP codes or census tracts - for a large US city... the FCC Section 706 reports have time series data on whether broadband is available in each ZIP code in the country and the # of

[telecom-cities] ContraCostaTimes.com - The good, bad and ugly - bloggers see it all on BART

2006-06-29 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/14886344.htm Posted on Fri, Jun. 23, 2006 The good, bad and ugly - bloggers see it all on BART By Mike Adamick CONTRA COSTA TIMES Today was a bit crazy. One homeless man took out a gun from his pocket and pointed right at my head. After 3

[telecom-cities] Technology Review: Stuck in July 4th Traffic? Maybe You Should Pay More

2006-06-30 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17066ch=biztech Stuck in July 4th Traffic? Maybe You Should Pay More. Better technologies might help reduce traffic congestion in the next 50 years -- but don't count on it. Creative new toll strategies might make more of an impact, a

[telecom-cities] Wired News: LED Architecture

2006-07-03 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://blog.wired.com/ledarchitecture/ Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are reinventing the look and feel of skylines, bridges, facades and other architectural surfaces around the globe. The light bulb is being unscrewed by energy-efficient LEDs that are both environmentally friendly and

[telecom-cities] ITU Strategy and Policy Unit Newslog - Singapore: New Ten-year Infocomm Masterplan

2006-07-05 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/newslog/Singapore+New+Tenyear+Infocomm +Masterplan.aspx On 20 June 2006 Singapore launched a new ten-year infocomm masterplan that will propel the nation into 2015 and beyond, with a line-up of activities and goals that spell benefits for the people, businesses

[telecom-cities] Reuters - Paris Wi-Fi in grand plan (, JULY 05, 2006)

2006-07-05 Thread Anthony Townsend
interesting data point... is this reasonable? Sixty per cent of Parisian households already have high-speed connections. ... Our goal will be not only to maintain this but also to move a step ahead, Mr Delanoe said. ---

[telecom-cities] Innovation Creators: JP Morgan Building Web 2.0 Solutions

2006-07-05 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.innovationcreators.com/2006/06/ jp_morgan_building_web_20_solu.html JP Morgan Building Web 2.0 Solutions Katherine Heires has a great article in the June 19 issue of Securities Industry News. Then article details how JPMorgan Chase Co's Carl Carrie is using innovative

[telecom-cities] USAToday - Always in the camera's eye

2006-07-06 Thread Anthony Townsend
Always in the camera's eye Updated 6/26/2006 11:55 PM ET By Janet Kornblum, USA TODAY Traffic cameras zoom in enough to capture your dangling cigarette. Crime cameras see in the dark. Satellite images show whether your car is in the driveway. Most Americans realize ubiquitous monitoring

[telecom-cities] Unlikely Boomtowns: The World's Hottest Cities - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com

2006-07-06 Thread Anthony Townsend
Another growth driver for Second Cities is the decentralization of work, driven in large part by new technologies. While more financial deals are done now in big capitals like New York and London than ever before, it's also clear that plenty of jobs in booming service industries like

[telecom-cities] Bell Canada launches fiber to home in Montreal

2006-07-06 Thread Anthony Townsend
Bell Canada Launches Fibre Optic Internet Service for Consumers Sympatico Optimax Offers Consistently Fast 10 or 16 Mbps Internet Connection MONTREAL, July 5 /CNW/ - Bell Canada today announced the introduction of Sympatico Optimax, a high speed Internet service for consumers

[telecom-cities] Intel funds mobile Wi-Max

2006-07-06 Thread Anthony Townsend
this is a huge investment by Intel Capital in Clearwire, a firm started by wireless pioneer Craig McCaw to build out an infrastucture for Mobile Wi-Max http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp? ndmViewId=news_viewnewsId=20060705005853newsLang=en

[telecom-cities] Urban Power: How World Cities Change - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com

2006-07-06 Thread Anthony Townsend
most interesting snippet: The growing number of multinationals—now almost 200,000, up from fewer than 20,000 in the 1980s --- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13529488/site/newsweek/ How Population Lies True, big cities no longer draw big numbers. But that doesn't mean their power is

[telecom-cities] NY Times - New York to Examine Creating Citywide Broadband Network

2006-07-07 Thread Anthony Townsend
New York to Examine Creating Citywide Broadband Network By SEWELL CHAN Published: July 7, 2006 Even as a contractor moves ahead with plans to install wireless networks in 10 parks, New York City intends to study whether to establish a citywide broadband network similar to those planned by

[telecom-cities] Madison Square Park NYC - Shake Shack Webcam

2006-07-13 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.shakeshack.com/camera.html I love short distance webcams - this one is used by office workers in/ around Madison Square Park in NYC to see how long the line is at the newly renovated park's burger'n'shake joint. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~

[telecom-cities] Philips Research - HomeLab

2006-07-20 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.research.philips.com/technologies/misc/homelab/ Philips Research — Technologies HomeLab Our testing ground for a better tomorrow Picture yourself relaxing at home on your couch. You're unwinding from a long day and want to play some music but you're too exhausted to move.

[telecom-cities] GigaOM : » NSF Backs Open Source Wi reless Mesh Project

2006-07-20 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://gigaom.com/2006/07/19/open-source-wireless-mesh/ Earthlink and Tropos might be looking to make millions off of muni wireless, but members of the open source community are hard at work trying to make wireless networking free. And they just got some funds to help their cause. Sascha

[telecom-cities] MercuryNews.com | 07/17/2006 | Langberg: The overbuilding of wireless networks lingers in the air

2006-07-20 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/columnists/15055930.htm Posted on Mon, Jul. 17, 2006 Langberg: The overbuilding of wireless networks lingers in the air By Mike Langberg Mercury News You can't feel radio waves moving through the air, despite what you might hear from a few

[telecom-cities] Technology Review: Souped-Up Mesh Networks

2006-07-25 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17199ch=infotech Souped-Up Mesh Networks A new wireless network design affords high performance at a fraction of the power, promising more powerful communications without the expensive infrastructure. By Kate Greene In an effort to make a

[telecom-cities] Crain's NY Business - Executive hopes to keep downtown high tech

2006-07-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
a little plug for my wife in her new job http://newyorkbusiness.com/news.cms?newsId=14283 July 27, 2006 Executive hopes to keep downtown high tech by Barbara Leonard Job: Nicole LaRusso -- vice president for planning and economic development at the Alliance for Downtown New York, a

[telecom-cities] Portable Navigation Systems Going in More Directions - New York Times

2006-07-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/27/technology/27basics.html July 27, 2006 Portable Navigation Systems Going in More Directions By IVAN BERGER Sure, portable navigation systems, the kind that can be taken from car to car and plugged into a lighter socket, are a godsend for driving directions,

[telecom-cities] New IDF tactic: The phone call | Jerusalem Post

2006-07-27 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite? cid=1153292011238pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull New IDF tactic: The phone call Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POSTJul. 27, 2006 It was a phone call Ibrahim Mahmoud says he'll never forget. The woman on the other end, speaking in

[telecom-cities] Google Mobile Maps now has traffic

2006-07-28 Thread Anthony Townsend
this is seriously cool i am using it every day now URL:http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r...F07%2F26%2Fgoogle_the_jam.html Author: Jim Downing Motorists in America can access live information on their mobile phones about the weight of traffic on busy highways through a new service offered by

[telecom-cities] The Korea Times : WiBro Expands Horizon of Internet

2006-07-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200607/kt2006072619290311780.htm WiBro Expands Horizon of Internet By Kim Tae-gyu Staff Reporter WiBro subscribers try to connect to the Internet on a subway train in Seoul. Customers of WiBro heap heavy praises on the locally developed mobile

[telecom-cities] AsiaMedia :: KOREA: KT plans to build 60 ubiquitous cities by 2015

2006-07-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=49984 KOREA: KT plans to build 60 ubiquitous cities by 2015 U-Cities to feature high-speed networks and high technology Korea Times Friday, July 28, 2006 By Kim Tae-gyu Cellular phones with which people can turn off gas ovens from outside

[telecom-cities] Hub sets citywide WiFi plan - The Boston Globe

2006-07-31 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2006/07/31/ hub_sets_citywide_wifi_plan/ Hub sets citywide WiFi plan Nonprofit to install `open access' hookups By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff | July 31, 2006 Boston will tap a nonprofit corporation to blanket the city with ``open access

[telecom-cities] I won't be at ISEA in San Jose

2006-08-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
I was looking forward to meeting a lot of you at ISEA this weekend in San Jose but I won't be in town due to a last minute personal trip (related to the hells of NYC real estate) hope you have fun, it should be a great view on the future of the Interactive City

[telecom-cities] Wi-Fi on the CalTrain

2006-08-01 Thread Anthony Townsend
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/006811.html Published: 7/31/2006 4:42 PM Nomad Digital has US trial of its technology: The multi-national firm Nomad Digital is best known so far for equipping the Brighton-to- London run on Southern Rail in the UK with fixed pre-WiMax links. I spoke to

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