links are relevant to our distinguished speakers. We recommend
printing, reading and annotating your favorites in advance
and in follow-up after the event.
Adamic, HP Labs [back]
Adamic: How Information Flows, Interview, HP Labs
Featured Inventor, 8/2003
||Lada Adamic researches the flow
of information in networks. Her particular interest
is in how small-scale, local interactions can
have global effects. This has led her to study
the World Wide Web, email, peer-to-peer systems
Social Network Caught In The Web, First Monday,
||We present an analysis of Club
Nexus, an online community at Stanford University.
Through the Nexus site we were able to study
a reflection of the real world community structure
within the student body. We observed and measured
social network phenomena such as the small world
effect, clustering, and the strength of weak
Blogs Can Be Infectious, Amit Asaravala, Wired
||Using newly developed techniques for graphing
the flow of information between blogs, researchers
at HP Labs have discovered that authors of popular
blog sites regularly borrow topics from lesser-known
bloggers -- and they often do so without attribution.
Structure and the Dynamics of Blogspace, HP Labs,
5/2004 (Technical Paper).
||In this paper we describe general
categories of information epidemics and create
a tool to infer and visualize the paths specific
infections take through the network. This inference
is based in part on a novel utilization of data
describing historical, repeating patterns of
infection. We conclude with a description of
a new ranking algorithm, iRank, for blogs.
Agassi, SAP [back]
Agassi Unravels The Meaning Of NetWeaver, crn.com,
10/7/2004 RECOMMENDED READING
||Agassi recently sat down with
CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Rochelle Garner
to talk about the software's potential impact
on systems integrators throughout the industry.
we'll ship business models, not code", businessweekindia.com,
||In an interview to BW's Shishir
Prasad he spoke about the trouble with today's
software and how in the future it will be very,
Agassi sizes up the competition, SearchSAP.com,
||In part two of our interview
with SAP executive board member Shai Agassi,
he sounds off on the competition, from IBM to
Aldrich, SimuLearn [back]
and the Future of Learning : An Innovative (and Perhaps
Revolutionary) Approach to e-Learning, amazon.com
book, 9/2003, Hardcover: 304 pages, Amazon.com Sales
Rank in Books: #14,951
||Book Description: Simulations
and the Future of Learning offers trainers and
educators the information and perspective they
need to understand, design, build, and deploy
computer simulations for this generation. Looking
back on his recent first-hand experience as
lead designer for an advanced leadership development
simulation, author Clark Aldrich has created
a detailed case study of the creation and deployment
of an e-learning simulation that had the development
cycle of a modern computer game.
Clark Aldrich, Internet Time Blog, 2/2004
||Clark did send along these photos
of hundreds of NCOs, soon to be heading back
to Iraq, doing the Virtual Leader simulation.
Bailenson, Stanford [back]
Gaze and task performance in shared virtual environments,
Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, 2002,
||Interactants sat in physically
remote rooms, entered a common virtual room
and played games of 20 questions. The interactants
were represented by one of three types of avatars:
(1) human forms with head movements rendered
in real time; (2) human forms without head movements
rendered; or (3) human voice only (i.e., a conference
Non-Zero-Sum Gaze in Immersive Virtual Environments,
UCSB research paper, 5 pages
||An interactant utilizing NZSG
can make direct eye contact with more than one
other interactant at a time. In other words,
regardless of that interactant's physical behavior,
IVET enables him to maintain simultaneous eye
contact with any number of other interactants,
who each in turn may perceive that he or she
is the sole recipient of this gaze.
Barlow, Themis Group [back]
Themis Report on Online Gaming 2004, Report Abstract,
1/6/2004 RECOMMENDED READING
||[Fascinating look at the economic
and market forces behind a rapidly emerging
industry: MMORPGs and user created content.
Includes a Delphi scenario for 2014.]
Bell, Microsoft [back]
Bell's Law of Computer Class Formation, Powerpoint,
||Technology advances in semiconductors,
storage, user interface and networking enable
a new computer class to form every decade --usually
a lower priced computing platform. Once formed,
each class is maintained as an almost independent
industry structure. We can predict that home
and body area networks to emerge in the next
The MyLifeBits Project, ACM Multimedia 2004 Keynote
||The MyLifeBits project aims
to put all personal documents and media online.
For the last few years, we have been capturing
and storing my articles, books, correspondence
(letters and email), CDs, memos, papers, photos,
pictures, presentations, home movies, videotaped
lectures, and voice recordings.
Blankenhorn, Moore's Law [back]
Wi-Fi As A Platform, The Feature, 9/14/2004
||Instead of just viewing Wi-Fi
as a wireless networking technology, he suggests,
it's time to view it as a "platform." That means
designing specific applications to make better
use of what Wi-Fi lets people do. Instead of
just designing applications for the Internet,
which can also be used via Wi-Fi, maybe we need
more applications that are designed specifically
with Wi-Fi in mind.
Breazeale, Intel [back]
Page, IT Innovation Group, Intel Research
||Dr. Breazeale's work at Intel has centred
on the spectrum of data, information and knowledge
||Intel's in house mag on current
R&D initiatives. This issue covers WI-MAX,
the emerging wireless broadband standard (range
of 30 miles!).
Brin, Author-Physicist [back
Privacy (Interview), Government Technology, 7.04
perspective that we can have both transparency
and privacy (though no longer the "anonymity"
of the Wild West].
Chen, VSee Lab [back]
Business Plans Rise To The Top, BayTech Beat, 2
||Second place went to Vsee Labs,
a company that uses proprietary software to
facilitate virtual classrooms. By drawing on
user feedback and a five-year visual communication
study by Vsee founder Milton Chen, the company's
design provides the most natural classroom setting
Emmert, Cryptic Studios [back]
Emmert -- City of Heroes, Game Spy Interviews, 4
||Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert
spills the beans about their intriguing superhero-flavored
MMORPG, City of Heroes! See why this game may
have the speed, power and charisma to lay waste
to the competiton.
City of Heroes: Capes, GameDAILY
||City of Heroes is quickly becoming
one of the biggest and brightest massively multiplayer
online games. With the upcoming Issue 2 expansion
about to hit, we asked Jack Emmert, Lead Designer
behind City of Heroes, about some of the new
features, and how they'll add to the gameplay.
A special thanks goes out to Mr. Emmert and
the rest of NCsoft crew for assisting with this
Engelbart, Bootstrap Institute [back]
Improving Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment
in a New Future, PDF of powerpoint, IBM Co-Evolution
||Dr. Douglas Engelbart argues
that our criteria for investment in innovation
are, in fact, short-sighted and focused on the
wrong things. He proposes, instead, investment
in an improvement infrastructure that can result
in sustained, radical innovation.
Englebart's Invisible Revolution, InvisibleRevolution.com
||Someone changed our world when
we weren't looking. Who is behind this transformation?
What were their motives. The Invisible Revolution
shines light on these issues with unparalleled
access to Doug Engelbart and many others who
were there, who changed our world.
Fogg, Stanford [back]
||Stanford Web Credibility
goal is to understand what leads people to believe
what they find on the Web. We hope this knowledge
will enhance Web site design and promote future
research on Web credibility.
Gehorsam, There Inc. [back]
Massively Multiplayer Project Interview, HomeLAN
||The US Army has become more
pro-active in developing games and simulations
to help recruit new soliders, as in America's
Army, or to train soldiers, as in Full Spectrum
Warrior. Now There Inc, the creator of a Sims-style
massively multiplayer project, has been recruited
by the Army to create a msssively multiplayer
training project for them. HomeLAN got a chance
to chat with Robert Gehorsam, the Vice President
of Strategic Initiatives for There, to find
out more about their plans for the project.
Systems U.S. Army RDECOM Military Training Persistent
World Project RECOMMENDED
Systems is under contract with the US Army's
Research, Development and Engineering Command
(RDECOM) to develop a technology to enable large-scale
training applications for joint, interagency
and international operations in asymmetric and
unconventional warfare. This video shows a prototype
of the technology operated by live participants
connected over the Internet.
Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News [back]
All Journalists Now, Wired News, 8/2004, 2 pages
||As columnist with the San Jose
Mercury News, veteran Silicon Valley reporter
Dan Gillmor has covered the bubble, boom, bust
and continuing evolution of the tech industry
for over a decade. In his new book, We the Media:
Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the
People, Gillmor chronicles the social and economic
impact of weblogs, wikis, mobile technology
and other networked phenomena on the business
Patent Strain on Innovation, Computerworld, 8/2004
||Some things are patently ridiculous.
One is the U.S. patent system, an institution
in desperate need of reform.
Greiner, iRobot [back]
Greiner Interview, Engadget.com, 8.04 (5p)
on the founding of iRobot, the Roomba, the PakBot,
and hints of plans for the future, in brief].
Zone (Greiner Profile), The Hindu, 8.04 (2p)
reading article on Helen Greiner's personal
experiences leading to her interest in robotics].
and Bruce Hall, Digital Auto Drive [back]
Start Your Engines, San Francisco Chronicle, 2.04
overview of Dave and Bruce Hall's robotics interests,
entry into the DARPA grand challenge].
Halper, Kuma Reality Games [back]
Interview with Keith Halper, Homelanfed.com, 9/2004
of the unique approach Kuma takes to rapid delivery
of games that mirror or enhance breaking, real
Game Let Players Command Kerry Swift Boat, Wired
||Playing as a square-jawed, machine-gun-toting
Lt. John Kerry, gamers lead a team of U.S. Navy
swift boats up the Mekong Delta to secure the
shore while facing fire from Viet Cong in the
nearby brush. Players are able to drive the
boat and can jump ashore to chase and battle
Harper, Linden Lab [back]
Life Comes to Second Life, Wired News, 9/2004
||Delwiche and a few other college
professors are taking advantage of Second Life's
fully three-dimensional virtual world and are
the first to teach classes in a world where
the students can fly, change body types at will
and build fantastical structures that can float
in the sky.
Harper Interviewed by GamerGod, GamerGod.com, 9/2004
||We recently had the pleasure
of talking with Robin Harper, VP of Community
Development for Linden Lab, creators of the
wonderfully unique, Second Life.
get enough of the virtual learning, Guardian blogs,
||Returning to uni after (cough)
years I was both horrified and thrilled to discover
how much learning and labour could now be done
from the comfort of my office chair, far from
the potential humiliation of behind-the-hands
tutters of my fellow students at one of my regular
Hendricks, Dandin Group [back]
Cowboy, Wired 10.01 | Jan 2002, 3 pages
||Dewayne Hendricks will go awfully
far out of his way to prove a point. He has
mounted transceivers on rooftops in Mongolia
and traveled to the South Seas to build a broadband
network for the island nation of Tonga.
Wi-Fi Revolution, Wired 11.04, 5/2003, 4 pages
||Dewayne Hendricks helped bring
wireless broadband access to Mongolia, to Native
American reservations and most recently to isolated
schools in Thailand.
Hendricks, The Dandin Group, Wireless Review, 6/2002
||To hear Dewayne Hendricks tell
it, he had an epiphany. As the founder of Fremont,
Calif.-based wireless Internet access provider
The Dandin Group and a member of the FCC's Technological
Advisory Council, Hendricks has spent years
arguing that wireless spectrum should be the
common property of all Americans.
Kaminski, Socialtext [back]
about wiki, Red Herring, 10/7/2004
||Excite.com co-founders want
you to want their wiki. At least one other company
on the wiki horizon – Socialtext - also is making
news. According to Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield,
its clients include Kodak, PCForum, and Ziff
Software for All?, E-Commerce Times, 10/10/2004
||Backed with US$5.2 million in
venture capital, JotSpot has created wiki software
that lets people assemble, Lego-style, basic
components such as mailing lists and calendars.
Users also can create applications that draw
on the power of the Web. With a few keystrokes,
data and services from other Web sites can be
automatically deposited on the wiki.
wikis getting interesting, ZDNet Between The Lines,
||Ross Mayfield of SocialText
has been pioneering and evangelizing the use
of wikis for enterprise applications. Now he
has some company. Excite.com co-founders Joe
Kraus and Graham Spencer launched their new
company, called JotSpot, at the Web 2.0 conference
Lanier, VPL Research [back]
from Scratch: A Conversation with Virtual Reality Pioneer
Jaron Lanier, Part One, developers.sun.com, 1/2003
||I think the whole way we write
and think about software is wrong. If you look
at how things work right now, it's strange --
nobody -- and I mean nobody -- can really create
big programs in a reliable way. If we don't
find a different way of thinking about and creating
software, we will not be writing programs bigger
than about 10 million lines of code, no matter
how fast our processors become.
Half Of A Manifesto, Edge.org, 14 pages RECOMMENDED READING
||By Jaron Lanier. "There is a
real chance that evolutionary psychology, artificial
intelligence, Moore's Law fetishizing, and the
rest of the package, will catch on in a big
way, as big as Freud or Marx did in their times.
Or bigger, since these ideas might end up essentially
built into the software that runs our society
and our lives. If that happens, the ideology
of cybernetic totalist intellectuals will be
amplified from novelty into a force that could
cause suffering for millions of people."
Lightman, IPv6 Summit [back]
Marks, Sony [back]
the Control Freaks, 7/2003
||The furor was fueled by a new
game peripheral from Sony called the EyeToy,
a Universal Serial Bus camera with motion-tracking
technology that places gamers' images on the
screen and allows players to control action
with their body movements in one of 12 custom
PlayStation 2 games.
the Game, FastCompany, 11/2003
||On November 4, just in time
for the holiday crunch, stores got their first
shipments of the EyeToy, a cameralike device
that captures images of a player and inserts
them into a PlayStation 2 game's virtual world
(think The Matrix in real life). The innovation
was envisioned by Richard Marks, the man behind
"man-machine interface" research at Sony.
Mauldin, Millenium Wave Advisors [back]
Recessions and the Economy, 10/10/2004
picture discussion of the "Muddle Through"
Economy. Why the market will underperform over
the next decade and what to do about it.]
Racing and the CIA, 1/1/2004
on information collecting, analysis, and the
proper way to combat investment bias.]
of Andy Kessler's new book, Running Money,
a discussion of finance, intellectual property,
Norvig, Google [back]
Sets Sights on Clustering, Translation, eWeek, 10/7/2004
||For example, Norvig said, researchers
are looking for ways to break down sentences
by looking for a phrase like "such as" and grabbing
the names that follow it. The goal is to not
only pull out the name but also its clusters,
so that a name such as "Java" can be associated
both with the computer language and with language
in general, Norvig said.
Olligschlaeger, TruNorth Data Systems [back]
Crime, Popular Mechanics, 6/2004
||With his colleague Andreas Olligschlaeger,
Gorr evaluated different approaches to crime
forecasting for the U.S. Justice Department.
One of the biggest surprises to emerge from
their research was that the most commonly used
police method for forecasting crime--looking
back at the same month one year earlier--was
also the least accurate.
With a Chance of Theft, Wired 11.09, Sept 2003
||With funding from the Justice
Department, computer scientist Andreas Olligschlaeger,
criminologist Jacqueline Cohen, and I amassed
individual reports from police departments in
Pittsburgh and in Rochester, New York. We assembled
every electronic record ever keyed in at their
police stations, starting with the earliest
Forecasting: Olligschlaeger's Dissertation, Abstract
with link to full paper, 5/1997
||Spatial Analysis of Crime Using
GIS-Based Data: Weighted Spatial Adaptive Filtering
and Chaotic Cellular Forecasting with Applications
to Street Level Drug Markets.
Ondrejka, Linden Lab [back]
Your Second Life In June 2003, LindenLab, 5/2003
||"We deeply support open, cross-platform
products, and will complete ports of Second
Life to the Mac and Linux PC before the end
of the year. Our server network runs on Linux,
and we use open standard products wherever possible,
such as Open GL and the Ogg-Vorbis sound format,"
said Cory Ondrejka, vice president of product
on the Edge: Digital Worlds Which Embrace the Real World,
||For many digital world creators
and thinkers, a core belief is that digital
worlds benefit from isolation from the real
world. In particular, real-world economies and
legal structures should be excluded from digital
worlds. As attractive as these positions can
be, they do not act in the best interests of
digital worlds or the residents of these worlds.
Cory Linden on IP issues in Second Life, The Second
Life Herald, 8/2004
||After bending my ear about it
for an eternity I suggested she talk to Cory
Ondrejka (a.k.a. Cory Linden), VP of Product
Development for Linden Lab. The result is a
Herald Instant Classic.
Paffendorf, ASF [back]
Peterson, Foresight Institute [back]
Institute Conference Tackles Nanotechnology Applications
and Public Policy, TMCnet, 10/7/2004
||Environment, Water Purification,
Clean Energy, Medicine, Security, Space Exploration,
Competitiveness, Zero-Waste Manufacturing and
Societal Impacts to Be Discussed. "We have assembled
over 30 nanotechnology experts, researchers,
and leaders who will present their work on important
applications and public policy issues surrounding
advanced nanotechnology," said Christine Peterson,
Founder and Vice President of Foresight Institute.
"This is the first conference dedicated to addressing
the impact and key ideas of advanced nanotechnology."
Incredible Shrinking Man, Wired 12.10, Oct 2004,
||K. Eric Drexler's rejection
by the scientific and political establishments
comes at a particularly bad moment. Last year,
he divorced Christine Peterson, his wife of
21 years and president of his nonprofit think
tank, the Foresight Institute; now she's resigning
her post to write a book on nanotechnology.
named for Feynman Prize, Silicon Valley Business
||The Foresight Institute, a nanotechnology
education and public policy think tank based
in Palo Alto, on Wednesday announced the finalists
for the 2004 Foresight Feynman Prize.
Rittenhouse, Lucent [back]
9/11, IEEE Members Plan for the Unimaginable, 9/2002
||"9/11 caught us by surprise,"
said George (Gee) Rittenhouse, director of Lucent
wireless technology research and an IEEE Member.
"But we learned from this experience. We're
working with a variety of wireless technologies
and modifying equipment and procedures."
Makes Lucent's Ocelot Run, BusinessWeek, 1/2003
||Wireless research chief Gee
Rittenhouse explains the advantages of remote
antenna tuning for telecom carriers
Companies Unite in WTC Rescue Efforts, The Institute,
||George (Gee) Rittenhouse, director
of Lucent's wireless technology research and
an IEEE member, led the fifth team -- companies
working at Ground Zero with New York City firemen
and other rescuers to try to locate survivors
in the debris.
A Different Breed for Lucent, BusinessWeek, 1/2003
||Its new network-optimization
tool marks a shift in its approach to turning
technology into products -- and maybe even profits
Vendors Attempt To Find Survivors, 9/2001
||Gee Rittenhouse, director of
wireless technology research at Lucent, sent
several teams to New York. The first arrived
Wednesday afternoon. Surgical masks were de
rigeur. The scene: twisted gray metal and exploded
concrete, punctuated by the bright yellows of
heavy equipment dwarfed by the wreckage and
the bright yellow dots of rescuers' helmets.
Rosen, CivicSpace Labs [back]
||CivicSpace Labs is a funded
continuation of the DeanSpace project. We are
veterans of the Dean campaign web-effort and
are now building the tool-set of our dreams.
We are busily completing work on CivicSpace,
a grassroots organizing platform that empowers
collective action inside communities and cohesively
connects remote groups of supporters.
With DeanSpace's Zack Rosen, On Lisa Rein's Radar,
||From mild mannered student at
University of Illinois, to self-proclaimed hacker
for dean, Zack Rosen is now headed to Vermont
to work on the Dean campaign.
Writer: Zack Rosen, Blog For America Arichives,
||My name is Zack Rosen and I
was supposed to be a computer science student
attending the University of Illinois this fall,
but something quite extraordinary happened instead.
Salyer, Internet Gaming Entertainment [back]
Cash Breeds Real Greed, Wired News, January 2004
article about virtual currency trading. Discusses
Gaming Open Market (GOM), a currency trader
presently focused on Second Life, and some of
the unresolved issues with EULA's and inflation.
Schaper, SAP Research [back]
Collaboration Integration in the Portal, SAPDesignGuild,
||An article in the Financial
Times of July 12, 2002 stated: "Bill Gates had
complained this year that his documents, e-mail,
and instant messaging buddy list did not work
together and were not related to his calendar."
We could certainly help Mr. Gates.
Get Smart, SAP INFO Magazine, 2004 (2 pages)
of RFID and smart items, including SAP's Digi-Clip.]
Sibley, StreamSage [back]
Million in Federal funds flow to StreamSage, 1st
In Audio, 2/2004
||"These funds enable us to add
a completely new layer of sophistication to
our existing video indexing and search solutions
and to do so much more rapidly than can be done
in a typical 'early stage' commercial environment,"
commented Tim Sibley, Chief Scientist of StreamSage.
"For the first time, individuals will receive
audio/video broadcasts targeted to their specific
Sibley: Audio Searching, HI International
||Thanks to Internet search engines
and the 'find' option in word-processing program,
in a matter of seconds you can locate a Web
site or a single word in a text document. But
what if you need to find a clip or a scene in
video or audio media? Tim Sibley, 28, co-founder
and chief scientist of Streamsage, has developed
a search engine to fit your needs.
Engines Try to Find Their Sound, 10e20, 2003
||NPR's move points to the limitations
of Google and Yahoo at a time when broadband
Internet connections are becoming more popular
among consumers, fostering new demand for multimedia
content. StreamSage has flown under the radar
during its last four years of operation while
it has invested heavily in research and development.
Its chief scientist, Tim Sibley, is known for
his work in computational linguistics.
That Speaks in Tongues, Military Information Technology
||StreamSage is addressing the
translation puzzle, not the speech recognition
puzzle. “More research is going to have to go
into speech recognition. It won’t be ready without
a big breakthrough,” said Tim Sibley, chief
scientist at StreamSage.
Skrenta, Topix.net [back]
Feeds Hunger for More Ads, Wired News, 10/15/2004
||Rich Skrenta, CEO of Topix,
said that with the recent growth of RSS, advertising
is likely to stay. "Folks understand that if
there's not a way to monetize content, there's
not going to be content."
All Sites Syndicate?, ClickZ Network, 10/4/2004
||"I'd estimate that only a few
hundred of the top 3,000 newspapers we crawl
have RSS support," posted Rich Skrenta, Topix.net
CEO, on the company's site recently.
Smart, ASF [back]
is the Singularity?, singularitywatch.com
||Earth's electronic systems have
been self-organizing at the speed of light since
Faraday's time. The continued acceleration of
local technological intelligence is very likely
to be the central driver and determinant of
the modern era. These increasingly fast and
microscopic physical extensions of our humanity
may soon learn (encode, predict, and understand)
both the physical and abstract nature of all
the slow and macroscopic systems in our local
environment—our biological selves included.
Political-Economic Pendulum: The United States Example,
World Future Society, 2004
||An essay placing today's political
and economic plutocracy in historical context,
and another essay briefly outlining personal
steps a parent can take to improve youth education
in today's plutocratic climate.
Spohrer, IBM Almaden [back]
US Universities: Services science, ComputerWorld,
10/11/2004 RECOMMENDED READING
||More than 50 percent of IBM's
revenue now comes from services and for other
companies, like General Electric, the percentage
is even higher, Spohrer said during a presentation
at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco this
week. "Product companies are turning into services
companies," he said. "The manufacturing sector
is decreasing, and the services sector is expanding."
Symposium on the Coevolution of Technology-Business
Innovations, PDF of powerpoint presentation, 20
||After a decade of rapid change,
half of IBM employees are now in services, working
with clients (industry by industry) to enable
on demand e-business. Coevolution: Businesses
advances depend on technology (e.g., reputation
system for e-Bay), Technology advances depend
on business drivers (e.g., Moore’s law needs
Service Science, Michael Kanellos, CNet News.com,
4/29/2004 (2 pages)
company's Almaden Services Research group, a
22-employee outfit based in Silicon Valley,
has set out on a mission to discover--and then
hopefully exploit--quantifiable, predictive
principles that underlie the delivery of technology
Templeton, Electronic Frontier Foundation
new king of the block, The Age, 10/12/2004
||Spam now comprises more than
half of all emails. Spam is such a problem that
some people have forecast the death of email.
Internet pioneer Brad Templeton has written
an interesting little history of the origins
of the term, and the first spam messages.
Wi-Fi/VoIP Phone Booth In the Burning Man Desert,
||Brad Templeton writes "I, (of
EFF/ClariNet/rec.humor.funny) along with Brent
Chapman (Majordomo/Building Internet Firewalls)
and the satellite dish of John Gilmore (EFF/Cygnus/Cypherpunks/etc.)
put together an engaging hack -- a battery-powered
free phone booth using 802.11, VoIP and a satellite
IP uplink. This was placed in the desert at
the Burning Man arts festival deep in the remote
Nevada Black Rock playa, exactly where you wouldn't
expect a working phone booth to be..."
Thiel, Clarium Capital [back]
seems to help Google, CBS MarketWatch, 10/12/2004
||We have to keep in mind with
Google that "there is an inherent negative bias
built into the stock," noted Peter Thiel, who
manages about $250 million at his hedge fund,
Clarium Capital. That's because there is no
incentive to give Google rave reviews if investment
banks don't get rewarded with business on the
side. "So, I'd be skeptical about the negativity,"
Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Greylock,
||LinkedIn also announced the
recent addition of 14 angel investors, including
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and
chairman of Opsware, Joe Kraus, co-founder of
Excite, Josh Kopelman, founder of Half.com,
and Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal.
Looks to the eBay Way, internetnews.com, 10/13/2004
||The company announced the closing
of a $10 million second round of funding led
by angel investments from a range of well-known
entrepreneurs with ties to eBay. They include
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Josh Kopelman,
founder of Half.com, both eBay-owned companies.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and
chairman of Opsware and Joe Kraus, co-founder
of Excite, also participated in the latest funding
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Global Marketplace,
The Independent Institute, 6/2004
||Robert W. Galvin, former chairman
of Motorola, and Peter Thiel, former president
of PayPal, explained why people would be better
off embracing world trade and decentralized
political institutions at the recent Independent
Institute dinner event, "Innovation, Entrepreneurship,
and the Global Marketplace."
Wright, EA/Maxis [back]
Life, Love, and the Universe, BBC News, 9.04 (1p)
a boy, Will Wright liked to fiddle with models.
The man behind The Sims phenomenon liked to
make ships, planes, and most things mechanical.
Zadrozny, IBM Research [back]
Dashboard Watches Drivers,, BBC News, 2001
artificial passenger can analyse speech for
signs of sleepiness and is programmed to ask
startling questions to provoke drivers in wakefulness.
Outsourcing and the Future of American Competitiveness,
Bruce Mehlman, U.S. DoC, Tech. Admin., 04 (15p)
Development Introduces First CCortex-based Autonomous Cognitive
Model, 6.04 (3p) |
In, Turn On, Skype Out, Kevin Werbach, 6.04 (2p) | FCC
Rejects AT&T VOIP Petition, 4.04 (2p) |
Tactical Language Training Project at USC
World as a Company Town: Freedom of Speech in MMORPGs,
Peter Jenkins, 7.04 (21p)
Persistent Worlds/Virtual Economies
On: Virtual Worlds... Trouble Ahead, Curt Feldman, 6.04
Web Services/User-Created Content
Enterprise Software/CRM/Digital Nervous Systems
Practice: New Balance, IT, and EDI, 00 (2p)
Micropayments/DRM/Video On Demand
and AgileTV™ Provide Voice Rec for Digital Set-Top Platforms,
4.04 (2p) |
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