· Banking Reform: Directors of bailed out companies just seem to skate away from company woes that occurred on their watch
· The flip side to real inflation is fear of inflation will cause governments to stop stimulating the economy too soon.
· To survive the next decade, media companies will have to think more like Netflix Inc.
· U.S. federal authorities investigating millions of dollars contributed by fraud suspect Allen Stanford to U.S. lawmakers
· Thomas Jefferson and fellow patriots might not have imagined new Republic would be land of the free and home of czar.
· Treasuries fell, with the difference in yields between 2&10-year notes widening to a record amount on inflation concerns
· The newest “czar” risk squandering an opportunity to make some real headway toward improving security of defense systems
· Cybersecurity: It’s no longer tools but the skills.
· COUNTDOWN TO 2010: Decade of change for economy – Five economic highlights from the past decade.
· Banking Reform: Set consistent limits on borrowing across similar financial instruments and financial firms.
· Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac receive unlimited financial assistance.
· Verizon limited user browser search boxes to only Microsoft Bing – part of $500m, five-year deal with Microsoft.
· What lessons telegraph hold for newspapers? The telegraph was first seen as a threat, but turned to their advantage.
· Financial crisis began in securitized debt markets failyre at spreading risk, then seized up and failed just like banks.
· Australian Government has released draft to enable the deployment of optic fibre into greenfields estates.
· Comcast has agreed to put $16M into a fund to pay BitTorrent users that were inconvenienced by the ‘network management’.
· Borrowing by Avaya to finance the $900 million Nortel purchase leave little cushion for unforeseen challenges.
· The cybersecurity problem is growing faster than the solution – a few myths to be dispelled.
· Howard A. Schmidt, who was a cyber-adviser in President Bush’s White House to be Obama’s new cybersecurity coordinator.
· NBN (Australia) – Mass-market fibre services are to be based on Ethernet delivery, utilising GPON as access technology.
· Fed’s decision not to police abusive lending resulted in 1.1 million subprime loans between 2004 and 2007: (graph)
· Banking Reform: “If you aren’t looking, how would you know there is a problem?”
· Fed’s traditional strategies to ease a liquidity crunch, increases the monetary base without being inflationary.
· Annual cost of IT failure is about $6 trillion. For the U.S., the annual cost is about $1 trillion – report.
· Avaya’s purchase of Nortel is final as of Friday, with Avaya promising integrated voice/data branch-office gear.
· Helsinki public utility data center generate energy to heat 500 large houses, and benefit from much lower cooling costs.
· Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three fresh crew members bound for the International Space Station blasted off Sunday.
· After a stormy session in Copenhagen, most countries agreed simply to “take note” of a watered-down agreement.
· 787 pics – The $10 billion plane–of which there are currently six–must go through about nine months of further tests.
· 787 – Deployment of the tail-mounted static trailing air data cone controller appears to have been the only glitch.
· Copenhagen Pics – I’m frantic from worrying about global warming. I think about it all the time, and now I can’t sleep.
· Bank of England’s head of financial stability contradict argument banks/bankers would leave London without bonuses.
· Volume of outstanding CDS contracts fell 14 percent to 36 trillion dollars (24 trillion euros), according to BIS.
· With Fannie and Freddie asymmetric payoff structure profits went to private investors and losses picked up by taxpayers.
· This list includes 10 of the biggest stories about smartphones in 2009.
· Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan acknowledges encryption work began this year, not be finished until 2014
· Boeing 787 Dreamliner introduction of a next generation aircraft, and also a technological milestone.
· Citigroup’s plan to extract itself from the government’s clutches did not happen.
· Banks with $14.4 billion in total assets were closed on 12/18/09 in six U.S. states.
· From BPON to GPON to XG-PON, Verizon is ready to deliver serious bandwidth in markets Verizon thinks are profitable.
· Verizon completed field-test of XG-PON passive optical network system at 10Gbps downstream and 2.4 Gbps upstream.
· Raytheon announced an iPhone app called One Force Tracker (OFT), series of apps valuable to soldiers in the field.
· Textron has performed the first “proof of concept” flight of an unmanned aircraft with 4DT flight management system.
· Fifty-five customers have ordered 840 787s, Dreamliner the fastest-selling new commercial jetliner in history.
· US Economy is designed to be a Free Enterprise economy.
· This is the way banker compensation works. There is this thing called the piggy banker spread (yield spread)
· How do introverted leaders thrive in extroverted business world? They seek to understand–and play to–their strengths.
· US shrinking current-account gap is reducing supply of dollars overseas.
· FCC: TV convergence as a way to help drive broadband adoption–99% of households have TVs vs. 76% with computers.
· U.S. Senators John McCain and Maria Cantwell proposed reinstating the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act.
· While the overall credit conditions have improved, the small business credit crunch continues to deepen.
· Broadband stimulus is finally happening – $182 million in government grants, for a total of 18 projects.
· Intel tried to block “superior” products by rivals and hurt consumer choice.
· The industrial engineering and medical technology are the two areas that are really driving GE.
· Free enterprise economy consists of many components.
· Banking Reform: By rushing to cash in chips, the administration is gave up political leverage and additional profit.
· Australia plans to introduce an Internet filtering system.
· FCC: This is a little computer/smartphone. It shouldn’t matter if the Internet is accessed on a laptop or a cell phone.
· Federal regulators are seeking to close ‘terrestrial loophole’ allowing cable TV operators to withhold sporting events.
· Dreamliner’s parts are built by subcontractors as far away as South Carolina, Italy and Japan transported to Washington.
· Test pilots Mike Carriker and Randy Neville were the only people aboard Boeing 787 Maiden Flight ,‘A Joy’
· $700 billion financial bailout averted an economic meltdown is unlikely to deflect public anxiety about an unemployment.
· Bernanke will need luck as well as skill to succeed on the road to neutral.
· Social networking: Tainted posts or Twitter messages can move quickly and intermittently into search results.
· Boeing’s strategic planners ultimately judged the market dead right with the 787, and reversed Boeing’s fortunes.
· Airbus A400M military transport isn’t viable without a “significant contribution” from government customers.
· Airbus first Military A400M military airlifter in Seville, Spain, completing a successful maiden flight.
· President Barack Obama: “I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street.”
· If banks cannot be allowed to go bust then government giving guarantee must be in sufficiently strong financial position
· The “outsourcing” of judgments to small number of rating agencies is a key cause of explosive growth in credit markets.
· Boeing vs. Airbus: A 40-Year Rivalry in pictures.
· NASA and the industry face challenges in building the pipeline to replace retiring workers.
· Inability of the federal government to restore fiscal balance may reduce consumer confidence and real economic activity.
· Killer bullet to the U.S. economy could be the shrinking of available credit to private business.
· With new Xerox ink, circuits can be printed just like a continuous feed document without the clean room facilities.
· 2009 WordPress Themes Collection
· Pimco advisory business on complex investments now topping $1 trillion in assets.
· Cisco Australia: NBN Co’s minimalist network would place an additional investment burden on access seekers.
· Average consumer does not complain to FCC, and FCC doesn’t know what to do with the complaints it does receive.
· U.S. House of Representatives began debating the most sweeping changes to financial regulation since Great Depression.
· Wall Street banks are on track to pay a staggering $26 billion in bonuses for 2009 performance.
· U.K., U.S., France and even Goldman Sachs Group Inc. looking to trim banker pay. Bloated local govt. compensation next?
· NASA Mars Exploration Rover Spirit’s right-rear wheel indicate a troubled wheel, leaving rover four operable wheels.
· AT&T after whining in court about Verizon’s map ads is now whining to financial analysts about its customers.
· Net neutrality is of one of the most pressing First Amendment questions of our time to change society.
· GE Chief: “The United States stands at the end of a generation when greed drove leaders and rewards became perverted.”
· NBN (Australia) plan to build a low-touch, self-serve, business and operational support to keep the network simple.
· Countries pegging tightly their exchange rates and low interest rates risk excessive borrowing and asset price bubbles.
· Inventors and Innovations Worried About the U.S. Patent Reform Act of 2009
· BoA fully repaid the U.S. government the $45 billion in aid it took during the height of the financial crisis.
· The purloined e-mails of climate scholars work is a drop in a global flood of evidence something critical is going on.
· U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner extended the government’s $700 billion financial bailout fund to October 2010.
· Broadband: Nation’s most experienced broadband providers were forced to sit on the sidelines.
· Broadband: Concern about potential for conflict of interest and unfair influence.
· United Airlines placed a $10 billion-plus order for 50 wide-bodied jetliners divided between Airbus and Boeing Co
· Ericsson: Amount of labour required for our products is less and at the same time we are becoming more efficient –
· President Obama’s Stimulus 2.0 acknowledges limit to government ability to rebalance market economy.
· There is a paradox staring everyone in the face with the National Broadband Network in Australia –
· Bernanke says the economy faces “formidable headwinds.”
· Banking reform: Consumers need better protection from financial abuses
· Banking reform must separate the toxic mix of risky hedge funds with our consumer banking system.
· GE was an investor in NBC from its 1926 launch through 1932 and then owned NBC from 1986 to present.
· Concern $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program is not sustainable, inconsistent , or lack effective monitor of funding
· Biggest potential threat of Comcast and NBC combination is Internet video and its promise of à la carte programming
· 26 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand’s Reputation by @PamDyer
· The best way to avoid backlash today is for social media’s practitioners is to shift the focus from promises to results.
· “The (Banking) industry needs to understand that the system was broken. The status quo is not acceptable.”
· The FTC is trying to find out a lawsuit filed by Intel earlier this year is an effort to disrupt Nvidia’s business.
· Economic predictions: Information never gets to anyone at the same time, and the bigger customers usually get it first
· For 20 years nations have gathered annually to try to do something about climate change. May produce framework this year
· DARPA experiment looking at how information spreads virally on the internet with Red Balloon Hunt
· Selling NBC Universal GE focus future growth: power generation, aviation, rail and medical-imaging, plus GE Capital.
· We will never have a sustainable system of cybersecurity until we change the economic equation that governs it.
· Fixing Universal Service is something which must be done. We’re spending $7 billion a year inefficiently.
· Google is offering to handle your DNS lookups –
· Siemens AG reported its first quarterly loss due to Nokia JV writedown –
· Google offers online news compromise
· Nortel May Sell Optical Networks Unit to Ciena
· Microsoft’s to allow Windows users to choose Internet browser they use, ending EU antitrust investigation.
· Alcatel-Lucent & Ericsson have announced strategy to be application broker between carriers and programmers –
· Debates on broadband policy mirror two perspectives perennially at war