Money In Space!

Some Apple Tablet conspiracy theories, some piracy, and hacking. I also talk about some social engineering, and some that aren’t that social. Besides the obvious money story, well, there are other money stories.

Microsoft’s Bing goes down
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10409175-56.html

Google introduces Favorite Place info using QR Codes
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/07/google-goggles-brings-visual-search-to-android-favorite-places/
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/explore-whole-new-way-to-window-shop.html

Man “beats” World of Warcraft
http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/12/03/1456243/Man-Beats-emWorld-of-Warcraftem

New Senate bill targets unfair early termination fees
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/new-senate-bill-targets-unfair-early-termination-fees.ars

US agency’s balloon hunt tests Internet accuracy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8397649.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34303629/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

Branson unveils next step toward space flights
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19514_3-10410601-239.html

U.S. no longer leading the world in spam
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/12/08/2042253/US-No-Longer-Leading-the-World-In-Spam

EA CEO: “I think of pirates as a marketplace”
http://kotaku.com/5421466/ea-ceo-i-think-of-pirates-as-a-marketplace

Apple buys Lala service
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/12/apple-buys-music-streamer-lala-but-whats-it-getting.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10410206-261.html
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/07/apples_lala_purchase_could_bring_browser_access_to_itunes_content.html

Apple tablet set for spring launch?
http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/12/09/apple-tablet-set-for-spring-launch/

WiGig alliance creates next-generation wireless networking standard
http://venturebeat.com/2009/12/10/wigig-alliance-creates-next-generation-wireless-networking-standard/
http://gigaom.com/2009/12/10/coming-soon-to-your-hd-home-theater-7gbps/

Harnessing the Cloud for Hacking
http://www.technologyreview.com/web/24127/?a=f

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