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Title: Feb. 28 March 5, 2006

Current Events
Executive Briefing
  • Feb. 28- March 5, 2006

Jamie Urishko, Jason Liska, Kristin Pultro, and
Hannah Suhr
Photographic Tech/Bus News
  • New Sony cameras
  • Cannon/Kodak face off

Communications Technology
Sprint Pocket PC Hitachi G1000 European Union
digital library Blackberry battle ends
Business News
News technology/Software
  • Navy swimming spy plane
  • New Microsoft portable PC
  • Software for illiterate
  • Intel-based Mac mini
  • Nokia head designer resigns
  • College cyber-recruiting
  • Sony Ericsson and Google
  • Blu-ray releases
  • Other news

Sony cyber-shot DSC H-5 and DSC H-2
  • Improved high-zoom feature
  • H-5 has a 7.2 mega pixel CCD imager and
    extra-large 3 inch LCD screen.
  • James Neal High-Zoom cameras are one of the
    fastest growing segments in the industry
  • they have the easy-to-use functionality of
    point-to-shoot cameras.

Sony cyber-shot DSC H-5 and DSC H-2
  • Macro mode
  • Anti-blur feature
  • Comes in black or silver

Cannon V. Kodak
  • Cannon
  • In the lead 1 in market share on all digital
    camera sales.
  • Just introduced 8 compact cameras for the
    mid-range buyer to take a direct aim at Kodak.
  • Kodak
  • Lost 1.4 billion in 2005 in transitions from film
    to digital.

Colleges cyber-recruiting
  • Many colleges responding to students high-tech
  • Recruiting websites are personalized to a
    students particular interest/major, automatic
    link to a professor or undergraduate in that
  • Combined paper and electronic recruiting
  • Basics still count
  • Rejected students get bad news only through
    postal mail

European Union Digital Library
  • At least 6 million books, documents and other
    cultural works are to be put online and housed
    in the European Digital Library by 2010.
  • Will be based on infrastructure of an existing
    network that allows access to resources held in
    national libraries.

European Union Digital Library
  • Two million books, films, photographs,
    manuscripts and other works should be online
    through the library by 2008.
  • Google triggered an international race to build
    an online library when it announced plans in
    December 2004 to digitize books and documents
    from a handful of big libraries.

European Union Digital Library
  • Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon have since announced
    separate plans while France, angry that private
    companies took the lead, has pushed for the
    creation of a public digital library.

Blackberry Battle Ends
  • At a hearing last week, NTP asked a federal court
    in Richmond VA for an injunction blocking the
    continued use of key technologies underpinning
    the Blackberry wireless service.
  • Research in motion Ltd. Has paid NTP, Inc. 612.5
  • Full and Final settlement of all claims

Navy swimming spy plane
  • Airplane starts and finishes 150 ft. under water.
  • Carries short range weapons or surveillance
  • Designed to launch from trident missile tubes in
    some U.S Navy submarines from the Cold War era.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency
    (DARPA) is funding tests. should be completed
    by Sept.
  • DARPA will decide whether to fund project.

Microsoft Origami
  • Origami project an ultra portable PC with a
    touch screen and media capabilities.
  • Details of project are still sketchy Microsoft
    is keeping it a secret.
  • Release date is 3/9/06

Software helps the Illiterate find work
  • Research developed in India
  • Microsoft developed a prototype of a system that
    can help connect illiterate domestic workers in
    India seeking service.
  • The goal to help the women see technology and
    how it can help to find work easier.
  • This allows illiterate people to benefit from
    technology advances.

Intel-based Mac Mini
  • Steve Jobs CEO Apple
  • Mac gets Intel processors
  • High end digital video and audio outputs
  • Allows it to connect to digital T.V.
  • Available immediately

Nokia head designer resigns
  • Frank Nuovo created original designs
  • New head designer Alistair Curtis
  • Emerging markets handset design
  • Nuovo moves to Vertu
  • Nokias luxury phone line

Sony Ericson to use Google search blogger
  • Incorporated into mobile phones
  • Will launch in 2nd quarter of this year
  • Available in K610 U TMTS, K800 and K790

Blu-ray (BD)
  • Sony and Lions gate may and June/July releases
  • more expensive than DVDs
  • Launches coincide with 1st consumer availability
    of blu-ray disc players by Samsung electronics
  • Computer with HD DVD due in march to become
    standard high definition DVD format.

Other News
  • Wal-Mart contraceptives
  • Morning after pill in ALL Wal-mart pharmacies.
  • Starbucks Breakfast
  • Expanding by end of fiscal year (Oct.)
  • Breakfast sandwiches to compete with McDonalds
    and Dunkin Donuts.
  • Kate Moss returns to runway
  • Friday Alexander McQueen

Other News
  • Oscars
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line
  • Best Picture
  • Crash
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