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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Twenty three people responded to our question “How do ads on blog websites impact how you view the content?”

“I don’t even notice the ads!” (57%)
“They don’t.” (30%)
“They do; I expect bias.” (13%)

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 10:22 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

...Looking for a 411 app while on the go? Check out the Tellme Mobile beta. It downloaded smoothly to my Sprint Samsung a920 and runs nicely through a simple UI.  If you are looking for free voice-initiated 411 with maps and routing, but without the dial tone and charge, this app has it. The app isn’t accessing carrier location infrastructure or GPS for auto-locates, but with the voice driven interface it’s not needed since you can speak your origin, destination, etc. 

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 09:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Joe Francica conducted an interview with Mr. Kapil Sibal, the Honerable Minister of Science, Technology and Earlth Sciences for the Government of India at the Map World Forum. Mr. Sibal’s position would be equivalent to a cabinent secretary of the U.S. Government. He is the visionary driving GIS technology adoption within India and his remarks are quite candid with respect to the lack of trained GIS professionals in his country as well as to the issue of the democratization of data, especially remotely sensed data. Included is a discusion of the situation that developed about one year ago with some sensitive data on Google Earth.
The 11 minute (11 Mb) interview was recorded on January 22, 2007.

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by Joe Francica on 01/23 at 08:22 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Well, you know who bought one? CNN! They got it for “The Situation Room,” a news and political program anchored by Wolf Blitzer as part of an Integrated Collaboration Environment (ICE). The team behind the offering includes:

Northrop Grumman’s ICE team includes GeoEye Inc., Dulles, Va. (Nasdaq:GEOY), the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery company; ESRI, Redlands, Calif., the leading geographic information system technology provider; TouchTable, Inc., Pasadena, Calif., provider of TouchTable(r) gesture-based systems; and MDA Federal Inc., Rockville, Md., a provider of imagery processing and maps as well as environmental, geographical, and weather related services and information systems.

- Press Release

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 07:48 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

India will step in and help get Russian satellites in orbit, per agreements to be signed soon. The Russian global navigation satellite system (GNSS) Glonass is on course to cover all Russia’s territory by the end of the year, and the world by 2009, per Russia’s defense minister, Sergei Ivanov, who also serves as a deputy prime minister. He made the statement in India, I suspect at the World Map Forum.

- NOVOSTI (Russian News and Information Agency)

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 07:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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