Show of 5-10-2003

  • SPAM Update
  • Microsoft iLoo
  • China used RFID tags to track Communist Party Congress participants
    • Technology developed in west to track inventory
    • First application to tracking people uses 20 Long Range Readers located throughout conference center
    • Technology provided by TI
  • FirstGov.gov Wins Award
    • FirstGov.gov is the official gateway to the Federal Government
    • Won the Innovations in American Government Award Yesterday
      • Award is sponsored by Harvard University and the Council for Excellence in Government
      • Award is dubbed the ?Oscar? of good government
    • FirstGov was create three years ago and now links to over 180 million government pages
      • Includes information for Citizen, Businesses and Non-Profits, Federal Employees, and Government
      • GSA operates the site with an annual budget of $10M
  • Online Matchmaking Is A Hit
    • Use psychological tests and research results on successful marriages to locate good matches
    • Match.com (7.4 million users), Yahoo Personals,  AmericanSingles.com, Date.com, eHarmony.com
    • Revenues $302M in 2002 up from $71M in 2001
    • People who otherwise would not get together are meeting using this tool
    • Large database, refined tests are a real advantage
  • Bill Gates Charitable Contributions
    • Contributions channeled through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Plans to give away 95 of wealth
    • Most contributions in areas of reproductive health, family planning, and fighting the spread of infectious diseases
    • Getting good reviews even by the liberals
  • Baghdad Blogger Reappears
    • Salam Pax or Dear Raed began a web log (blog) in 2002
    • Went offline when Badhdad power was lost
    • Has finally reappeared online
    • He does not trust the US military
  • FDA and FTC Crack Down on Bogus SARS Products
    • Government order 48 websites to quit promoting bogus way to prevent and treat SARS
    • Get correct information from FTC and CDC
  • Stratford Open House Today May 10th
    • Remote broadcast of Tech Talk and Ric Edelman Shows
    • Technology seminars (wireless networking, hacking and cracking, computer clinic)
    • Career Seminars (Tech Career Trends for the next few years)
    • Culinary Seminars
    • Classes start May 27th, 2003