DAILY FIVE (1/18)

18 January 2011

1. Rep. Blackburn says both parties have failed on tech, The Hill,  Sara Jerome

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) decried the failure of her own party to create a national agenda for technology policy during remarks at the State of the Net conference in Washington on Tuesday.

2. Mobile World Congress: What To Expect, Channel News, Matthew Lentini

The MWC is the CES of the mobile world, with all the big players in telecommunications and mobile technology like Cisco, Google, Intel and HTC stepping up to weigh in on their stance for the year. The latest trends and products will be on display, from upcoming smartphones to the latest behind-the-scenes chips and processors.

3. Will Jobs’ Departure Take A Bite Out Of Apple?, NPR,  Joshua Brockman

Can you imagine a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly? It’s a tough sell for two ingredients that have been wedded for so long.

4. Want a Verizon iPhone, but stuck with something else? Here’s $200, Christian Science Monitor

So here’s a scenario for you: Late last month, you purchased a brand new Verizon smartphone – perhaps the nifty Droid X – along with a 2-year service contract. So far, so good. But a couple of weeks later, the news of the Verizon iPhone broke, and now you’re stuck with a Droid X, when what you really want is a Verizon iPhone 4.

5. Economic Growth a Highlight of the Technology Industry, TMC Net, Mae Kowalke

Sometimes it seems that news about the economy continues to be only dark. But, in some industries, glimmers of light are beginning to show more and more brightly. It might not be a stretch to say that these positive signs have been around throughout the recession and were just glossed over.

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