DAILY FIVE (2/22)

22 February 2011

1. How the financial sector sees technology as its savior, Financial Times, Franesco Guerrera

Reeling from a crisis that wiped out some of its most lucrative products and a regulatory overhaul that will curb high margin activities, the financial sector sees information technology as its saviour.

2. Next model of iPad will not be delayed: source, Reuters, Gabriel Madway

A report that the next version of Apple Inc’s iPad tablet computer will be delayed is not true, according to a source familiar with the matter.

3. Blogging Is Dead Just Like the Web Is Dead, GigaOm, Mathew Ingram

Even according to the figures used by the New York Times itself, blogging activity is actually increasing, not decreasing. And as the story points out, plenty of young people are still blogging via the Tumblr platform, even though they may not think of it as “blogging.” What blogging is really doing is evolving.

4. Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google, Wall Street Journal, Alessandro Torello

French Internet company 1plusV Tuesday filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming Google Inc. is abusing its dominant market position.

5. Obama tech dinner: Company spending figures for D.C. lobbying, campaign contributions, Los Angeles Times, Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Most of the hype around President Barack Obama’s dinner with a dozen of California’s tech-industry leaders was around the appearance of Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he struggles with health issues.

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