DAILY FIVE (2/28)

28 February 2011

1. Game Developers Conference to see new players join, San Francisco Chronicle, Casey Newton

When the Game Developers Conference opens Monday at Moscone Center, visitors will find the usual heavy presences from industry giants like Nintendo and Sony.

2. Technology Industry Groups Increase Advocacy With New Website, National Journal, Josh Smith

Seeking to ramp up their advocacy efforts in D.C., CompTIA and a range of regional trade organizations launched a website Monday aimed at representing small- and medium-sized technology companies.

3. Intel’s — and the Entire Tech Industry’s — Big Competitor: China, BNET, Erik Sherman

Intel (INTC) has great weakness on the mobile front, but what has kept the company humming along is its strength in traditional PC markets. But there is a growing new threat on that front: China.

4. Turn off your tech for National Unplug Day, ZDNet, Jack Schofield

Was man made for computers or were computers made for man? Can we live without them, if only for a day?

5. Oscars: Technology Puts Everyone on Stage, The Celebrity Café, Amber Belus

Oscars night guests experienced the awards in a more technologically advanced form this year, provided by ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts. A second screen was added to the set-up to be more suitable to broadcasts and portable devices.

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