DAILY FIVE (3/1)

01 March 2011

1. GDC: Google Woos Game Makers, InformationWeek, Thomas Claburn

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) opened in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday and Google is conspicuously present, with a large banner promoting its development tools in the North Hall of the Moscone Convention Center and more than two full days of presentations.

2. Game On At GDC, Forbes, David Ewalt

Take care if you happen to travel through downtown San Francisco this week: The sidewalks are full of people walking with their heads down, eyes locked on their smart phone, Nintendo DS or Sony PlayStation Portable, deeply engrossed in a video game and not necessarily watching where they are going.

3. Spread wireless technology for a shared future, Seattle Times, Editorial Board

President Obama’s commitment to spreading 4G high-speed wireless across America is basic to how the nation competes, survives and prospers in a global economy.

4. Silicon Valley firms, whose chiefs met with Obama, rely on D.C. lobbyists, Washington Post, Amanda Becker

When President Obama broke bread with Silicon Valley leaders on Feb. 17, he had assembled a team of tech all-stars to hash out the White House’s plan to encourage innovation.

5. 7 gadgets to ease, enliven your digital life, Detroit Free Press, Mark Smith

How to choose among the constantly revolving door of the so-called biggest, latest and new-and-improved gadgets?

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