Freeview will be answering your questions and we will post the replies to start a discussion on that.
With time, if people show interest we could even schedule a live on-line chat. It all depends of your participation.
If you have been living under a rock, Freeview will become the standard open to air TV broadcast standard with satellite (standard definition) and and terrestrial (high definition) services.
This time we have found a new SQL threat: Trojan.Eskiuel. The main functionality of this threat is to scan the Internet to find machines with poorly configured SQL servers (i.e. with weak or non-existing passwords), gain access to them, and use their stored procedures in order to download new malware from a remote host.
Check your servers...
In short Steve managed to get the support of some companies (Google, Microsoft, HP, Vodafone, Samsung, Kodak) and people (Hamish Carter, Dilon Boucher, All Whites) to a special "tech gear auction" to raise funds and help the Auckland's Under 15 Boys' Basketball Team to attend the National Championship in Rotorua.
There is a 60 GB Google Flip, 30 GB Microsoft Zune, HP iPAQ, autogaphed items, Family pass to Rainbows End and much more.
So if you are looking for tech and sport memorabilia, check the tech gear auction or search for "under15bball" on Trade Me.
From a New Zealand perspective here is the only data provided:
- more than 962,000 uniqye IP addresses, a 3.78% increase from Q1 2008, about 0.23 per capita (or about 1 for almost four people here);
- only 2% connected to Akamai servers at 5 Mbps or more - 0.01 "high broadband" per capita;
- 52% connected to Akamai servers at 2 Mbps or more;
- 10% connected at 256 Kbps or less.
This was an event for bloggers and journalists attending a special briefing with Rowan Trollope, Sr VP of Consumer Products and Solutions.
Rowan talked to us about the Norton 2009 products, including the Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security - more on this later.
Below is the short, edited version of the video Symantec produced for us to use on-line. I will post pictures and another video later. For now enjoy:
I will have some videos and photos from the flight - but in the meantime I recommend people update their Geekzone profile...
You find the submissions in HTML here or PDF here.
Which groups submitted comments?
NZFACT: New Zealand Federation Against Copyright Theft, Distilled Spirits Association of New Zealand (DSANZ), New Zealand Retailers Association, InternetNZ, Google Australia Pty Ltd, New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys Inc., Trade Me, Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association of New Zealand Inc. (CTFA), Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), and New Zealand Open Source Society.
Worth a read.
Their platform offers a very complete range of mobile software for Windows Mobile Professional, Windows Mobile Standard, Symbian and Palm OS.
That worked quite well because their platform offers an incredible flexibility for me to configure campaigns, discounts, bundles, specials and most importantly to get reports out of the system - now I know exactly what is selling and what is interesting for users of all these mobile platforms.
We started with a 20% discount code that expired today. This code was well used, so I decided to create a new discount code - "Geekzone" - that will give buyers 15% discount in all products.
I've created a couple of best-seller modules and inserted in our Software page. There you can see all the best-seller software for each platform. Really cool information. Note that this page is only a selection - for the full catalogue you have to visit Geekzone Software Store.
And remember to use the discount codes.
This will be an organised debate on ICT issues, streamed live to the official website and TVNZ7’s site, directly from Avalon Studios.
The debate involves four politicians quizzed on major areas of ICT policy with questions coming from you through the online chat, a studio audience, and experienced journalists.
The politicians are Labour’s Minister of Communications Hon David Cunliffe, National ICT Spokesperson Hon Maurice Williamson, ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide and Greens ICT Spokesperson Metiria Turei.
You can participate live through an IRC channel or by posting your questions in our Geekzone forums - we have created a special ICT Policy and Regulation forum specially for this event. There you will find the discussions for each topic (direct links below) and you will be submit questions:
* Broadband (includes infrastructure, productivity, sustainability)
* Convergence (includes broadcasting and mobile)
* Copyright (includes open source)
* Cybersafety (includes privacy and security as well)
* Digital Divide (includes rural and TSO as well)
You need to login to post in the Geekzone ICT Policy and Regulation forums or complete our quick registration to get started.