The Plan8 – 021 – Week In News

The Plan8 goes though our top picks of news for the week of March 16th 2010 in tech and internet culture with guest Co-Host: Blogger / Tech Journalist: Mark Milian of The Los Angeles Time.

Today on the Plan8 we talk about:

1.) Apple sues HTC on 20 patents, hopes to kill the hydra that is Android dead [Link]
1a.) Ex-Sun honcho calls Apple’s HTC suit an “act of desperation” [Link]

2.) Telecoms continue move to metered Internet, AT&T CEO says [Link]

3.) Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’ says over 75% in a new pole [Link]

4.) BmoreFiber project to get Google Fiber to Baltimore [Link]

5.) Chromium OS on a $199 Tablet powered by Freescale [Link]

6.) Google buys DocVerse, look at this spending spree [Link]

7.) Newegg selling ASUS Eee Box with Red Flag Linux pre-installed [Link]

8.) Facebook Will Allow Users to Share Location [Link]

9.) Energizer Bunny’s software infects PCs – USB battery recharger status software contains Trojan, says US-CERT [Link]

10.) More Microsoft Courier details (and iPad April 3) [Link]

11.) The phone of choice by terrorists leaders? iPhone! [Link]

Today’s music is:

“Weatherbee” by J. Arthur Keenes of the 8bit Collective


Originally from the Maryland beltway area. Patrick lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years. Now he is based in the Portland area. In the past Patrick has been an IT engineer, technology consultant, software trainer, technology journalist, blogger, and podcaster. Currently he is returning to school for a degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

Patrick Roanhouse – who has written posts on Plan8.