Google Fiber for Communities

To encourage the deployment of better, faster Internet access, Google is
planning to build ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small
number of trial locations across the United States. They’ll deliver
Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans
have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home
connections. The service will be available at a competitive price to
at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. Local
governments, residents and community groups can visit Google’s website to
express their interest in being part of this initiative.

Click on “Get Involved” for application forms to submit to Google. 3.2. 0

If you’re looking for an alternative to more traditional office suites, you may wish to look at this version of OpenOffice. Their interface is similar to that of other programs, and it contains a spreadsheet application, a word processor, and a presentation manager. OpenOffice also features blog publishing assistance and compatibility with other applications and file types. This version can be used with computers running Mac OS X 10.4 and newer or Windows 2000 or newer.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.

Law Firms Swindled Out of $500K in E-Mail Scam

Law Firms Swindled Out of $500K in E-Mail Scam – News – ABA Journal

Two law firms in Honolulu were scammed out of $500,000 in an e-mail scheme that’s apparently targeting the legal community.

During the past six weeks, six different law firms have been targeted, according to the FBI, which issued a warning today (PDF). Two of the six fell for the scheme and lost a total of $500,000.


Hat Tip to ABA Journal–click here to see related coverage.


The latest version of this scam seen here refers to money owed on an Asian divorce judgment.