Speaking of bathwater, United Airlines and Verizon Airfone said last week that United would be the first commercial carrier to offer two-way E-mail capability on its domestic flights. Customers will access the JetConnect E-mail service by plugging their laptops into jacks on the Verizon Airfone handsets installed in seatbacks. The JetConnect E-mail service will be available to North American frequent business travelers who use POP3, Microsoft Exchange via Outlook Web access, and Lotus Notes via POP. Additional ISPs will be supported later in the year.
NuTech Solutions, a developer of business-analytics software, said last week that Zbigniew Brzezinski had joined the company as board adviser on international affairs. As national security adviser, Brzezinski was the bad cop to President Jimmy Carter's good cop back in the late 1970s. Brzezinski is now a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University.
The irrepressible Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, is sponsoring an early screening this week in San Francisco of the third installment in the Terminator series of movies, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, as a coming-out party for the latest version of his company's hosted CRM software. On hand will be none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, who is widely rumored to be mulling a run for the California governorship in an anticipated upcoming special election.
Governor of California? The phrase "be careful what you wish for" comes to mind--but if anybody can handle overpopulation, a bad economy, power outages, raging fires, and racial tension, I guess the Terminator can. I could handle an industry tip, to [email protected] or phone 516-562-5326. If you want to talk about E-mail, spam, or California's problems, meet me at InformationWeek.com's Listening Post.