iCal Subscriptions

iCalShare features over 5,000 calendar subscriptions to choose from, which means never having to miss your favorite sports team’s schedule or the birthday of your favorite mathematician.

UPDATE: Interestingly, I could not find a subscription for U.S. holidays in iCalShare… iCal World is better.

Attention Data : Users vs. Content

I just posted what I think is a good discussion about attention data and what it means over on the EnterpriseRSS blog. The topic itself is kind of vague even though it’s actually a pretty simple set of concepts.

There is a lot of good stuff happening in this area and at least 15 very interesting startups to watch.

Tripit Does Rock

Jake is right, TripIt is way better than Dopplr if for no other reason than the ability to email itinerary confirmations to the service and have it build a complete itinerary of your trip. Awesome.

AT&T’s Version of 24/7

People want to stay connected to their world 24/7, and Wi-Fi hot spots, broadband and wireless make that mobility possible,” said Rick Welday, AT&T chief marketing officer, Consumer. “Laptops and smartphones give us the online mobility we crave, and now millions of AT&T and Starbucks customers will get Internet access free from the comfort of their neighborhood Starbucks.”

[From MORE THAN 12 MILLION AT&T, STARBUCKS CUSTOMERS TO GET FREE WI-FI ACCESS FOR A RICH IN-STORE EXPERIENCE]

Stay connected 24/7 as long as it’s only 2 hours per day for the free access… Actually this isn’t entirely a fair comment because for $20 a month, same as the T-mobile deal, you get unlimited access, but I’m feeling snarky today so I’ll lob the Molotov cocktail instead.

At any rate, this is a big loss for T-mobile and could signal an inflection point in their wifi business. I am seeing a number of public places use AT&T wifi, where just a year ago it would have been a fair bet that Tmo would have been the provider.

I used to have Tmo wifi on my cell plan when I had that carrier, but have since switched to AT&T. But don’t look for me pecking away at the keyboard in a Starbucks anytime soon, I rarely find myself at their outlets these days and if I do I am going to plug my EVDO card into my laptop.