> The Hylas 1 satellite finally went into orbit Friday, just a year later than originally planned, reports Telegeography. The bird is dedicated to filling holes in Europe's broadband coverage, particularly to underserved rural areas. Story.
> Brocade CEO Mike Klayko is challenging Silicon Valley area business leaders to a little friendly competition with the Second Harvest Food Bank's annual food drive. News release.
> Brazil's GVT (Global Village Telecom) has launched fixed line and up to 100 Mbps broadband services in Valparaiso de Goias, Telegeography reports. Story.
> Exclaim Mobility is offering a new way for service providers to monetize user-generated content (UGC) with its Snap UGC Cloud Service. Subscribers can load and manage their content from any consumer device to the service for a fee. Snap is expected to launch first quarter 2011. News release.
> ISPs that fail to migrate to IPv6 addressing by 2011 will see "turbulent times ahead," warns Entanet UK in an ISPreview story.
> Modernizing the United States' 9-1-1 emergency system could cost taxpayers $87 billion, reports Connected Planet. Story.
And finally... We're all pretty familiar with the old argument over who invented the radio (Marconi vs. Tesla), but few people know that a physicist at Iowa State, John Vincent Atanasoff, predated folks like Alan Turing and John Mauchly by more than a decade with the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC). A new book, reviewed by the New York Times, brings his contribution to light. Story.