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Technology News Archive - November 30, 2004

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c3916) has announced the addition of Directory of Brand Equity to their offering The corporate brand is an asset that contributes millions of dollars and more to a company's stock price and market valuation.

Nov. 28--Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, this week will empty its pockets of more cash than any company in history. It's giving $32 billion to shareholders as part of the largest-ever dividend payment.

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Computer-savvy consumers did plenty of online shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend, giving companies like Amazon.com and walmart.com the same kickoff to the holiday season as department stores and malls had.

Cingular Wireless LLC, the nation's largest cell phone company, will cut about 10 percent of its 68,000 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months as it combines operations with the recently acquired AT&T Wireless, Cingular's chief executive said Tuesday.

Hybrid Graphics, the leading provider of mobile 3D graphics technology has agreed with Nokia about licensing 3D graphics technology. Hybrid's OpenGL(R) ES, Java M3G and SVG solutions are already licensed by major mobile manufacturers for mobile games and navigation applications.

MICROSOFT SHAREHOLDERS ARE due for a payout of epic proportions later this week, when the company issues a special dividend of $3 per share, or $32 billion total. Then it starts to get interesting.

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Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy.

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With a whirlwind of family and social activities, the holidays can mix a lot of stress mixed in with the joy. Effective time management and communications are crucial to balancing the season's frantic pace.

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. , a global leader in IP access networking and services, today announced an expansion contract valued at approximately $9 million with the SOFTBANK Corp.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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