Technology News Archive - October 17, 2005


The exponential growth of podcasting is due to both professional and grassroots program creators. Most recently, Showtime, Radio Disney, Fox Television and Simon & Schuster have joined the household names who have embraced this new way of communicating with their audiences.

By Bernd Debusmann CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - It has been labeled a weapon against "cultural imperialism," the voice of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a threat to U.S.


Apple Computer Inc. chief Steve Jobs faces a far tougher task wooing film and television producers to create shows for the new video iPod than he did in the music industry as many questions remain over content and pricing, industry executives say. Media and technology executives have been trying to figure out whether people will watch shows on a small screen.

Word of the Day
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".