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Technology News Archive - October 31, 2005

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks.

Apple Computer on Monday said its iTunes online service has sold a million videos in under 20 days, sending shares up almost 5 percent.

The $500 million Sirius Satellite Radio is paying Howard Stern to join the No. 2 celestial radio service in January might be starting to pay off.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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