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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'