Technology News Archive - July 20, 2005

Jul. 19--Basic cable customers will need to upgrade to Charter Communications' digital service if they want to keep the Hallmark Channel or Soap Net on their TV channel lineup. There is a way to keep the channels for free, but only until the end of the year.

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Six years of design and nearly five years of construction later, DFW International Airport's new International Terminal D will open July 23 as the world's largest post 9/11 airport expansion.

Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, said on Wednesday that it would buy FrontBridge Technologies Inc., its second acquisition this year of an e-mail anti-virus protection provider.

Jul. 20--LITTLETON, Mass. -- Hewlett-Packard Co. announced yesterday it will cut 14,500 jobs -- about 10 percent of its global work force -- casting even more uncertainty on the fate of the company's two Littleton facilities.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.