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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.