Technology News Archive - March 17, 2006

A Chinese court jailed a teacher for 10 years on Friday for publishing anti-government views on the Internet, continuing an official crackdown on Web-based dissidents.

By Kevin Hoffmann, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Mar. 17--A Kansas City woman pleaded guilty Thursday to using her vehicle to run down her boyfriend and then leaving him in the street, where another car ran over and killed him. Regina R.


It's official: When the first HD-DVD players, from Toshiba, begin arriving in stores this month, there won't be any software for at least another three weeks.

March Madness gripped the Internet on Thursday, with more than 1 million video streams carried in the first day of CBS' free on-demand out-of-market games.


Apple Computer Inc. faces a serious challenge in France, where lawmakers have moved to sever the umbilical cord between its iPod player and iTunes online music store -- threatening its lucrative hold on both markets.

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. will be the exclusive provider of the pay-radio service to automaker Volkswagen AG's namesake brand and its premium Audi AG affiliate, starting with the 2007 model year, the companies said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]