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Technology News Archive - March 02, 2006

Start with what the much-hyped Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) project code-named Origami is not. It's not a music player designed to take on Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s mega-popular iPod. And it's not a portable version of Microsoft's Xbox videogame console. And it won't - at least not yet - replace your cellular phone or your regular computer.

Philadelphia on Wednesday announced details of its deal with EarthLink Inc. (ELNK) for the construction of a high-speed wireless network that will span the city, including provisions for EarthLink to pay for computers, training, and subsidize Internet access for low-income households.

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Can someone who doesn't even know how to read or write use a computer? Microsoft Corp. is probing that question at a research lab in India.

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Cellphone and media companies expect to see a sizable market for advertising on cellphones in coming years, with options including advertising-subsidized video services, top executives said on Wednesday.

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MTV owner Viacom Inc. plans to enter the business of connecting youth viewers on the Internet this year, a top Viacom executive said on Wednesday, amid threats of losing its cool cachet to News Corp.

By Cassidy, Camille M; Conroy, David E Researchers suggest that parental involvement and autonomy support may impact children's perceived competence (PC) and their self-esteem (SE). Additionally, children's PC has been positively associated with SE.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.