Technology News Archive - March 21, 2006

By Olivier, Daniel P This article compares software development practices applied in regulated environments with those in commercial applications. Tradeoffs between these applications are identified and use of a common risk-based strategy is shown to have significant applicability for both.

By Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press Mar. 21--Despite Michigan's tough economy, Jenny Vanker McCuiston and her husband, Chris McCuiston, persuaded Comerica Bank to lend them nearly $1 million to convert part of an aging warehouse in Birmingham's rail district into a swim school.

For most of the 40 million people using Internet sites for dating and socializing each month, a disastrous 15 minutes over coffee at Starbucks is the worst they will suffer. But there is enough danger out there that some U.S. states are considering legislation.

Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia told the Financial Times newspaper.


France passed a law on Tuesday that could challenge Apple Computer Inc.'s dominance of the online digital music market by making it open its iTunes store to portable music players other than Apple iPods.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.