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Technology News Archive - March 27, 2006

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China is the biggest loser from intellectual property violations and needs to stamp out piracy to build global corporate champions, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Monday.

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The new head of Microsoft Corp.'s core Windows division will bring a cultural change to the business responsible for the largest portion of the software giant's revenue and profit, a senior company executive said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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