Technology News Archive - March 07, 2006


Cyber criminals are stepping up smaller, more targeted attacks as they seek to avoid detection and reap bigger profits by stealing personal and financial information, according to a report issued on Monday.


Intel Corp., struggling with weak sales as it loses market share to rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., hopes to get back on track this week when it unveils faster, more efficient computer chips.

AOL said on Monday it planned to let software and service developers create their own versions of its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), which analysts said was a significant move for a company that has traditionally cordoned off its services.


Amazon.com came under fire from Britain's book publishing and retailing industries on Monday even as the debate raged over a perceived threat presented by Google Inc.


Google Inc. is preparing to offer online storage to Web users, creating a mirror image of data stored on consumer hard drives, according to company documents that were mistakenly released on the Web.

NBC Universal has signed a deal to acquire iVillage, the women's and parenting website, for about $600 million.

Social Networking Comes to Alltel Mobile Phones From Andrea in Arkansas to James in Jacksonville, Alltel customers can now chat with cool people from across the US and around the world on their mobile phone.

By Jon Fox, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Times Leader Mar. 7--WILKES-BARRE -- It started with an image captured on a surveillance camera and a tip leading detectives to the Internet.

BARCELONA, Spain, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Private Media Group Inc. , a worldwide leader in premium-quality adult lifestyle products and services, has announced, today, the launch of its direct to consumer WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) portal.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.