Technology News Archive - March 09, 2006

The French government, bowing to pressure from lawmakers, revived a measure legalizing file-sharing and submitted it to debate Thursday as part of a larger draft law on fighting piracy.

A video that recreates the introduction to "The Simpsons" with live actors is spreading across the Internet faster than Homer can say "D'oh" -- part of a viral marketing campaign by UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Would-be transit system bombers could be foiled when they pay their fares if a new generation of ticket machines works as its developers hope.


The race between two competing formats for future DVDs -- and the $24-billion-a-year home video market -- appeared wide open on Thursday as manufacturers said they would support both formats.


Design software maker Adobe Systems Inc. expects to see increasing revenues from the sale of its flagship products for use on mobile phones, its president and chief operating officer said on Thursday.

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.]