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Technology News Archive - April 12, 2006

Software engineers have the best jobs in America, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

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Yahoo acquired playlist-sharing site webjay.com in January. But it seems it may have bought itself a problem. Webjay.org makes downloading the Beatles' music or Kanye West's full-length video as easy as a keyword search and a click of a mouse.

Sprint Nextel Corp., the No. 3 U.S. mobile service, plans on Thursday to introduce a wireless service to help parents find their children as it makes a bid to expand its presence in the family market.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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