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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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