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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
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]