Technology News Archive - April 06, 2006

For some baseball video game fans, a trip to the virtual ballpark is getting a bit more realistic -- for better or for worse -- with the arrival of in-game advertising.

In the past few years, a class of young designers and welders emerged in countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark to address the inner-city transport needs of families and companies. Their designs are taking congested cities by storm.

Adobe Systems Inc unveiled a deal on Wednesday with Verizon Wireless, the second largest U.S. wireless provider, to build Flash animation software into Verizon mobile phones.


Photo and video service Getty Images Inc. said it sees sales of images for use in mobile devices as one of several small but fast-growing business segments that will help the company meet a 15 percent annual sales growth target.

Online payment company PayPal on Thursday said MTV and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and others will accept payments from a new service allowing purchases by mobile phone text message.


Netflix Inc. may face a tough fight in enforcing its patents for its pioneering online DVD rental service against rival Blockbuster Inc., but could reap substantial benefits if it wins or the companies settle, lawyers and analysts said on Wednesday.

By Chawner, Brenda; Lewis, Paul H This paper introduces WikiWikiWeb software, also known as Wiki, for use in library and information management contexts. Wikis provide an environment for Web-based collaboration and can also be used for Web site content management.


Global mobile phone operators hope mobile TV will be the next big money spinner, but if South Korea is anything to go by, their optimism may be misplaced.


Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile service, is looking at new ways for its customers to get video to their cellphones aside from the subscription based streaming video service it already offers, the company's Chief Technology Officer Kris Rinne said on Wednesday.

A San Francisco city commission has selected a joint bid by Web search leader Google Inc. and Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. to provide free wireless access throughout the city.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.