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Technology News Archive - September 05, 2006

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At the IFA electronics show, consumers are not just browsing for traditional home-entertainment products like TVs and Hi-Fis, but also for MP3 players, route-finders, mobile phones, cameras and computers, showing how this technology segment has developed into a $312 billion-a-year industry.

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The music industry, searching for ever-expanding ways to promote acts and generate new revenue streams, is getting increasingly creative in its use of mobile technology.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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