Technology News Archive - April 11, 2007


Less than three years after going public, Google is confronting one of the more confounding consequences of its phenomenal success: a potential brain drain if its earliest -- and richest -- employees quit after cashing in options.

By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press Apr. 11--When Warren Mayor Mark Steenbergh wants to communicate directly with the city's 138,000 residents, he turns to the Internet. Steenbergh said he took a cue from business leaders and created a blog.

Simulscribe BlackBerrys keep folks up-to-date - some might argue tethered - to their e-mails.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.