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 spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'