Technology News Archive - October 16, 2008

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) announced today their launch of the 2008 Illinois Technology Industry Salary Survey.

The huge growth in Internet phone calls is hurting the ability of police to investigate almost every type of crime, British security officials say.

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cold.com will be auctioned in late November with a minimum acceptable bid of US$1 million, announced Patent Kinetics, LLC, an intellectual property strategy, evaluation, and brokerage company. Sealed bids are being accepted until November 14.


Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama is using his campaign’s deep pockets to step up his advertising during the final weeks before the November 4 election, and is making political history by becoming the first presidential candidate to place ads in online video games.


The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Thursday that the forced shutdown of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) last month was caused by a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets.


Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said an advertising deal with Yahoo Inc. may yet be possible, although there are no current discussions taking place between the two companies.

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avistar Communications Corporation , a provider of unified visual communications solutions, today announced that it will issue its third quarter 2008 Earnings Announcement on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, before the opening of the U.S.

Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq:CLWR), a leading provider of personal broadband and mobile Internet services, today announced it will commence shortly the mailing of its definitive proxy statement to all Clearwire stockholders of record as of October 15, 2008 to vote on the Transaction Agreement, pursuant to which Clearwire and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) will combine their respective next-generation wireless broadband businesses.

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. ("GTT"), (OTCBB:GTLT), a global Multi-Network Operator, announced today that a United Nations organization ("UN") has selected GTT to provide wide area network (WAN) solutions to numerous locations across the Middle East and Europe.

Speakerheart(TM) artist Damien Horne has joined the founder of Samaritan's Feet, Emmanuel (Manny) Ohonme, on a 300-mile Samaritan's Feet World Walk to raise $1,000,000 and 300,000 pairs of shoes for children in need.

Word of the Day
  • 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."]