Technology News Archive - October 16, 2008

In celebration of the talent, achievements and potential of the women of Texas, HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced its co-chair sponsorship of the Texas Conference for Women (http://www.txconferenceforwomen.org/).

Dutch Customs, part of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration, and IBM have signed a 10-year contract for the replacement of the current declaration systems with a new automated declaration management system. The contract was signed in September 2008.

Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced it has become a member of the HP Developer and Solution Partner Program (DSPP).

EDS, an HP company (NYSE:HPQ), and global medical device company ConvaTec today announced they have signed a $95 million information technology (IT) services agreement.

SAP has teamed up with Cisco to jointly launch a composite application for data privacy across business networks. SAP said new safe-harbor laws, privacy, finance, intellectual property, and identity theft legislation are forcing companies to adopt data privacy strategies and technologies.

Signal Hill, a Baltimore-based specialty investment banking, research and institutional brokerage firm, announced today that it has expanded its technology practice through the addition of Neeraj Vohra, Managing Director, and Henry Sage, Director, to its Investment Banking team.

BitDefender(R) researchers have detected an IM-based spam wave automatically sent to accounts which promises a "hot date" if the Facebook's users access the typosquatted link, as depicted below.


Tired of being the target of Apple Inc’s ads portraying PC users as uncool, Microsoft is doing something about it in a very political way.


The mixture of dismal consumer spending and an all-time high in manufacturing capability will decrease prices for flat-panel TVs down to incredible lows during the holiday season, analysts say.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).