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Technology News Archive - October 16, 2008

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By significantly reducing the uncertainty in delicate measurements of microwave signals, the new amplifier could boost the speed and precision of quantum computing and communications systems.

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Some patients do not have access living donors who are both willing and medically eligible to give them a kidney. As a result, some are now turning to websites that attempt to match people in need of transplantation with those who want to donate a kidney, so-called "Good Samaritan" donors.

US-based Qwest Communications has announced expansion of its ethernet services portfolio. It is claimed that the new services will enable business customers in more markets to scale their bandwidth needs and use the ethernet to transmit data between multiple locations.

According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker, worldwide virtualization license shipments in the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08) increased 53% year over year, compared to a 72% year-over-year increase the previous quarter.

WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and network platforms for OEMs, announces the MB-73150 COM Express Module with Intel Core 2 Processor.

AT&T has appointed Glenn Lurie, formerly the president of national distribution for AT&T Mobility, to lead the company's initiative to introduce wireless capabilities into a wide variety of emerging wireless devices beyond the traditional handset.

Dell today announced its redesigned Vostro(TM) desktop line for small businesses, with enhancements such as increased storage and expandability based on ongoing customer feedback.

InnoPath Software, the leader in Mobile Device Management (MDM), has appointed Adrian Chan as Vice President of Engineering. He is responsible for all phases of server and client product development, from program inception through final handoff to the customer.

Deutsche Telekom has selected JDSU's T-BERD/MTS-6000A multi-services application module to support the delivery of its 10GigE, SDH, OTN and fiber channel-based networks.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2008 on Friday, Nov. 7. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. EST. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST to discuss the results.

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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