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Technology News Archive - October 16, 2008

Advice Company today announced that Steven Lurie has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Lurie succeeds the founder, Gerry Goldsholle, who was named Chairman.

KazCommertzBank has deployed Cisco technology to help improve the quality of its 24x7 tele-banking service to customers.

Orange, a brand of France Telecom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hewlett-Packard to explore opportunities to co-distribute and co-market a range of consumer notebooks with mobile and fixed broadband access.

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced their new SA-4200 Series of Apple-compatible FlashDisk XRAID disk arrays intended to provide high performance, high capacity expansion storage for Apple Xserve servers and MAC Pro workstations.

U4EA Technologies, a UK-based provider of integrated access technology for converged communications, has hired Adam O'Hare as director of sales for Europe.

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It seems that Hollywood is taking video games seriously when it comes to providing new ideas for upcoming movies.

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A treasury watchdog said in a report Thursday that two new IRS computer systems that will eventually cost taxpayers almost $2 billion are being put into service despite known security and privacy vulnerabilities.

BERLIN, Conn., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CapeMax, LLC proposes to solve the global spam problem once and for all by employing a new patent pending methodology. This methodology deals with the fundamental issues that allow spammers to dominate today's email system.

By DENISSE RAUDA The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers to be cautious of e-mails, phone calls or letters claiming to be from their financial institutions and seeking personal information.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b9b50e/us_midsized_busin) has announced the addition of the "US Mid-Sized Business Dial-Up Internet Access Services Expenditures by Size of Business, 2007-2012" report to their offering.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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