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Technology News Archive - October 17, 2008

Avise Partners announces today that it has just finalized the selection of 50 of the most promising European high-tech companies to present at the Euro Tech Showcase, Nov 18-19, San Francisco Bay (www.EuroTechShowcase.com).

Intel has acquired NetEffect for $8m to expand its Ethernet product portfolio after NetEffect filed in August for bankruptcy protection with assets of less than $1m and debts of between $10m and $50m. Austin, Texas-based NetEffect was founded in 1998 as Banderacom.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6a4da2/networking_equipme) has announced the addition of the "Networking Equipment in Spain" report to their offering.

Ericsson has won a contract from Turkish carrier Kuzey Kibris Turkcell to provide a WCDMA/HSPA network in northern Cyprus. Datamonitor estimates the value of the contract to be approximately $36m over three years.

AT&T has won a five-year $223m contract from the County of Los Angeles to provide converged communications services throughout the county.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comarco, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by Lenovo for its next-generation ChargeSource(R) universal power adapter.

Electronics company Luxpro has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Arkansas against Apple, alleging unfair competition practices and attempted monopolization of the MP3 player market.

IBM has won a six-year contract from India-based telecommunications company Bharti Airtel to provide managed services for its platinum customers. Datamonitor estimates the value of the deal to be $60m.

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a much-anticipated engineering report late Wednesday that endorsed the viability of making unused bands of wireless spectrum, known as “white spaces“, available to wireless devices.

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Men and women differ in Internet behavior, such as frequency of Web surfing, online community membership and reading habits, U.S. researchers said.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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