Technology News Archive - October 21, 2008

DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T U-verse(SM) TV customers from Michigan and Ohio to Oklahoma and Texas no longer have to plan how or where they watch and record their favorite recorded shows. AT&T Inc.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Transzap, a leading services provider of ePayables and digital data exchange solutions, has consolidated its distributed Oracle environment of servers to a System z9 Business Class mainframe and IBM storage.

Fluke Networks announced today the introduction of version 2.0 of its MetroScope(TM) carrier Ethernet analyzer, with a newly designed ProVision(TM) test suite, the first test designed specifically for testing carrier Ethernet as a service.

WHO: JoinTheDot(TM) "What's Your Message to the Next President?," sponsored by American Airlines, and in collaboration with Rock the Vote and Ken Kragen, the legendary producer of "Hands Across America" and "We are the World." ABOUT: JoinTheDot(TM) will be traveling around Los Angeles in conjunction with their "What's Your Message to the Next President?" campaign.

-- New entry-level IBM z10 "Business Class" mainframe has the capacity of up to 232 x86 servers with 83% smaller footprint, up to 93% lower energy costs(1) -- Up to 50 percent more performance at half the price for incremental Linux workloads(2) than its predecessor -- High-end IBM System z10 features now available for midsize clients -- Over 50% more total capacity and nearly four-times(3) the maximum memory of its predecessor IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new mainframe to help midsize companies and customers in emerging markets jumpstart new application development efforts, consolidate IT server sprawl, and give qualified organizations a "pay-as-you-grow" financial platform to build the mainframe as the foundation of their new enterprise data center.

Dubai Financial Market (Suq Dubayy al-Mali) has improved its bandwidth, reliability and capacity for rapid recovery from natural disaster or network attack, implementing a financial services solution based on optical technology from Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) as part of its business continuity and contingency plans.

NeuLion Inc. ("NeuLion"), an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand sports, international and variety programming over the Internet and through set top boxes, and JumpTV Inc.

Videocall, a leading UK based conferencing service provider has today announced a host of new features for its MyPresence service.

"COMSTAR - United TeleSystems" JSC ("Comstar" or "the Group") (LSE: CMST), the largest integrated telecommunications provider in Moscow and 67 Russian cities, today announced that it has launched a wireless broadband network based on the 802.16e standard WiMAX technology in Armenia and introduced the "Comstar" brand in the local market.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.