Technology News Archive - October 23, 2008

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4830 graphics card, raising the performance bar for graphics cards priced at less than $150 (USD) (1) and presenting gamers with even more affordable access to award-winning ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4800 series performance.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released new survey results which reveal that over 50 percent of consumers would substitute their Internet usage on a PC for a mobile device.

LOS GATOS, Calif. and RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netflix, Inc.

"We think that as the convergence of physical security and IT advances, its benefits become more and more obvious to our customers. It leads to new and innovative products that are also more affordable than ever before.

The RSA Conference Europe 2008 takes place October 27, 2008 - October 29, 2008 at ExCel London in London. Listed below are the RSA Conference Europe 2008 exhibitor profiles.

BRIGHTON, England, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownbook.net, the world's largest user contributed local business directory, today announces the launch of the 'User Earnings' program.

Stantum Technologies (www.stantum.com), a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technology, today announced the appointment of Etienne Paillard as chief executive officer. He succeeds company co-founder Guillaume Largillier, who assumes the newly created position of chief strategy officer.

Shopit, the leader in peer to peer social commerce, today announced that it has locked up its Series B financing of $2.5 million. The round, which is the first tranche of a total of $7 million of capital planned for the company, included new investors, Emerson Ventures of Toronto, Canada.

Web content delivery company Akamai has agreed to acquire targeted-advertising company Acerno for $95m. Akamai will buy all the outstanding equity of the holding company that owns Acerno. The acquisition is not expected to materially affect the company's 2008 adjusted earnings.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.