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Technology News Archive - October 24, 2008

AT&T's Government Solutions division has won a 10-year $120m contract from the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an IP-based wide area network to offer a range of data services to the agency's 240,000-plus workforce at 1,300 locations in the US.

Internet infrastructure and security company VeriSign and authentication and digital identity company TrustBearer Labs have formed a strategic alliance to simplify the use of smart cards and security devices.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fe6447/the_future_of_mobi) has announced the addition of the "The future of mobile Internet: service challenges and operator positioning" report to their offering.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f336b6/femtocells_analys) has announced the addition of the "Femtocells: analysing the business case" report to their offering.

By Matt Kelley WASHINGTON -- As the presidential campaign heads into its final days, hundreds of workers are knocking on doors and calling voters in Wisconsin, trying to persuade them to vote for Democrat Barack Obama. They don't work for the Obama campaign.

IBM is offering its Lotus Notes software as a hosted service to tap new customers in the retail, manufacturing, and insurance sectors. The company said Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging extends the company's cloud computing strategy.

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Profits were up, but so were expectations for Microsoft, who survived economic uncertainty with the help of corporate customers that renewed licenses for servers and other business programs.

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An international team of scientists has performed the ultimate miniaturization of computer memory: storing information inside the nucleus of an atom.

By Jefferson Graham SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, grew to dominate the field with a collection of funny amateur videos, political gotchas and unauthorized TV and movie content. The new YouTube, more popular than ever, has a different look.

By A.J. Perez Website hosting companies are moving swiftly to rid their servers of sites that advertise the illegal sale of controlled substances -- including performance-enhancing drugs -- even though legislation signed by last week President Bush won't take effect for months.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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