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Technology News Archive - October 29, 2008

Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, today announced the opening of its latest research and development (R&D) center, a 20,000 sq. ft.

Meebo, the Web's live communications platform, today announced the first deployment of Meebo Community IM, an integrated instant messaging solution for online communities, on Flixster.com.

Following the success of its education-focused mini PC introduced in April, HP (NYSE:HPQ) today expanded the HP Mini family with three models of a new HP Mini 1000 line.

Central Desktop, the pure web-based social technology platform for next-generation business teams, today announced the release of its content rich Customer Network to deliver deep user engagement around implementation stories and best practices linked to discussion threads, user forums and social networking communities.

Lenovo today announced its greenest, most secure and most manageable ThinkCentre desktop PC yet, the M58/M58p, with Power Manager(1), a ThinkVantage technology that allows PC users to control their electricity consumption remotely, and available for the first time ever on a ThinkCentre PC.

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, will take over the reins of Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, it was announced today by Sean Carey, senior executive vice president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Tsavo Media (www.tsavo.com), a new company focused on the delivery and monetization of niche content to today's digital consumers, today announced the appointment of Sean Percival to the new post of Director of Content.

Audible Limited, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced it has released The Bluffer's Guides, as a new and direct-to-download audio product on Audible.co.uk.

Yahoo has announced plans to open a new data center and a customer care center in Nebraska. The company is expected to invest approximately $100m in the facility, which will create 100 new jobs. The project will involve the construction of a 150,000 square-foot data center in Omaha.

Volantis Systems today announced version 5.1 of Volantis Mobility Server (VMS), Professional Edition(TM). This latest release of VMS includes a number of new integrated connectors to popular Internet applications services, which developers can use to build new "mash-up" mobile applications.

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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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