Technology News Archive - October 03, 2008


Video game makers are tapping into one of their fastest growing markets, female gamers, seeking to expand their audiences by offering titles beyond traditional male-appeal games such as Grand Theft Auto.


A new line of “intelligent” clothing promises relief for those tired of running out of battery power on their iPod or mobile phone.


Nokia's answer to Apple's iPhone will miss the Christmas shopping season in most developed markets, but will go on sale in seven countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe this year.

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)--NTT Communications Corp. said Friday that a fully owned subsidiary has acquired APT Satellite Telecommunications Ltd. (APTT), a data center operator in Hong Kong. The unit, NTT Com Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong, purchased all outstanding shares in APTT from Skywork Corp.

THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter.

By VICTORIA MURPHY SOCIAL networking cult Facebook is set to make Dublin the home of its international headquarters creating 70 jobs, it was announced yesterday. The internet site has taken the world by storm since it was started by US student Mark Zuckerberg in 2004.

The Orange County Business Journal today ranked BandCon as the 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in Orange County, CA.

By Christopher Knox ATECHNOLOGY firm is looking to break the pounds 1m turnover mark after increasing the popularity of its anti-spam programme and planning to expand into foreign markets.

By Tony Deeley A PROTEST was gathering pace today after the opening of a "secret" bail house at Smethwick sparked fury among neighbours.

By Dan Macdonald With Wall Street crumbling all around me, I made a fiscal discovery during a recent weekend in New York City that applies to good ol' J-Ville. Diners can eat better there for the same money we spend here.

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'.