Technology News Archive - October 03, 2008

Hughes Network Systems, a US-based broadband satellite networks and services provider, has announced the availability of HughesNet Broadband Backup service plans, the new offering for small- and medium-sized businesses that provide automatic satellite backup in the event of a landline failure.

By Braden Reddall Google hopes to do for the power grid what it did for the Web.

Facebook, the online social networking site, will set up its international operations in Dublin. The center will provide a range of online technical sales and operations support services to Facebook users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the company said. Originally published by Reuters.

By Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- A church panel has ruled that a Presbyterian minister did not violate church law when she officiated at the wedding of two women near Pittsburgh. The nine-member panel unanimously concluded Tuesday that the Rev.

By Eric Pfanner Microsoft said Thursday that it would set up research centers in France, Germany and Britain to improve its Internet search technology, describing the move as a vote of confidence in the European economy and in the company's ability to close the gap with Google.

Google plans for renewables to power America LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Internet search giant Google Inc. is fleshing out its plan for a more environmentally friendly America with details of a proposal to curtail the use of oil and coal by 2030, it was reported on Thursday.

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, today announced the appointments of Richard Schmaeling as Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer and Robert Richter as Senior Vice President New Media. Mr.

Dollar at lower 105 yen in Tokyo TOKYO, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar stood at the lower 105 yen level Thursday in Tokyo. The dollar traded at 105.32-105.34 yen, down from 106.28-29 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Wednesday. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/29d31a/us_soho_business_d) has announced the addition of the "US SOHO Business Dial-Up Internet Access Services Expenditures by Size of Business, 2007-2012" report to their offering.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'