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Technology News Archive - October 03, 2008

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is collaborating with Business Partners and universities to launch a jointly developed scholarship program for students focused on furthering mainframe education.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has opened three new Global Delivery Centers in Argentina, entailing a US$60 million investment over ten years. IBM also announced the extension and opening of its Virtual IT Campus, the largest IT services hub in South America.

For weeks, rumors have circulated in the gamer blogosphere that Nintendo (NTDOY) would release a new version of its portable DS video game console. On Oct.

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As new NBA videogames hit store shelves just when training camps begin, video gamers get to hit the virtual hardwood early.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), an industry leader in advanced network and application performance management, today announced that it will host Engage '08, NetScout's annual user conference, which includes sponsorship from HP and Riverbed Technology.

A German national and a British citizen were responsible for cyberattacks on two U.S. Web sites, prosecutors alleged during the pair's indictment.

A man accused of blogging about the fictional rape and slaying of the pop group Girls Aloud is being prosecuted under Britain's Obscene Publications Act.

Web Wise Kids applauds Congress for passing legislation that takes a positive step forward in promoting youth online safety. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK) ensured that provisions were included in the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S.

FARMINGTON - The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Andrea J. Gould, 34, Avon, failure to pay fine/fees on theft by unauthorized taking/transfer charge, Oct. 1, $155 cash provided for court appearance Oct. 30, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Craig F.

By LORKIN, Yvonne Marie This week proves I'm about as good at social networking as I am at backing a trailer.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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