Technology News Archive - October 31, 2008

TDK Corporation's ("TDK") (TOKYO:6762)(NYSE:TDK)(LSE:TDK) and its wholly-owned subsidiary TDK Germany GmbH's voluntary public takeover offer for EPCOS AG ("EPCOS") (EPCGn.DE) has been very successful.

Mechdyne Corporation today announced that it was selected to integrate and install an 8 Megapixel (MP) display wall at the Mike Barnsley Centre for Climate Research, a collaborative research facility opened today in Southwest Wales.

AT&T, Lenovo and Ericsson have formed a new alliance to enable business PC users to access broadband-speed internet via their ThinkPad notebook PCs.

Spokane County Library District, Washington, has selected Qwest Communications to upgrade its wide-area data network. According to Qwest, its ethernet platform will deliver a portfolio of online resources to library users across the library district.

US-based telecom operator Sprint-Nextel has severed its internet connection to Cogent Communications thereby partitioning the internet. It is no longer possible for many customers of Sprint and Cogent to directly communicate across the internet.

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nielsen Company's new TV/Internet Convergence Panel, which electronically measures both television and Internet usage in the same homes, has found that television viewing and online video streaming are complementary activities.

MIAMI, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VZillion, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VZIL), announced today that people can now visit their website (http://www.vzillion.com/) and register for an advance set of keys to access their own interactive virtual apartment.

Vodafone and Russian mobile phone operator Mobile TeleSystems have signed a strategic, non-equity partnership to provide customers with communications services and to collaborate jointly on future technological developments.

The Internet captures just over 5 percent of the total home furnishings market, according to the latest study of the home furnishings market from Unity Marketing.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]