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Technology News Archive - May 15, 2008

By Weinstein, Ronald S A challenge in business is to anticipate future technical advances as well as rates of diffusion of new technologies into the market place. Students of the history of science and technology are familiar with so-called S-curves of innovation.

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As Apple Inc, opened the doors to its newest retail store in Boston on Wednesday, a senior company official said that the company plans to broaden its retail ventures across the world.

Jaman.com today announced the availability of instantly streamed movies in high-definition quality for free. With a simple click, films play immediately in the web browser, with no need to download a client.

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Upgrades to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer have more than doubled its performance, increasing the system's ability to deliver far-reaching advances in climate studies, energy research, and a wide range of sciences.

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In a move to set itself apart from rival Google Inc., Internet reference firm Ask.com has announced its purchase of Lexico Publishing Group LLC.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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