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Technology News Archive - May 24, 2008

A Westmoreland County couple originally charged by state police with selling fake coupons on the Internet have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on wire fraud charges. Glenn A. Schwartz, 45, and Joanna M.

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Microsoft’s effort to scan whole libraries and make the content searchable has been put on indefinite hiatus in a sign that the company may be backing off their aggressive Google attack.

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Google Inc. continues to face challenges in their fight for a place in the social networking hierarchy behind no.1 Myspace and second place Facebook.

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According to the annual report from Jakob Nielsen, an expert in Web trends, people are becoming less patient online.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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