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.


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.


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.


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

Word of the Day
  • 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'.