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Technology News Archive - May 03, 2008

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Microsoft Corp finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.