Technology News Archive - May 08, 2008


Comcast Corp. says it’s considering the option of gauging its customers’ data usage, with possible plans to impose fees on users whose downloads go over the limit.


On Easter weekend, a hacker who didn’t intend to steal visitors’ personal information hit the Epilepsy Foundation’s Web site. Instead the hacker posted rapidly flashing images on the foundation’s Web site, causing many migraines and near-seizure reactions.


Many employees are unashamed of the contents of their profile on the popular social networking site Facebook, according to a poll taken in Canada.

SlideShare, Inc., the world's largest community for sharing presentations, today announced it has secured $3 million in series A funding, led by Venrock. As part of this round, SlideShare will be adding David Siminoff, a general partner at Venrock, to its board of directors.


The Web site www.fashionspace.com has become the Myspace for young designers hoping to get their big break.


Professor Jonathan Zittrain says the rising popularity of marketable gadgets like the iPhone, Blackberry and Xbox could potentially stifle creativity and technological innovation.


For those who hate shelling out big bucks for programs like Microsoft Office Suite — the full standard version is listed on Amazon at upwards of $325—you might be interested in Symphony, a free suite that can be downloaded from an International Business Machines Corp Web site (Link Below).

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.