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Technology News Archive - July 30, 2008

myYearbook.com, one of the most popular social media destinations on the Internet, announced today that it has secured a $13 million Series B investment by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) with participation from existing investors, US Venture Partners and First Round Capital.

By JULIA SCOTT HIT THE BOOKS: Retailers are already rolling out back-to-school specials. Office Max is selling glue sticks, small scissors and other school supplies for a penny each when you buy one or more of the same item.

HDA, Inc., a premier home plan provider, is excited to announce the launch of their YouTube videos. The St. Louis-based company is thrilled to offer users a virtual tour of their leading home designs with clips of both exterior and interior photographs.

New Mouse Offers 2-in-1 Functionality to Meet the Mobile Computing Needs of More than 300 Million Laptop Users Gutenberg Communications Liana Hawes, 212-242-2275 liana@gutenbergpr.com Newton Peripherals, the developer of the revolutionary MoGoTM family of Bluetooth-enabled products, today announced an addition to its MoGo Mouse BT product line, the MoGo Presenter Mouse PCTM.

Research and Markets Laura Wood Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ df2ae5/china_sourcing_rep) has announced the addition of the "China Sourcing Report: Car DVD Players" report to their offering.

By paul lewis Meet one church organist who will never miss a service. This musician doesn't catch colds, go on holiday or have any family commitments. Because the congregation at one of Port Talbot's oldest chapels will be belting out the hymns - accompanied by a computer.

SAN FRANCISCO - The fees that cell-phone carriers charge customers who break service contracts took a big hit in a California courtroom when a judge said such charges by Sprint Nextel Corp. likely violate state law.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed an agreement with Telecom Liechtenstein to upgrade and expand their ADSL network with the new VDSL2 technology. Ericsson will also provide support over the next three years.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) Alexa Moutevelis, 202-467-5318 or Leslie K.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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