Technology News Archive - July 30, 2008

The success of direct selling companies is most often fueled by strong personal relationships: relationships that are built between the direct seller and their independent sales representatives and, in turn, the relationships that are created and sustained between their individual sales reps and their customers.

IRVINE, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SectorWatch.biz announces the availability of MarketStats for Health and Fitness equities in the news and driving markets today.

MAHWAH, New Jersey, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware, , the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced it has found a vulnerability that may cause application Denial of Service (DoS) in Firefox 3, Mozilla's latest Web browser application.

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Yeh Fang-hsun] Taipei, July 30 (CNA) - Taiwan's exports to China from January to May exceeded 30 per cent of the country's total exports, as a slowdown in global markets heightened the importance of cross- Taiwan Strait trade, Hsu Chun-fang, deputy director-general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), said Wednesday.

IBM has announced plans to acquire France-based business rules management and systems optimization software vendor Ilog for approximately E215m ($340m). IBM said Ilog's board has approved the deal, and holders of about 10% of Ilog's shares have already accepted the offer.

UVaCide, a medical technology company, has secured a $6 million round of capital led by Nexus Medical Partners. UVaCide was formed in 2004 to develop a series of medical technology solutions utilizing next generation laser technologies.

By Russ Juskalian The Internet is teeming with so much video that searching through it is becoming one of the biggest challenges on the Web. Video search engines such as Blinkx and EveryZing are among those racing search giant Google to try to solve the problem.


A new report issued last week by the Ecology Center says that car interiors and car seats are becoming less toxic than in previous years, although the “new car smell” continues to carry harmful toxins associated with cancer and allergies.

By Heather Timmons The Calcutta-based brothers who developed the popular online game Scrabulous bowed to legal pressure Tuesday and barred North American users from playing the game on Facebook.

Dollar at mid-107 yen level in Tokyo TOKYO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar stood firm at the mid- 107 yen level Tuesday in Tokyo. At 5 p.m., the dollar traded at 107.55-58 yen, compared with Monday's 5 p.m. quotes of 107.41-51 yen in New York and 107.73-76 yen in Tokyo.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.