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Technology News Archive - July 07, 2008

Sun Microsystems has announced that Java Platform Micro Edition is integrated in the new HP iPAQ 900 series business messenger smartphone.

Lockstep Systems today announced the release of IGetMail version 3.0. IGetMail solves the email delivery problem created when a company hosts its Internet domain or website at a third party, while using a Microsoft Exchange Server internally.

Corinex Communications, a provider of Powerline and Coaxial networking products, has announces that it will lead a project to provide internet access to villages in India through Broadband over Powerline technology.

Your Google Homepage redesigned with the Middle East in mind Interested in adding an artistic touch to your internet experience? Today Google is launching a set of new "themes" or decorative backgrounds, created to add a Middle Eastern flavor to your iGoogle page, Google's personalized homepage.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced that it will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter 2008 financial results on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new player in the movie and television industries. Waine Wright Communications LLC, part of the Waine Wright Group of Companies, has six motion pictures that are ready to go before the cameras.

U.S. scientists say they've discovered quantum dot nanoparticles can penetrate skin if there's an abrasion, raising new nanotechnology safety concerns.

Novatel, a provider of wireless broadband solutions, has launched its Ovation MC950D USB modem on Vodacom South Africa's network.

By ANICK JESDANUN NEW YORK -- With all the attention on the new Firefox 3 Internet browser, it's easy to miss two strong, innovative rivals. Add it all up, and Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Internet Explorer has some impressive challengers.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO -- Unable to strike a deal on its own, Microsoft Corp. reportedly is hoping to snap up Yahoo's online search operations with the help of News Corp. and Time Warner Inc.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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