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Technology News Archive - July 07, 2008

Commtouch(R) (Nasdaq:CTCH) today released its second quarter 2008 Email Threats Trend Report, based on the automated analysis of billions of email messages weekly.

By Lynn Bartels Go to Fandango.com to buy a movie ticket and there he is, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Udall. Same with YouTube and other Web sites. Udall's campaign has turned to the Internet for an advertising blitz that puts the candidate's face on more than 250 Web sites.

Last week's column on sweepstakes fraud targeting the elderly generated a bevy of calls and e-mails. Everyone, it seems, has heard about _ or been a victim of _ some kind of telemarketing or Internet money scam.

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its efforts to reinvent the way audiences experience content and advertising, MTV Networks (MTVN), a unit of Viacom , is partnering with Cadbury, the makers of Sour Patch(R) Kids soft & chewy candy, and DISH Network Corporation to launch its first-ever advertiser-supported interactive television campaign.

Awareness, Inc., the leader in enterprise social media, today announced a new webinar featuring Forrester analyst Oliver Young. "The Value of Social Networking for the Enterprise" will take place on Tuesday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register for the webinar, visit here.

DENVER, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopAtHome.com, the largest online discount shopping network, announced the release of a free coupon RSS feed.

By Louise Continelli, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul.

Giant Interactive Group, an online game developer and operator, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire redeemable preferred shares, representing a 25% interest in Five One Network Development, an online social networking service provider, for approximately $51 million.

Seattle start-up Napera Networks (www.napera.com) today announced the appointment of Margaret Dawson as vice president of marketing. Dawson brings over 20 years of strategic communications experience in global markets and proven expertise in network security to the company.

MILPITAS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced it has entered into a contract to provide service assurance test solutions to The Carphone Warehouse Networks (CPWN), one of the largest and most advanced telecom networks in the UK, and a wholly-owned division of the fixed line and broadband business of The Carphone Warehouse (CPW) Group plc.