Technology News Archive - July 19, 2009


Twitter is becoming a popular new way for people to critique movies on the fly by posting their judgments of newly released movies using the micro-blogging service.


Toshiba Corp is now planning to enter the Sony-backed Blu-ray scene a year after admitting defeat with its own failed next-generation HD DVD format that could not get industry support.

NETANYA, Israel, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (the "Company") announced today that Mr.

SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today from Wetpaint and the Altimeter Group confirms that deep engagement with consumers through social media channels correlates to better financial performance.

SINGAPORE, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Industrial Technologies community will convene to celebrate the outstanding achievements amongst them at the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'