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Technology News Archive - July 26, 2009

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Millions of people peruse Craigslist everyday for everything from clothes to cars, but recently it has gotten a lot of attention for prostitutes using it to sell their services as well.

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IAC/InteractiveCorp chairman and CEO Barry Diller said the era of free Internet content is coming to an end.

Fake Internet postcards circulating through e-mail inboxes worldwide are carrying links to the virus known as Zeus Bot.

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Chinese state media said on Sunday that after rising to 338 million by the end of June, the number of Internet users in China is now greater than the entire population of the United States.

Graphene is nature's thinnest elastic material and displays exceptional mechanical and electronic properties. Its one-atom thickness, planar geometry, high current-carrying capacity and thermal conductivity make it ideally suited for further miniaturizing electronics through ultra-small devices and components for semiconductor circuits and computers.

HONG KONG, July 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In the wake of the financial crisis, Chinese enterprises' performance on the international arena have caught wide attention; a majority of these companies are state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its commitment to provide a smooth transition for former Unicel customers in New York State, AT&T* today announced it has integrated all cell sites in the legacy Unicel network AT&T acquired in New York, with AT&T's existing nationwide wireless network.

BURLINGTON, Vt., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its commitment to provide a smooth transition for former Unicel customers in Vermont, AT&T* today announced it has integrated all cell sites in the legacy Unicel network AT&T acquired in Vermont, with AT&T's existing nationwide wireless network.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'