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Technology News Archive - August 23, 2009

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In response to a recent investigation, Apple, Google and AT&T issued letters to the Federal Communications Commission this week to explain why Google’s Voice application has not yet been approved for Apple’s iPhone.

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Twitter says it has finally found a way to make money from the free micro-blogging social networking site.

NEW DELHI, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DemandTec, Inc.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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