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Technology News Archive - January 01, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The past year was one many people would like to forget, but for the creative minds behind Old Town's 522 Productions, LLC, it was a year to celebrate.

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Fox and Time Warner Cable tried on Friday to resolve a disagreement over fees after the contract was extended for a few hours, avoiding a threatened blackout of several stations from the cable provider.

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Nearly thirty-three percent of Americans believed there would be more technological advances by the year 2010 then there actually have been.

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To those of you who are tweeting, sexting, or just chillaxin this holiday weekend, get ready: Fifteen popular overused and misused words and phrases are being targeted by a US university’s annual list of terms that deserve to be banned.

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In 2009, Chinese authorities arrested over 5,000 of its citizens for violations of Internet pornography laws — a number that could be much higher in 2010 as the government promises to come down even harder on Web offenders as part of its beefed-up “state security” plan.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.