Technology News Archive - October 31, 2012

Tailored Mobile Services Company Gets Boost In Funding

Mobile startup ItsOn announced on Tuesday that it has raised $15.5 million in series B funding from Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and an investor group led by Jim Davidson.

Daimer® Launches Pressure Washer With Remote Activation Technology

A new technology allows those using electric pressure washers to control the machine's power from the wand, eliminating the need to return to the machine. Operators can maximize productivity.

California Cracks Down On Privacy Policies

Thanks to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, any app developer with users in the Golden State must clearly post their privacy policy in the app.

Silver Tail Systems Acquired By EMC

Privately owned Silver Tail Systems will now become a part of EMCs RSA security division and will bolster the company’s Identity Protection and Verification (IPV) products.

Google Must Pay Damages In Australian Defamation Case

Crime doesn’t pay, but Google will reportedly have to pay a 62-year-old man in Australia for defamation, according to various media sources.

Microsoft Sued Over Live Tiles

A company has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, saying Windows Phone 8 and several other new Microsoft products infringe on a patent they’ve held since 2004.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.