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2008-02-26 15:00:00

Google is joining a consortium to build a transpacific fiber-optic cable, evidence of the need for bandwidth to accommodate the explosive growth globally of Internet communications through text, voice and video. The move, announced Monday, is the first time an Internet company has invested in an ocean-spanning cable, said Alan Mauldin, research director with Washington-based research firm TeleGeography. "It shows that companies like Google are not just Web sites you go to," he said. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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