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2008-09-11 15:00:15

By DAVID SHAMAH In this age of e-mail, SMS and who knows what other communication wonder they'll come up with next, there are still people who use the "regular" - also known as "snail" - mail. Are these people Luddites, or what? And we're not talking about an insignificant tribe. Judging by the traffic on my local e-mail community list, "can anyone take a letter to the States for me" ranks just behind "looking for a lift to X" on the hit parade of favors people are always seeking....

2008-08-28 15:00:38

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SpeedDate.com, the world's first online speed dating service, announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series B funding from Menlo Ventures. SpeedDate will use this funding to further grow its user base, expand operations, and enhance SpeedDate.com's functionality. "We are excited by the opportunity to accelerate our growth and build on our momentum," said Simon Tisminezky, CEO of SpeedDate.com. "We are focused on providing our users...

2008-08-15 03:00:15

By Swartz, Nikki Sydney, Australia's Powerhouse Museum is asking Australians to send it e-mails to be part of the country's first e-mail archive collection, according to ABC Online - Australia. The museum hopes the collection will serve as a sort of time capsule reflecting Australian life in 2008. Scholars and researchers now can look to old letters to find out how people lived centuries ago. But today, letter writing has been largely replaced by electronic communication. "We're concerned...

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2008-08-11 12:05:00

A wealthy San Francisco tech whiz says he wants to build a sustainable city in India that could eventually be home to 1 million people. Sabeer Bhatia, 39, has been sitting on a pile of cash and a dream since selling his Hotmail startup firm to Microsoft for $400 million. Now, a decade later, he believes he is ready to bring his vision of Nano City to fruition, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. "How many times in our lives do we get a chance to build a city?" Bhatia said. "How...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

Q. I recently purchased a Motorola Razr V3 cell phone and would like to transfer photos from it to my computer, which runs Windows Vista. But when I connect my transfer cable between phone and computer, the PC doesn't recognize that the phone is there. I would e-mail the photos to the PC, but I don't have Web access on the phone. What should I do? A. Here are some things to try. You may be able to use a memory card. Verizon says that if your Razr phone has a slot for a removable memory...

2008-07-14 09:00:29

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) 40th anniversary and its annual conference in San Diego, Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of MSN Latino Mobile, as part of the company's commitment to advance Hispanics in the United States through the use of technology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) MSN Latino Mobile is a new digital service that provides Hispanics with one-stop access to...

2006-03-07 02:09:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it had no involvement in the case of a Chinese journalist charged with sending subversive e-mails abroad under a pseudonym using a Hotmail account. The indictment of Li Yuanlong, a 45-year-old reporter, follows accusations that Internet giant Yahoo Inc. provided evidence to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of two journalists. "Based on an internal review of the information available, we have no involvement in this...

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2006-03-01 15:35:00

PARIS -- Microsoft will introduce a search engine better than Google in six months in the United States and Britain followed by Europe, its European president said on Wednesday. "What we're saying is that in six months' time we'll be more relevant in the U.S. market place than Google," said Neil Holloway, Microsoft president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The quality of our search and the relevance of our search from a solution perspective to the consumer will be more relevant," he...

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2005-08-30 13:06:50

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo Inc., which supplies more than 200 million e-mail accounts globally, said late on Monday it has improved the way people can search text, photos and documents inside e-mail. Advances in the way people search e-mail reflect the transformation of the popular text communications medium into a means of sharing photos and other documents, turning e-mail increasingly into an individual's personal history archive. "It's definitely more than what e-mail of yesteryear was,"...

2005-06-08 12:32:31

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Internet services company Yahoo Inc. (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) rolled out late on Tuesday a paid mobile download that provides Sprint subscribers with e-mail services similar to those available on personal computers. The mobile service, offered on Sprint PCS Vision handsets, costs $2.99 a month. Users can manage their Yahoo mail accounts from their cell phones as well as access contact information in their Yahoo address book. Among other things, it also...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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