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2008-06-16 00:00:05

TOKYO, June 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and ALAXALA Networks Corporation (ALAXALA) today announced an agreement to jointly develop technology that makes network use both simple and flexible for the user. The network has become a vital communications infrastructure for society, and on that infrastructure a plethora of services have been...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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