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2011-06-02 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Maxthon (www.maxthon.com), a global software and web services company, announces the release of its customized version of Maxthon Mobile for Plurk. This browser enables members of Plurk, one of the leading micro-blogging sites in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, to easily send messages ("plurks"), post comments, send photos and follow fellow users. Plurk users can download the browser at http://dl.maxthon.com/mobile/MxBrowserForPlurk.apk....

2008-09-01 09:00:12

By MIKE GRUSS "Of course, I use e-mail, Mike." That's what I asked every city council member and mayor in South Hampton Roads to write me. Seems easy enough. But already the issue's been reduced to a joke because in interviews, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, John McCain, has said he does send e-mails. Over the next two months, some of the discussion about McCain will include whether he knows Bluetooth from Blu-ray from the Blue Screen of Death. Fine. Technological...

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2008-06-26 12:10:00

When the news broke on June 24 that microblogging sensation Twitter picked up new venture investors, including Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos, the company -- as luck would have it -- was suffering a service outage. "Twitter is stressing out a bit right now, so this feature is temporarily disabled," read the message. Trouble is, that message and others like it have become all too common on Twitter. The site, a tool that lets some one million people exchange brief 140-character messages,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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