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2008-06-18 12:00:13

Nokia has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Trolltech, a provider of commercial and open source software licensing product, as the European Commission has unconditionally approved Nokia's voluntary tender offer for all the shares in Trolltech. According to Nokia, in addition to the key software assets, the Trolltech team will play an important role in accelerating the implementation of its software strategy. This will enable Nokia to accelerate the cross-platform software...

2004-11-30 12:00:12

MySQL, a software maker based in Uppsala, Sweden, is giving away five million copies of its best product: a database so powerful that global banks use it to track their credit risks and scientists rely on it to catalog the chain of chromosomes that make up the human gene. The generosity is the same at Trolltech in Oslo, where 4,400 companies, including Siemens, IBM and Sharp, have downloaded a free product called Qt, a software toolbox that their developers can use to create functions that...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'