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[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Microsoft and Yahoo in 10-year Web Search Partnership

Technology.am (July 29, 2009) — Microsoft and Yahoo reached a long-awaited partnership Wednesday in a bid to challenge Google’s dominance in online search.
The focus of the deal is on sharing revenue between the two companies. Under the 10-year deal, Microsoft’s new Bing search engine will power Yahoo’s searches, while Yahoo will handle the advertising sales, using Microsoft technology. Microsoft and Yahoo will share revenue on traffic generated on Yahoo’s network.
The deal will allow Microsoft to “create more innovation in search, better value for advertisers and real consumer choice in a …

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[28 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Zoompass to allow Canadians Send and Receive Money Through Handsets

Technology.am (July 28, 2009) — The idea of using a mobile phone as a wallet is inching closer to reality in Canada.
EnStream with Canada’s three wireless carriers, Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. developed a new service called Zoompass that lets Canadians send and receive money through their handsets. Wireless users sign up for a free Zoompass account and pay 50 cents to make an instant money transfer.
While it works a lot like the Internet payment service PayPal, Zoompass is, for now, not aimed at retailers but at …

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[28 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy

Technology.am (July 28, 2009) — Pocket Universe is the ideal astronomy program for those keen to learn about the night sky. Pocket Universe is the first astronomy app to make use of the iPhone 3GS compass. Pocket Universe will locate any of the major features in the current night sky and can also move forwards or backwards in time to recall or project past and future positions.
John T. Kennedy has created a Pocket Universe app. This app is basically a star map, which takes advantage of the new iPhone …

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[26 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Terrorists could use Internet to launch Nuclear Attack

Technology.am (July 26, 2009) — According to research, terrorists groups could soon use the internet to help set off a devastating nuclear attack. This may be an easier alternative for terrorist groups than building or acquiring a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb themselves.
Under the right circumstances, terrorists could break into computer systems and launch an attack on a nuclear state, claimed the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND).
Cyber-terrorists could provoke a nuclear launch by spoofing early warning and identification systems or by degrading communications networks.
Hackers could also focus …

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[24 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
China announced First Successful Birth of a Panda Cub from Frozen Sperm

Technology.am (July 14, 2009) — China announced the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm, giving a new option for the famously unfertile endangered species.
Panda researchers said they carried out the artificial insemination in March, and You You (pronounced Yo Yo) was found to be pregnant in June. Female panda You You gave birth to the new cub Thursday morning at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in southwestern Sichuan. It is You You’s third baby, and the 10th panda cub born at Wolong …

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[24 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
India leads in top ten IT Infrastructure as well as ADM Outsourcing Services

Technology.am (July 24, 2009) — Indian outsourcers became among the top ten worldwide in IT infrastructure services, according to Technology Partners International (TPI).
Indian outsourcers came in the top ten not only in their traditionally strong area of application development and maintenance (ADM), but also in infrastructure services. Indian companies figured in the top ten last year in ADM but not in infrastructure services.
The outsourcing consultancy, TPI released its index this week covering the global commercial outsourcing market in the second quarter and the first half of this year.
That Indian companies …

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[24 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Google Wave to Launch Public Beta Service by End of September

Technology.am (July 24, 2009) — Google Wave, Google’s new real-time communication platform that will launch to the public on September 30. With Google Wave you can bring friends or business clients together to discuss topics of concern and share files at the same time.
Google Wave combines aspects of email, web chat, IM, wikis, social networking, and project management into a single browser communication client some expect it to eventually replace some of Google’s other applications.
You can easily share files by dragging-and-dropping them inside a Google Wave.
The …

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[21 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Google Chrome OS – The Final Step?

On 7th July 2009, Google announced the Google Chrome Operating System. The Google Chrome OS, initially for Netbooks, is going to be an open source, light weight operating system, built on top of Linux. It is designed to run on both X86 and ARM architectures.

For someone who has been a Google fan for years, maybe ever since it was launched, this announcement didn’t come as a surprise. When I first heard this news, I simply smiled and said to myself “Finally. It was about time”.
Google’s first product was the unassailable …

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[21 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
July 22 event ‘Monster’ Total Solar Eclipse

Technology.am (July 21, 2009) — The world’s most populous nations India and China will gaze skywards Wednesday as the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century. Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, completely obscuring the sun.
This eclipse will last six minutes and 39 seconds — a duration that will not be matched until the year 2132. The up to 258-kilometre-(161mile) wide shadow cast along the “path of totality” will first make landfall on the western Indian state of Gujarat shortly before …