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Toronto firm celebrates 'victory' over Microsoft
Toronto, Dec 24 (IANS) A tiny Canadian IT firm, which won a big patent-infringement victory against software giant Microsoft Tuesday, couldnt have wished for a better Christmas gift. They are hoping the global publicity will spell growth in its fortunes.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:42:59 AM

Microsoft issues Word patch to comply with patent ruling
San Francisco, Dec 24 (DPA) Microsoft Wednesday issued a patch for its Word software to comply with a court ruling Tuesday that it infringed on patents relating to the use of XML or extensible markup language in its flagship word processing software.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 7:29:23 AM

Plane crashes at Jamaica airport in rain
Washington, Dec 24 (DPA) US investigators and Jamaican authorities were examining the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed Wednesday while landing in heavy rain at the Kingston airport in Jamaica.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 3:53:25 AM

Kate Hudson loves family feuds on X-Mas!
New York, Dec 24 (IANS) Hollywood actress Kate Hudson is looking forward to going home for the holidays because she loves watching her relatives bicker on Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:51:32 AM

40 injured as US plane overshoots runway in Jamaica
Washington, Dec 23 (RIA Novosti) About 40 people were injured as an American Airlines plane split into two after overshooting a runway in the airport of Kingston, Jamaica, local media said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:46:32 PM

Spider glue key to new bio-adhesives
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the glue that holds spider webs together.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:54:32 PM

Blocked nose does play spoilsport with taste buds
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Have a blocked nose? Surely, the yummiest food tastes awful. Latest research validates the belief that a blocked nose plays spoilsport with one's taste buds, stripping food of flavours.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:24:57 PM

Texting while driving riskier than taking calls
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Beware of texting while driving as it is riskier than attending calls when behind the wheel, says a new study.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:24:37 PM

Scientists smarten wool to shake off wrinkles
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Your woollen garments could soon be wrinkle-free, anti-shrinkage and dyeable.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:26:18 PM

Plane crashes in Jamaica, 40 hurt
Havana, Dec 23 (IANS) A Boeing-737 of the American Airlines crashed Tuesday night while landing at the international airport at Kingston, Jamaica, leaving 40 passengers injured, reports from Kingston said.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:14:09 PM

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