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+ - Jesse Sheidlower's _F-Word_ book in new edition->

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benedict
benedict writes "My friend Jesse Sheidlower — wordista, occasional Perl hacker, and maintainer of the Oxford English Dictionary's Science Fiction Citations website — is out with the third edition of The F-Word , "a historical dictionary devoted to the word fuck". With entries for fsck and fubar and thirty-seven quotes from Usenet, this book is handy for those days when servers are melting and one runs out of ways to say how screwed one is."
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Software

+ - Nokia Buys Navteq for $8.1 Billion->

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mytrip
mytrip writes "Nokia, the world's biggest cellphone maker, said today that it had agreed to pay $8.1 billion for Navteq, the maker of digital mapping and navigational software based in Chicago, as it seeks to migrate satellite-based location services onto its range of phones.

Nokia's president and chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, said that location-based services were a cornerstone of Nokia's Internet services strategy, which is part of an overall plan to expand beyond the production of cellphones into user services like photos, video, music and games.

Navteq data is used by Google Maps, Google Earth , numerous other online services, and many GPS products."

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