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3 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

Oracle Buys Front Porch Digital

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets. Front Porch Digital's big data technologies help enterprises easily handle their rapidly expanding and complex volumes of digital media content, such as high definition films and TV shows, medical images and records, and real-time security monitoring feeds.

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Related Topix: Startups, Oracle Corporation, Phase Forward, Telecom, WorldCom, Pillar Data Systems, Hyperion Solutions, Project Insight, Software

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Los Angeles Kossacks Political Action Meetup

Bring your list of great ideas for political action to the Guild Restaurant on Saturday, September 27th at 2 p.m. Shockwave and I will lead a discussion of what we would like to do and hopefully we can make some real, concrete plans. 714day and I tried to find a park near the train where we could meet, but there are only a couple and don't appear to have shaded picnic spots.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Media, Meetup, Shockwave, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

11 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why Forcing ExxonMobil Out Of Russia Isn't Going To Help Anything

From Texas, I mostly cover the energy industry and the tycoons who control it. I joined Forbes in 1999 and moved from New York to Houston in 2004.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Media, Forbes, Perot Sys, Computers, Dell, Perot Systems, Vladimir Putin

15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Rush release date set for 'R40' anniversary box set in North America

Rush fans in Canada and the U.S. gnashing their teeth at the recent news of a 40th anniversary Blu-ray live performance box set receiving release in Europe have reason to celebrate. The six-disc collection, titled 'R40,' will be released in North America in November.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rush, Media, Audible, Passaic, NJ

20 hrs ago | AlertNet

Grassroots pressure needed to beat climate change, poverty

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Related Topix: Reuters, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Yesterday | The Times of India

Employees generate ideas worth $500m: HCL Technologies

NEW DELHI: India's fourth largest IT firm HCL Technologies is now focussing on "ideapreneurship" to encourage employees to come up with innovative solutions to customers' business challenges. Under the initiative, the Noida-based firm has generated over 32,000 innovative ideas since 2008 to deliver approximately $500 million of value to customers.

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Related Topix: HCL Technologies, Computers

Sat Sep 13, 2014

UPI

Verizon will soon let you choose what TV channels you want to pay for

At the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Thursday, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam announced that his company plans to launch an internet-based television service. The service is meant to allow users to choose which channels they'd like to subscribe to so they can only pay for what they want, as opposed to paying for channels you never watch.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom

Barron's

Research Reports

The research reports here, excerpted and edited by Barron's, were issued recently by investment and research firms. Many may be obtained through Thomson Reuters at thomson.com/financial or 800-638-8241.

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Related Topix: Computers, Media, Thomson

AmericanBankingNews.com

Insider Selling: Carolyn Katz Unloads 5,000 Shares of American Tower Corp Stock

American Tower Corp Director Carolyn Katz sold 5,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.15, for a total transaction of $485,750.00.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, American Tower

Light Reading

Glimpsing the Self-Driving Car

Super Mobility Week -- Connected cars and the ultimate goal of a self-driving vehicle has been a hot topic in Vegas and beyond this week. Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam predicted this week that autonomous autos could be on the road in the US within three to five years.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Startups, Versant

Newkerala.com

Mother moots donation of brain dead son's organs

Even in her hour of grief, the mother of a 30-year-old software engineer agreed to donate her brain dead son's organs so that other patients can live longer. On Sep 7, M. Pakshirajan, employed at Tata Consultancy Services, was riding his two wheeler when he met with a road accident and was critically injured.

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Related Topix: Computers, Tata Consultancy Services

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Angie's List: What to expect from a reputable auto body shop

Whether it's a small dent or major damage, dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming. There are police reports, insurance claims and maybe even medical bills.

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Related Topix: Angie's List, Media

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Business Journal

Claure on T-Mobile, his pal Masa and Sprint's future

New Sprint Corp. CEO Marcelo Claure shared a trove of details Thursday during the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference in New York City. a Although Sprint tried mightily to reel in T-Mobile US Inc., Claure said the Overland Park-based carrier isn't going to waste time dwelling on it.

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Related Topix: Virgin Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, T-Mobile

Reuters

T-Mobile US adds record 552,000 postpaid customers in August

Mobile US added 552,000 postpaid customers in August, more customer additions than any other month in the history of the company, Chief Executive John Legere told investors at a conference in New York on Friday. The fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier also added 208,000 pre-paid customers in August.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Telecom

NewsFactor

Verizon Plans A La Carte Video Service by Mid-2015

Verizon plans to launch an "over-the-top" digital video broadcasting service by the middle of 2015, CEO Lowell McAdam said Thursday. Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference, McAdam said the service would deliver video content to wireless devices on an a la carte basis.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom

West Australian

U.S. retail sales rise broadly; consumer sentiment perks up

U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August and consumer sentiment hit a 14-month high in September, which should ease concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July.

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Related Topix: Media, Medicine, Reuters, Triad Hospitals, Computers, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Financial Markets

Reuters

Verizon CEO says would be open to potential deals to sell towers

"Those deals are coming to us a little more now, and if an opportunity presented itself to increase shareholder value" Verizon would be interested in pursuing it, McAdam said at a Goldman Sachs media conference, adding that the company had received preliminary offers at inadequate valuations two years ago. We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom

NewsFactor

Is CenturyLink Eyeing Rackspace?

Just when you thought there weren't any potential buyers for Rackspace Hosting Inc., one has reportedly surfaced. Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc. is seeking to acquire San Antonio-based Rackspace to further expand into -computing services, Bloomberg News reported late Sunday.

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Related Topix: Rackspace, Telecom, Qwest, Rackspace Cloud, Rackable Systems, Startups, Monroe, LA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

ComputerWorld

Optus, SingTel make leadership changes

A restructure of the Optus and parent company Singapore Telecommunications will see changes to its leadership team, which includes Optus Australia country chief officer Paul O'Sullivan and SingTel Group Digital L!fe CEO Allen Lew moving into new roles. O'Sullivan has been appointed to Optus chairman, effective 1 October 2014.

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Related Topix: Singapore Telecommunications, Telecom, Australia, Oceania, World News

Business Journal

AT&T tops list of companies investing in the U.S.; Duke Energy ranks No. 10

AT&T Inc. has been identified as the domestic company that invested the most in the U.S. economy last year. The Progressive Policy Institute released it U.S Investment Heroes of 2014, comprising the top 25 companies in the nation that have invested in the U.S. economy.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Startups, Versant, Verizon Communications, Advanced Solutions International, Verizon, Software

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