Entertainment News Archive - December 16, 2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the four most popular songs of the year have the name of just one record label on them.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Two private screenings of PUNCTURED HOPE took place this past weekend at the Eastman Kodak Company in Hollywood. Members of the Academy Awards were invited to attend.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its commitment to deliver high-quality home entertainment experiences, Epson America today announced that its award-winning Home Cinema 8500 UB and Pro Cinema 9500 UB projectors have received THX® certification.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Wars, published by Solution Tree, was recognized as the National Staff Development Council Book of the Year at the NSDC's 41st Annual Conference held in St.

BRUSSELS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(TM) (LEI) for France increased 0.9 percent and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(TM) (CEI) decreased 0.1 percent in October. The Conference Board LEI for France increased again in October.

HAMBURG, Germany, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Eppendorf has initiated an import ban for Nanosphere, Inc.'s Verigene(R) and Verigene(R) SP systems for infringement of European patent EP 1 179 180 B2, titled "Method for the identification and/or the quantification of a target compound".

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When the NBC network debuted 'Kukla, Fran and Ollie' January 12, 1949, no one expected a very long run.

PARIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, today announced it has successfully completed a large-scale Wi-Fi deployment at the Le Web 2009 conference in Paris.

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mitek Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MITK); (www.miteksystems.com) today announced that it closed a financing transaction, principally with institutional investors, to generate gross proceeds to Mitek of approximately $1.0 million.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.