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Entertainment News Archive - December 09, 2009

HONG KONG, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China household appliance suppliers are expecting strong sales growth during the next 12 months, after significant sales drops in the first seven months of the year.

ESPOO, Finland, December 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today launches the exclusive Rihanna App.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the most wonderful time of the year...but not for music. We are fully prepared to listen to a lot of Christmas music around the holidays. We just don't want to listen to the schlock.

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Zawya Dow Jones News Service, produced jointly by Dow Jones Newswires and ABQ Zawya, reached a significant milestone this month when page views on the service in 2009 topped the 1 million mark.

LONDON, December 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micro Focus, the application software maker, said momentum built in the second quarter as it announced a 46 per cent increase in half-year revenues. While organic growth slowed to 5 per cent, revenues from the recent Borland and Compuware asset acquisitions beat expectations. Nick Bray, CFO, said the acquisitions were now fully integrated and that the company's addressable market had grown to $6.4bn. In a video interview on http://www.cantos.com, he said: "For us it's all about execution.

BEIJING, China, December 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today has joined forces with New Alliance, an investment company which is part of the Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd, to form a 50/50 joint venture company designed to offer a range of mobile services in China and support the local developer ecosystem. The joint venture company will be called Nokia Alliance Internet Services Company Limited. According to Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President of Services for Nokia, "China is the world's largest mobile and internet market.

DALLAS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) is giving students another reason to work hard in the classroom.

BOSTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Who needs to say (and pay!) it with a half-wilted poinsettia and stale fruitcake? Holiday shoppers can now enjoy the convenience, affordability, and lasting quality of a thoughtful and personal book selection from sayitwithbooks.com.