Entertainment News Archive - August 18, 2010

YORK, England, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 5 million wallets (1) have been lost in the past five years and a further 4 million (2) stolen costing Brits GBP765 million in lost cash (3). The new research commissioned by life assistance company CPP (http://www.cpp.co.uk/) reveals that in addition to the average GBP85 cash, Brits carry over GBP7,000 in credit in their wallets everyday. Further to the research CPP conducted a nationwide live social experiment (4) questioning Brits' honesty and found that only two in ten of 'accidentally dropped' wallets were returned to their rightful owners and only half of those (55 per cent) contained the original sum of money. However, three fifths of Brits claim they would either hand in, or try to track down, an owner of a lost wallet. Not only do the vast majority of Brits (77 per cent) never see their lost or stolen wallets again, the average person will spend over 110 hours - or four and a half days - replacing

GIBRALTAR, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Growth in online gambling industry fuels surge in casino jackpot prizes with over 1000% increase since 1998 seen among many online casinos. Industry watchers predict that average jackpots for online casinos are set to break the $1,000,000 barrier by 2018.

DALLAS, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report, "Telemedicine Market in Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) - Advanced technologies, Global Forecast" published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the BRIC telemedicine is expected to reach a market size of $418.4 million by the year 2014, at a CAGR of 15.8% from 2009-2014.

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat Survey, the world's leading provider of consumer survey-based leisure information, and Handmark®, a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile applications and services, announced the release of ZAGAT TO GO(TM) 4.0 for iPhone(TM) today.

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NetLine Corporation, a leader in integrated business-to-business marketing solutions, today announced the acquisition of All About Sales, Inc. (AAS), a leading pay-for-performance sales engagement business.

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies emerge from one of the steepest economic downturns in history, they understand the significant reach and importance of using social media to promote and rebuild their organizations.

SHANGHAI, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Focus Media Holding Limited (Nasdaq: FMCN), China's leading multi-platform digital media company, announced today that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 on August 23, 2010 (U.S.

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Entries are now open for The International Aperture Awards, one of the world's richest online photography competitions.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.