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2011-04-19 11:51:00

BOSTON and PARIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tod Machover, Professor of Music & Media, MIT Media Lab, will open proceedings at the first "Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce and Policy in the 21st Century" conference with the inaugural keynote address. Heralded as "America's most wired composer" by the Los Angeles Times, and inventor of new technologies for music, such as his Hyper instruments for virtuosi like Yo-Yo Ma and Prince to players of Guitar Hero, he will join a...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The potential of mobile giving, which helped raise more than $41 million for Haiti disaster relief, will be examined with a new study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, along with The mGive Foundation and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The study is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Berkman Center will use the Haiti case to examine the impact of new digital tools on...

2010-12-20 06:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI). Peter Berkman and Jeffrey Berkman have agreed to pay Mueller Industries, Inc. $7.5 million in cash, an additional $3 million within 5 years, and other monetary consideration whose value is yet to be determined. The lawsuit asserted various claims against the Berkmans, including breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. In the action, Peter Berkman personally asserted the Fifth Amendment...

2010-10-13 14:54:00

BOSTON and PARIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Berklee College of Music and MIDEM today announce a long-term partnership that will debut with the first Rethink Music conference, April 25-27, 2011, in Boston, MA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100108/NY34916LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100108/NY34916LOGO ) Rethink Music will examine the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era and will formulate solutions to promote the...

2010-09-08 13:45:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to contribute real-time data about website accessibility and outages around the globe. Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network director of investments for government transparency, made the announcement during a presentation...

2009-11-12 09:15:00

Phoenix Center Says Flawed Study Undermines FCC Bid for "Data-Driven Decision-making" WASHINGTON , Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Phoenix Center released today a new Phoenix Center Perspective examining a recent study by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and finds it wanting. The Berkman Study was specifically requested by the Federal Communications Commission to "conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage...

2009-03-17 10:11:00

Site is a joint effort of Consumer Reports WebWatch and the StopBadware.org project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and YONKERS, N.Y., March 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopBadware.org and Consumer Reports WebWatch announced today the full launch of BadwareBusters.org, a new online community for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other "badware" on their computers and websites. Viruses and spyware...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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