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2014-02-10 08:23:17

LOS ANGELES and MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands today announced a new partnership with Cirque du Soleil Media that has the companies developing an original kids property inspired by the Cirque du Soleil brand. The deal includes a new television series, web content, interactive content, and merchandise. As one of the premiere entertainment brands in the world, Cirque du Soleil is recognized for its incredible, high-quality, artistic entertainment and has a history...

2011-09-16 13:00:00

Integrated NFC trackpad solution to support Windows 8 âœTap to Shareâ and âœTap to Pairâ features. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 With the announcement of NFC features in Windows 8, Microsoft is bringing near field communication to the PC. Cirqueâs NFC GlidePoint solution integrates NFC with the trackpad enabling notebook ODMs and OEMs to easily add this capability to their products....

2011-08-13 00:00:33

Cirque now offers the ability to combine touch sensing and Near Field Communications on GlidePoint trackpads and GlideTouch touch panels. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 The combination of touch and near field communications operation has traditionally been problematic because both systems can interfere with one another. Now, Cirque has perfected the simultaneous operation of both touch and NFC. This advancement builds upon Cirque's patented integration of an NFC antenna with a...

2011-07-22 09:00:00

MONTREAL, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Caisse de d©pot et placement du Qu©bec and Constellation Growth Capital, a division of Highbridge Principal Strategies, have partnered with Cirque du Soleil to produce the two latest Cirque du Soleil shows, Zarkana, currently at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and IRIS, which opened yesterday exclusively at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The $104 million vehicle formed by the three partners is investing in high quality...

2011-06-09 22:02:00

LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, Olivia & Dhani Harrison, Sir George & Giles Martin, along with Cirque du Soleil President & CEO Daniel Lamarre, LOVE Director Dominic Champagne and Artistic Guide Gilles St-Croix, joined celebrity friends and family at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the 5th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Ringo Starr is currently on tour in Europe and sent a...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'