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2014-06-11 16:29:29

Students from San Francisco and Inglewood Win $10,000 Founders Scholarships While 20 Seniors Receive New Laptop Computers at State Capitol SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast joined with hundreds of students and their families in a celebration of education on the steps of the California State Capitol today, announcing the 191 California high school seniors who have won a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship, and then presented each student attendee...

2014-06-11 04:23:00

- SeaChange Contributes Key DVB Components for RDK Extension PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Connected TV Summit 2014 in London, RDK Management, LLC announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides key components for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange...

2014-06-10 12:36:52

Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service BOSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic...

2014-06-10 12:36:31

Benjamin's Desk Selects Scalable, High-Performing Network to Give 70 Local Start-Ups 500 Mbps Speeds, Cloud-Based Voice and Streaming TV Services PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin's Desk, the Philadelphia incubator that helped launch companies like Uber and Curalate, has selected Comcast Business as its exclusive network services partner to give its start-up and entrepreneur members access to a scalable and high-performing network of Ethernet, voice and TV...

netflix and verizon square off
2014-06-06 13:55:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Telecommunications giant Verizon on Thursday fired back at Netflix, issuing a "cease and desist" letter to the video streaming service after Netflix said it was trying to "provide more transparency" to its customers. This isn't the first showdown between Netflix and a broadband provider. In February over-the-top (OTT) streaming video service Netflix completed a content delivery deal with Comcast, which followed allegations that the...

2014-06-05 16:31:01

Business tenants in Pleasanton now have a new choice for scalable, high-performance Ethernet, Internet, WiFi and advanced voice services to help improve their operations PLEASANTON, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business, one of the nation's leading providers of information and communications products and services to companies, today announced a major expansion of its advanced network into Valley Business Park in Pleasanton, Calif., providing the manufacturing,...

HBO's John Oliver Breaks FCC Website With Net Neutrality Plea
2014-06-03 13:19:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of just "reporting" – or perhaps "mocking" – the news on the HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the comedian made headlines on Tuesday for his rant about the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 120-day public comment period over proposed net neutrality regulations. Apparently the viewers listened and he reportedly brought down the FCC's comments site! It may be hard to believe that what was just a...

2014-06-02 16:23:38

PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FILM SCHEDULE, INCLUDES THE KARATE KID and A SOLDIER'S STORY WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HBO and Comcast are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition, Screen on the Green. Marking its 16(th) year, the festival will kick-off July 21st with the 1984 classic "THE KARATE KID." The free outdoor event will continue with screenings each Monday evening at sunset through August 11th. Each movie will be shown on a giant 20' by...

2014-05-30 23:11:45

Cablefax will honor the winners, honorable mentions and Sales Hall of Fame inductees at an awards breakfast on June 10 in New York City. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Cablefax announces the finalists of The FAXIES and Sales Executive of the Year Awards. The winners and honorable mentions of this program will be saluted at an Awards Breakfast on June 10, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More Information The FAXIES Awards honor the most...

2014-05-28 16:24:23

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior executives in television, technology, finance and advertising will gather on Wednesday, June 11 at the Business of Multiplatform TV Summit to attend keynote interviews and panel discussions featuring leaders in multichannel programming, investment and sponsorship. Showtime Networks' Chairman and CEO Matt Blank will set the tone for the day-long conference as the Opening Keynote. The Summit will be presented by three of the industry's premier...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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