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2011-02-08 10:37:00

Expanding membership increases global and market momentum COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The IPSO Alliance, the organization defining the "Internet of Things," today announced the addition of five industry-leading companies--BII Group (Beijing Internet Institute) at the Promoter level and AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Tritech, Synapse Wireless and Ubilogix as Contributors, bringing its total membership to 57 members. IPSO's growing membership signifies the...

2011-02-02 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skifta(TM) for Android, a product of Qualcomm Services Labs Inc., has become the first application to be certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) under its new Software Certification program. Skifta is an application-based media shifting service that allows consumers to access and play their digital media from virtually any source, whether it's accessed on the phone, from the cloud, or remotely from home. Consumers can then...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider, today announced it has been honored with the "Service Provider of the Year" award for its Ethernet services in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Global Crossing also was presented with the "Best Business Ethernet Service" and "Best Marketing of the Year" awards. The awards recognize excellence and leadership...

2011-01-12 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has been recognized with the coveted 2010 "Service Provider of the Year" award by the MEF for Carrier Ethernet services in North America. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is a global industry alliance comprising more than 170 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable multiple system operators (MSOs), network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. AT&T was named North...

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2011-01-09 08:27:58

An alliance of five big companies are setting out to rev up digital film sales by allowing consumers to buy lifetime rights to watch movies on whichever devices they prefer.The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) alliance -- made up of Warner Bros, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Sony and Fox -- is working to break down the boundaries between gadgets and services to channel the growing demand for films.A new era of revenue expected when digital distribution of movies arrived years ago...

2011-01-07 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, Orbis Cascade Alliance, a 36-member consortium of academic libraries in Oregon and Washington, and Ebook Library (EBL) are proud to announce a partnership at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Through this partnership, the trio will implement a consortial e-book evaluation and purchasing model that is fully integrated with Alliance members' approval and firm order purchases from YBP and offers the...

2011-01-06 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL CES 2011 -- The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) continues to drive the connected consumer experience in 2011. The Alliance has Certified more than 9,000 TVs, PCs, mobile phones, printers and other products for interoperability. Now, DLNA has begun two new Certification programs that will make it even easier for consumers to enjoy and share their digital videos, photos and music across a broader range of popular products: a...

2011-01-05 21:31:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) LLC, www.decellc.com, a cross-industry consortium dedicated to creating a consumer-friendly open market for digital content distribution, today announced a series of milestones in the development and availability of UltraViolet(TM). The milestones include a roadmap for introducing UltraViolet content, services and devices to consumers beginning in mid-2011; planned expansion to the United Kingdom and...

2011-01-05 13:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) today announced that several members are demonstrating new products and prototypes using its universal wireless charging standard, Qi (pronounced "chee") at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. As the world's first low-power wireless charging standard, Qi brings simplicity, convenience, and flexibility to consumers because it ensures interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger,...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

2010 noted as a year of great Forum productivity, critical specifications development, powerful new alliances and the achievement of an amazing industry milestone of 500 million broadband subscribers SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Broadband Forum's fourth quarter meeting marks the culmination of a remarkable year. The California meeting had the highest attendance of members and guests in recent years, and addressed an unprecedented level of contributions for...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.