Latest Consortia Stories

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...

2010-12-10 00:00:38

New partnership seeks to strengthen capacity of rights-based organizations in the Middle East through technology-driven applications and increased engagement with Americans. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 Bridging the Divide, an international peace and justice NGO based in Vermont, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with The Arab ICT Organization (IJMA3), whereby it will seek to combine the resources of both organizations when possible so as to effect more productive...

2010-12-07 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the immediate availability of DesignWare® IP for the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Display Serial Interface (DSI) Host Controller . With this latest addition, Synopsys broadens its DesignWare MIPI IP portfolio consisting of the DigRFSM v3 (2.5G/3.0G)...

2010-11-30 06:58:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has seen a nearly 200 percent increase in the number of DLNA Certified® printers over the last year. As the volume of digital content explodes and consumers will require the ability to print from all of the devices in their digital lives, market leaders HP, Samsung, and Epson have increased the combined number of DLNA Certified® printers from 14 in 2009 to 40 in...

2010-11-18 06:00:00

Projected Growth to 6.2 Billion Units by 2015 PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIPI Alliance today announced it had reached several key milestones which reflect the growing demand for its mobile device specifications. The global organization reached a membership milestone of over 200 member companies and over 5000 active participants, comprised of the market leaders and innovators spanning the mobile ecosystem. In addition, market deployment of MIPI...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'