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Rockstar Consortium Sues Google Search Patent
2013-11-01 10:50:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple, Microsoft and others have banded together to sue Google for infringing on search patents. The group, also known as the 'Rockstar consortium,' claim Google and others are infringing on a total of seven patents, some of which cover the way advertising is matched with search results. The Rockstars formed in 2011 to bid against Google and others for a stack of 4,000 Nortel patents. In the end, the Rockstars outbid their...

2013-08-27 23:01:05

Dallas ISD and Laredo ISD have accepted NEF Cyberlearning grants that will see the opening of STEM academies beginning this fall. NEF Cyberlearning STEM Academies’ vision is to compliment the Texas Public schools educational goal of providing an academic experience that prepares them for success in the classroom and workforce. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Dallas ISD and Laredo ISD have accepted NEF Cyberlearning grants that will see the opening of STEM academies beginning this...

2012-05-02 10:29:47

DALLAS, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four top students were awarded 2012 Jerry R. Junkins Memorial National Merit Scholarships® at a luncheon today at the company's headquarters in Dallas. The scholarships, named in honor of TI's late chairman, president and CEO Jerry Junkins, are awarded to National Merit Scholarship Program finalists who are sons or daughters of active, retired or deceased TI employees. Since its inception in 1996, TI's Junkins Merit Scholarship program...

2011-12-12 15:38:00

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50 school principals and administrators from Dallas Independent School District came together over breakfast on the mornings of December 7, 8, and 9 to talk about school breakfast - in particular, classroom breakfast. Hosted by Dallas ISD and the got breakfast? Foundation, the meetings were a call to action to implement Breakfast In the Classroom (BIC) programs at every Dallas school, district-wide, in order to help reduce...

2011-09-13 16:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teaching Awards today to 10 teachers from the Dallas, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISD) at TI's Dallas headquarters. Over the past five years the TI Foundation has awarded $500,000 to 50 teachers to enhance effective teaching and help retain excellent teachers in these North Texas school districts. The awards...

2011-04-05 16:06:00

DALLAS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon its efforts to promote academic excellence, Beal Bank has donated approximately 200 personal computers to the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). DISD representatives picked up the computers from Beal Bank headquarters on Thursday, March 24, 2011, with the specification that the computers will be used in schools in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. "At Beal Bank, we understand that technology is important not only to...

2010-09-20 13:30:00

DALLAS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and two long-time foundation partners celebrated a milestone today in the Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) with the announcement of a new grant agreement. A three-year $1.5 million grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation, along with continuing support from the O'Donnell Foundation and Dallas ISD, will expand the program to all 32 Dallas high schools starting this school year and...

2010-08-31 14:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teaching Awards today to 10 teachers from the Dallas, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISD). These educators were also inducted into the TI Foundation's STEM Academy as fellows. For the fourth year, the awards honored local secondary math and science teachers who consistently demonstrate quality instruction and enhance student...

2009-08-26 08:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring its commitment to promoting the effective teaching of math and science, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation is presenting awards today to 10 teachers from the Dallas, Plano and Richardson independent school districts (ISD) and inducting them into its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy as fellows. The TI Foundation established the Innovations in STEM Awards in 2006 to honor instructors at the secondary level who...

2009-06-26 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) has agreed to settle claims that the school district violated the False Claims Act in connection with the Federal Communications Commission's E-Rate program, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas announced today. Under the terms of the settlement, the DISD will relinquish more than $150 million in requests for federal funds, and will pay a total...