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2008-07-03 12:00:28

Multi-channel shoppers are identified as people who regularly participate in more than one method of shopping, including online, in-store, catalog, and phone order. Experian Consumer Research found that nearly 10% of the U.S. population falls under this category, making multi-channel shoppers an extremely valuable target for retailers. Unlike compulsive "shop-a-holics," multi-channel shoppers are more likely to make educated and informed buying decisions, look for sale items, and research...

2006-12-13 03:00:30

By de Bertoldi, Marco; Civilini, Marcello Despite the variety of composting plants present on the market, the design and operation of composting systems to improve the rate of the process and quality of end products are still an objective that has not been achieved. The composting process evolves through a thermophilic phase followed by a mesophilic one. The metabolism of microorganisms involved in the process is deeply disturbed by environmental changes like temperature, oxygen level and...

2006-08-08 09:51:12

(In August 7 story, corrects ages of those surveyed in 2nd paragraph) By Chelsea Emery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singers Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson may have infiltrated closets, shoe trees and bathrooms with their names emblazoned on apparel or perfume, but there's one place celebrities are not having much of an effect -- the closets of pre-teen girls, according to a survey to be released on Monday. Despite media saturation of bold-faced names, girls between the ages of 7 and 14...

2006-08-07 09:37:45

By Chelsea Emery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singers Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson may have infiltrated closets, shoe trees and bathrooms with their names emblazoned on apparel or perfume, but there's one place celebrities are not having much of an effect -- the closets of pre-teen girls, according to a survey to be released on Monday. Despite media saturation of bold-faced names, girls between the ages of 9 and 14 scrutinize clothing catalogs or school peers for dressing cues, rather...

2006-08-07 09:13:57

By Chelsea Emery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singers Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson may have infiltrated closets, shoe trees and bathrooms with their names emblazoned on apparel or perfume, but there's one place celebrities are not having much of an effect -- the closets of pre-teen girls, according to a survey to be released on Monday. Despite media saturation of bold-faced names, girls between the ages of 9 and 14 scrutinize clothing catalogs or school peers for dressing cues, rather...

2006-07-21 12:25:09

LONDON (Reuters) - A new James Bond novel will be published in 2008 to mark the centenary of creator Ian Fleming's birth, but the identity of the new author is being kept under wraps. Fleming is credited with writing 13 or 14 Bond novels, starting with "Casino Royale" in 1953 and ending with "Octopussy and the Living Daylights" in 1966, two years after his death. The authorship of "Thunderball" is disputed. "We are delighted to have secured this particular author who we have had in...

2006-05-12 04:47:02

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" ships to video stores in September, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will become the first Hollywood action star to step into the role of an original character for the video game and its big-screen adaptation. Johnson stars as U.S. superspy Alex Decker, providing his voice, likeness and motion-captured performance for the Midway Games release. Later this year, the former wrestler is signed on to bring...

2006-04-06 07:27:02

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Elizabeth Arden Inc., which already sells Britney Spears perfumes, will add fragrances endorsed by singer Mariah Carey to its celebrity lineup, the company said on Thursday. Under a licensing agreement, Carey's first fragrance will debut in department stores in the spring of 2007. Elizabeth Arden said Grammy Award winner Carey will be involved in all aspects of product development, packaging and marketing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Elizabeth...

2006-03-29 06:02:27

VALLETTA (Reuters) - James Bond star Roger Moore, known for his polished use of a Walther PPK and license to kill, has admitted that he never liked guns. Moore, who played Bond from 1973 to 1985 in films including "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "Live and Let Die," told The Times of Malta he had never wanted to glorify firearms. "I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off," Moore, 79, said in Malta where he is filming. Moore, who reinterpreted the tough guy...

2006-01-19 11:44:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Spymaster "M" thoroughly approves of her new James Bond. Judi Dench, who has reached a whole new international audience playing the boss of the world's most famous spy, first took on the role opposite Pierce Brosnan. Now she is to face Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale." Asked whether she would treat the first blond Bond like an errant schoolboy in their first screen encounter, she told Reuters: "You will have to wait and see." "The chemistry happens the moment you...


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2010-10-12 18:40:32

The videocassette recorder, or VCR, is a type of tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video. The VCR is different from the VTR since the VTR can be reel-to-reel devices that require hand-threading of the tape from a single supply reel. VCR's have a tuner and programmable timer which began as a simple mechanical counter-based feature similar to those available on contemporary audio equipment. These features quickly turned into a...

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