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2011-09-29 07:00:00

App provides virtual tour of Tokyo streets whilst learning Japanese Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Frustrated that he could not understand common street, shop and office signs in Japan, Russell Willis -- a British resident of Tokyo and professional educational software developer -- decided to take the matter into his own hands and create a deluxe interactive iPad application that combines a virtual tour of one of Tokyoâs most popular areas (Hiroo) and a way to...

2011-03-23 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the height of the 2008-2009 recession, the economy saw historically large declines in job creation from startup and existing firms. Nevertheless, the economy generated 14 million new jobs in the private sector during that period. This Census Bureau brief highlights the most recent update to the BDS, showing the difference between job creation and destruction in the U.S. during the most recent recession. It also provides some...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

By Matt Wolf How long in the theater is too long? That's one of those fascinating imponderables, the answer to which is continually being revised. We've all seen shows where an hour can fly by in what feels like several minutes, or, conversely, where the briefest of events finds us checking our watches more or less from the outset. With most productions, the actual running time isn't the story: you expect theater pieces to clock in between 90 minutes and three hours. Occasionally, a...

2006-06-06 07:27:51

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Irina Tarasenko owns an apartment in house No. 42 on Moscow's Bolshaya Ochakovskaya Street, but the nearest she can get to it is the children's playground 14 floors below. She paid $50,000 for her one-room property when the building was still on the drawing board. It was finished last year, but no one could move in because, it turned out, the developer had sold the same apartments to two or more buyers. "I still cannot believe it," said...

2005-09-15 13:49:55

By Barry A. Jeckell NEW YORK (Billboard) - There's just no stopping Kanye West, who added a pair of No. 1s to his growing list of accomplishments this week. As "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx began a second week on top of The Billboard Hot 100 Thursday, the cut ascended to the top of the Pop 100 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, up one spot on each. (The benchmark Hot 100 reflects retail sales, radio airplay in all formats and paid downloads; the newer Pop 100 chart also...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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