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Time Warner, Comcast Top The Heap Of Most Hated US Companies
2014-05-20 13:10:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some might say it is a match made in heaven. While the merger between the nation's number one and two cable companies is still far from a done deal, on Tuesday Comcast and Time Warner Cable were named the most hated companies in America. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which is put out quarterly by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and is often considered the most comprehensive customer...

2014-05-20 08:40:55

HX System to Power High-Speed Internet Service in Schools and Communities GERMANTOWN, Md., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it has been awarded a contract for an HX broadband satellite system and terminals by HISPASAT Colombia, a subsidiary of Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT, to power delivery of high-speed satellite Internet service as part of Colombia's...

2014-05-19 20:21:27

SAN DIEGO and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating the proposed acquisition of DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) by AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T). On May 18, 2014, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which DIRECTV shareholders will receive $28.50 in cash and $66.50 in shares of AT&T stock for each share of common stock, for a total consideration of $95.00....

2014-05-19 12:31:35

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of DIRECTV ("DIRECTV" or "the Company") (NasdaqGS: DTV) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to AT&T, Inc. ("AT&T") (NYSE: T). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120409/MM84375LOGO Click here to learn more about the investigation: http://zlk.9nl.com/directv-dtv, or call: 877-363-5972. There is...

Merger Deal Worth $67B Confirmed By AT&T And DIRECTV
2014-05-19 07:26:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly three weeks after reports first surfaced that telephony-giant AT&T was mulling over the idea of acquiring satellite television company DIRECTV, the two companies announced in a joint statement on Sunday that they have entered into a “definitive agreement.” Under the agreement, AT&T will acquire DIRECTV in a stock-and-cash transaction at $95 per share based on AT&T’s closing price Friday. The total...

2014-05-15 16:26:13

RALEIGH, N.C., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV), a leading provider of DIRECTV services for commercial properties nationwide, is pleased to announce its recognition as DIRECTV's 2013 Lodging & Institutions Dealer of the Year, announced during the DIRECTV Dealer Revolution Conference held April 15-18 in Las Vegas. This is the sixth year Bulk TV has received this award, which acknowledges the dealer with the largest amount of new activations the previous year...

2014-05-06 08:28:09

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympusat, Inc., the leader in the development and distribution of independent Spanish-language TV networks, announces the expansion of their HD suite, with networks that range across all genres, demos, and countries of origin. The new expanded suite will offer a vast collection of over 35 HD networks, making Olympusat the leading distributor of Spanish-language HD television entertainment. Olympusat's owned and operated HD networks,...

AT&T May Move To Acquire DirecTV
2014-05-01 11:46:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Wall Street Journal reported that according to people familiar with the matter AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite pay TV service. This latest shake-up in the television industry could result in a pay TV giant on par with Comcast Corp. when it completes its now pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable. AT&T’s landline-based TV business now currently has around 5.7 million...

2014-04-22 08:38:14

Broadband Satellite Solution Monitors and Controls Terrestrial TV Towers GERMANTOWN, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it has signed a contract to supply Kazteleradio Corporation, Kazakhstan's national broadcasting operator, with a comprehensive HX broadband satellite solution to monitor and control the country's national digital terrestrial...

2014-04-21 12:25:36

Announcement Highlights: LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New episodes of the award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions presented by JBL will begin airing Sunday, May 4(th). Now in its landmark 8(th) season, Guitar Center Sessions has been tuned into more than 15 million times since December, and is moving to an exciting new Sunday night time slot, airing inspiring performances each week at 8 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV's Audience (channel 239)....


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Parabolic Mirror -- A parabolic reflector or parabolic dish is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. Parabolic reflectors can either collect or distribute energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector functions due to the geometric properties of the paraboloid shape: if the angle of incidence to the inner surface of the collector equals the angle of reflection, then any incoming ray that is parallel to the axis of the dish will be...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'