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2010-08-02 06:50:00

LONDON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky and Simplifydigital - the UK's only Ofcom accredited retailer of digital TV, broadband and home phone deals - have released new data on the savings available by "bundling" digital TV, broadband and home phone services with a single provider. The latest data shows that a staggering 760 pounds Sterling per year can be saved by choosing the best digital bundle deal. The data comes from a sample of 400 customers between January and May 2010. The average...

2010-02-15 11:27:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Lars Fieger, 57, lead singer of the rock group The Knack and composer of the 1979 #1 hit My Sharona passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California on February 14, 2010--Valentine's Day. Doug had battled lung cancer for six years. He outlived, for many, many years, his doctors' prognoses. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/DE54918 ) Born in Detroit in 1952, and raised in Oak Park, Michigan, Doug was the middle...

2010-01-20 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Groove Evolution Music (GEM) Festival (www.grooveevolutionfest.com), founded by Sky Dietrich, vocalist of the band Sky D and LeGrange Evolution (www.skydandlegrange.com), is creating a new paradigm shift in charitable partnerships. GEM's mission is to benefit local and international non-profit communities from New York City to Europe to South Africa. The first fundraising music festival is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 9pm to 2am at Santos...

2009-12-01 23:01:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that SKY.it has selected the Brightcove platform for online video content management and publishing advertising-supported, customized video players across its online properties and throughout the Web. SKY.it, which is wholly owned by News Corporation, is Italy's most popular pay-TV company with nearly five million subscribers. With Brightcove, SKY.it will extend distribution of...

2009-10-22 09:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (FWAPF) are proud to continue their partnership supporting the families of North Texas military personnel and pay tribute to the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country. Hundreds of American Airlines and American Eagle employee volunteers will help host the seventh annual Sky Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24, at American's Alliance Airport (AFW) maintenance base....

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2009-05-29 10:10:33

Microsoft and British broadcasting group Sky have announced a new deal that will allow Xbox 360 users to access its media content. Detailed listings and show lineups have not been detailed, but the Sky Player will be released on Xbox in the fall. However, the lineup is expected to be similar to the existing offering on Sky Player service, which allows PC and Mac users to stream content. The service will offer live channels, sports, on-demand shows and films and pay-per-view content. Neither...

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2009-03-16 07:59:55

GLOBE at night, the international star-counting program, starts on Monday, 16 March, 2009, a key activity during this International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). Running between 16 and 28 March, it is a digital effort to obtain precise measurements of urban dark skies around the world using sky-quality meters. How dark is your sky? Do you lose counts of the stars in your nightscape or are you lucky to spot even one? The reason city skies are dull compared to beautiful dark skies in the...

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2009-01-16 16:05:00

A survey suggests that a growing number of people are unable to see the night sky because of glare from poorly designed outdoor lights in built up areas.In an attempt to study these conditions, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the British Astronomical Association had some 1,829 members of the UK public counting stars for the study.During the study, they were asked to focus on the constellation of Orion, one of the most easily identified.There are about 50 of Orion's stars that could...

2008-12-04 06:43:00

LONDON and REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and BSkyB announce that Microsoft Silverlight and PlayReady technologies are enabling Sky Player TV, Sky's online TV service. Launched today, the service offers access to a range of leading pay TV entertainment as part of an online-only subscription. The new version of Sky Player TV, which in addition continues to be offered on a bonus basis to Sky's DTH (direct-to-home) customers, now delivers live linear...

2008-11-04 12:00:14

India's Tata Sky has selected NDS, a UK-based provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, to supply its XTV DVR solution for Tata Sky+, an advanced service that offers personal video recorded functionality. According to NDS, Tata Sky+ (Tata Sky Plus) combines a range of in-built functionality that offers a viewer option to plan and control their TV viewing experience with features such as Record Live TV and Pause & Rewind Live TV. It features MPEG4 technology, and a memory...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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