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2012-07-26 23:00:03

Popdust.com also relaunches flagship property with new look and interactive features New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Popdust.com, the largest website dedicated exclusively to pop music, announced an agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, to provide music-centric editorial content to Clear Channel´s 850 radio station websites nationwide. David Wade, Popdust media...

New Japanese Smartphone Detects Radiation
2012-05-29 09:44:46

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Claims have been thrown back and forth by medical and technology experts alike as to whether or not cell phones generate radiation, and if so, if they generate enough to cause cancers of the brain or even reproductive systems. Now, there´s a phone that may or may not generate radiation (depending on who you ask) but will also detect radiation, alerting users of any potential hotspots they may come across. According to Reuters, mobile phone operator...

2012-03-28 14:20:46

IRVINE, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBIQUITY Broadcasting Corporation, a leading digital lifestyle and media company, today announced that Craig Cooper has joined the Company's Board of Advisors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/LA78436-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/LA78436LOGO-b) Craig was most recently the Head of Venture Capital and Digital Media at Saban Capital, the investment group headed by media entrepreneur Haim...

Yahoo, Alibaba Negotiating Swap Of Assets
2012-02-11 04:49:57

Yahoo and its longtime Chinese partner Alibaba are in the midst of complex negotiations to restructure the California-based web portal and search engine company's Asian holdings, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Prudence Ho of the Wall Street Journal, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is attempting to borrow $3 billion in order to re-purchase shares currently held by Yahoo, Inc. She reports that six banks (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., Credit Suisse Group...

2012-01-18 05:00:00

LONDON, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apical [http://www.apical.co.uk ] is pleased to announce that Apical's Assertive Display technology has been incorporated in the AQUOS PHONE SoftBank 102SH by Sharp, which is part of the winter release of new SoftBank smartphones in Japan. The smartphone features latest-generation display technology, incorporating a 3D display with HD resolution. The 102SH uses Apical's Assertive Display technology as part of its advanced...

Alibaba Making Bid To Buy Yahoo
2011-12-29 12:12:57

Reports say Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group may be trying to make a bid to buy all of Yahoo Inc. According to congressional fillings, the company enlisted the Duberstein Group lobbying firm last fall for the first time. The company's chief executive and chairman, Jack Ma, said last September that he was open to acquire Yahoo if it was possible. Preliminary talks back then were planning for Alibaba, which already holds 40 percent of Yahoo, to take Yahoo's Asian assets and...

2011-12-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BestVendor, a new online resource where professionals discover and share work-related applications, today announced that it has secured $3 million in Series A funding co-led by RRE Ventures and SoftBank Capital. Additional investors include Lerer Ventures, who invested in the company's seed round, along with David Tisch, Founder Collective, and Old Willow Partners. The New York-based BestVendor will use the funds to establish itself as the...

2011-12-19 12:47:00

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcSoft, Inc., the industry leading software provider of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms, announced today that ArcSoft is partnering with Sharp to bring Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technologies to several of its latest AQUOS PHONEs so that users can access their photos, videos, and music from different DLNA devices, and control the playing of media on TV. Sharp's...

Alibaba Seeks $4B Debt-Financing As Rumors Of Yahoo Buy-Out Resurface
2011-12-09 05:33:42

Global markets are abuzz as reports emerged Thursday that the Chinese e-commerce titan the Alibaba Group will try to finance as much as $4 billion of debt in an attempt to buy back Yahoo´s 40 percent stake in their company.  According to estimates, that stake will likely be between $9 and $13.5 billion. Alibaba CEO and former English teacher Jack Ma has frequently expressed his intention to buy out Yahoo´s shares in his company–an ambition that insiders say served as a...

2011-09-15 05:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile ad network, and SOFTBANK Corp, completed a $200 million investment, early this week. The funding will take place in two tranches- $100 million in September 2011 followed by an equivalent tranche in April 2012. Softbank joins existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures in helping InMobi become a global leader in the mobile advertising industry. The $200 million...