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2009-07-08 11:12:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and PHILADELPHIA, and SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to form the U.S. Olympic Network (USON), the first-ever cable television network devoted solely to the excitement, competition and values connected with the Olympic Movement. Expected to launch in 2010, broadcasting year-round, and using multiple platforms, including...

2009-02-12 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company and the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, announces today that it is putting the finishing touches on one of the most complex and high profile IT systems in the world. The Games-time IT is made up of 13 systems, working congruently to ensure the smooth operations of the Games while protecting the information from internal and external threats. (Logo:...

2008-10-16 09:00:34

Gulf Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: GFRE) ("Gulf" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of bromine, crude salt and specialty chemical products in China, today announced that the Company has received approximately $23 million in customer orders for the fourth quarter of 2008, up significantly from the third quarter of 2008. The Company reaffirmed its full year 2008 revenue guidance, and revised previously issued net income guidance to between $20 million and $23 million. Held in August 2008,...

2008-08-25 12:01:13

Deutsche Telekom's international wholesale arm has signed a WiFi roaming agreement with China Mobile, to provide internet access to the visitors of the Olympic Games. The agreement is expected to enable Deutsche Telekom (DT) customers, and customers of any other carrier hooked up to DT's WiFi roaming platform, access to hotspots run by China Mobile. Hence T-Mobile and T-Home customers from, for example, Germany, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, or the Czech Republic can roam at DT's...

2008-08-25 06:00:29

By Kevin Johnson BEIJING -- To listen to the International Olympic Committee is to hear that the Games of the 29th Olympiad may now represent the standard as perhaps the best-run in the history of the Olympic movement. Completed well in advance of the opening ceremony, most of the venues were eye-popping. World records fell almost by the day. The movement of athletes and spectators was near-flawless in a city known for its paralyzing gridlock. Operations moved so smoothly that the...

2008-08-22 09:00:45

GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE), today announced its Homeland Protection business installed twelve GE Security CTX 9000 DSi advanced baggage screening systems at Beijing Capital International Airport's (BCIA) Terminal Three as part of the city's infrastructure investment for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. GE Security's CTX 9000 advanced technology explosives detection systems are helping BCIA better protect visitors and athletes returning home after...

2008-08-08 09:01:23

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Li Keqiang Inspects Power Enterprise, Holds Meeting, Emphasizes Providing Effective Power and Energy Support for Steady Economic Operation, Ensuring Success of Olympic Games and Meeting the Needs of People" - Xinhua headline] Beijing, 7 Aug (Xinhua) - Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, inspected on 7 August...

2008-08-06 09:00:33

LONGMONT, Colo. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite imagery provider, DigitalGlobe, has teamed up with an industry leader in expert modelling and simulation services, AEgis Technologies Group, to provide NBC Universal with access to a 3D digital model of Beijing during the network's broadcasts of the Olympic Games. This is the first time this ground-breaking technology has been leveraged to develop highly accurate 3D simulation quickly for NBC's coverage of the Olympics....

2008-08-06 09:00:26

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today it has been selected to provide Internet Protocol (IP) video network infrastructure and video-encoding solutions to NBC during the network's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Aug. 8-24. Cisco's IP video infrastructure will enable NBC personnel in New York and Los Angeles to edit video as it is captured in Beijing and deliver it to three screens: TV, PC and smartphone. Described as one of the most demanding network environments in the world, the...

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2008-08-06 06:05:00

By Calum MacLeod The five Olympic rings, made out of flowers, stand near the Potala Palace -- the Dalai Lama's old residence -- in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. Nearby a giant slogan reads, "The united nationalities welcome the Olympic Games with one heart," according to photos on government websites. Tourism is recovering since the deadly riots in March, China's tourism bureau says, and Tibetan television shows Lhasa residents snapping up Olympic souvenirs. Yet Lhasa's apparent calm hides a...


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