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2009-06-07 23:01:00

Brightcove enables Philly.com to expand online distribution and monetization of news and lifestyle video programming CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that Philly.com has chosen the Brightcove platform to publish and distribute video for its site, the flagship Web property for the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of the highest circulation newspapers in the U.S., and the Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia area's...

2009-04-28 08:00:00

PHOENIX, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Named for the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative business journalist team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, these awards, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, celebrate the best in print and online investigative business journalism. The annual awards were first given out in fall 2007, and feature a Gold award of $5,000 and a Silver prize of $2,000. For the 2009 awards, entries must have appeared...

2009-04-19 15:49:01

The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia is in limbo after Pennsylvania officials reneged on promised capital funding, an official says. Museum President Sharon A. Smith said the museum had expected to move into the Independence National Historical Park. But, he said, Gov. Ed Rendell hasn't come through with promised funding and the museum has lost its deal for a spot in the historical park, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. The museum, a fixture in the city for 88 years, has already...

2009-03-19 15:40:12

Police have confirmed a fatal car crash victim in Greece was former NFL quarterback William Jeff Komlo, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday. Komlo, 52, had avoided arrest on multiple warrants by fleeing to Greece, but Chester (Pa.) County confirmed through fingerprint records that he was killed in a a fatal car crash last Saturday in Athens. The former University of Delaware all-American, who played for the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the early 1980s, had been sought by...

2009-03-16 16:28:58

A U.S. media think-tank said newspaper companies need to beat the bushes for new ideas for revenue in a recession in which the Internet is grabbing readers. The Project for Excellence in Journalism said in a report Monday that no one source is a likely magic bullet that will pull newspapers from its doldrums, The Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. In the last year, the business model has deteriorated so quickly it's now 'man the battleships,' Mark Jurkowitz, the project's associate...

2009-03-11 16:47:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Tierney, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Media Holdings, owner of the Philadelphia Daily News today issued the following statement in response to a 24/7 Wall Street blog post carried on Time.com titled, The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America, which listed The Philadelphia Daily News as the most endangered. Mr. Tierney said: "On Monday, March 9, 2009, Time.com posted a blog entry titled, The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America,...

2009-02-22 23:24:12

The company that owns both major Philadelphia daily newspapers has filed for bankruptcy to restructure a $390 million debt load, Philly.com reported Sunday. Philadelphia Newspapers LLC -- which owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News as well as Philly.com -- said the voluntary Chapter 11 filing will not disrupt its day-to-day operations. The company was acquired in 2006 by a group of investors from the Philadelphia area in a $562 million deal. Chief Executive Officer...

2008-12-31 13:54:57

Pennsylvania plastic container company Constar International Inc. said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to implement a debt-for-equity swap. The swap will reduce the company's indebtedness by $175 million and annual interest expenses by $19.3 million, the company said. The voluntary filing was submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. In a statement, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Hoffman said Constar intended to continue to operate as usual during...

2008-12-29 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Christmas ends, one movie producer predicts 2009 will be "The Year of The Blue Dress," a non-political comedy about Bill & Monica and their secret story. "Ken Starr saved our budget $40 million in research," says Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, executive producer of The Blue Dress. "People will begin shopping for blue dresses and thongs, there isn't a doubt in my mind." In Philadelphia, The Blue Dress (BlueDressMovie.com) released a movie...

2008-11-30 00:46:37

One of the last independent bookstores in Philadelphia, and likely the city's oldest bookstore, is closing its doors, its owner says. Robin's Bookstore, founded in 1936 by the current owner's grandfather, will be shuttered Jan. 31, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday. Larry Robin, who lives over the shop, plans to rent out the ground floor while holding poetry readings and other literary events -- with some used books for sale -- on the second floor. Robin said the combination of...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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