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2014-01-01 04:20:10

TOKYO, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba Corp. is the official sponsor of the Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration, the biggest countdown event in the world, with over a million people gathering in Times Square and a television audience around the globe of more than a billion. The iconic countdown to midnight was played out on TOSHIBA VISION Times Square, the LED screen atop One Times Square in the center of New York, triumphantly welcoming 2014 at the world's biggest New Year...

2013-12-31 20:20:37

BANGKOK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- History was made this New Year's Eve in Bangkok as the world's highest ball drop took place on the rooftop of the Tower Club at lebua hotel. Perched 872 feet high (64 stories tall), the brightly lit, rainbow colored ball was visible across the city for over 1.8 km (1 mile). This was the inaugural year of the Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua, which is to become an annual New Year's Eve tradition for Thailand. Measuring 2.1 meters wide (7 feet) and...

2013-12-30 12:20:19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts will help ring in 2014 by sending greetings from space and from Earth to the crowd gathered in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronaut Mike Massimino will participate in the New Year's Eve Countdown event on Tuesday evening, Dec. 31. He also will introduce a video greeting from Expedition 36 flight engineer Karen Nyberg, who returned from...

2013-12-30 08:21:02

Lighted Ball High Above Grand Rapids Now Features LED Bulbs GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It may look the same, but this year's New Year's Eve ball to be dropped Tuesday from high above downtown Grand Rapids will use a fraction of the electricity of years past, thanks to new LED bulbs from Consumers Energy. As part of its sponsorship of the 2014 Fox KIA HOT New Year's Eve Party, Consumers Energy has replaced the 450 halogen light bulbs used the previous five...

2013-12-27 00:21:36

TOKYO, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba Corp. will liven up a global countdown event with over a million people gathering in Times Square and a television audience around the globe of more than a billion, as the official sponsor for the Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration. TOSHIBA VISION will be hosting the traditional 60-second countdown.(Photo: http://image.net/toshiba_timessquare2014 )For this year's New Year countdown, from 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. eastern time, all eyes...

2013-12-26 12:20:48

All Eyes will be on TOSHIBA VISION LED Screens High Atop One Times Square for Countdown Festivities NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five, four, three, two, one! Happy New Year! Toshiba America Inc. is the exclusive sponsor for the Official Countdown of the Times Square 2014 New Year's Eve Celebration, it was announced today. And with excitement mounting as the world's most famous countdown approaches, Toshiba America will be at the forefront of New Year's Eve events at the...

2013-12-18 16:23:55

Denver Welcomes 2014 With TWO Firework Displays and More DENVER, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When you have 26 breweries in your downtown, one free New Year's Eve party is not going to be enough. So, The Mile High City throws two. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131218/DC35941) Denver's 16(th) Street Mall - a mile long pedestrian promenade lined with 42 outdoor cafes, becomes ground zero as tens of thousands of people gather for two firework displays - one...

2013-12-17 12:29:50

TV Audience of Over One Billion to See Programmable LED Bulbs Light Iconic New Year's Numerals in Vibrant Color NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the glittering Times Square New Year's Eve Ball descends to mark the beginning of 2014, the "1" and "4" will be illuminated for the first time in ever-changing colors using 207 of the revolutionary and programmable hue bulbs from Philips, the global leader in lighting. A global TV audience of over one billion viewers will see the...

2013-01-01 04:20:06

TOKYO, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba was the exclusive sponsor for the Official Countdown of the Times Square 2013 New Year's Eve Celebration. (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201212289143/) Every year this global event sees over 1 million visitors pack the streets and more than 1 billion viewers worldwide. All eyes were on the giant LED screen atop One Times Square, TOSHIBA VISION Times Square, providing the countdown for the whole world. In addition to the famous...

2012-12-31 05:00:42

3-D Video Projection to Feature Real-Time Twitter & Instagram Feeds Featuring People´s New Year´s Resolutions From Around the World. Sponsored by Local Eatery James' Beach. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 In a town that now counts Google, Jib Jab, and Viddy as residents, it comes as little surprise Silicon Beach--or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known--will be hosting a high-tech ball drop of its own this New Year´s Eve. Unlike Times Square, however,...