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2011-11-08 13:52:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the tenth annual Bastiat Prize for Journalism, First Place - and $50,000 in prize money - was shared by Tom Easton of The Economist (UK) and Virginia Postrel of Bloomberg News (for pieces published by The Wall Street Journal and by Bloomberg). Both also received an engraved crystal candlestick - a nod to Bastiat's ironic and iconic Petition. Second prize (including $15,000 and a candlestick) went to Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe. Third prize...

2011-10-17 14:12:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetline, Inc. (www.streetline.com) has been named a 2011 runner-up for The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards. Streetline was recognized in the transportation category for its smartphone app Parker(TM) that delivers real-time information on available parking spots nearby. The Wall Street Journal received over 600 applications from companies, organizations and individuals in 31 countries. An independent panel of judges...

2011-10-17 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the investigational ABSORB(TM) bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has been recognized as the winner of the Medical Devices category in the 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards. ABSORB is an implantable device that restores blood flow by opening a blocked artery and providing support to the vessel until the device dissolves. Once in place, ABSORB dissolves in approximately two...

2011-10-17 07:00:00

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) today announced that it was named as the overall Gold winner in The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards. The Wall Street Journal 2011 Technology Innovation Awards are determined by a panel of independent judges who evaluated significant innovations that occurred in 2010. Six-hundred-five applicants competed for the award in 16 categories. Of these, the panel chose 35 winners and runners-up....

Court Order Forces Release Of WikiLeaks Supporter’s Email
2011-10-10 08:54:35

The US government obtained a secret court order forcing Google Inc. and Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to release data from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, the Wall Street Journal reported today. WSJ, citing reviewed documents, said that Sonic.net was forced to turn over data from the email account of Jacob Appelbaum, which includes email addresses of people he had corresponded with over the past two years. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper told WSJ that it fought the order legally and...

2011-09-27 15:05:00

MOLINE, Ill., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 16-page, full color insert highlighting Nyxio Technologies (OTCQB: NYXO) will be carried by The Wall Street Journal as an advertorial in select editions of tomorrow's paper, Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. The insert on Nyxio Technologies--a leading provider of quality cutting edge consumer electronics--has been authored by Eric Dany's Stock Prospector. The insert is available in select print editions. Nyxio Technologies is committed to...

2011-09-08 05:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept, 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleen DeBaise has joined the Entrepreneur.com editorial team as director of special projects. DeBaise was previously small business editor at The Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook (2009). DeBaise joins the staff of executive online editor, Laura Lorber. Lorber, formerly editor of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network's financial careers site, FINS.com, a property of Dow...

Spacecraft Funded By Amazom Executive Crashes
2011-09-04 05:02:31

  An unmanned spacecraft funded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos veered off course during a recent test flight and had to be destroyed, the Wall Street Journal first reported Saturday. In the article, reporter Andy Pasztor said that the incident with the Blue Origin LLC-developed vehicle occurred on August 24 at the company's spaceport in West Texas. Pasztor noted that the vehicle "started to go off course and ground personnel lost normal contact with the vehicle." Investigators...

2011-07-26 14:00:00

MIAMI, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Len Dugow, Editor & President of the New York/Florida-based luxury lifestyle magazine, Apples to Oranges, today announced a continued and enhanced distribution partnership with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post. "I am excited to report that the November/December issue will be exclusively distributed in the Friday, November 18th, issues of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post." (Photo:...

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2011-07-14 09:25:00

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that online retail giant Amazon.com will launch a tablet computer this year expected to compete directly with Apple's iPad. The Kindle-maker is looking to extend its position as the world's largest Internet retailer by expanding its mobile offerings and selling more digital goods, according to analysts and investors. The launch of a tablet with a 9-inch screen and running Google's Android operating system will happen before October, WSJ reported,...