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Elmia Nordic Rail: ContiTech Focuses on Strong Sales Network in Scandinavia

An international partner network around the globe is one of the strengths of ContiTech Railway Engineering. The air springs specialist from Hanover, Germany, collaborates with partners in the replacement sector in over 37 countries.

VLV calls for new BBC licence fee b ody

The Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) is proposing the establishment of a statutory body, the Licence Fee Body, to determine the level of future licence fee settlements. This would help to underpin the independence of the BBC, including protection from political decisions by the Government of the day to ‘top slice’ the licence […]

GE, StartUp Health Expands Partnership to Focus on Health Payment, Virtual Health Solutions

  GE Ventures and StartUp Health, a global health innovation company, today announced the expansion of their partnership to invest in and coach digital health startups focused on health payment and virtual health solutions. The program builds on the success of the GE and StartUp Health Entrepreneurship Program, which launched in 2013 with 15 consumer... Read More

Rogers to Connect 4 Million Canadian Homes to its Gigabit Network by 2016

Following Telus and Bell’s announcements of ambitious IT infrastructure projects to connect Canadian homes to lightning-fast fibre-optic networks, it was Rogers’ turn to announce such a move. The country’s biggest carrier has finally stepped into the spotlight and announced a capital spending program that aims to connect roughly 4 million homes to the Internet at a [...]

Put a Stop to “Phubbing”: Smartphone Distraction is Destroying Relationships

For many of us smartphones have become an inexorable part of our relationships, not only allowing us to instantly connect with our friends and loved ones, through text, voice or video, but even allowing us to create new relationships through social networks, dating and matchmaking services, and other such channels. But as useful as smartphones [...]

Most Read: 82 Foot Buses for the Orange Line

Yesterday's most read article was about a piece of legislation (bill text) that would allow 82 foot buses on the Orange Line BRT in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The article mentions that 65 foot buses have been in operation since 2007 when the longer buses were first tested and put into service.Metro 65 Foot Bus via Flickr User L.A. Show More Summary

Is Lionsgate About to Merge with Starz? Well, Depends Upon Who You Read and Believe

“It’s starting to feel inevitable that Lionsgate and the Starz premium cable channels will merge operations, brought together by the command bond of investor John Malone,” reports our good friend Cynthia Littleton for Variety, where she is managing editor for...

Legendary John Woo to Produce Limited Episode TV Series

“John Woo is returning to his Hong Kong roots as he teams with Catalyst Global Media to executive produce a new TV drama,‘Cognition,’” reports The Hollywood Reporter. The story says “The neo-noir crime thriller covers two serial killer investigations set...

Mark Gordon Teaming With ProSieben On ‘Darkness Falls’ Procedural – Mipcom

EXCLUSIVE: While Mark Gordon-produced series are popular the world over, Darkness Falls marks the first time the prolific Mark Gordon Company is reaching into the international co-production space. MGC and Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 TV...Show More Summary

MIPCOM: Tandem to Adapt Ken Follett's 'Code to Zero'

The German shingle adapted Follett's 'The Pillars of the Earth' and 'World Without End' as limited series. read more

‘Never send a human to do a machine’s job:’ Five big mistakes in education technology and how to fix them

“Cyclic amnesia best characterizes the history of technology in education.” That is part of the following post about the mistakes in educational technology that keep being made decade after decade — and about how to fix them.  This is adapted from the introduction of a new book titled “Never Send a Human to do a […]

It Could Always Have Been Worse!

You might have been surprised to see former N.Y. State Ed. Commissioner, John King, promoted to U.S. Secretary of Education. You might marvel how ed. "reform" can so brazenly be forged ahead against the will of the people, or "special interests," as King would have it. Show More Summary

China Box Office: 'Lost in Hong Kong' Leads Huge Week for Local Films

Hollywood movies took less than 5 percent of box office during the National Day holiday period, one of China's biggest movie-going weeks of the year. read more

Venstar Voyager Smart Thermostats Support WiFi, ZigBee and Z-Wave

When it comes to picking wireless devices for the smart home, your selection is typically determined by the technology used—and your budget. However, Venstar doesn’t want to limit the potential audience for its latest lineup of smart thermostats. Source: Venstar Voyager Smart Thermostats Support WiFi, ZigBee and Z-Wave – EH Network

Train Simulator 2016 And How We've Reached The Crest Of The Dumb DLC Wave

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We only occasionally talk about video game DLC, or downloadable content, here at Techdirt. When digital distribution became a thing some years back, game makers came up with DLC as a way to achieve several goals: extend the shelf-life of games, make games more saleable through the promise of extra content, and, of course, make more money. Show More Summary

Podcast: Learning About Louisville

This week on the podcast, Branden Klayko of Broken Sidewalk comes on the blog to talk about Louisville Kentucky. Learn about this history of the city, the 8664 freeway fight, and local urbanist Grady Clay. Wire Feed

News editor denigrates Naval hero to defend Obama’s Islamist policies

While most media critics — Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz for one — are quick to dispel accusations that the left-wing “progressives” are in control of most news organizations, a well-respected editor took potshots at a former four-star U.S. Navy admiral who openly opposes President Barack Obama, especially his nuclear weapons pact with Iran. According […]

Cathay Pacific lays it on the line about climate change

Cathay Pacific isn’t the only airline seized by the need to reduce fossil sourced carbon emissions, but its  2014 Sustainable Development Report may be the most lucid and honest account of what a major airline is doing, and how, overall, it may yet fail. Such accountability is also spreading within the airline business. However it [...]

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