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Google, Microsoft, Wireless Carriers Form Rare Alliance To Battle Marriott's Dumb Wi-Fi 'Jamming'

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in October we noted how the FCC had fined Marriott $600,000 for the company's decision to block cellular signals in the company's Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville. The move was pretty clearly intended to...Show More Summary

Museum Store Association Retail Conference and Expo Set for April 2015

December 22, 2014 – DENVER – The Museum Store Association (MSA) will hold its annual Retail Conference & Expo April 17-20, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. The 2015 MSA Retail Conference & Expo offers four days of dynamic learning sessions, learning excursions and the opportunity to connect with more than 200 [...]

Hundreds of vets participate in 'Stand Down' at L.A. Convention Center

Free meals, beauty makeovers, gift sleeping bags and complimentary cellphones brought more than 800 military veterans to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, but the bigger gift for many could come in the form of permanent homes.

Another Book Gift Idea: Under One Flag: A Journey from 9/11 to the Heartland

On Tuesday I told you about Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities by Heywood T. Sanders and a week ago about about five St. Louis books. Today’s book, a beautifully photographed hardcover coffee table book, deserved its own post: To mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a...

Morning Linkage: No More Pot Shop Raids, Lowkey Density in Echo Park

· Spending bill bans feds from raiding medical marijuana clinics · Echo Park's Blackbirds will create lowkey density · Three design teams chosen to compete for Los Angeles Convention Center overhaul · Abusive Sheriff's Department will have to make...

Time Warner Cable, Boingo turn on Hotspot 2.0

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Time Warner Cable and wireless ISP Boingo signed a roaming deal in June, which allows TWC’s broadband customers to use Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots at airports and convention centers and Boingo subscribers to tap…

Second Wave of WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Guests Announced!

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : WonderCon

WONDERCON WEDNESDAY! Second Wave of WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Guests Announced! WonderCon Anaheim announces five more great guests for the 2015 event, to be held April 3-5 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Read more

Reading: Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities by Heywood T. Sanders

Friday I listed five books about St. Louis to consider as gifts.  Today’s book, a massive volume, isn’t about St. Louis. Well, not entirely. Chapter 8, titled “St. Louis: Protection from Erosion”, is the story of our own convention center folly. From the publisher: American cities have experienced a remarkable surge...

Rare 13th century Russian icon on offer for $1.75 million at Los Angeles Jewelry Antiques & Design

last weekArts : Artdaily

A rare 13th century Russian Icon will be available at Los Angeles Jewelry Antiques & Design from January 15-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This fully documented and authenticated piece is being offered by Icons & Antiques Gallery for $1.75 million dollars. Show More Summary

Government Drug Pricing Forum

Government Drug Pricing ForumFebruary 11-13, 2015Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center, Washington. DCWith the increase in complexity of government pricing and contracting, the Conference Forum is no longer holding its Medicaid Rebate Summit. Show More Summary

Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic staredown pic: UFC on Fox 13 weigh ins

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona for those fighters competing at the UFC on Fox 13: "Dos Santos vs. Miocic" event, which...Show More Summary

Progressive International Motorcycle Show coming to New York City this weekend

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The Yamaha exhibit at the 2014 New York Motorcycle Show. Photos by author. On Thursday, December 11, we trekked to Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center to attend the media day for the New York City stop on the 2014 Progressive Motorcycle Show tour. Just about any new motorcycle manufacturer you can name was represented, as […]

News: The Blues Foundation 36th Blues Music Award nominees announced

The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, 7th May, 2015. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards […]

UFC on Fox 13 weigh ins, live video stream

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 13: "Dos Santos vs. Miocic" takes place today (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) from the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete...Show More Summary

I'm Still Bitter, Bill

Near the end of October, I was dressed in my finest to attend the annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center. My wife had received two tickets through her employer, a corporate sponsor of HRC. Show More Summary

How the Surveillance Industry Sells Itself

From the semi-exclusive Executive Club Lounge at ISC E?ast, which bills itself as the largest security trade show in the northeastern US, the floor of the Javits Convention Center in New York City looks like it would for any other industry expo. Show More Summary

Lupita Nyong'o Wanted Nothing More Than to 'Make Believe for a Living'

Lupita Nyong’o takes the stage to speak at the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Thursday afternoon (December 4) in Boston, MA. The 31-year-old actress was joined at the big event by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lupita Nyong’o “What I [...]

Tim Barber’s Friday Miami Photo Diary

Miami Art Basel is finally winding down, and SEEN takes one last look — from an Alexander Calder to the photographs of Jack Pierson. Click on the slideshow below to see Tim Barber's photographs from the convention center, as well as his late-night escape to the rooftop of an abandoned... More »

Not for Sale: Outside the Convention Center in Miami

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

“There’s a lot of product going on here,” I heard a woman say into her cell phone at the mega-art fair Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. Indeed, $3 billion worth of art is being offered for sale this year, according to the event’s organiz...

Tobey Maguire Reunites with 'Great Gatsby' Director Baz Luhrmann at Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Preview!

Tobey Maguire sits down to chat with his The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann while attending the 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Preview held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday (December 3) in Miami Beach, Fla. The 39-year-old actor and Baz, 52, were joined at the event by Gone Girl actress Emily [...]

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