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Checks will finally be in mail in LCD panel settlement
October 22, 2014
After a two-year wait, checks will finally be in the mail next week for claimants of the LCD class-action lawsuit. For the past seven years, more than 100 law firms around the country have worked to punish manufacturers of liquid crystal displays, the most common type of flat panel for computers and TVs, that were found to have illegally fixed prices between 1999 and 2006. The nine makers of LCD panels were ordered to repay $1.1 billion to consumers and small businesses, the largest antitrust settlement of its kind.

Yahoo ekes out Q3 revenue gain
October 22, 2014
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revamped many of Yahoo's products but has been unable to revive the company's revenue growth. Yahoo reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lacklustre Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle.

KYOCERA Introduces New Advanced TFT LCDs to the Automotive Market
October 22, 2014
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division will introduce new TFT technology products at the 2014 Vehicle Display Symposium being held at the University of Michigan Dearborn, October 23-24. Focused on small to medium size TFT-LCDs, Kyocera will showcase its new automotive display products in sizes ranging from 1.8” to 8.0” with many advanced technologies and features.

McDonald's & PepsiCo Complete Stellar Digital Speaker Line Up for ClickZ Live Chicago; Food and drink giants to join speakers from Yahoo!, Adobe, Cisco, Twitter, Expedia, Microsoft and Huffington Post
October 21, 2014
With just two weeks left until theClickZ Live Digital Marketing Conferencein Chicago, Incisive Media are thrilled to round off the agenda with a new session featuring senior marketers from McDonald's, PepsiCo, Starcom Mediavest and SheKnows Media. Entitled Marketing to Mom: How to Avoid a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Reaching Millennial, Gen X, Stay-At-Home and Working Mothers, delegates will be treated to cutting-edge insight on how to market to an important demographic that accounts for $2.4 trillion in consumer spend and acts as many brands' most influential customers. Other notable talks at the conference being held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago from Tuesday 4th November until Thursday 6th November include:

Total investment in YotaPhone development at US$ 15 million
October 21, 2014
Yota Devices invested only US$ 15 mln in development and making the first YotaPhone, 1/10th the orginal iPhone cost of development. International companies invest much more in development of their smartphone models. For example, Nokia invested US$ 200 mln in this in 2012-2013, and development of the original iPhone ended up costing approximately

Washington: Creating a Prototype Web Application for Spacecraft Real-Time Data Visualization on Mobile Devices
October 21, 2014
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) have become commonplace among almost all sectors of the workforce, especially in the technical and scientific communities. These devices provide individuals the ability to be constantly connected to any area of interest they may have, whenever and wherever they are located. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) is attempting to take advantage of this constant connectivity to extend the data visualization component of the Payload Operations and Integration Center (POIC) to a person's mobile device.

Splashtop Added as a Sharp Strategic Technology Alliance Resource; STAR Member.
October 21, 2014
  San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014       Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing and collaboration, today announced that Sharp Electronics Corporation has added Splashtop as a Strategic Technology Alliance Resource (STAR) member. With this announcement, users using Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems can now greatly extend their presentation features by using S plashtop Classroom and Splashtop Mirroring360 products to control, annotate and present content--and share ideas--from anywhere in the room using their device of choice.

EMarketer: Programmatic spending to surpass $10B this year
October 20, 2014
In its first-ever U.S. programmatic forecast, eMarketer predicted that U.S. programmatic digital display ad spending will eclipse $10 billion this year, growing 137.1 percent. That spending will represent 45.0 percent of the U.S. digital display advertising market.

Ricoh WG-4
October 14, 2014
The Ricoh WG-4 ($329.95) is a minor upgrade to the previous model, the Pentax WG-3. Its design is largely unchanged, and it uses the same lens and 16-megapixel image sensor, but it does add a shutter priority shooting mode. The rugged camerahas a bright f/2 lens, is rated to go as deep as 45 feet underwater, and includes a macro light system around its lens for close-up shots. But it's not quite the equal of our Editors' Choice, the Olympus Tough TG-3, which is a little more expensive, but adds integrated Wi-Fi and GPS capability, and much quicker performance. Design and Features The WG-4 retains the wide form factor and metal faceplate used by previous WG cameras. It measures 2.5 by 4.9 by 1.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 8.1 ounces. Its lens is centered in its body, which isn't typical for a rugged compact camera. Most other models, like the Olympus Tough TG-850 (2.5 by 4.3 by 1.1 inches, 7.7 ounces) place the lens in the top corner of the body.

Online Display Spending to Grow $18 Billion in Next Five Years
October 01, 2014
Driven by the steep growth rate of online video and mobile display, online advertising will grow from this year's $19.8 billion to $37.6 billion by 2019, according to Forrester Research's "North American Online Display Advertising Forecast" released this week. That 13.7% annual growth rate compares to a mere 1% annual increase for offline advertising, though traditional channels will continue to dominate the landscape with expenditures expected to hit $239 billion in five years.


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