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IAB Report: Digital Ad Revenues Spike in First Half of 2014
October 23, 2014
Internet ad revenues climbed to an historic first half-year high of $23.1 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US.

The Irish Times
October 23, 2014
Sony has been impressing with its compact Xperia phones, but its tablets are also worth a look. Like the phones, the Xperia Z line of tablets are built to be robust yet aimed at the premium end of the market. The Xperia tablets have stuck with the 10-inch models until now, but the Z3 Tablet Compact has changed all that. Available in 16GB and 32GB versions, the tablet is offered in wifi only and 4G LTE versions. Powered by a 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor, with 3GB of RAM, the tablet runs Android KitKat. It's waterproof, dust tight and a bit more robust than your average tablet. And all in a slim, light package that comes with an 8-inch display.

IAB Report: Digital Ad Revenues Hit Landmark High in First Half of 2014
October 23, 2014
Internet ad revenues climbed to an historic first half-year high of $23.1 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. IAB said this marks a 15 percent rise over 2013's first-half ad revenues of $20.1 billion. Maintaining the positive trajectory, second quarter 2014 internet ad revenues rose to $11.7 billion, representing a 14 percent year-over-year increase, up from $10.3 billion in Q2 2013.

eMagin Gets $6.8 Million in R&D Contracts
October 23, 2014
eMagin Corp. reported that it has been awarded three new R&D contracts totaling $6.8 million. According to a release from the company, one of the three new contracts is a $1.1M contract over 15 months to further enhance the full color brightness of its recently demonstrated ultra-high-brightness microdisplay products. Details regarding the other two contracts will be released in the near future.

New 3D Display Technology Promises Greater Energy Efficiency; LCD technology developed in Hong Kong maintains the 3D images it displays without drawing power
October 22, 2014
At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market saturated with flashy, colorful electronics. But a closer look at the specs could change that: the ultra-thin LCD screen described today in a paper in The Optical Society's ( OSA ) journal Optics Letters is capable of holding three-dimensional images without a power source, making it a compact, energy-efficient way to display visual information. Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are used in numerous technological applications, from television screens to digital clock faces. In a traditional LCD, liquid crystal molecules are sandwiched between polarized glass plates. Electrodes pass current through the apparatus, influencing the orientation of the liquid crystals inside and manipulating the way they interact with the polarized light. The light and dark sections of the readout display are controlled by the amount of current flowing into them.

LG Electronics Champions Energy Efficient Technologies At 2014 Greenbuild Expo; Named Leading Technology Provider for 'GreenZone' Community Center, LG Outfits Sustainable Facility with Air Conditioning Solutions, Electronics, Appliances
October 22, 2014
Underscoring its commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable technologies, LG Electronics USA is playing a major role at the premier event for sustainable building, the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which opens here today. Selected as the "Official ENERGY STAR® TV Provider for Greenbuild 2014," LG also is the leading technology provider for the "GreenZone Environment Education Classroom" exhibit. Commissioned by SGC Horizon, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development and USGBC-Louisiana, the exhibit is a modular education facility and community center featured at the two-day expo. Following the show, the structure will be installed in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward near Make It Right Foundation homes, serving elementary, middle and high school students in the NOLA Recovery School District with education programs on water quality, storm water management and the environment. The facility will be made available for use by community groups in the Ninth Ward.

KYOCERA Introduces New Advanced TFT LCDs to the Automotive Market
October 22, 2014
Oct. 22 -- US-based Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp issued the following news release: 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.

Sizmek Announces Industry's Most Scalable Dynamic Creative Capabilities for Mobile, Video, Social and Display; Launch of Omnichannel Solution Enables Advertisers to Personalize Ads at Scale Using Sizmek MDX
October 22, 2014
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sizmek (Nasdaq:SZMK), a leading global ad management company, today announced the launch of Sizmek Dynamic Creative with omnichannel capabilities. Sizmek now supports highly scalable dynamic creative campaigns on every digital advertising channel, including mobile, video, social and display. This means that marketers can improve relevance and boost performance of online campaigns by automatically serving ad versions tailored to the user based on a variety of targeting factors. Dynamic Creative for HTML5 allows advertisers to run customized, fresh and optimally rendered campaigns on tablets and smartphones

CO alarms save lives: Blue Mountains fire officials
October 22, 2014
The Blue Mountains' chief fire prevention officer is making some noise about the silent killer. Now that legislation has passed to require carbon monoxide detectors in or outside of sleeping areas, Duncan Rydall is reminding The Blue Mountains' residents to make sure they are equipped with a CO alarm.

Shaw Kwei & Partners Funds Schmids Expansion
October 20, 2014
Shaw Kwei & Partnershas invested US$40 million in Germany-based Gebr. Schmid GmbH, a manufacturer of fully integrated lines and facilities for the production of printed circuit boards, photovoltaic products and flat panel displays. (Offshore) (Investments)


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