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Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. Launch nabi 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition Tablet With Nick Content and Nickelodeon-Themed Tablet Accessories

EL SEGUNDO, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/01/13 — Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. today announced the launch of the nabi(R) 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition tablet and tablet accessories, following the success of nabi Jr. Nick Jr. tablet launched earlier this year as a part of the multi-year deal announced last March. Available exclusively at Walmart beginning …

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NBCUniversal & Comcast Appoint Maggie McLean Suniewick To Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration

In her new role, Suniewick will be charged with identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities between Comcast, the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers and businesses under the Xfinity brand, and NBCUniversal’s vast portfolio which includes two broadcast networks – Spanish and English language – 17 cable networks and more …

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PromaxBDA Announces 2013 Sports Media Marketing Summit Speaker Lineup

“This year’s Sports Media Marketing Summit is energized by both a fast-paced series of bottom-line presentations and a powerhouse roster of speakers whose expertise, talent and stature define the Summit’s vitality and value,” said Jonathan Block-Verk, CEO and President, PromaxBDA International. “We’re passionate about providing our members with a forum for information and inspiration to …

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HP Halts Sales Of Chromebooks Due To Overheating Chargers (HPQ)

HP is warning customers that purchased a Chromebook 11 not to use the charger following complaints by users that they overheat, HP confirmed to Business Insider. It’s telling retailers to stop selling the devices, including Best Buy and Amazon. “Stores should stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 effective immediately,” reads an internal memo to Best …

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New Webinar on Leading Consumer & Lifestyle Magazine Editors Tell PR How to Score Coverage: Pitching, Placing and Becoming a Valued Resource

• Top Consumer & Lifestyle Media Trends of 2014: Which consumer and lifestyle product or trends are commanding outsized coverage-and how to hook stories, angles and pitches to them in 2014 • New rules for crafting irresistible pitches-the story elements and exclusive pegs that resonate with these editors and how to use them to generate …

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DHX Medias ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’ (Viacom Inc. [VIA]) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DJ Lance Rock and the colourful characters from “Yo Gabba Gabba!,” the award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among pre-schoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike, will …

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Viacom Inc. [VIA] and BETs ‘Being Mary Jane’ to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Viacom Inc. [VIA] and BET’s “Being Mary Jane”, BET’s first one-hour scripted drama that focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Monday, January 6, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Viacom is home …

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80% of Global Executives that Pursued a Strategic Divestment over Past Two Years Saw Positive Impact on Valuation According to EY Global Divestiture Survey

In terms of options, 55% of global executives would consider a full sale of their business compared to 34% who would opt for a carve-out and 14% an IPO. EY’s survey results revealed three best practices to consider when undertaking a divestiture: “These leading practices might seem obvious, however, it is surprising how many companies …

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Select Comfort Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and New Chief Human Capital Officer

As chief financial officer, Callen will advance the company’s financial growth plan and lead the finance team. Dirks will continue to evolve the company’s culture of innovation and individualization and be responsible for all human capital functions. Both senior leaders will progress the company’s vision to become one of the world’s most beloved brands by …

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Mintz Levin”s Pedro F. Suarez to Serve on Intellectual Property Owners Association”s Software and Business Methods Committee

The IPO is a trade association that is comprised of owners of intellectual property and other parties interested in intellectual property law. Over 200 companies and more than 12,000 individuals are involved in the association either through their companies or as an IPO inventor, author, executive, law firm or attorney members. IPO’s corporate members file …

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DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman at WonderCon 2014 with Stellar Collection of Talent and Events

In addition, DCE will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation for special events including: Fans attending WonderCon also have the chance to pick-up three exclusive variant comic books at the Graphitti Designs booth (#301) including: Home to the most talented writers and artists in the business, DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth …

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Recent Updates on EU E-Cigarette Legislation Slammed by Electronic Cigarette Advocates

In February 2014, a meeting of the European Parliament took place in France, and members approved draft proposals concerning tougher legislation of electronic cigarettes and very tight controls over marketing e-cigarettes and related products vaping products. Of the members present, 500 voted in favor of tougher new rules, while 63 members voted against. A further …

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10 Best Minivan Companies Announced by reviewauthority.com for July 2014

(PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The July 2014 edition of the rankings of top minivan manufacturers has been revealed by the independent research team at reviewauthority.com. The ratings consist of the ten top minivan manufacturers in the consumer goods and services industry based on a thorough evaluation of how they offer their solutions. Each month the …

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WWE(R) and Mattel Extend Partnership

WWE(R) Figure Assortment Signature Series Mix (Photo: Business Wire) “WWE and Mattel’s action figure line is consistently ranked in the top two thanks to our creative marketing campaigns, tremendous retail support and seamless infusion of cutting-edge innovations,” said Doug Wadleigh, Senior Vice President, Global Brands Marketing, Boys and Entertainment for Mattel. “We are excited to …

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Ginger Announces All-in-One, Cross-Platform English Writing Product

Ginger will also be displaying the latest version of its Mobile Keyboard solution for Android devices. Mobile Keyboard features a wide range of contextual writing tools based on Ginger’s NLP platform. The Keyboard, which works with any Android application, provides sophisticated proofreading and paraphrasing functionalities and is integrated with Ginger’s advanced writing, pronunciation and learning …

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Genius Brands International Appoints Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Thomopoulos to Board of Directors

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — (Marketwired) — 03/06/14 — Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB: GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching ‘content with a purpose’ for toddlers to tweens, today announced the election of entertainment industry veteran Anthony D. “Tony” Thomopoulos to the company’s Board of Directors. The announcement was made …

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ironSource Hosts the Legendary Internet Entrepreneur Xu Xiaoping On His First Trip to Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 “It was a privilege to be part of Xu Xiaoping’s first visit to Israel,” said Yuval Reisman, head of ironSource operations in China and the organizer of the visit. “His enthusiasm and determination for pursuing innovation were inspirational, and it was incredibly exciting to discuss new ways China …

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Viacom & the Joyful Heart Foundation Say “No More” to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Executive Vice President Viacom Velocity Creative Niels Schuurmans directed and produced the Viacom NO MORE PSAs. Viacom President & CEO Philippe Dauman, who will be honored by the Joyful Heart Foundation at its Joyful Revolution Gala tonight, said, “Viacom has a rich …

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Jewelbox Display & Supply Co Offering Most Stellar Range of Jewel Display Boxes at Affordable Prices

Sun Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 They have a vast and exquisite collection of jewelry display trays that are ideal for keeping multiple rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces. Also, one can find customized jewelry display cases available in various shapes and sizes. In addition to this, they also provide an unmatched range of …

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Sente, Inc. Announces Appointment of Michael Brower as Chief Financial Officer

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sente, Inc. a specialty aesthetics company pioneering the development of differentiated medical grade skincare products based on the science of glycosaminoglycans, today announced the appointment of Michael Brower to Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. Brower will be responsible for leading strategic finance and operations …

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New Slice Gives Shoppers More Ways to Save Time and Money — or Even a Life

PALO ALTO, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/10/14 — Slice, the free mobile and online app that is every smart shopper’s essential companion, today released version 5.0, a new design that delivers additional ways people can instantly save time and money. Leveraging Apple’s immersive design and technical capabilities, the highly-rated app now delivers visual shipment tracking, …

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GE Capital Provides Brookstone with $115 million in Working Capital

GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance today announced it is providing Brookstone, the product development company and specialty retailer, with a $115 million senior credit facility. The financing will be used to support the company’s recent acquisition by Sailing Innovation (Sailing) and general working capital needs. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Brookstone …

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Elliot Kaye Sworn In As 10th Chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

“I am deeply honored to have been selected by President Obama to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission,” said Chairman Kaye. “As a consumer, a policy maker and especially as a father, I have a clear vision of the direction that CPSC needs to take, together with willing partners, to provide consumers with the protections …

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Become One of Your Favorite Superheros for the First Time Ever

Hasbro, Inc. and 3DPlusMe today announced the introduction of SUPER AWESOME ME, a personalized 3D printing experience that allows kids and kids at heart to become one of their favorite characters, Captain America or Iron Man. The SUPER AWESOME ME initiative provides fans with a customized, one-of-a-kind action figure through a unique, in-store experience. (Photo: …

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