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ABC's David Muir helps nightly news get a little younger


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

David Muir, the new anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight," at age 40 will be the youngest host of an evening news program in 50 years. Muir says the gig is his "dream job," and ABC is hoping he can inc… Read More

Nintendo 3DS models get a refresh


  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Nintendo has introduced the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS LL models, which have additional buttons and use a more powerful processor than their predecessor. The bottom touch screen now has nea… Read More

Pickup in chip startup funding seen in first half


  • TechCrunch

Venture funding for semiconductor startups rebounded in the first six months of this year, according to Ilgiz Akhmetshin of SKTA Innopartners. Nearly 20 new startups were funded in that period, he not… Read More

Exec: MTV is in the "sweet spot" where TV, digital meet


  • Variety

MTV International's live music events are catching fire on social media and attracting millions of TV viewers. The network is "in the sweet spot" for digital and TV convergence, says Philip Bourchier … Read More