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Clear Channel is changing its name to iHeartMedia


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Clear Channel is looking to cement its status as a multiplatform media group and align more closely with its iHeartRadio brand by changing its name to iHeartMedia. "To capture all these concepts and s… Read More

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Apple's new iPhones reach one-day record of 4M pre-orders


  • Computerworld
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNET
  • Channel Partners

Apple took twice as many initial orders for its new iPhone 6 models in a 24-hour period last week as it did for the iPhone 5 in 2012, the company said Monday, adding that it received 4 million preorde… Read More

Sources: China to develop MEMS production for handsets


  • DigiTimes

China is pushing to promote domestic production of microelectromechanical system devices -- key components in the manufacturing of smartphones -- sources say. The biggest MEMS suppliers in the world a… Read More

Mobile app helps asthma sufferers track symptoms, find answers



AsthmaMD is a mobile application that allows users to track their symptoms and then share them with their doctors. Medication and possible asthma attack triggers also are tracked through the app and a… Read More

Expo starts Monday -- register now!


"Metro Transport Evolution," "Modernizing the User Interface," and "Wi-Fi: The Quest for Quality" are just three of the technical workshops. Consider what you'll learn over the four days of SCTE Cable… Read More