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Pilot for drama about Fla. drug industry gets picked up by TNT


  • Hollywood Reporter, The

TNT has ordered a pilot for a drama series from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay and Michelle Ashford that will portray the 1970s-era cocaine trade in Florida. Ashford, creator of Sh… Read More

Samsung renews Tizen push, eyes Nov. launch in India


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Samsung Electronics will, for the third time, attempt to release its proprietary Tizen operating system as it looks to gain a toehold in the market for selling mobile services and software. The compan… Read More

Internet of Things, wearables to drive MEMS sales, ST exec says


  • DigiTimes

Fitness and health trackers, Internet of Things applications and wearable gadgets are expected to increase use of microelectromechanical system devices in the years to come, according to Benedetto Vig… Read More

New technology may help police target drivers who text


  • Popular Science
  • Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

Developers are working on a new type of sensing device that could help police tackle the problem of texting-while-driving by sniffing out radio waves that indicate a text message is being sent. The de… Read More

CTIA's Baker: Keep 2010 "mobile specific" approach to Open Internet rules


  • Hill, The
  • Roll Call (free content)
  • Multichannel News

CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker called on all 535 voting members of the House and Senate to lobby the Federal Communications Commission to retain the agency's 2010 order that exempted wireless c… Read More