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Tour de France launches with changes in scale

The Tour de France is growing and changing in many different ways. Bigger, faster and more connected are the new names of the game.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Competitions: What are some of the best prizes out there?

It is always a great feeling to win something. Whether its a win in the lottery, or a competition, or even some kind of award, there is that warm, fuzzy feeling of being rewarded with a prize.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

U.S. says cybersecurity sharing not an antitrust issue

Washington - U.S. officials announced Thursday that companies sharing information about cybersecurity would not face prosecution on antitrust grounds.
In the Media by AFP

Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits

Washington - Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Comcast defends mega-merger amid stepped-up criticism

Washington - Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Brazil investigates transport cartel allegations

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's anti-monopolies commission on Thursday said it had begun investigating allegations that transport providers, including several large international firms, had operated a price-rigging cartel for 15 years in major cities."Eighteen firms and 109 ...
In the Media by AFP

New online platform wants to take on YouTube

Wonder PL, a new video platform for lifestyle content that launched on March 13, is taking direct aim at YouTube and Vimeo while hoping to capitalize on the soaring popularity of online video.
In the Media by Reuters

Schwarzenegger buys a tank, wants you to crush things with him

Arnold Schwarzenegger is holding a competition to find someone who will join him to ride in his M47 Patton tank, crush things, workout and smoke cigars together — all in the name of charity.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, toute...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Vivendi starts to review rival bids for SFR: sources

A committee of board directors at Vivendi <VIV.PA> met on Saturday to review rival offers for telecoms unit SFR and prepare a meeting of the supervisory council possibly at the end of the week, sources close to the matter said. ...
In the Media by Reuters

In appeal, Apple says judge 'wrong' in e-books case

New York - Apple has appealed the verdict in its e-books price-fixing case, saying a US federal judge was "wrong" in ruling that the tech giant stifled competition."Apple's entry as an e-book retailer marked the beginning, not the end, of competition," the compan...
In the Media by AFP

Tadpole study finds cannibalism dangerous to health

It may be possible to equate the study of cannibalism in tadpoles to the effects of climate change and over-population, and that is just what researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have done.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Tire giant Bridgestone fined $425 mn for price fixing

Washington - The US Justice Department hit Japanese tire and rubber parts giant Bridgestone with a $425 million fine Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of rubber parts used in US-made automobiles.
In the Media by AFP

Slopestyle grabs its chance as Sochi games get underway

There were thrills, spills and plenty of nerves as slopestyle snowboarding opened competition at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, and while much of the focus had been on athlete safety most
In the Media by Philip O'Connor (Reuters)

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek will not compete at Sochi

American gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek went on NBC's Today program Tuesday morning to announce he would not be competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. This turn of events leaves the two male slots for the U.S. team wide open.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

U.S. voting begins in Voice of McDonald's global singing contest Special

With its international voting completed, the U.S. is the final stop on the Voice of McDonald's voting trail. Who will make it to the finals in Orlando? It's up to the voters and the judges to decide.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 1 comment

University eyes up the gold at College Challenge Special

Dar Es Salaam - Strong competition means campus teams are fighting to protect the title. College Challenge 2013 is nearing the end — but victory for University of Dar es Salaam athletes is anything but guaranteed, says organizer Pauline Wanja.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele

How do independent electronics stores battle the big-box giants? Promoted

Independent Canadian electronics retailers say that today’s key to survival is offering customers something different than what large chains are providing.
Promoted Content by Mike Lipsius

Op-Ed: A proposal to resolve Canada's wireless competition problem

We have a problem. Canadian consumers are fed up with high wireless prices; the government is listening and trying to introduce competition. Bell, Telus, and Rogers, are attempting to prevent Verizon from entering the market. Is there a win-win solution?
In the Media by Monty Spivak

5 ways independent furniture retailers stay competitive Promoted

Every major city has several big-box furniture stores, but if you search deeper you'll find a wide array of independent furniture retailers with their own stylish offerings. So how do these smaller outlets compete against the giants?
Promoted Content by Derek Chan

Spanish bar owner in trouble over 'naked waitress' raffle

Granada - The owner of a bar in Salobreña near Granada got into trouble with the police recently, after offering clients a chance to win a one-night stand with a nude waitress in a raffle, to promote an upcoming party.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

World cocktail 'Oscar' goes to Spanish bar tender

David Ríos, who owns and runs a café with his brother in Barakaldo, in Spain's Basque Country, has become the first Spaniard to win the prestigious and coveted Diageo Reserve World Class competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Seeking the best beach in Spain for 2013

The Spanish television channel, Antena3.com, has launched a competition to find the very best beach in Spain and is inviting people to vote for their favorites this summer.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Cranford's Gators swim impressively to beat difficult Hurricanes Special

Cranford - Kicking off the summer swim season with a win for Cranford, the Cranford Gators hosted the Hillsborough Hurricanes for a historically competitive meeting.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs

Metrics Mania & March Madness seek to find the best university

A project “Metrics Mania” will compare the institutional research productivity between the 64 colleges and universities from across the U.S. The 64 institutions are each competing in the 'March Madness' of college basketball.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Review: UPDATE: Lara Boschkor, 13, WINS Szeryng Violin Competition 2013

A few days ago, trawling Facebook this morning as is my wont, I came across an update by The Violin Channel, stating that Lara Boschkor, 13 years of age, was in the final three of the prestigious Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition 2013.
In the Media by Vlad Bourceanu - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Why Walmart decided not to sell Kindle devices

Bentonville - Walmart has decided that it will no longer sell Kindle devices beyond present commitments to do so. Walmart claims the move is simply part of its marketing strategy but many think that the decision is related to concerns about competition from Amazon.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Video: Watch the 7th annual dog surfing competition in California

San Diego - More than 50 dogs of different breeds came together on the San Diego shore for the 7th annual dog surfing competition, known officially as the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. Hundreds of people attended the event.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

NYC fifth-grader barred from giving speech on same-sex marriage

A fifth-grade student in Queens, New York was barred from entering a class competition with his speech supporting same-sex marriage. His mother said the principal found his topic "inappropriate."
In the Media by David Silverberg - 9 comments
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The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
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Skaters from this competition hope to eventually qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ...
Skaters from this competition hope to eventually qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. This sign was displayed on the rink's barrier.
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The final results
The final results
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More than a hundred people are involved in the creation of Echo. The construction team of Team Ontar...
More than a hundred people are involved in the creation of Echo. The construction team of Team Ontario is currently working on Echo at Algonquin College, Perth Campus.
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2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
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2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
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The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Michael Feinstein Foundation s annual Great American Songbook competition.
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Michael Feinstein Foundation's annual Great American Songbook competition.
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
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A journo-inspired Valentine s Day card
10,000 Words
A journo-inspired Valentine's Day card
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
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Fencing is rarely covered by the media
Fencing is rarely covered by the media
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Danielle Kahle takes the ice for her freeskate
Danielle Kahle takes the ice for her freeskate
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
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The arena where the event was held.
The arena where the event was held.
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Results after the first day.
Results after the first day.
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A skater from the first group
A skater from the first group
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