In 2011, state lawmakers took a break from slashing school funding, dreaming up new abortion restrictions and fighting against the encroachment of Islamic law to do battle with a new enemy: the compact fluorescent light bulb. More and more, those tightly coiled tubes were replacing Edison's good ol ... More >>
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
Earlier this week, we all shuddered in unison upon learning that some Kotex Natural Balance tampons, possibly tainted with bacteria and "metallic particles," were stolen and fraudulently sold under shadowy circumstances. Kimberly-Clark, Kotex's Irving-based parent company, says they've received no r ... More >>
And it's happening where it belongs: online.
by Chris Kornelis See also: All of the arguments about digital music, summarized In the two decades since Nielsen Soundscan started to keep track of U.S. album sales in 1991, the company has seen the industry fold in half, digital sales catch up to physical, and vinyl mount a resurgence. But unti ... More >>
Michael Signoretto is 73, and as of today the Dallas man faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his role in defrauding two British telecommunications companies out of of more than $60 million. Signoretto, who was just found guilty by a federal jury, didn't do this alone. He had plenty of co-c ... More >>
This morning, Courthouse News directs our attention to a legal dispute playing out in Judge Carlos Cortez's courtroom: Country Music Television v. Time Warner Cable, filed by McKinney Ave. attorney Michael Raiff. The original complaint itself isn't available: All of the available filings in the D ... More >>
The question "Why does Dish Network want Blockbuster?" was asked and answered late last week, though one Friend of Unfair Park suggested, "Twizzlers." Turns out, the Colorado-based Dish wanted it plenty bad -- more than Carl Icahn and the lenders who turned up to take the Renaissance Tower-based ... More >>
Dish'ers, you're now free to watch FX's The League again. And if you're not, you should.That's the word from the Dish Network, which just sent word that, nope, it's not gonna drop regular ol' FOX from its line-up after all. And, matter of fact, those 19 regional sports nets axed on October 1, inc ... More >>
Two things I probably should replace sooner than later: car and cellphone. Got the former covered. As for the latter, I'm still considering T-Mobile's HTC HD2, a little more this morning than yesterday. That's because, per PC Magazine's just-released survey of the fastest mobile networks, T-Mobil ... More >>
It's not the most surprising press release to ever arrive in the Unfair Park in-box -- especially given the fact that City Manager Mary Suhm's FY2009-2010 budget cut its funding ($246,000 for last fiscal year, about a third of its annual operating budget). But there it is: Dallas iMedia Network, ... More >>
On Page 13A of Your Morning Paper is Dora the Explorer, crying all over a full-page ad that screams: "Time Warner Cable is Taking Dora Off the Air Tonight! Along with 19 of your favorite channels!" Which is a bit of a stretch. Spike? Please. MTV? Since when? 1985? TV Land? Since when? 1966? OK, thou ... More >>
Amidst all the gloomy news of local business shutterings of late, this ray of sunshine for folks in the telecom industry: Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the opening of a research-and-development facility in the area that the company's calling "another significant step in further accelerating t ... More >>
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