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first_imgArts & Culture | SoutheastHaines Hammer Museum adds 1,600 tools to its collectionDecember 2, 2018 by Claire Stremple, KHNS Share:Inside the Haines Hammer Museum. (Claire Stremple/KHNS)The Haines Hammer Museum is well-stocked with hammers. There are over 2,000 tools in their collection — and the number nearly doubled when a barge arrived Thursday with 1,600 new specimens.The museum may be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t keeping busy. When doors reopen this May, their collection will be nearly twice the size. Museum founder Dave Pahl opened the Hammer Museum in 2002. It is the world’s first museum dedicated to the history of the hammer.“Well our non-profit hammer museum has just received an awesome, awesome collection from a longtime hammer collector in Mesa, Arizona, ” he said.When Arizona hammer collector Jim Mau died, his wife donated their entire hammer collection to the Hammer Museum. The Mau collection isn’t just hammers either. It took Pahl, his wife Carol, and the Hammer Museum board all day to unload all the archival material that came with the new hammers.“It’s a lot,” Pahl said with a laugh. “If it was firewood, there’d be at least half a cord there. So we’re busy!”It took 8 days to pack the hammers in crates for shipping. The Pahl’s put five thousand pounds of hammers on a truck from Mesa, Arizona to Seattle, Washington. The hammers made the last leg of the journey by barge.“We were on pins and needles hoping that everything was surviving the trip alright,” Pahl said. “And  it got here just as we packed it five weeks ago!”The trip wasn’t cheap—it cost about $5,000 to get the hammers to Haines. That may seem like a lot of of trouble for a bunch of old hammers. But spend a few minutes talking to Pahl and you’ll learn these aren’t just tools, they’re a window into history.Dave Pahl with one of his historic hammers. (Claire Stremple/KHNS)“This is cheesemaker’s tool. You are able to withdraw a sample to check the quality of the cheese …” Pahl held up a long-handled hammer with a tiny head. The handle is concave; made to pull a sample out of a wheel of cheese for a quality check.“And then there’s a little hammer on the top, so you can close the crate back up after you’ve had your snack. There’s a hammer for every trade imaginable.”Many of the new hammers from the Mau collection are Maydole hammers, named after the blacksmith who designed them at the turn of the century.“David Maydole in 1840 invented the wedges for securing the hammer head to the hammer like we still do today,” explained Pahl. “He is memorialized among tool collectors as one of the captains of industry.”Maydole never got a patent for his invention, but his New York manufacturing company was once the nation’s largest.The new hammers are in storage at the Fort Seward barracks until they are processed and added to the museum. The Hammer Museum is located on Main Street, across from the Sheldon Art Museum. Entry is free for locals. The Museum is closed for the season but will reopen in May.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall whatsapp Tuesday 10 March 2015 9:16 pm Rate hike jitters hit Wall Street – New York Report center_img US STOCKS dropped yesterday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on increasing views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June.The Dow and S&P 500 ended in negative territory for the year, with the S&P 500 off 3.5 per cent from its 2 March record closing high.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 332.78 points, or 1.85 per cent, to 17,662.94, while the S&P 500 lost 35.27 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 2,044.16, its biggest daily percentage decline since 5 January. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 82.64 points, or 1.67 per cent, to 4,859.80.Shares of IDT dropped 21.2 per cent to $16.30, a day after it released results. On the upside, Urban Outfitters rose 11.5 per cent to $44.06 after reporting earnings late on Monday that beat expectations. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Log In | Learn More What’s included? An experimental treatment aimed at helping people with severe peanut allergy scored a clinical win Tuesday, putting it in line to possibly become the first drug to provide meaningful protection against accidental exposure.Based on the positive results, Aimmune Therapeutics expects to seek U.S. approval for its preventative peanut allergy therapy by the end of the year, with a European filing in 2019, the company said. By Adam Feuerstein Feb. 20, 2018 Reprints Adam Feuerstein What is it? Biotech Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. @adamfeuerstein Peanut allergy therapy scores trial win, putting it in line to possibly become first protective treatment center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags biotechdrug developmentFDA About the Author Reprints GET STARTED [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED APStock STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.last_img read more

first_imgPharmalot Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? Adobe Log In | Learn More By Ed Silverman July 14, 2020 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. A former Sun Pharmaceutical sales rep filed a lawsuit arguing she was fired from her job after complaining that a district manager improperly distributed samples to physicians, the latest instance in which the drug maker has allegedly run afoul of laws governing product sampling.In her lawsuit, Jeannine Umpleby claimed that, after moving last year from one territory to another in the Cleveland area, she received a call from a physician’s office saying a district manager unexpectedly shipped samples of a medicine. Since federal law stipulates that samples may only be sent in response to a written notice from a physician, Umpleby reported the incident to her supervisor. Ed Silverman Sun Pharma employee says she was fired for complaining that samples were improperly shipped center_img @Pharmalot What’s included? About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] Tags legalSTAT+last_img read more

first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 9th May 2018 WhatsApp In Pictures: All the best bits from the Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally Classic cars and vintage tractors converged upon the Rock Inn over the weekend for the 17th Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally.The two day event began on Saturday with the eagerly anticipated Vintage Tractor and Car Run.Around 30 tractors took to the road as well as a large number classic cars which were shining in the glorious sunshine.The main event was on Sunday as the Rally took centre stage at the Rock Inn, where a congregation of steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars as well as a number old vintage machinery took over the surrounding field.Bouncing castles and numerous other attractions were also at hand for the younger attendees, which was all enclosed to keep the kids safe.With it being the 17th edition of this great event, the rally has certainly come a long way and it is now one the best vintage rallies that takes place in the county.Raising funds for the Laois Hospice also provided a great incentive for people to get involved.Our photographer went along and got some great pictures: Council Twitter WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant TAGSRock Inn Vintage Rally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 25 Twitter Previous articleCullohill to stage All Ireland Porridge ChampionshipsNext articleLaois senior football team named for Leinster championship opener LaoisToday Reporter Home Lifestyle In Pictures: All the best bits from the Rock Inn Vintage Run… LifestyleOut and About Facebook Pinterest Community Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

first_img Previous articleSugrue bracing his Laois footballers for Carlow ‘test’Next articleGardaí investigating circumstances of death of man in rural Laois area LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th March 2019 In Pictures: Laois secondary school launch their own radio station Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA The sports department of Portlaoise College’s new TY Radio This is a very exciting initiative.Portlaoise College’s Transition Year students have launched their own radio station.Under the name of CPLR (Coláiste Portlaoise Local Radio), it plays during different days and times of the week.The aim of the station, which piloted for the first time on Friday March 8, is to keep the student population informed with news, music and updates from the school.The station was launched during this year’s Positive Mental Health Week, it played a different song every day, all with a positive message and the presenters also played a huge role in the school’s Seachtaine na Gaeilge week.The students got some help and training from presenter Eric Moore from RTE who also operates ‘School of Jock’ which assist schools all over the country in setting up their own radio stations.Assisted also by music teacher Mr. James Harvey the students have been really busy and putting their presenting skills to the test.Mr Harvey said: “This is a great opportunity to raise the student voice in the school, building confidence and public speaking skills and who knows this might be the start of a career in the broadcasting industry.”The students themselves have really enjoyed the experience so far and are keen to maximise the potential of this great medium.Fair play to all!Jade Brennan and Cliona QuirkeKevin Dillon and Tiarnan MarumThe sports department of Portlaoise College’s new TY RadioSEE ALSO – In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS students recall ‘life changing’ Zambia trip WhatsApp Twitter Twitter GAA Home News In Pictures: Laois secondary school launch their own radio station News Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSPortlaoise CollegeTY Radio Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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first_imgWork in Progress on Single Anti-Corruption Agency National SecurityJune 5, 2012 By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter RelatedWork in Progress on Single Anti-Corruption Agency RelatedWork in Progress on Single Anti-Corruption Agency RelatedWork in Progress on Single Anti-Corruption Agency FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says work has commenced on the establishment of a single anti-corruption agency, which will primarily comprise civilians stakeholders, such as attorneys and investigators. Speaking at the launch of the multi-agency Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA), at the Police Officers’ Club, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on June 4, Senator Golding informed that an advisory committee, which was established to explore the proposal and produce a report on how best to move forward, is scheduled to complete its work by the end of June. The Minister said on receipt of the report, he will make a submission to Cabinet seeking drafting instructions, while expressing the hope that the necessary legislation will be in place during the current legislative year. Giving a rationale for the proposal, Senator Golding noted that there were several laws and institutions which addressed the various issues and aspects of corruption. He said that while MOCA’s establishment would focus on the law enforcement aspect, “we are also looking at the civilian side of it.” “We want to see that (stakeholders and institutions) are re-designed into a single agency that has the necessary powers to be effective. That agency, when it comes into existence, will have to work in tandem with MOCA, and I think, together, they will be a very effective team to really make a difference in this area,” the Minister contended. The MOCA is a multi-agency task force which will focus on identifying, investigating and prosecuting major players engaging in organised crimes, their facilitators, and corrupt public officials and, in the process, confiscating ill-gotten proceeds, thereby taking the profits out of crime. Its core staff will comprise members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with support from other Ministries and state agencies, including: the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Finance and Planning, through the Financial Investigation Division (FID), Customs Department, and Taxpayer Audit and Assessment Department (TAAD), as well as civilian personnel. Senator Golding also acknowledged the work and inputs of organizations, such as Transparency International, National Integrity Action Limited, as well as external bi-lateral partners who have been supporting the government’s efforts at tackling corruption. “Jamaica really can’t do this alone. It is so endemic, and so ingrained at all levels of our society, that it’s very difficult for us to tackle this without the support of  persons who have the objectivity of being outside of our problems, and who have the resources to help us along the way,” the Minister said. “So, we are very grateful for the efforts you (partners) have been making and continue to make to assist us in this regard. And, we intend to use those resources and help, as best we can, to achieve a much brighter future for our country,” Senator Golding added. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgHomeNewsCity Council37 locals appointed to Boards/Commissions Jul. 04, 2017 at 7:00 amCity Council37 locals appointed to Boards/CommissionsMatthew Hall4 years agoboardcity councilcommissiondaily pressSanta Monicasanta monica board of commissionsanta monica daily presssmdp   City Council appointed 37 individuals to the city’s various boards and commissions at their June 27 meeting.The annual process fills vacancies caused by the regular rotation of individuals who serve terms of limited length. Incumbents are generally limited to two, four-year terms but a third term is possible if approved by two-thirds of the council. Incumbents who should term out or who did not reapply can remain in their seats temporarily if no-one applied to replace them.The appointment of two incumbents, (Patrick Tighe of the Architectural Review Board and Bud Pell of the Personnel Board) was postponed to September to allow the individuals to fulfill mandatory ethics training. If the two do not complete the required training, they will be ineligible for reappointment.The five-member Airport Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Council in everything airport or aviation related. The Commission meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Council appointed Andrew Wilder for a term ending June 30, 2021.The seven-member Architectural Review Board “acts to preserve existing areas of natural beauty, cultural importance and assure that buildings, structures, signs or other developments are in good taste, good design, harmonious with surrounding developments, and in general contribute to the preservation of Santa Monica’s reputation as a place of beauty, spaciousness and quality,” according to the city. The Board has some legislative authority over its jurisdiction. The Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in City Hall.Council reappointed Joshua Rosen for a term ending June 30, 2021 and postponed filling a second seat.The 11-member Arts Commission provides ongoing assessment of local arts programs, recruits arts projects for the city and executes art programs that have been designated to it from Council. The Arts Commission meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center.Council reappointed Michael Masucci for a term ending June 30, 2021, and appointed Jeff Swimmer to a term ending June 30, 2021.The five-member Audit Subcommittee was created in 2015 to assist council in oversight of the city’s financial process, internal controls and audits. The group meets several times a year. Council Appointed Greg Morena, for a term ending June 30, 2021.The seven-member Building & Fire-Life Safety Commission conducts hearings on policy and technical issues related to the building and fire codes including appeals. The Commission meets at the request of two members, on the call of the Chair, or when an appeal is filed by an applicant, at the Building and Safety Public Counter, Room 111, 1685 Main Street. Council reappointed Barbara Coffman and David Gray and appointed Daniel Jansenson for a term ending June 30, 2021.The Commission for the Senior Community in an advisory group pertaining to matters for seniors. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 P.M. at the Ken Edwards Center. Council reappointed Elliot Goldbert and appointed Lynn Strother for a term ending June 30, 2021.The nine-member Commission on the Status of Women works to enhance the status of women though investigation, advocacy and policy development. The organization works with other government agencies (including law enforcement) and has maintains specific programs to encourage female leadership.Council reappointed Madeline Brand and Melissa Goodman for a term ending June 30, 2121, and appointed Dr. Marcia Ferreira.The 11 member Santa Monica Travel and Tourism board oversees visitor, hospitality and tourism efforts for the city. The Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at various locations. The Santa Monica Travel and Tourism office is located at 2427 Main Street. Council appointed Neil Carrey to a term ending June 30, 2021.The 11-member Disabilities Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Council. They solicit feedback from the community, work with other agencies, make recommendations to council and provide a review of the annual Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Review and Update. The Disabilities Commission meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center.Only one applicant filed to fill three available seats. Council appointed Kelley Siegel for a term ending June 30, 2021 and continued the other appointments to September 12, 2017.The 7-member Housing Commission is a state mandated advisory Commission to the City Council that supports the production and preservation of affordable housing. The meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center. Council reappointed Sue Keintz and Anjuli Kronheim Katz to a term ending June 30, 2021. Council reappointed Richard Hilton and Rene Buchanan to a term ending June 30, 2019.According to the City, the seven-member Landmarks Commission designates landmarks and historic districts, conducts studies and evaluations of applications for designation of landmarks and historic districts, regulates and controls the alteration, restoration, construction, removal or demolition of any landmark and maintains a current listing and description of designated Structures of Merit, Landmarks and Historic Districts. The Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.Council reappointed Amy Green and appointed Barry Rosenbaum to a term ending June 30, 2021.The five-member Library Board has oversight of the City’s library system including administration of the system and accepting donations. The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Council appointed Naomi Seligman to a term ending June 30, 2021. Seligman’s 4-3 appointment was a rare moment of conflict between the council with Sue Himmelrich, Tony Vazquez and Kevin McKeown voting for Anthony Fuller.The five-member, advisory Personnel Board hears employee appeals for some disciplinary actions, hold hearings on Civil Service rules, and provides advice to Council. The Board meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m., at the Public Safety Facility, 1st Floor Conference Room, 333 Olympic Drive. Council postponed action on any appointments pending ethics training for the incumbent.The seven-member Recreation and Parks Commission provides advice to the city related to public recreation, provides input in the budget of the Community and Cultural Services Department and assists in planning recreation activities. The Commission meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. Council reappointed Lori Brown to a term ending June 30, 2021.The nine-member Social Services Commission advises the City in regards to “needs assessment, priorities, planning, and budgetary implications for social service programs.” The Commission meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center. Council reappointed Ana Maria Jara and Anthony Perez to a term ending June 30, 2021.The seven-member, advisory Urban Forest Task Force helps select tree species for the city, provides input on planting activities, solicits funds, issues reports and provides education about local trees. The Task Force meets the 4th Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:30 p.m., at various locations.Council reappointed Hans Baumann, Robin Carmichael, Thomas Cleys, Gloria Garvin, and Grace Phillips. Council appointed Armando Martinex and Ellis Raskin for a term ending June 30, 2019.City Hall is located at 1685 Main St. The Ken Edwards Center is located at 1527 4th St. Visit www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/boards for more [email protected] :boardcity councilcommissiondaily pressSanta Monicasanta monica board of commissionsanta monica daily presssmdpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity Council approves $774.9 million budgetTraffic stops results in two arrestYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCouncil readies for Tuesday meetingBrennon Dixson1 month agolast_img read more

first_img Mobile World Live AR fuels Snap advertising gains LIVE FROM MIPCOM 2017, CANNES: Mobile video is a great complement to traditional ways of watching television and, if positioned correctly, can help drive viewership numbers for TV programmes.So explained Sean Mills, head of original content at Snap – the camera company behind the Snapchat messaging and content sharing application which has 173 million daily active users globally.In a keynote session, Mills explained the popularity of Snapchat, particularly among younger people, is driven by its focus on storytelling through ephemeral visual content, with the camera placed firmly at the centre of the app.“It’s a unique approach,” said Mills, adding Snapchat benefits from offering something very different to other social media platforms: “It’s about a deep engagement with your close friends,” he said.Video strategySnapchat now offers premium content formats including Our Stories and Publisher Stories, and also formed partnerships with media companies including ABC, the BBC, NBC and others to produce original, short-format shows tied to TV programmes, including The Voice on Snapchat and Planet Earth IIDuring MIPCOM, Snap took its mobile content creation strategy a step further by joining forces with NBC Universal to create a new 50:50 digital content studio joint venture which will produce made-for-mobile programming for Snapchat.The initial focus will be to develop and produce short-format programmes, including scripted shows, for the platform.Lauren Anderson, NBC Entertainment’s SVP of prime-time programming, was appointed CCO for the as-yet unnamed digital content studio joint venture. She said the ambition is to “take mobile programming to the next level, creating compelling shows for both viewers and advertisers.” The new venture also signed its first deal with indie filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass, founders of Donut Studios and creators of HBO series Room 104 and Togetherness.Mark Duplass, creative director at Donut Studios, pointed to one of the most difficult aspects of producing content for mobile devices: “For us, shooting in that vertical mobile format is a terrifying and thrilling creative challenge,” he said.Snap’s Mills stressed Snapchat’s fundamental approach to mobile content creation remains the same: “We love scarcity,” he said.“We love the idea of 1970s TV and bringing a large number of people to a small amount of content…We believe that mobile is a fundamentally new medium…It’s not just another screen.”– Anne Morris, contributing reporter to Mobile World Live Mobile World Live is the online service dedicated to providing the mobile industry with daily news coverage & analysis of the biggest global market developments. Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 OCT 2017 HomeAppsNews Snap sees mobile fuelling traditional TV viewership; strikes NBC studio deal Snapchat blends mini-apps in global launch NBC UniversalSnapcenter_img Apps Snap plots Snapchat music move Tags Previous ArticleFossil targets women with latest hybrid watchesNext ArticleVerizon, Qualcomm, Novatel team on mmWave 5G trials Related Authorlast_img read more

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