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BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Qualcomm Inc. said it won a $200-million contract from Telesystems of Ukraine Ltd. to help build a digital wireless phone network in that country, further expanding its business in Eastern Europe. The San Diego-based maker of wireless phone equipment said it plans to set up the network with its code division multiple access digital technology, which provides clearer transmission and lower costs per subscriber.
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TRAVEL
April 1, 2001
Technology takes center stage at two exhibits: Through June 10, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City shows "BitStreams," with photos, video installations, paintings, sculptures and 'sound pieces" from about 30 artists who employ digital technology. The Whitney, 945 Madison Ave., is open daily except Monday; hours vary. Adult admission $10. Tel. (212) 570-3676, http://www.whitney.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What has Michael Moore - and digital technology - wrought? Now anyone with a political agenda and low-cost digital camera can make a movie and call it a documentary. Even enterprises that at best are vanity projects and at worst badly disguised and overly long attack ads are taken seriously by audiences - and box-office observers. That is precisely the shape of things in "2016: Obama's America," which promises to demystify the president - "Love him, hate him, now you know him" is one of its tag lines - but does more to illuminate its filmmaker, Dinesh D'Souza, and his ego instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 56. Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at USC. Hood spent much of her professional career at Fox, where she specialized in digital technology and rose to become president of Fox Mobile Entertainment. While there, she oversaw the creation of the mobile video version of the hit Fox series "24. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2014 | 2013 Hood was tapped to run the Television Academy, which oversees the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, less than a year ago. Her mandate was to bring the academy into the 21st century and make it more relevant to both the industry and the general public.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2004 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Artists have been using various kinds of technology since before there was language to describe it, but now the accelerated pace of change has drawn even technophobes into the game. This year, two of the most talked-about films -- the critically acclaimed "Tarnation," made for $218 mostly on a Macintosh, and "The Polar Express," the critical bomb made for $170 million with innovative "performance capture" sensors -- both made headlines for their unconventional technology.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2002 | David Pagel, Special to The Times
Four new exhibitions at the Museum of Jurassic Technology trace the roots of digital technology back to the 19th century. They pull the rug out from under the feet of visitors who think that the offbeat institution is a throwback, and they demonstrate that the idiosyncratic venue is ahead of its time -- and worlds apart from the bigger-is-better ethos of high-profile museums. Compressing information like the most advanced gadgets, none of the four little shows takes up much floor space.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
"Sunset Boulevard" is ready for its close-up. Billy Wilder's 1950 award-winning darkly satiric tale of Hollywood starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim and Nancy Olson is making its Blu-ray debut Tuesday in a new digital restoration. This isn't the first digital restoration for "Sunset Boulevard," which earned 11 Oscar nominations and won three Academy Awards. "Sunset Boulevard" was restored a decade ago for its DVD release. "It was the first time that an entire film was scanned for restoration," noted Andrea Kalas, vice president of archives at Paramount Pictures.
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