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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
November 5, 2012 | By David Ng
Artist Kathy Butterly, whose abstract ceramic sculptures are noted for their colorful and playful aspects, has won the Smithsonian's Contemporary Arts Award for 2012. The biennial honor comes with a $25,000 prize and is intended to recognize artists younger than 50 who have produced a significant body of work. Butterly typically creates small-scale ceramic sculptures that are brightly colored and abstract in shape. Her work is often compared to the sculptures of Ron Nagle and Ken Price. The five-member jury that chose this year's winner wrote that Butterly's "small, nuanced, labor-intensive sculptures are richly communicative and wildly imaginative.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2004 | From Reuters
Britain took aim at the ubiquitous Hollywood blockbuster Monday by enlisting the latest digital technology to broaden the reach of independent films that often struggle to win wide distribution. The UK Film Council, a government-funded body, said it planned to equip 150 theaters across the country with digital projectors in exchange for a guarantee that the equipment will be used to show smaller-budget, foreign and classic films. Only nine have that capacity now.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
The nation's 1,600 TV stations each got a new channel assignment from federal regulators for the digital broadcasts some will begin airing by next Christmas. Broadcasters were studying the inches-thick chart to ensure that the licenses they're getting--which will replace the ones they use today by 2006--replicate the broadcast area their current licenses cover.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could lead to changes in the way Americans watch television, five major Hollywood studios have agreed on an anti-piracy technology designed to protect digital movies and other forms of video entertainment from theft. The move could speed the replacement of old analog TVs and cable set-top boxes and bring VCRs with new devices that can unscramble, record and store encrypted digital programming.
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