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Taylor Swift is Youngest To Win BMI Country Songwriter Award

By Mark Masters / November 10, 2010

–  Twenty-year-old Taylor Swift added another honor to her career becoming the youngest songwriter to win Country Songwriter of the year at the BMI Awards held last night. The record was previously held by Bill Anderson, who won the honour in 1960 at the age of 23, and Johnny Cash, who won in 1956 when […]

Mario Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Mark Masters / November 8, 2010

Shigeru Miyamoto, the lead creator of Super Mario Bros, was interviewed by USA Today while attending the Nintendo World Store in New York City this past weekend. “When we create games, the gamer really is the main character,” said Miyamoto. “In that regard it may not really matter who the main character is onscreen. But […]

Megamind – Can Ferrell’s Bad Guy Win?

By Mark Masters / November 5, 2010

–  “You can kind of look at it a lot of different ways,” Ferrell said in an interview with MTV. “You are isolated [during the recording process], you’re slightly on this island. But at the same time, you get this huge amount of creative freedom in terms of you can kind of go anywhere you […]

Microsoft Introduces Kinect For Its Xbox 360

By Mark Masters / November 4, 2010

–  With Kinect, the new controller-free system for its Xbox 360 gaming console, Microsoft isn’t just trying to revolutionize video gaming. The company wants to change how people interact with all their entertainment choices. Unlike the similar Nintendo Wii or Sony Move, there is nothing to hold and no buttons to push. Kinect, allows players’ […]

Taylor Swift Sells Over One Million ‘Billboard 200″ Debut

By Mark Masters / November 3, 2010

–  Taylor Swift celebrates a milestone achievement this week as her third album, “Speak Now,” soars to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after selling 1.046 million copies,the biggest entry ever for a female country artist, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “The fall season is off to a good start,” says Nielsen Entertainment president Eric Weinberg. […]

National Geographic’s “Great Migrations” An Epic

By Mark Masters / November 3, 2010

–  Great Migrations begins  Sunday, Nov. 7 on the National Geographic Channel, with a segment called Born to Move. The National Geographic Society is about to undertake an extraordinary global television event, unprecedented in the organization’s 122-year history. A seven-part program, three years in the making and filmed in 20 countries on all seven continents, […]

Gretchen Jones wins ‘Project Runway’

By Mark Masters / October 29, 2010

– Much to the surprise of viewers, Gretchen Jones was named the winner of the U.S. fashion design competition series “Project Runway.” Jones took top honors Thursday night  beating designers Mondo Guerra and Andy South. A readers poll at People.com shows readers disagreed with judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, showing Mondo Guerra was favored […]

NPR Fires Juan Williams

By Mark Masters / October 23, 2010

– NPR and its public radio stations around the country got an earful from listeners and angry citizens in the middle of pledge season Friday over its firing of commentator Juan Williams, receiving thousands of complaints and scattered threats to withhold donations. Williams, a one-time Washington Post reporter who has written several books on race, […]

Metismo Unveils Windows Phone Support for Bedrock

By Mark Masters / October 23, 2010

– Launched this week, the latest incarnation of Windows for mobile marks a significant step in Microsoft’s campaign to become a major player in the smart phone marketplace. Bedrock enables content creators to develop apps which will work on all of the world’s leading handsets, significantly reducing the development costs and engineering resources required to […]

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