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Do political differences reflect in wireless usage?

(PRNewswire) – Validas, a world leader in mobile intelligence, has unleashed a study linking politics and wireless data consumption habits.

Using VERA, Validas' patented "Big Data" analytics engine, the company isolated the average data consumption per wireless user across the 50 states (including Washington, D.C.) using a sample size of over 10,000 wireless bills.

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Kindle Fire beware – the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has arrived

Kindle Fire beware – the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has arrived

by Cornelius A. Fortune
Real Times News Service

Having owned a Kindle Fire for nearly half year, I've come to the realization that with all its advances, by and large, it's an e-reader +, not a tablet. Don't get fooled with that phrasing. And neither is Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. One thing distinguishes the Kindle Fire and the Nook from Android tablets – they only share a small portion of that marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the real deal.

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  • Written by Real Times News Service
  • Category: News

New Ford Escape gets push from multicultural campaign

(PRNewswire) – Have you ever heard the saying "You're acting brand new?" If not, you'll soon learn exactly what that means courtesy of a new multicultural advertising campaign for the all-new 2013 Ford Escape.

The campaign, called "Brand New," includes a 30-second television commercial that debuted last week during the season finale of "The Game," which aired on BET.

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Dial 9-1-1 for strokes

Most African Americans say they'd call 9-1-1 if stroke symptoms occurred —but few do, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a survey of 253 African Americans in Washington, D.C., 89 percent said they'd call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke. Yet, only 12 percent of 100 stroke patients surveyed in the predominantly African American of Columbia called 9-1-1 right away when faced with symptoms.

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  • Written by Real Times News Service
  • Category: News

Soccer star Cobi Jones plays for a cause at E3

Soccer star Cobi Jones plays for a cause at E3

by Cornelius Fortune
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

The E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles wasn't just about showcasing jaw-dropping demos and new product announcements; it was a launch pad for an important cause: combating HIV/AIDS globally. Cobi Jones, a World Cup qualifier and soccer star, came out to support the (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign whose goal is to deliver an AIDS free generation by 2015.

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A less violent America is plea from Trayvon Martin’s parents

by J. Coyden Palmer
NNPA News Service

CHICAGO – As Chicago dealt with yet another deadly weekend of violence – 10 people killed and nearly three dozen injured – the parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were in town to talk about the impact of gun violence on communities.

Speaking at the national headquarters for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton choked back tears as they told their story of being the parents of a murdered teen.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

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