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  • Hasbro to Acquire Entertainment One in $4 Billion Transaction

    Aug 22, 2019

    Hasbro to Acquire Entertainment One in $4 Billion Transaction Hasbro Inc. will acquire Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne). Rhode Island-based Hasbro will boost its family IP portfolio and its entertainment production and distribution capabilities with the acquisition, which is being completed as an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. “The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to […]

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  • Paw Patrol Speeds Into Action for ‘Ready, Race, Rescue’ Launch

    Aug 22, 2019

    Paw Patrol Speeds Into Action for ‘Ready, Race, Rescue’ Launch Spin Master‘s Paw Patrol is firing up the engines and dropping the hammer for the debut of Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue. A new feature-length special episode, Ready, Race, Rescue, will be supported by a DVD release and special edition product launch spanning 10 categories. In the high-octane adventure, “the pups take to the track for the […]

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  • PlayMonster Launches My Singing Monsters Figures on Amazon

    Aug 22, 2019

    PlayMonster Launches My Singing Monsters Figures on Amazon My Singing Monsters are jumping from the mobile game to the playroom as a new assortment of collectible figures from PlayMonster. Created in collaboration with game developer Big Blue Bubble, PlayMonster’s inaugural assortment of My Singing Monsters use “never-before-seen technology” to sing and harmonize with one another to create the Plant Island song that is […]

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  • Hasbro Named Master Toy Licensee for Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Franchise

    Aug 21, 2019

    Hasbro Named Master Toy Licensee for Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Franchise There’s something strange in Hasbro‘s neighborhood. Sony Pictures Consumer Products tapped Hasbro Inc. as the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the newly inked deal, the Rhode Island-based toymaker will produce new toys and collectibles inspired by the the global franchise, which first launched with the debut of the original Ghostbusters film in 1984. The […]

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  • eOne’s Ricky Zoom Races to Nickelodeon in the U.S.

    Aug 21, 2019

    eOne’s Ricky Zoom Races to Nickelodeon in the U.S. Ricky Zoom just kicked into high gear for its launch in the U.S. The latest animated preschool property from Entertainment One (eOne) will debut on Nickelodon on Sept. 9. With the addition of Nick for the U.S. market, the new series from the producers of PJ Masks is poised for a strong global launch, with […]

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  • Prickly Pear Plastics: Researchers Reveal Cactus May Offer Sustainable Solution

    Prickly Pear Plastics: Researchers Reveal Cactus May Offer Sustainable Solution

    We rely on plastics for nearly everything. From the decor in our homes to the machines we use at work (many of which might be made using the reaction injection molding process of combining two liquid components in a mold), this material is ubiquitous in our world. But unfortunately, it's also doing a lot of damage to the planet we call home. As a result, there's a need for more sustainable alternatives -- particularly biodegradable ones, as plastics can sit in Read More
  • Sturgill Simpson Debuts

    Sturgill Simpson Debuts "Sing Along" from his New Album and Netflix Anime Film, "Sound & Fury"

    On Sept. 27, GRAMMY winner Sturgill Simpson will release Sound & Fury — a Netflix Original Anime Film — alongside a companion album. Set for release via Elektra Records, the new album features 10 new tracks, the first of which, "Sing Along," was released today. Check out the music video by Japanese anime legend Jumpei Mizusaki below... The Sound & Fury album was primarily recorded at the McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan. Produced by Simpson, the album was recorded with bandmates Bobby Read More
  • End Of Summer Tips For Saving Energy at Home

    End Of Summer Tips For Saving Energy at Home

    As summer starts turning into fall, now is the perfect time to adjust your home's energy usage for the cooler season. Energy expenses are one of the largest drains on your finances as a homeowner, and keeping up with the changing seasons for your home's energy use can help you save a shocking amount of money. If you want to save money on your utility bills just in time for back to school, use some of these hot tips to Read More
  • What Is The Relationship Between Fiber Optic Cables And 5G Networks?

    What Is The Relationship Between Fiber Optic Cables And 5G Networks?

    Technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Already, Americans can see the power of 5G networks on the horizon; considering the fact that wireless and mobile traffic is predicted to account for more than 63% of total IP traffic by the year 2021, the switch to the revolutionary speeds of 5G networks will be a boon to both businesses and their consumers. That being said, 5G can't operate alone; these remarkable download speeds (which are estimated to top out at Read More
  • Catch a Flight on a B-17 Bomber in Waukegan, Illinois...

    Catch a Flight on a B-17 Bomber in Waukegan, Illinois...

    If you've ever dreamed of flying high in a craft made famous during the daring missions of World War II, you now have a chance to do it. The B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour kicks off on Aug. 16 in Waukegan, Illinois. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will bring a fully-functional B-17G to Waukegan National Airport for ground-based walk-around tours, and hourly mission flights through Aug. 18.  The Aluminum Overcast is a beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress that's been a staple Read More
  • Adding an In-Law Suite: What to Keep in Mind When Creating Extra Living Space

    Adding an In-Law Suite: What to Keep in Mind When Creating Extra Living Space

    Considering that the senior population continues to grow, it's no surprise that families are flexing their creative muscles in order for older folks to remain at home. In 2014, roughly 19% of Americans (or 60.6 million people) lived with multiple generations under the same roof. And one way to ensure that your aging relatives can live comfortably while maintaining their privacy and independence is to create an in-law suite in your home. But before you begin, you'll want to know Read More
  • 311 is Selling Limited Edition Craft Beer in Florida this Weekend

    311 is Selling Limited Edition Craft Beer in Florida this Weekend

    311 fans in Florida have the opportunity to sip some limited edition craft beer from Rock Brothers Brewing. The band will offer 311 Amber Ale and 311 I'll Be Here Awhile Honey Apricot Ale at concerts in West Palm Beach on Friday, Aug. 2, and Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 3. This is the first time the two beers have been made readily available for fans.  In 2017, in celebration of 25 years as a band, 311 partnered with Rock Brothers Brewing Read More
  • Are These 'Healthy' Trends Actually Hurting Your Teeth?

    Are These 'Healthy' Trends Actually Hurting Your Teeth?

    The number of fast food restaurants throughout the U.S. has doubled since the 1970s, but more and more Americans are thinking a lot harder about the foods they consume. If the increased emphasis on vegan diets, gluten-free meals, antioxidant-rich foods, and other specialty plans is anything to go by, most of us are looking for ways to improve our health and overall well-being. That said, some of these trends are more rooted in marketing schemes than scientific evidence. And even Read More
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