Mark Hamill remembers 'princess' Carrie Fisher at Tony Awards

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As is the standard at awards shows, there was an “in memoriam” segment at the Tony Awards Sunday night, and yup, there were tears.

“We lost many beloved members of our theatrical family,” Mark Hamill said. “Legends of the stage, artists from behind the scenes, princes of show business… and a princess,” Hamill continued, putting his hand on his heart.

The princess reference is obviously — sob — referring to Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December followed shortly after by her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

Both woman were honored as part of the In Memoriam segment, which this year took the form of five Broadway performers singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” Read more…

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Final ruling from arbitration panel awards BlackBerry $940 million from Qualcomm

Last month, we told you that an arbitration panel had awarded BlackBerry a preliminary amount of $814.9 million from Qualcomm to resolve a dispute over royalties. BlackBerry claimed that Qualcomm failed to cap the amount of royalties that it was paying based on an agreement both sides shook hands over back in 2010. Back then, BlackBerry was still quite a relevant company in the smartphone industry, just one year removed from its peak as King of the Smartphone world. At the time, everyone expected BlackBerry’s sales to continue to rise including both Qualcomm and BlackBerry itself.

As a result, …

Google unveils best Android apps selection of 2017 in its Play Awards winners

The Google Play Award picks the very best Android apps, according to Google itself, and the winners for best of 2017 have just been announced.
The 2017 Google Play Award winners include apps in various categories, and if you haven’t tried some of them (we know we have not checked them all out yet), you definitely should take a look.
Out of the 2017 winners, we can vouch for Memries and IFTTT, two great apps that we have been using for quite a long while, and that have proven to be of great help. These and the rest …

WPS Office Honored as Gold Winner in the 8th Annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards as Best App

PALO ALTO, CA, August 04, 2016 – WPS Office Software, a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices, has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards® for the company’s WPS Office Software. WPS Office will be honored along with other winners in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Cole Armstrong, senior director of marketing, WPS Office Software. “Winning this Gold Award is another testament to WPS Office’s commitment to creating a high performing yet more affordable solution as a customer-preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office. Whether you need a mobile office suite for iPhone, iPad, or Android or want to increase the power of your Windows or Linux PC experience, our unique office software solution has been proven to help all users reach their goals while increasing productivity.”

The WPS Office suite, which is Android for Work integrated, is available for Android and iOS as well as Windows and Linux-based PCs. The software is available through one of several licensing options, including annual, lifetime, or freemium. In terms of annual licensing, WPS Office is half the price of Microsoft with an annual license fee of $ 44.99 compared to Microsoft’s $ 99.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in categories that include organizational performance, innovations, products and services, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest, and new start-ups.

About WPS Office Software
Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The WPS Office suite is available for Windows and Linux-based PCs as well as Android and iOS. WPS Office Software is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation, China’s leading Internet services and software company. More information can be found at http://www.wps.com.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com

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Media Contact:

Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for WPS Office Software
(925) 858-5198
dnelson@theventanagroup.com

Cole Armstrong
WPS Office Software
(650) 617-3213
colearmstrong@wps.com

Press Contact:
Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group
Danville, CA
925 837 6277
dnelson@theventanagroup.com
http://www.theventanagroup.com/

Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.