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February 7th, 2013

Will New Blackberrys Save The Company?

by Christopher O'Brien

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Research in Motion changed its corporate name Wednesday to that of its only product, Blackberry, and announced two new smartphones running a completely new operating system that finally puts the Blackberry on par with competing devices.

While Blackberry was beloved as an email device, their competitors delivered the full Internet much more effectively and users flocked away in droves over the last couple of years. In the last quarter of 2012, Apple sold 47.8 million devices to Blackberry’s 7.8 million.

The new OS, called Blackberry 10…

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February 7th, 2013

Blizzard of ’78 Still Devastating, Unsurpassed

by Christopher O'Brien

 

With “historic” levels of snow predicted by some local meteorologists for Friday and Saturday, it is natural to look back at an unforgettable February snowfall in the state 35 years ago this week.  The Blizzard of ’78 is legendary not only in the amount and intensity of the snow and wind, but in other impacts as well, including coastal high tides and damage to homes and property, and even politics – it is seen as central to the re-election later that year of Governor Ella Grasso.Just a year ago, Connecticut Public Television aired a new documentary about the Blizzard of ’78, which included these statistics not soon forgotten by those in the state at the time…

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