ExxonMobil Awards Alternate Path Completion License to Delta Screens

Dateline City: HOUSTON Alternate Path® technique ensures full gravel pack in cased and openhole completion wells Improves long-term reliability of sand control and reduces workovers Developed and licensed by ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has awarded Read more [...]

The UCI Wants to Revoke Astana’s Pro Team License

Let’s be honest: this is not exactly a surprise.  On Friday, bike racing’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, formally requested that its License Commission withdraw Astana’s Pro Team license. If granted, that would mean that Vincenzo Nibali may not be able to defend his win at the 2014 Tour de France. It could even mean that the team shuts down entirely. But while some in the cycling community expressed surprise at this request, given that the team was granted Read more [...]

What Astana’s License Approval Tells Us About Pro Cycling

After a week of speculation that cycling's international governing body, the UCI, would prevent Astana—the team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali—from getting a license to race the sport's top circuit, the impossible happened. Despite its well-publicized doping problems (including five positive tests in recent months), the team was granted a 2015 WorldTour license. The reaction was quick and largely uniform: dislike. Other than a few scattered voices—including Read more [...]

First same-sex couple to get marriage license marks 10th anniversary

Under an awning outside City Hall in Cambridge, Mass., as a street sweeper roared around midnight, Marcia Hams and Susan Shepherd wondered if someone would try to shoot them. That night a decade ago, they were the first and only people in line to become the first same-sex couple to receive…
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ExxonMobil Awards First Commercial License for InteliRed Remote Gas Detection System to Providence Photonics

Dateline City: HOUSTON HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has awarded the first commercial license for its innovative InteliRed™ remote gas detection system to co-developer Providence Photonics, LLC. The InteliRed system is designed to improve process safety and environmental performance at oil refineries, chemical plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and other gas processing facilities. This new, state-of-the-art system employs a specially developed Read more [...]

How to survive an IBM software license audit

While many software vendors run software license audits on customers, there are some key differences customers should be mindful of when it comes to IBM, according to a new report from advisory firm Miro Consulting. While it’s not true that IBM wants to audit every software customer it has, like most it “aggressively pursues audits of customers based on its perception of potential noncompliance ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Verizon Wireless Announces Spectrum License Transactions

Verizon Wireless announced today it has signed agreements to transfer its 700 MHz A Block spectrum licenses to T-Mobile USA in exchange for cash and spectrum licenses in the AWS and PCS bands which Verizon Wireless will use to add capacity to its 4G LTE network, the largest in the nation.  The transactions are subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission as well as review under the Hart Scott Rodino Act, and are expected to close in the first half of 2014. Under one agreement, Read more [...]