Composer John Barry Dies

Composer John Barry Dies
GRAMMY-winning composer John Barry died Sunday in New York. He was 77. Best known for his work on the music for the James Bond film series, Barry also composed film scores for Born Free, The Lion In Winter, Out Of Africa, and Dances With Wolves. He's been the recipient of four GRAMMY Awards, the first coming in 1969 for Best Instrumental Theme for Midnight Cowboy. He subsequently won awards for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture for Out Of Africa and Dances With Wolves, respectively, and Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band, for The Cotton Club — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. He also won five Academy Awards, including two for best score and best song for Born Free. (1/31)

Google Android Is Leading Smart Phone Platform
Google
's Android has surpassed Nokia's Symbian as the leading smart phone platform worldwide for the fourth quarter of 2010 with 32.9 percent of the market, according to a new report from high-tech industry analysis company Canalys. Nokia was second with 30.6 percent of the market, followed by Apple (16 percent), Research in Motion (14.4 percent), and Microsoft (3.1 percent). The study also revealed an 80 percent increase in smart phone shipments for 2010 compared to the previous year. (1/31)

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