TV/Radio Personality Art Linkletter Dies

TV/Radio Personality Art Linkletter Dies

TV/Radio Personality Art Linkletter Dies
GRAMMY winner Art Linkletter died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 97 years old. Linkletter was known for his funny interviews with children and ordinary people in a career that included work in radio, television and writing. Throughout the '50s and '60s Linkletter hosted the popular TV programs "People Are Funny" and "Art Linkletter's House Party," one of television's longest-running variety shows. A collection of humorous and wise observations taken from children by Linkletter were compiled into the best-selling Kids Say The Darndest Things. In 1969 he won a Best Spoken Word Recording GRAMMY for "We Love You Call Collect," which he wrote with his daughter Diane. "The talk-show pioneer had a down-to-earth charm that delighted both children and adults, and will always be fondly remembered for putting smiles on many faces for the last five decades," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "Our sincere condolences go out to his family, his friends and all whom had the privilege of working with him." (5/27)

Apple Soars Past Microsoft
Apple's marketing capitalization has reached higher numbers than Microsoft's with $222.6 billion, compared to the rival company's $219.4 billion. This marks the first time in history that Apple has passed Microsoft, making it the most valuable technology company in the world. Since the start of 2010, Apple's stock has risen 16 percent while Microsoft's has dropped close to 18 percent. During the last decade Apple's stock soared close to 1,000 percent with the release of the iPod and iPhone, while stock prices for Microsoft remained relatively stagnant. (5/27)

Vevo To Stream World Cup Concert Live
Music and entertainment video Web site Vevo will stream the FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert live on June 10 at 8 p.m. local time from Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa, marking the online service's first venture into live music streaming on a global scale. The concert will feature performances by GRAMMY winners Black Eyed Peas, Juanes, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend, and Shakira, among others. Following the webcast, the concert will be available for on-demand streaming on Vevo.com and the Vevo channel on YouTube. Vevo also announced it will partner with the global education program 1Goal: Education For All as a global communications platform to mobilize public support for the campaign to provide a classroom education for every child by 2015. (5/27)

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