Kodak News; July 9 – 13

History in the making… On Wednesday Kodak filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court that would give 15 top executives awards if the company is successful in restructuring. A possible $8.82 in cash and deferred stock would be paid if the execs meet their goals to return money to creditors. To receive 100% of the …

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Telstar

On this day (July 10) 50 years ago was launched the first communication satellite. Telstar was 34.5 inches in diameter and weighed about 170 pounds. It was owned AT&T and made possible satellite communications between the US and Canada to Britain and France. As Telstar was an orbiting satellite, it was only available for about …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #13

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was a very romantic song. Roses are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton was originally recorded as an R&B song but he was allowed to record it again with a new arrangement including strings. It was Bobby’s first hit song. The song hit …

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Kodak News; July 2 – 6

History in the making… Last week there were a whole bunch of small companies that had filed petitions against the auction of approx. 1100 Kodak digital patents. Those companies were worried about a lack of protection for their licenses of some of the patents from Kodak. Somehow those companies were placated before a big hearing …

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Happy July 4th – Rev. War Veteran

Happy Independence Day. Related to the US Independence, I would like to tell about one of my ancestor’s that served during the Revolutionary War. His story is common among those that served. He never went very far from home and saw little action. His name is Jacob Wilklow and he was born in 1764 in …

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