As Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) sets a significant portion of its investment strategy on bringing broadcast capabilities to wireless, the landscape for cable has gotten even more challenging. Cable companies such as Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) already have their hands full dealing with the very real threat posed by streaming video companies such as Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) , but with this latest challenge, they are fighting a battle on multiple fronts. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam may be trying to convince the National Association of Broadcasters that his company means no harm, but his investment strategy in 4G LTE is designed to not only compete with cable, but kill it altogether. The scary thing for Comcast is the reality that killing cable is exactly what wireless is going to do.
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HudBay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, engages in the exploration and development of copper, zinc, and precious metals mines in North and South America. It primarily produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company principally owns underground 777 mine that covers an area of 4,400 hectares and is located in Flin Flon, Manitoba. It also owns ore concentrators and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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Autodesk, Inc. provides design software and services to customers worldwide. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a customizable and extensible computer-aided design (CAD) application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization in fields ranging from construction to manufacturing, civil engineering, and process plant design; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software that includes document sharing capability. The company?s Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Revit products, which provide model-based design and documentation system for architects, structural engineers, and design-build teams, as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers; AutoCAD Civil 3D products, which provide a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering; AutoCAD Architecture software that includes architecture industry-specific tools to improve co ordination; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which provides direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management activities. Autodesk, Inc.?s Manufacturing segment?s products comprise Autodesk Inventor, which offers engineers a set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; AutoCAD Mechanical software that accelerates the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow, which provides tools that help manufacturers optimize the design of plastic parts and injection molds, and study the injection molding process. Its Media and Entertainment segment offers animation products that provide tools for digital sculpting, modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing; and creative finishing products that provide editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading. The company also offers design and creation suites. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San R afael, California.
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Brightpoint, Inc. provides supply chain solutions to the wireless industry. The company offers customized logistic services, including demand planning, procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, credit services, receivables management, call center and activation services, Website hosting, e-fulfillment solutions, repair, refurbish and recycle, reverse logistics, transportation management, sale of prepaid airtime, and other services within the wireless industry. It also distributes accessories used in connection with wireless devices, such as batteries, chargers, memory cards, car-kits, cases, and hands-free products. The company serves mobile network operators, mobile virtual network operators, resellers, retailers, and wireless equipment manufacturers. It has operations in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was formerly known as Wholesale Cellular USA, Inc. and changed i ts name to Brightpoint, Inc. in September 1995. Brightpoint, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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