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FICO Adds Big Data Analytics for Hadoop to FICO Analytic Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that it has acquired Big Data analytics technology from Karmasphere, Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The acquisition includes Karmasphere's Big Data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property.As part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, this technology Will Power insights from Hadoop Big Data for analysts, data scientists and business users. (more...)

SGI Partners to Power Accurate, Real-Time Geospatial Rendering Aimed at Saving Soldiers' Lives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

MILPITAS, CA - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced a partnership with GIS Federal, a supplier of high performing innovative solutions for big data, cloud computing and intuitive tools across all intelligence disciplines and NVIDIA, a pioneer in digital computing. The partnership Will Power a GAIA distributed database for the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), to rapidly render complicated geospatial features and heat maps, providing real-time actionable insights with the goal of saving lives during military operations. (more...)

The American Composers Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season - ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND, BLUES SYMPHONY & BEYOND and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 2014-2015 season strengthens the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Now in its 11th year at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble, and this year features the rarely performed orchestral music of pioneering composer and performer Meredith Monk, holder of the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall (Monk's Sphere, November 21). Orchestra Underground brings cabaret, pop, and jazz traditions into the concert hall in a program featuring Kurt Weill's cabaret cult classic The Seven Deadly Sins sung by Shara Worden (Sin & Songs, February 27). For the first time in several seasons, ACO returns to performing with full symphonic forces outside of Carnegie Hall - the orchestra's April concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center will showcase the New York premiere ofWynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony. (more...)

ViXS and Intel Team Up on Media Processing SoCs to Address Cable, IPTV and Satellite Markets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

TORONTO, ON - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced a new collaboration with Intel to partner on Headed Video / Networking Gateway products based on the XCode 6400 media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solution for major service providers globally. ViXS provides best-in-class technology for transcoding, advanced media processing, and Multimedia over Coax (MoCA). ViXS has the only SoC commercially available with native support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) MAIN10 profile and Ultra HD 4Kp60. The combined ViXS and Intel platform will bring unprecedented levels of performance, efficient cost, and increased capability to equipment manufacturers creating solutions for the industry's dual transition to HEVC and Ultra HD. (more...)

NBCSN Sets Over 15 Hours of Motorsports Coverage for this Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

NBCSN's coverage of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series begins this week with the IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, highlighting more than 15 hours of motorsports coverage this week. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the Grand Prix of Long Beach via “TV Everywhere.” (more...)

DTC to Present June Squibb in DRIVING MISS DAISY, STAGGER LEE World Premiere & More for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced today the theater's 2014-2015 season, which will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek. DTC's 2014-2015 season will expand to nine total productions from this year's seven, and will include the world premiere new musical Stagger Lee, a commissioned musical by DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power and Justin Ellington, a rolling world premiere production of Colossal, a new play about football by Andrew Hinderaker, and the return to the stage of June Squibb for the first time since her Academy Award-nomination. (more...)

Swisscom Deploys Industry's First 802.11ac Android IPTV Set-top Box Powered by Marvell's Award Winning ARMADA 1500 Plus Platform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Marvell (MRVL) today announced its partnership with Swisscom, a leading European telecom provider, to introduce the industry's first 802.11ac Android IPTV set-top box powered by Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) system-on-chip (SoC) platform. A full HD media processor designed for a vast array of Smart video products, the ARMADA 1500 Plus Platform featuring Marvell's Avastar 88W8897 Wi-Fi processor Will Power Swisscom's TV 2.0 set-top box, delivering high performance, enhanced connectivity and immersive HD video to the operator's more than 1 million subscribers to date. The Swisscom TV 2.0 set-top box is currently available to subscribers. (more...)

Solutions powered by SAP HANA' Now Offered Via Subscription
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

WALLDORF, Germany, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has made significant gains toward building out the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA. The company today announced solutions powered by SAP HANAoffered via subscription, including new subscription models for SAP Business Suite via the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. With the expansion of new global data centers and enhanced migration services, customers now have a clear and easy journey to the cloud. These advancements provide ultimate access to SAP HANA, greater choice of deployment and simplicity to customers. (more...)

Sharif Atkins to Star in NBT and CTH's DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Actor Sharif Atkins ('White Collar,' 'Hawaii,' 'ER') will star as Clay in the co-production of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). The two theater companies are mounting the production 50 years after the March 1964 world premiere of the play at the Cherry Lane Theatre and in tribute to the late theater great Baraka, who died on January 9. Ambien Mitchell stars opposite Atkins as Lula and Lorenzo Scott joins the cast as the Conductor. Previews of the Carl Cofield-directed show begin on April 30 and run through May 2, and performances run from May 3 through May 23 at National Black Theatre in Harlem. (more...)

Warner Bros TV Announces Exciting Line-Up for WonderCon 2014
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Warner Bros. Television arrives in Anaheim for another exciting weekend at WonderCon 2014, starting with exclusive screenings (more...)

GMCLA Announces Impressive Honoree Lineup For 3rd Annual Voice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (www.gmcla.org), whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, announced an impressive lineup of honorees for the organizations 3 rd annual Voice Awards to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. India's Crown Prince Manvendra, the world's first openly gay royal; Southern California business leaders and community activists Brian Pendleton & Chad Goldman; Uprising of Love, a coalition raising international awareness about the violence faced by the worldwide LGBT community being represented by co-founder Bruce Cohen and Melissa Etheridge; and the Montgomerys, the subjects of the documentary Families Are Forever, which examines a Mormon family's journey to accept their gay son, will each receive top honors throughout the evening. The high-profile charity event will raise vital funds for GMCLA programs that encourage diversity and acceptance through the performing arts in schools across the United States. (more...)

Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

He may not have money, he may not have power...but where there's a wit, there's a way. Figaro is a comic chameleon unmatched across history: clever, insubordinate, restless, lustful, agent of chaos, champion of love, jack of all trades, and man for all seasons. For more than two hundred years, this wily valet has spoken words that have incited revolution and performed deeds that make audiences fall in love with him time and again. (more...)

National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Following the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit '67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. The famed Harlem arts institutions will produce the 50th Anniversary revival of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) from April 30 to May 23, 2014. Carl Cofield will direct the revival. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEEL HAMMER Brings Legendary SITI Company Back to Humana Festival
by Todd Zeigler - Mar 27, 2014

This year's final full-length offering, "Steel Hammer" from the world-renowned SITI Company and legendary director Anne Bogart, compares a man to his myth and explores all the dimensions one person's story can develop. (more...)

GE Aviation Selects Indiana for $100 Million Jet Engine Assembly Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

It becomes the seventh new GE Aviation facility in the U.S. in the past seven years - joining sites in Batesville, MS; Auburn, AL; Greenville, SC; Dayton, Ohio; Ellisville, MS; and Asheville, NC. These facilities support more than 2,500 new U.S. jobs and investment in more than 1 million square feet of new facilities. Between 2013 and 2017, GE Aviation expects to invest more than $3.5 billion in plant and equipment at its sites worldwide, with most of the investment in the U.S. (more...)

eInfochips Joins Elite Group of Companies to Tape-Out Silicon at 16nm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

SUNNYVALE, California and AHMEDABAD, India, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beatles, Bard and Billy Joe Make for a Mod Mix Musical in Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS
by Lauren Yarger (@LaurenYarger) - Mar 25, 2014

Take one of his classic comedies, throw in a Fab Four group sort of like the Beatles and let Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong (AMERICAN IDIOT) write the music and presto: you have a modern, interesting show called THESE PAPER BULLETS. (more...)

Embrane Delivers Lifecycle Management for Cisco Virtual ASA and Sourcefire Virtual Appliances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

By leveraging the Embrane heleos platform and the Embrane heleos Elastic Services Manager (ESM), customers can dedicate Cisco ASAv and Sourcefire virtual appliances as needed for any application. As the premier lifecycle management solution for virtual appliances, Embrane heleos will provision virtual security instances in minutes, automatically insert them in the network, assign rules and policies to a specific application, enable self-healing high availability (HA), and automate the licensing and usage monitoring for each virtual appliance. (more...)

BOXX XTREME and GPU Edition Workstations Demo at GPU Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

AUSTIN, TX - BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations and rendering systems, today announced that its 3DBOXX 4170 XTREME workstation, featuring two NVIDIA Quadro® K5000 graphics cards, Will Power VSG Avizo® and Autodesk® Revit® demonstrations hosted by Scalable Display Technologies in their booth at the 2014 GPU Technology Conference (GTC), March 24-27, in San Jose, Calif. BOXX also announced that their workstations, including multi-GPU editions, will be in use by industry experts during sessions throughout the conference. (more...)

VoltDB's High-Speed Operational Database Powering HP Telco Mediation, Policy and Charging Solution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VoltDB today announced that VoltDB 4.0, a high-speed operational database, has been integrated into HP Subscriber, Network and Application Policy (HP SNAP) and HP enhanced Internet Usage Manager (eIUM), next-generation Telco Mediation, Policy and Charging solutions now available from HP. (more...)

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