Thursday, April 17, 2014

"The Real Deal" to Launch Crowdfunding Event in Raleigh April 24

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With an unprecedented focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and crowdfunding, a group of live funding specialists and entrepreneurs have formed The Real Deal. This first of its kind live crowd-sourced funding event aims to bring together real companies, real investors and real money in a new, entertaining and interactive way and will be held on April 24th at the Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Raleigh.  In order to bring this exciting new event to life, The Real Deal team has collaborated with such leading local and national organizations as Citrix, Gust, Royalty Exchange, American Underground, HQ Raleigh and CAM Raleigh.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

IBM Creates Big Data & Business Analytics Center of Competence in Greece

ATHENS, GREECE -- IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced that it will establish a new Big Data and Business Analytics Center of Competence in Athens, Greece advancing its ability to deliver Big Data and Business Analytics technical and consulting capabilities in the region, drawing on an emerging generation of highly skilled local expertise. The new center will help companies to better leverage analytics and cognitive computing capabilities, improving business operations and enhancing their competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Lake Norman Bags & Brews Festival Getting its Happy Fix® May 3rd

APEX & MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Positive lifestyle company Happy Fix® ( is bringing its message on the road to the Lake Norman Bags & Brews Festival May 3rd at the Central Greenway at Mooresville Town Square in support of the inaugural fundraiser for the Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation. Happy Fix® will be selling quality, sought-after products people love at the event, including uber-comfy apparel and fun accessories.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Raleigh Creative Services Agency Brings Superhero to Life for CenterEdge Software

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Innovative creative services agency The Marketing Machine ( recently introduced a new force for good, rivaling the likes of Spider-Man, Batman, Superman or the X-Men: Max, the tireless champion of entertainment centers far and near. The agency has published a case study on Max, a superhero developed for CenterEdge Software, to help promote the company’s industry-leading point-of-sale, reservation, inventory and ticketing solutions.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cisco Announces Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing

LAS VEGAS, NEV.--Today, Cisco announced plans to virtualize and cloud-enable the video processing elements of its industry leading Videoscape TV service delivery platform, taking another step in the Evolved Services Platform strategy unveiled earlier this year. In addition, the company announced enhancements to the Videoscape AnyRes encoding solution to support full-frame rate 4K/Ultra High Definition content for higher quality and the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for more optimized delivery.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Set for June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco

CUPERTINO, CALIF.--Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year.

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force Satellite Launched to Improve Weather Prediction

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.--A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was successfully launched April 3rd at 7:46 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. atop an Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition shortly after launch. DMSP-19 is the fourth Block 5D-3 version to be launched, and Lockheed Martin has produced more than 40 satellites throughout the program’s 50-year history. Many of the satellites are performing beyond their design life, so adding on-orbit capability is important for reliable weather information.