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2010-04-28 14:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Armed Forces Retirement Home - Washington (AFRH-W) will host a patriotic chain saw carving challenge on May 14-16, 2010. This widely anticipated event is co-hosted by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment who is sending three members of its renowned National Carving Team to participate during this three-day event. It will be a memorable outdoor event featuring Mark Colp (Lakeport, CA), Mike Bihlmaier (Marengo, IL) and Jason Emmons (St. Croix, IN), three of...

2010-03-04 10:34:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform that helps music companies and application developers make online music smarter, announced it has been awarded a $500,000 Phase IIB SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation. Since 2005, The Echo Nest has been indexing and analyzing music fan activity across the web. The NSF-funded project, entitled "Automated Community and Sentiment Mining for Global Media Preference Understanding" will...

2010-02-10 10:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform that helps developers make online music smarter, announced today that it is enabling advanced music discovery for the new Thumbplay Music service. The Echo Nest is powered by the world's first machine learning system for music that actually reads about music and listens to music everywhere on the web. At http://developer.echonest.com/ developers can easily tap into this deep musical understanding to...

2010-01-19 10:50:00

LONDON and NEW YORK, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment today announced the creation of a new long-term global venture to focus on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. The new venture will own all of the existing Syco television and music assets, which include the global TV franchises "The X Factor" and "Got Talent", as well as superstar artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle and Il Divo. The new venture,...

2009-11-03 06:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass. and BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest announced today that its music intelligence platform will service MOG's All Access music offering, scheduled to launch by Thanksgiving 2009. The Echo Nest powers smarter music applications with a one-of-a-kind machine learning platform that listens to and reads about music all over the web to enable better music search, recommendation and interactivity. According to David Hyman, CEO of MOG, "MOG All Access will...

2009-10-22 15:40:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company providing data-driven solutions for the online music industry, today announced Donald L. McLagan joined the company's board of directors. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/NE97538 ) Most recently, McLagan served as Chairman, President and CEO of Compete, Inc., which was acquired by Taylor Nelson Sofres in March, 2008. Previously, he was the founder, Chairman and CEO of NewsEdge...

2009-10-08 15:35:00

. CHICAGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Emmons, a professional chainsaw carver from Branchville, IN, walked away with first place in the 5th Annual ECHO Chain Saw Carving Championship held October 2 - 4 during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta ®. After 22 hours of stiff competition between four carvers, Emmons was awarded $5,000, the prestigious ECHO Cup and a new ECHO CS 400 chain saw for his piece, "Spirit of Southwest." The difficult decision was made...

2009-09-29 10:28:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Follow the action at the 5th Annual ECHO Chain Saw Carving Championship October 2-4 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® in New Mexico as four pro carvers compete to see who will be judged as the superior carver. Live footage will be posted at http://www.youtube.com/echocarving beginning Friday afternoon, October 2nd. The public can vote for their favorite piece at the team's Facebook page, titled ECHO Chainsaw Carving...

2009-08-27 16:10:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual ECHO Chain Saw Carving Championship is returning to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta(R) in New Mexico October 2-4 to carve for the Make-a-Wish(R) Foundation of New Mexico. And there's a new twist. This year the Championship pits the highly competitive ECHO Carving Team against the clock and each other. Mike Bihlmaier (Marengo,IL), Mark Colp (Lakeport, CA), Jason Emmons (Branchville, IN), and Bob King ( Edgewood, WA) have...

2009-06-24 07:00:00

Customers include leading labels and distributors SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform providing data-driven solutions to the digital music industry, today announced the launch of its Fanalytics platform. Fanalytics applies patented web crawling, machine learning and semantic web technology to help artists and labels better understand, locate and build their online fan base. As part of the launch, The Echo Nest announced an existing...