GA Governor Deal Expected to Announce Facebook Data Center in Social Circle

As Atlanta becomes the new Hollywood, its only right that the new Silicon Valley begin to show itself:

Gov. Nathan Deal has called a press conference today to announce a new economic development project.

The project is expected to be a massive Facebook data center near Social Circle, people familiar with the matter said. The Silicon Valley-based social media giant’s plans for the server farm at Stanton Springs were previously reported. Stanton Springs is near the Shire pharmaceutical plant along I-20, about 40 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta area has been a hot bed for data center development in recent years, given its stable power grid and fiber internet infrastructure and growing population base. A representative for the state Department of Economic Development declined to comment, and a Facebook representative did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Atlanta-filmed Black Panther on pace to $1B worldwide after record 2nd Week

Black Panther is well on its way to the 1 Billion club.

Having had a week to absorb its record-setting arrival, Hollywood is now sizing up the staying power of Marvel’s latest superhero movie. In its second weekend, “Black Panther” demonstrated an astounding hold on audiences in the United States and Canada, collecting about $108 million and pushing its global total after only 12 days of release to roughly $704 million, according to comScore.

As a point of context, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” collected $773 million in 2014 over its entire five-month run.

Imax, which is playing “Black Panther” in more than 60 countries, said people are paying to see the film more than once, a quality that the biggest of the big movies share. “This movie has very strong word of mouth and a deeply loyal core fan base, which are both necessary criteria for repeat business,” said Greg Foster, Imax’s entertainment chief.

And the euphorically reviewed film has yet to arrive in China and Japan, two of Hollywood’s biggest markets. Strong results in other Asian countries, including South Korea, bode well.

For the weekend in North America, three new movies arrived in wide release, and each struggled to get noticed as “Black Panther” dominated. “Game Night” (Warner Bros.) did the best, taking second place with an estimated $16.6 million. New Line, a division of Warner, spent about $35 million to make the R-rated comedy, which received very strong reviews and stars Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman.

The holdover “Peter Rabbit” (Sony) chugged away in third place, selling about $12.5 million in tickets, for a three-week total of $71.3 million.

That left the expensive “Annihilation” in fourth place, with $11 million in estimated ticket sales. An R-rated science-fiction drama directed by Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”) and starring Natalie Portman as a biologist, “Annihilation” cost Paramount Pictures and David Ellison’s Skydance at least $40 million to make.

Most critics loved“Annihilation,” but multiplex ticket buyers gave it a C grade in CinemaScore exit polls. Had it cost less to produce, Mr. Garland’s movie possibly could have succeeded as an art-house film.

But Paramount, which has struggled badly of late, wants to compete in the wide-release business. “Annihilation” was a holdover from a previous management team at the studio, where a large number of senior executives have quit or been fired over the last year as the studio attempts a turnaround. New managers sold off overseas rights for “Annihilation” to Netflix.

The weekend’s remaining new wide-release film was “Every Day,” a microbudgeted teenage fantasy-romance that took in about $3.1 million and was marketed mostly online. The movie was the first from a rebooted Orion Pictures, which is owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

Ralo drops ‘Diary of the Streets 3′

Ralo has steadily improved with every release or collaboration.  His growth is definitely one of the more positive story lines in hip hop. As the number of future stars we are losing far outweighs the number of those escaping the perils of the street life.  He isn’t known for inorganic features, which gives a realer feel to most of his releases.  Now its time for us to digest the latest main course, Diary of the Streets 3! Continue reading Ralo drops ‘Diary of the Streets 3′

VIDEO: Runway Richy – “Win”

This has quickly become my favorite song from Richy, who’s life and career has been full of highlights and struggles.  One thing he didn’t do, even after his life-threatening accident, was stop.  If this song is any indication of the music he has yet to release, then we are glad he didn’t. Continue reading VIDEO: Runway Richy – “Win”

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