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  • Box And IBM Ink Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership

    Box And IBM Ink Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership

    IBM is going Levie. This evening, Box and IBM announced a partnership that will see their technologies integrated, and their cloud products commingled. As part of the arrangement, Box will also offer its customers the ability to store their data on IBM’s cloud, which will have — I checked with the firm — 46 data centers around the world by the end of the year. The deal has… Read More

  • Apple Taps MobileIron To Help It Deploy iPad Apps Into The Enterprise

    Apple Taps MobileIron To Help It Deploy iPad Apps Into The Enterprise

    Apple is working with mobile device management shop MobileIron to help deploy applications into the enterprise. The collaborative effort is part of a larger enterprise push by Apple that has it working with IBM and a number of other firms that sell products into the enterprise. Read More

  • IBM Pours Researchers And Resources Into Apache Spark Project

    IBM Pours Researchers And Resources Into Apache Spark Project

    IBM today pledged it would devote 3500 researchers to the open source big data project, Apache Spark. It also announced that it was open sourcing its own IBM SystemML machine learning technology in a move designed to help push it to the forefront of big data and machine learning. These two technologies are part of the IBM transformation strategy that includes cloud, big data, analytics and… Read More

  • Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

    Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

    Cisco announced this morning it has purchased private cloud — and OpenStack — specialist Piston Cloud Computing. The acquisition comes on the heels of its Metacloud purchase last Fall, and the acquisition marks the latest OpenStack startup to get scooped up as the market consolidation continues. Meanwhile IBM grabbed the OpenStack private-cloud service Blue Box, another… Read More

  • As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More

  • IBM’s Watson Wants To Help Pick A Therapist For You

    IBM’s Watson Wants To Help Pick A Therapist For You

    Gone are the days of physically taking yourself to a new therapist and hoping it’s a good match. IBM is working with text therapy startup Talkspace to help find the best therapist for you within its list of online counseling specialists. But it could also help the IBM Watson computer to make clinical decisions in the future. Talkspace is a text-based therapy platform that aims to… Read More

  • IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

    IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

    IBM and Facebook are teaming up to offer marketers new integrations between the two platforms. IBM said customers will now be able to buy Facebook ads with combined data from Facebook and IBM’s Marketing Cloud (the latter includes things like weather, location and previous purchase history). It also said those customers can take campaigns that work on Facebook and replicate them elsewhere. Read More

  • Apple And IBM Team With Japan Post To Address The Needs Of An Aging Population

    Apple And IBM Team With Japan Post To Address The Needs Of An Aging Population

    Japan Post CEO Taizo Nishimuro was on-stage with Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty this morning to announce a new joint initiative and highlight some of the fruits of the IBM/Apple enterprise partnership. Through that partnership (which was announced last summer), IBM is developing software and support for large businesses, as well as helping to provision Apple hardware to… Read More

  • IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM researchers say they’ve solved a big piece of the quantum computing puzzle with a new system for protecting against errors that can crop up among quantum bits, or ‘qubits.’ The issue the team is addressing is similar to an error that can crop up among the bits storing data in traditional computing. Sometimes, a bit that ought to be a 0 turns up as a 1 (or vice-versa)… Read More

  • IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

    IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

    Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 straight quarters of declining revenue. IBM’s… Read More

  • NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too. The ambitious event, called The Space App Challenge, is taking place this weekend simultaneously in 162 countries involving 136 cities and 10,000… Read More

  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s tech headlines saw a mega-roundup of April Fool’s Day tech pranks, Jay-Z’s new music streaming service and much more. These were our best stories of the week (3/28-4/3). Read More

  • IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements… Read More

  • Sensai Raises $900K To Help Data Scientists Query Unstructured Data

    Sensai Raises $900K To Help Data Scientists Query Unstructured Data

    Data analysis often involves looking at a large set of pretty uniform, well-structured data. But as companies continue to gather more electronic documents in all kinds of forms (and formats), those traditional techniques don’t work anymore. Companies like Palantir and IBM (with Watson) are now making it easier for data scientists and technical users to query unstructured textual… Read More

  • IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

    IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

    IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company. The Internet of Things refers to the growing network of sensors on everything from… Read More

  • YC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

    YC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

    “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” co-founder of Atomwise Alex Levy tells me over the phone from his apartment in Mountain View, Calif. Atomwise, a health tech startup in the current Y Combinator batch, has launched more than a dozen projects in the last year to find cures for both common and orphan diseases – diseases… Read More

  • IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best Jeopardy! champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price. The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives it access to community of over 40,000 AlchemyAPI developers, who are building cognitive… Read More

  • Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    When Apple and IBM announced a partnership last year, more than a few jaws dropped, but the two have been working together to create a new wave of enterprise-friendly apps — and announced the latest round to come out of the affiliation today at Mobile World Congress. At first glance, the meeting of these two companies may seem a case of technology making strange bedfellows, but they… Read More

  • Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

    Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

    It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut… Read More

  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM has been setting its sights on helping customers manage the hybrid cloud world, and today it announced a series of initiatives it hopes will make it simpler to manage a broad range of resources by treating them as a single entity. The hybrid cloud is a term used to describe a mixed computing environment that can include any combination of public cloud resources, private clouds and… Read More

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