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  • IBM Slips 4% On Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $19.3B, Lower Full-Year Profit Forecast

    IBM Slips 4% On Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $19.3B, Lower Full-Year Profit Forecast

    Today following the bell, IBM reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $19.3 billion and earnings per share of $3.34, using adjusted techniques. Analysts had expected IBM to earn an adjusted $3.30 per share, off revenue of $19.6 billion. The company’s shares, off a fraction in regular trading, are down in after-hours trading, following its mixed earnings report. Read More

  • Google Goes After Microsoft And IBM By Making Google Apps For Work Free While Customers Still Under Competitor’s Contract

    Google Goes After Microsoft And IBM By Making Google Apps For Work Free While Customers Still Under Competitor’s Contract

    To acquire more Google Apps for Work customers, Google just announced a new promotion that’s a huge shot across Microsoft’s bow. The company says that it will give interested customers access to Google Apps for Work for free, while they’re still under an enterprise agreement (EA) with another provider. While Google didn’t call out Microsoft or IBM by name when making… Read More

  • IBM Acquires Cleversafe To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

    IBM Acquires Cleversafe To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

    This morning IBM announced plans to acquire Cleversafe, a Chicago-based data storage vendor. The move appears to be a way to shore up IBM’s hybrid cloud storage chops. Terms of the deal were not available. Cleversafe was founded in 2004, and was well ahead of its time when it came to anticipating the big data revolution. According to its website, the company foresaw the coming data… Read More

  • IBM’s Watson Won’t Be Replacing Humans Any Time Soon

    IBM’s Watson Won’t Be Replacing Humans Any Time Soon

    There is little doubt that IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system is an incredible piece of technology, It’s capable of searching across vast repositories of unstructured digital data and returning answers remarkably quickly. But it won’t be replacing humans anytime soon, Dr. John Kelly who leads the Watson team at IBM told TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm today at… Read More

  • New IBM Tool Wants To Bring Shadow IT Under Control

    New IBM Tool Wants To Bring Shadow IT Under Control

    This morning IBM introduced a new tool called IBM Cloud Security Enforcer, whose purpose as you might guess is helping IT to root out unauthorized cloud apps inside organizations. The use of cloud apps outside of IT’s purview has sometimes called Shadow IT because the cloud enables users to provision their own tools. This tends to make IT admins a bit crazy, knowing that people are… Read More

  • IBM Buys StrongLoop To Add Node.js API Development To Its Cloud Platform

    IBM Buys StrongLoop To Add Node.js API Development To Its Cloud Platform

    IBM has today made another acquisition to expand its business in cloud services — specifically in the area of enterprise app development. It has acquired StrongLoop, a startup based in San Mateo that builds application development software for enterprises using the open source JavaScript programming language Node.js. This in turn enables enterprises to build mobile and cloud-based… Read More

  • IBM Watson Health Begins To Take Shape

    IBM Watson Health Begins To Take Shape

    IBM doesn’t build new units lightly, but last April it launched IBM Watson Health. Since that time the company has been busy buying companies including Merge Healthcare, forging partnerships with the likes of Apple, CVS and Johnson and Johnson, hiring a new General Manager and purchasing the unit’s new headquarters in Cambridge, MA. That’s quite a bit of action in… Read More

  • Designing New Mobile Experiences For The Music-Loving Generation Crunch Network

    Designing New Mobile Experiences For The Music-Loving Generation

    As music fans go mobile, music festivals are following suit. The kids in America are rocking out to T-Swift with a Natty Lite in one hand and a mobile phone open to native festival apps in the other. Schedules, venue maps, artists and vendors are all in the palm of partygoers hands. And festivals are even designing other features specifically to engage the throngs of eager event-goers… Read More

  • IBM’s Dr. John Kelly Is Bringing Watson To Disrupt SF

    IBM’s Dr. John Kelly Is Bringing Watson To Disrupt SF

    IBM’s Dr. John Kelly is joining the TechCrunch crew onstage at this year’s Disrupt SF. But he won’t be alone. Instead, Kelly is bringing Watson along with him. Watson is an IBM project that answers questions using artificial intelligence to accept and process natural language queries. It became known to the public for its exploits in the Jeopardy game show, if you recall. Read More

  • Vim On A Typewriter Will Endear You To Grizzled Unix Experts

    Vim On A Typewriter Will Endear You To Grizzled Unix Experts

    There have been many mechanical keyboard solutions in the past few years, most notably an IBM Selectric with serial out that let you klack away like Ada Lovelace directly into a printed email. However, the real Holy Grail has been the ability to transmit mechanical key presses directly to a computer using a few bits of electronics. Well, it’s been done and it’s glorious. An… Read More

  • Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

    Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

    It’s 2015 and you might think of the mainframe as a vestige of an earlier computing era, but these mega machines still play a role inside large institutions running intensive workloads. And as though to prove its ongoing utility, The Linux Foundation announced it was launching the Open Mainframe Project today, an open source endeavor devoted to helping companies using… Read More

  • IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

    IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

    You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne. The announcement comes as part of a broader strategy… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

    CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

    CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The pharmacy will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing technology, to predict chronic disease patients in danger based on red flag behaviors. Read More

  • Software For The Full-Stack Era Crunch Network

    Software For The Full-Stack Era

    The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the biggest companies in the world did business. IBM automated clerical tasks, SAP unified corporate financials, and Siebel digitized Rolodexes for relationship-driven salespeople. With that focus in mind, it’s no wonder that many of the world’s largest technology companies survive based on their ties to IT… Read More

  • IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose

    IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose

    IBM today announced that it has acquired Compose, the Y Combinator-backed database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Compose had raised $6.4 million since it launched in 2010 — most of it in a Series A round in 2012 that was led by Trinity Ventures. Read More

  • Cazena Raises $20M Series B For Its Enterprise Big Data-As-A-Service Platform

    Cazena Raises $20M Series B For Its Enterprise Big Data-As-A-Service Platform

    Cazena, a new platform that wants to make it easier for enterprises to process their data, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Formation 8. Other participants include Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners, who both also participated in the company’s $8 million series A round last October. Read More

  • IBM Drops 4% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Revenue Of $20.8B

    IBM Drops 4% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Revenue Of $20.8B

    Today following the end of regular trading, IBM reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $20.8 billion and adjusted earnings per share of $3.84. Using normal accounting methods, IBM had a slimmer $3.58 per-share profit. The street had expected the enterprise firm to generate $3.78 of adjusted per-share profit on revenue of $20.95 billion of revenue. According… Read More

  • One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    It was just a year ago today, that Apple and IBM shocked the world when they announced a partnership. Apple, the consummate consumer company was teaming up with IBM, the quintessential buttoned-down corporation with an enterprise pedigree. It seemed to be the oddest of odd couples, but one year in and 32 apps later, the partnership seems to be flourishing and giving both companies… Read More

  • Tips For Finding Success As A Female Engineer Crunch Network

    Tips For Finding Success As A Female Engineer

    It was apparent from the first time I took a computer programming class in high school that it was one of the few subjects that really excited me. Initially, it was just an option I was trying out, but I soon knew that engineering was what I wanted to major in and pursue for my lifelong career. The thing I love most about engineering is that there are limitless opportunities to do meaningful… Read More