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  • 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

  • Box Joins The Establishment

    Box Joins The Establishment

    Box was once the intrepid upstart, but its recent announcements underscore the company’s growing maturity. By our measure, the publicly traded company is now clearly a member of the enterprise establishment. In the last few weeks, Box has formed close partnerships with the sort of companies its CEO Aaron Levie once made fun of — Microsoft and IBM. Yet these partnerships are… Read More

  • 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

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