Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement

Twitter announced today that it has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, and that it has entered into a cross-licensing agreement with the Internet services and software company. IBM had issued a compl

Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company's ambitions in the "Internet of Things" space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.

IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B

IBM has finally managed to sell its low-margin server business to the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo. The two companies have been negotiating this deal for past few years, and a potential sale

IBM’s Shares Slip After Its Q4 Revenue Falls On Weak Hardware Performance

This fine Tuesday, IBM reported its fourth-quarter financial performance and was greeted with raspberries from investors with period revenue of $27.7 billion and earnings per share excluding items o

IBM Buys Aspera, A File Transfer Company That Counts Apple And Netflix As Customers

<a target="_blank" href="">IBM </a>is acquiring <a target="_blank" href="">Aspera</a>, a bootstrapped file transfer company that counts media comp

Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales

For many years, Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving -- marked the start of the holiday shopping rush. But with many (<a href="

IBM Thanksgiving Day U.S. Sales Data Shows 22% Of Online Transactions Made On Mobile, With Average Order $132

It's Thanksgiving, and <a target="_blank" href="">IBM, via its Benchmark data service</a> is once again tracking how U.S. consumers are

Short Shorts And Long Buses: Amazon Cloud Competitors Look A Bit Foolish At AWS Conference

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is obviously making it very difficult for competitors in the public cloud market. That could not have been made more clear than how IBM and Rackspace are choosing how t

IBM Revenues Down $1 Billion For Third Quarter As Hardware Sales Falter With Popularity Of The Cloud

IBM has reported its third-quarter revenues were $23.72 billion compared to $24.74 billion this time last year. The revenues were down due to the company’s underperforming hardware division, w

Amazon Web Services Wins Again In Battle To Build The CIA Cloud

Amazon Web Services has won a major battle against IBM in the pursuit to build a cloud infrastructure for the intelligence community. In a ruling published today, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Th

IBM Acquires Xtify, A Mobile Messaging Company

IBM has announced the acquisition of <a target="_blank" href="">Xtify</a>, a provider of mobile messaging tools that allows push notifications to reach customers. Terms of the dea

IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B

Another exit for an Israeli enterprise startup and a deeper move into Israel by one of the world's tech titans: <a target="_blank" href="">IBM</a> today <a target="_blank" href="http

An Open Letter To Embrace AWS And What It Says About OpenStack’s Self-Serving Vendors

<a target="_blank" href="">Cloudscaling</a> CTO Randy Bias wrote an <a target="_blank" href="">open letter</a> to

IBM Standardizes On Cloud Foundry, The Open-Source Developer Platform

IBM is getting into the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market by standardizing on<a target="_blank" href=""> Cloud Foundry</a>, originally developed by VMware and

Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants

Gartner Research<a target="_blank" href=""> reports</a> worldwide server sales are down 5 percent for the first quarter of the year, with IBM, HP and the othe

IBM’s Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

IBM announced its Q1 2013 earnings today, reporting net revenues of $23.4 billion and earnings per share of $3.00. EPS was an improvement over last year’s numbers (of 8 percent), while revenue

IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Flash Technology Research, Reflecting Obsolescence Of Hard Disk Drives

IBM plans to invest $1 billion in research  to design, create and integrate Flash into its servers, storage systems and middleware, a reflection of the changing requirements needed for companies to

Co-Founders Of Mo De, A Mobile Micro Credit Company From Kenya, Wins The IBM SmartCamp

I am not one to write about award recipients but I find it pretty awesome that the founders of <a target="_blank" href="">Mo De</a>, a mobile micro finance company from Kenya, won the

The “Windows First” Mobile Strategy For Microsoft Office 2013 Is Not Working

Microsoft is pinching CIOs by not providing an easy way to run the just released Microsoft Office 2013 on anything except Windows RT. With little cross-platform integration, Microsoft is creating an o

FMYI Converts To Twitter Bootstrap To Simplify Social Network Development

Last week I stopped by the offices of<a target="_blank" href=""> FMYI</a>, a small Portland-based company that is one of the first enterprise social networks to use <a target="_blank"
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