IBM

  • IBM Names Sales Chief Virginia Rometty As CEO, Samuel Palmisano Will Remain As Chairman

    IBM Names Sales Chief Virginia Rometty As CEO, Samuel Palmisano Will Remain As Chairman

    IBM’s board of directors has just named Virginia M. Rometty as the company’s new CEO and president, replacing Samuel J. Palmisano, who currently is IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer. Palmisano will remain chairman of the board. Rometty will become CEO effective January 1, 2012. Rometty was previously senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing… Read More

  • IBM Posts Q3 Revenue Of $26.2B With Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.8B; Ups Outlook

    IBM Posts Q3 Revenue Of $26.2B With Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.8B; Ups Outlook

    IBM has released its third quarter results today, with non-GAAP diluted earnings coming in at $3.28 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.85 per share in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 15 percent. Analysts were expecting $3.22 per share with revenue of $26 billion. The company posted diluted earnings of $3.19 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.82… Read More

  • IBM Buys Network Security Intelligence Company Q1 Labs

    IBM Buys Network Security Intelligence Company Q1 Labs

    IBM is announcing the acquisition of Q1 Labs, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in fourth quarter, were not disclosed. Q1 Labs software collects and analyzes information from hundreds of sources across an organization such as the network, applications, user activity, mobile endpoints, and physical… Read More

  • IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million

    IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million

    Is IBM making up for lost time? After acquiring crime data intelligence software developer i2 yesterday, Big Blue is announcing another purchase this morning. The company is buying Canadian risk management analytics software developer Algorithmics for $387 million. Algorithmics’ risk analytics software, content and advisory services are used by banks, investment and insurance businesses… Read More

  • IBM Buys Crime Prevention And Data Intelligence Software Developer i2

    IBM Buys Crime Prevention And Data Intelligence Software Developer i2

    IBM is announcing the acquisition of i2, a company that provides intelligence and investigation management software for law enforcement, defense, national security and private sector organizations. Financial terms were not disclosed. With more than 4,500 customers in 150 countries, i2 is provides intelligence analytics for crime and fraud prevention in sectors such as banking, defense… Read More

  • LinuxCon: Open Source is an Ecosystem, not a Zero Sum Game

    LinuxCon: Open Source is an Ecosystem, not a Zero Sum Game

    Linux and open source development is not a zero sum game. This was the explicit message from Ubuntu Technical Architect Allison Randal’s keynote speech at LinuxCon, but the sentiment had been articulated in a number of ways all week long from everyone here. The processes by which a company makes great open source software improve the world for everyone. “Free software is a… Read More

  • As Shares Top $400, Apple Eyes The Next Tech Prize: HP’s Revenue Crown

    As Shares Top $400, Apple Eyes The Next Tech Prize: HP’s Revenue Crown

    In the past few years, Apple has been in berzerker mode. Not even 15 years ago, they were on the verge of collapse when Michael Dell famously said that if he were CEO of Apple he would, “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders”. Apple now has a market cap well over ten times that of Dell’s. And in the past year or so, Apple has even managed to far surpass… Read More

  • IBM On-Screen Keyboard Matches Your Hand Anatomy

    IBM On-Screen Keyboard Matches Your Hand Anatomy

    An IBM patent points to an on-screen keyboard that matches the user’s anatomy, changing to reflect each users “unique typing motion.” The keyboard requires calibration in the form of various exercises. The system then senses various variables like “finger skin touch area, finger size data and finger position.” It then creates a unique keyboard based on a… Read More

  • Apple Discloses Revenue, The Internet Is Stunned

    TechCrunched: News in 90 Seconds

    It’s time for TechCrunched, where we take some of the most popular stories running on TechCrunch and put them together for you in a quick video package. This week was a big one for Apple, with stellar earnings and new products. Google+ took the iTunes App sStore by storm. And Zillow had a big IPO. If something grabs your attention, make sure to click on the links below to get more… Read More

  • IBM Posts Q2 Revenue Of $26.7B With Net Income Up 8 Percent To $3.7B, Ups Outlook

    IBM Posts Q2 Revenue Of $26.7B With Net Income Up 8 Percent To $3.7B, Ups Outlook

    IBM just released its second quarter earnings today. Big Blue reported $26.7 billion in revenue for the quarter which is up 15 percent (or up 5 percent adjusting for currency). Diluted earnings came in at $3.00 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.62 per share in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 18 percent. Analysts expected $3.02 per share
    on revenue of $25.4 billion. Read More

  • IBM Takes Another Step Towards Reliable Phase-Change Memory

    IBM Takes Another Step Towards Reliable Phase-Change Memory

    Although the world is currently enamored of flash memory, today’s standard for solid-state storage, companies like IBM need to think a few years ahead. One of the technologies they’re looking at is called phase-change memory, in which a memory cell changes from a crystalline to amorphous phase, changing its resistance. Put a bunch of those together, and you’ve got yourself… Read More

  • IBM's "Buildings Whisperer"

    IBM "Buildings Whisperer" Dave Bartlett On The Dumb Ways We Waste Energy

    IBM’s Smarter Planet division released a new solution recently that can make buildings energy efficient— even if they are huge and 100 years old like the company itself. Vice president of the Smarter Buildings division at IBM, Dave Bartlett, visited TechCrunch TV to talk about the stupid ways that people waste energy in medium to large buildings, and how the company’s new… Read More

  • Apple's SaaS: Software as a Soul

    Apple's SaaS: Software as a Soul

    Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a piece entitled Lessons in Longevity, From IBM. In it, author Steve Lohr looks back at the past 100 years of IBM and points out the keys to their longevity: shifting and adapting to new markets and times. He then lays how three tech powers today — Microsoft, Google, and Apple — may make similar moves to weather the inevitable storms. At a… Read More

  • IBM Beats The Street, Posts Revenue of $24.6B; Net Income Up 10 Percent To $2.9B

    Following strong fourth quarter 2010 results, IBM released first quarter earnings today, reporting $24.6 billion in revenue for the quarter which is up 8 percent (or up 5 percent adjusting for currency). Diluted earnings came in at $2.31 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $1.97 per share in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 17 percent. Analysts expected $2.30 a share on… Read More

  • IBM Buys Real Estate And Facilities Management Software Company Tririga

    IBM is making its first purchase of 2011 today with acquisition of real estate management software developer Tririga. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011, were not disclosed. Tririga’s software helps clients make strategic planning decisions regarding space usage, evaluate alternative real estate initiatives, generate higher returns… Read More

  • Apple, Google, Amazon, And Microsoft Make Up 4 Of The Top 10 Most Admired Companies

    Every year, Fortune magazine (where I started out as a reporter) comes out with its list of the Most Admired Companies in the world. In truth, it doesn’t really change much from year to year. Apple, once again for the fourth year in a row, is No. 1, as it should be. The company single-handedly created an entirely new class of touch computing with the iPad last year, and is on… Read More

  • IBM Expands Cloud IT Offerings With New Virtualization Software

    IBM is expanding its footprint in the cloud today with the debut of new capabilities in virtualization, image management and cloud computing, including software that can virtualize a data center within minutes. IBM’s new advanced virtual deployment software, which is now in open beta, allows IT firms to create a cloud environment with and deploy a single virtual machine in seconds, dozens… Read More

  • Where Does Watson Go From Here? First Stop: Healthcare

    We all saw what Watson did last night, but now the question becomes: what now? So what that IBM created an artificial intelligence that was able to answer a few trivia questions? (That’s a massively simplistic way of looking at Watson, and discounts the incredible capabilities of the human brain and discounts the complexity of having to interpret human language with off-the-shelf… Read More

  • The Final Night Of IBM's Jeopardy Challenge: How Did Watson Do?

    There we have it. The IBM Jeopardy Challenge has concluded, so what follows is a brief review of what happened tonight. Once again, West Coasties (and anyone else who didn’t get to see the final episode live) should probably click away for now—there will be spoilers. You have been warned. Read More

  • Does Watson Prove We've Reached The Singularity? [Video]

    “We will soon create intelligences greater than our own. When this happens, human history will have reached a kind of singularity, an intellectual transition as impenetrable as the knotted space-time at the center of a black hole, and the world will pass far beyond our understanding.”
    — Vernor Vinge Jeopardy has never been so exciting. The world has watched rapt for the past… Read More