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  • 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

  • Y Combinator’s Giveffect Has Built A Shopify-Meets-Salesforce For Non-Profits

    Y Combinator’s Giveffect Has Built A Shopify-Meets-Salesforce For Non-Profits

    Non-profit startups have come into focus at Y Combinator in the last couple of years. And in an extension of that, the incubator is also backing companies that offer services to the wider non-profit sector. Giveffect, part of its current cohort, has built a suite of cloud-based software that focuses specifically on the needs of non-profit businesses, covering services like accounting… Read More

  • SoftBank Will Help IBM’s Watson Learn Japanese

    SoftBank Will Help IBM’s Watson Learn Japanese

    Watson, the IBM-developed artificial intelligence computer system, isn’t content with just being a Jeopardy winner, powering healthcare analytics, or making big data easier to understand. Now the overachiever is also studying Japanese. Read More

  • Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Rumors have been swirling — and IBM’s stock has been rising — on reports that the company is planning a huge round of layoffs of up to 26% of its workforce, or 118,000 people. TechCrunch has been digging and has found out from two separate sources that there will in fact be job cuts, but not anywhere close to this magnitude. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch the 118,000… Read More

  • The New IBM z13 Is Not Your Father’s Mainframe

    The New IBM z13 Is Not Your Father’s Mainframe

    In a time when IBM has been dumping its x86 server business, and the mainframe would seem a relic of a bygone day, Big Blue took five years and invested a cool $1B to develop a new mainframe beast for the modern mobile era. You want a high-end computing system for a contemporary company, the new system dubbed the z13, is smokin’ and has been designed specifically to handle… Read More

  • Apple And IBM Launching First Apps From Their Partnership Today

    Apple And IBM Launching First Apps From Their Partnership Today

    Apple and IBM’s enterprise partnership is resulting in its first outward-facing software today, with new apps in IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS making their way to iPhones and iPads at partner enterprises. These include apps built for Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte, and they allow for various functions covering flight planning, financial advice, customer retention, government… Read More

  • IBM The Latest To Try To Fix Email

    IBM The Latest To Try To Fix Email

    IBM wants to take on email and today released its new email product called IBM Verse. It believes like so many before it, that the problem with email is the presentation, not the medium itself, but the real issue is that it’s been abused, used as a communications and collaboration tool it’s just not well suited for. IBM’s answer is to throw some design sense at the problem… Read More