IBM

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

  • IBM Buys Germany’s Ecx.io, Its Third Creative Services Acquisition In A Week

    IBM Buys Germany’s Ecx.io, Its Third Creative Services Acquisition In A Week

    IBM has made its third acquisition in the space of a week — and its second in Europe — to expand its front-end design and creative services business: the company has acquired Ecx.io, a design agency based out of Dusseldorf, Germany. As with its previous deals to buy Aperto and Resource/Ammirati, IBM is not disclosing the financial terms of the purchase, and the operation will… Read More

  • IBM Buys Germany’s Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business

    IBM Buys Germany’s Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business

    Another day, another acquisition from IBM. Today Big Blue has announced that it will buy Aperto, a digital agency based in Berlin. Aperto will become a part of IBM Interactive Experience (“IBM iX”) — one of a number of services that IBM has been building out as part of its new wave of enterprise business. The Aperto news comes literally days after IBM announced that it would… Read More

  • IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

    IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

    IBM is taking another step to expand its Watson AI business and build its presence in areas like IoT: today the company announced that its acquisition of the Weather Company — the giant weather media and data group — has now officially closed. IBM is not disclosing the value of the deal: it was originally reported to be in the region of $2 billion, but sources close to IBM tell us… Read More

  • IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

    IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

    IBM confirmed that it has acquired video conferencing service UStream this morning. With several cloud video acquisitions in tow, the company also announced it was forming a new cloud video services unit. Fortune first reported the UStream purchase and reports peg the purchase price at $130 million. IBM would not confirm that amount. The new unit will be comprised of four acquisitions… Read More

  • IBM Beats In Q4, But Sales Of $22.1B Are The 15th Straight Quarter Of Decline For Big Blue

    IBM Beats In Q4, But Sales Of $22.1B Are The 15th Straight Quarter Of Decline For Big Blue

    IBM reported its Q4 earnings at the close of trading today, and while its revenues were the 15th-straight quarter of declines, Big Blue beat analyst expectations both on sales of $22.1 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $4.84. Analysts were expecting EPS of $4.81 on sales of $22.04 billion. Non-GAAP net income was $4.7 billion compared with $5.8 billion in the fourth quarter of… Read More

  • Powering Up A New-Old-Stock PS/2 Model 30

    Powering Up A New-Old-Stock PS/2 Model 30

    I am a big fan of watching old stuff work again and video takes the proverbial IBM cake. The PS/2 Model 30 came out in the early 1990s and was one of the first machines with an Intel 286 CPU, a 10Mhz monster that could run Sierra games like a champ. And here it is springing to life as if Toad The Wet Sprocket was still big. The important thing is that this is a new-old-stock unit which means… Read More

  • IBM Scoops Up IRIS Analytics Fraud Detection Firm

    IBM Scoops Up IRIS Analytics Fraud Detection Firm

    Anyone who has a credit card has probably experienced some sort of fraud over the last few years. I personally have had it happen several times and I am by no means unique. Today IBM purchased IRIS Analytics, a firm that helps banks detect fraudulent use of credit cards using machine intelligence. The company has been considering a product like this for some time, Bob Griffin, general manager… Read More

  • U.S. Patent Grants Dip For The First Time In 7 Years To 298K, IBM Remains On Top

    U.S. Patent Grants Dip For The First Time In 7 Years To 298K, IBM Remains On Top

    As patent reforms continue to move slowly through the legislative system, the number of patents being awarded has declined for the first time in seven years. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office issued 298,407 utility patents in 2014, according to a new report from IFI Claims. As a point of comparison, last year the research group tracked 300,678 utility patent grants. IBM remains the… Read More

  • IBM Sells Salary.com Compensation Business To The Original Founding Team

    IBM Sells Salary.com Compensation Business To The Original Founding Team

    This week at CES, IBM unveiled some new Watson partnerships that underscore its push into big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. But at the same time, the company has quietly divested itself of an older asset. Today it was announced that Salary.com — a portal for people to find and compare remuneration data across lots of different industries, as well as look for… Read More

  • IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour, Softbank’s Pepper Robot And More

    IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour, Softbank’s Pepper Robot And More

    From its debut to the world as a Jeopardy champion in 2011, IBM’s Watson has made a name for itself as a powerful artificial intelligence platform for large enterprise applications, from medical research through to finance. Now IBM is aiming to take Watson to the consumer. Read More

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