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Posts tagged “IBM”

May 22

Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple and IBM unveil enterprise apps for the Watch; Uber loses legal case in France; PayPal is going mobile; the FAA hopes apps will fight flight delays; and PowerSecure teams with Cree for a solar project in Durham.

Updated May 18

Court backs Apple vs Samsung; Google wins free-speech case; Royalty Exchange woes; IBM claims no NC tax credits; startup rethinks awards

Bulldog In our latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: An appeals court backs Apple in its suit against Samsung; Google prevails in free speech case; startuo Royalty Exchange eyes sale or possible shutdown; IBM claims no tax credits in N.C.; and a Triangle startup rethinks awards.

May 14

'Venom' security risk hits cloud; Red Hat warns about vulnerability

Red Hat       The world of "cloud computing" has been hit by another serious security vulnerability called "Venom." Raleigh-based Red Hat warns that "all" of its products that include a particular open source tool are vulnerable.

May 13

Premium Lock Inside IBM's 'Watson Health:' A stampede into cognitive healthcare

IBM Watson avatar   Analysis: IBM's actions illustrate the power of its cognitive computing technologies and the workload traction accelerating in mission-critical industries With a flurry of announcements aimed directly at the healthcare market, IBM announced expanded Watson-dependent software and services designed to improve patient outcomes. So concludes analysts at Technology Business Research.

May 12

Premium Lock IBM picks Triangle for first 'dojo' cloud computing lab

As IBM continues its shift to "cloud computing" applications and development with projects such as Watson and away from hardware, its campus in RTP could be a key to that evolution. Proof in part is Big Blue's decision to open its first cloud computing lab, or "dojo," in RTP where the focus is on open source, collaborative application development.

Updated May 11

Lenovo confirms layoffs, says 235 people lose jobs in server group

Layoffs        Lenovo confirms that it is cutting jobs in its x86 server business with 235 people being told Monday they were being laid off. Of those, 155 are based in the Triangle, a company spokesperson says. Lenovo only cut jobs in the U.S. Some contractors also were let go.

Updated May 11

Uber going for $2B?; IBM's new servers; self-driving car dinged; 'Thred' app for mobile visual stories; BlackBerrys back at T-Mobile

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber is going for more cash; IBM's new Power servers unveiled; some dings for self-driving cars in California; the "Sims" creator launches app for visual story telling; and T-Mobile brings back BlackBerry phones.

May 11

Sources: Lenovo will be laying off workers at x86 server business in RTP

Layoffs        Lenovo will begin laying off workers at its server business in Research Triangle Park today, according to sources within the company. Lenovo won't talk about what's happening, but workers say employees were told last week that those being let go would be told Monday.

May 8

Inside the IBM-Facebook partnership: Helping brands act a little more like friends

The collaboration of IBM and Facebook will connect marketers, Facebook's 1.44 billion active users, and the unique power of IBM Marketing and Customer Analytics. Marketers can design customer journeys across channels - now including Facebook interactions - and send audiences to Facebook for targeting and look-alike modeling from all IBM Marketing and Customer Analytics solutions. They can also analyze customer journeys across channels, including interactions that occurred in Facebook, writes IBM's Jay Henderson.

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May 4

Premium Lock Buffett stays bullish on IBM; Big Blue CEO spells out Watson strategy

Warren Buffett     Billionaire Warren Buffett defends his growing stake in IBM, saying he is confident in Big Blue's future. Meanwhile, at the annual Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over the weekend, IBM Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty emphasized the importance of its Watson supercomputer efforts to the company's future.

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April 30

Apple, IBM, Japanese firm team up to improve elderly care

The IBM-Apple-Japan Post program will provide iPads with apps designed to help seniors manage day-to-day lives and keep in touch with family members. IBM will provide cloud services and help create apps to improve seniors' quality of life.

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Updated April 30

IBM, 11 other tech firms pitching jobs to recruits at 'Big Top'

IBM and a growing list of other technology firms in the Triangle will be pitching themselves as a place to work to potential recruits during the "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" so-called reverse job fair next week. Organizer Chris Heivly is expecting a record crowd at a new venue - a real tent this time.

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Updated April 30

Uber eyes deliveries; IBM' quantum computing advance; Yahoo CEO pay surges; GSK targets shingles; genetic testing for insurance?

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Uber eyes making deliveries; IBM reports an advance in quantum computing; pay for Yahoo CEO surges; GSK's shingles drug shows promise; and are genetic tests for insurance in your future?

April 30

Is Oracle gunning for Salesforce? IBM? Deal would be $50B

Oracle ​Investors are betting that business software service company will be sold, with Oracle emerging as the early favorite to pull off a deal that could cost about $50 billion. IBM also could make a play.

Updated April 28

Premium Lock Missouri suspends incentives in IBM jobs dispute; lesson for NC?

IBM                        The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Missouri where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?

Updated April 28

Premium Lock IBM boosts dividend 18%, giving shares a 2% bump on Street

IBM                        Earnings reports have given IBM shareholders little to celebrate over the past three years, but Big Blue does keep paying dividends. And its latest one will be 18 percent higher than last quarter. Shares climbed almost 2 percent on the news.

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Updated April 24

Premium Lock IBM tops cloud survey; Dropbox collaborative notes; Comcast-TWC deal dead; 'taxibots' to replace cars?; Cablevision's cheaper offer

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: IBM tops Microsoft and Amazon in a survey of businesses seeking cloud services; Dropbox eyes a new collaborative notes service; Comcast-TWC deal is dead; "taxibots" to replace cars?; and Cablevision unveils a new plan to attract cable cutters.

April 17

Premium Lock IBM awards top tech 'Fellow' honor to Cary resident

Bala Rajaraman Bala Rajaraman, who is helping spearhead development of "cloud" computing services for IBM in Research Triangle Park, is one of 10 new "IBM Fellows." The "Fellow" selection is IBM's top technical honor. He is among the leaders developing IBM's Bluemix applications.

April 17

Premium Lock IBM, SAS top 'Magic Quadrant'in multichannel campaign management report

Marketing When it comes to services that clients can use for management of promotional campaigns across multiple channels, IBM and SAS lead the way, according to a new study from research firm Gartner. These services are a big ($400M) revenue producer for SAS. Why do IBM and SAS ranking highly? Our Insiders can get the details.

Updated April 17

Premium Lock IBM tells McCrory it opposes NC Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM                        In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory from Robert Greenberg, IBM's senior executive in North Carolina, the tech giant spells out "strong opposition" to North Carolina's proposed N.C. Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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