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Posts tagged “IBM”

November 20

IBM Watson can now predict hot holiday retail goods

IBM has released IBM Watson Trend, which leverages the supercomputer's cognitive abilities to analyze social media posts for sentiment analysis, frequency, and engagement, with an eye toward retail shopping goods, popular at this time of year.

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November 11

IBM brings Watson to Boston Children's Hospital to diagnose rare pediatric diseases

IBM wants Watson to "see" medical images IBM is partnering with the Boston Children's Hospital with the goal of creating a cognitive system that will help clinicians interpret a child's genome sequencing data, compare this with medical literature, and quickly identify anomalies that may be responsible for the unexplained symptoms.

November 4

IBM acquires Gravitant, Inc., seeks to expand cloud-based offering

IBM Cloud    IBM continues to acquire companies that it believes will help the company serve its customers. Gravitant will be integrated into the IBM Global Technology Services unit.

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Updated October 29

Premium Lock Top digital brands to attend Raleigh Internet Summit

Google, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft & IBM - literally a who's who of tech and digital headline the 100s of brands heading to Raleigh in November.

October 28

Premium Lock IBM acquiring Weather Company assets

IBM Watson avatar   IBM has agreed to acquire most assets of the Weather Company, including consumer and business apps and 900 employees. Financial details were not disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal pegs the deal at over $2 billion. IBM

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October 20

Premium Lock IBM earnings report gives investors the big blues

IBM                         IBM shares plummeted more than 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday following its third-quarter earnings report that revenue fell for the 14th straight quarter and missed analyst expectations. It also forecast guidance for the year weaker than analysts expected as it transforms from its legacy hardware business to cloud, mobile and other "strategic imeratives."

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October 19

Premium Lock Envisia lands $4.6M of $5.1M debt offering

Morrisville-based Envisia Therapeutics has raised $4.6 million of a $5.1 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. Earlier this month, Envisia reported positive clinical trial results for its experimental glaucoma treatment.

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October 19

Premium Lock SAS one of 7 best places to work for single parents

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters   Cary-based SAS Institute is no stranger to best-places-to-work lists, topping many. Now it is on another best list: "The 7 Best Employers for Single Parents" by personal finance site SAS Institute lands at number 4 on the iist.

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Updated October 19

Premium Lock Dell's EMC buy underscores its drive for greater relevance

Dell Dell's EMC buy gives it competitive muscle, Fitch Ratings says, but will to 60-day "go-shop" provision lead to a better offer from other large tech companies such as Cisco?

Updated October 2

Premium Lock NCTA names tech awards finalists, individual winners

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association has disclosed its list of NC Tech Awards finalists for this year. The NC Tech Awards is the state's largest awards program, recognizing the tech sector's extraordinary achievements. Individual award winners were also announced.

October 2

Premium Lock UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

Updated September 29

Premium Lock The Internet of Things opens up vast opportunities

The Internet of Things, already a $665.8 billion dollar business, is slated to hit $1.7 trillion dollars by 2020. "That's a lot of new stuff to take advantage of," Jim Davis of SAS told a full house at WRAL's Executive Exchange Internet of Things event Tuesday morning.

WRAL's IoT event packed the house. WRAL's IoT event packed the house.

September 24

Premium Lock IBM invents a new market combining Watson and services

To add needed corporate revenue and profit, IBM invented a new market by combining its Watson computing innovation with cloud, security and engagement services, and healthcare business expertise to form the IBM Watson Health business unit. IBM plans to resolve underlying complexity and inefficiencies in healthcare while promoting better security and regulatory compliance.TBR analysts on what it means.

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Updated September 11

Premium Lock What does Warren Buffett know about IBM stock?

Warren Buffett  Legendary Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett has long been a fan of IBM, but with Big Blue down 25 percent over its 52-week high he is more bullish than ever.

September 9

Premium Lock IBM takes aim at Internet of Things with ARM deal

IBM                         Analysis: IBM is moving in a big way to further embrace the Internet of Things in its partnership deal with ARM. The deal combines IT (information technology) with OT (operations technology), says Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

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Updated September 8

Premium Lock Buffett ups stake in IBM even as Big Blue's stock falters

Warren Buffett  ​Investor Warren Buffett says he has been adding to his sizable stake in IBM during the third quarter as shares in the tech company slide, and that his Berkshire Hathaway has been spending about $500 million a week acquiring stock during recent market volatility.

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September 7

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Tesla's cheaper car; feds toughen cell phone surveillance; Syngenta's $2B buyback; Iowa picks IBMer as president; Sony settles hack suits

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Tesla's new, cheaper car nears; more search warrants to be required for cellphone tracking; Syngenta plans big stock buyback, the Unviersity of Iowa hires an IBMer as its next president; and Sony settles data breach suit.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Apple + Cisco: Apple aims to boost mobile devices with Cisco's help

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. Just a year ago, Apple struck a deal with IBM.

Apple + Cisco Apple + Cisco

Updated August 28

Premium Lock Report: New strategy makes IBM 'driving force' in Internet of Things

IBM Cloud    IBM's decision to invest three billion and hire 2,000 workers to staff its new Internet of Things Business Unit solidifies its position as a preeminent player and driving force in mainstream IoT adoptions, says research firm Strategy Analytics.

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