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Posts tagged “IBM”

July 24

Premium Lock Compute this: IBM-USAA deal to ignite Watson commercialization

Analysis: IBM took a major step to commercialize its Watson cognitive computing technologies by teaming with USAA, a financial services provider for members of the U.S. military and their families. Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research explains.

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July 18

IBM's quarterly profit improves but revenue declines again, down 2%

IBM earnings  IBM is reporting profit that climbed by 28 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations even though revenue continued to decline for the ninth consecutive quarter.

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Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

Apple teams with IBM Apple teams with IBM

July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Apple's CEO Tim Cook

Updated July 16

Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

Updated July 15

IBM joins $635M semiconductor effort in New York

IBM              IBM is joining a public-private sector consortium targeting semiconductor research and production in the state of New York. It's the second largest commitment to chips IBM has made in the past two weeks even as rumors continue to swirl that Big Blue is trying to sell its big chip complex in East Fishkill, N.Y.

July 14

Finding the next cure? Maybe 1 million hours of supercomputer time will help

Cloud Pharmaceuticals Researchers at Cloud Pharmaceuticals said Monday that they have been granted 1 million hours of use on the IBM Blue Gene/Q Supercomputer for computational drug design and discovery to target orphan diseases including Malaria at Argonne National Laboratory.

July 14

SoftLayer fuels cloud growth for IBM

IBM Cloud Big Blue announced on Monday that SoftLayer is fueling hybrid cloud adoption by attracting thousands of new clients all over the world including leading enterprises.

July 7

Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated July 2

Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo         "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

Updated July 1

Fed up IBMers protest in France over working conditions

For the second time this year, IBM faces a rebellion by workers. This time, the strike is taking place in France where IBMers are protesting job cuts that they say "have deeply damaged working conditions." IBM's proposed x86 server sale to Lenovo triggered a March strike in China. But don't hold your breath that a walkout might occur in the U.S.

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June 30

Premium Lock European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola     Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

Updated June 27

Premium Lock Lenovo exec: Acquisitions from IBM, Google are still 'on track'

Lenovo         Lenovo is still "on track" to close on its $5 billion dollars worth of acquisitions from IBM and Google before the end of the year, a company executive says.

June 26

Premium Lock China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC; Cree makes a deal with Walgreens; Google begins removing some search results in Europe; and Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.

June 26

Premium Lock Lenovo-IBM server deal 'in limbo' over security concerns

IBM              After months of talking, Lenovo and IBM remain involved in discussions with the U.S. government as they try to win approval for their $2.3 billion x86 server deal. The deal "remains in limbo," says The Wall Street Journal. In other news: An insider trading case involving an IBM deal expands.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.

June 19

Premium Lock IBM's 'cognitive cooking;' Peak 10 deal; NephroGenex trial; T-Mobile music; BlackBerry goes Amazon

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup blog of tech and life science news: IBM is cooking with Watson; Peak 10 deal update; NephroGenex launches drug trial; T-Mobile offers music service; and BlackBerry joins Amazon.

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo, IBM seek extension of $2.3B server deal

IBM              Bloomberg News is reporting that IBM and Lenovo are seeking more time for U.S. government review of the proposed $2.3 billion sale involving IBM's x86 business to Lenovo. Is the deal in trouble?

June 3

Premium Lock IBM: SEC plans no 'action' in cloud service revenue probe

IBM              In an SEC filing, IBM says the Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into how Big Blue reports "cloud computing" revenues and will not take any action. However, The Wall Street Journal notes that IBM has changed how it cites cloud revenues in earnings reports.

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June 3

Premium Lock IT groups boycott IBM; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens slashing jobs; NC bank picks SAS; NetApp raising $500M; DataChambers picks contractor

Bulldog Bulldog tech and life science roundup: Tech groups boycott IBM, Manpower, Infosys over foreign job recruiting; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens cutting 3,800 jobs; Bank of North Carolina picks SAS; NetApp raising $500 million; Raleigh contractor to build NC Research Campus data center.

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