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Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

By Chris Crum March 31, 2015

Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which went on to become The Open Directory Project or DMOZ). It aimed to crowd source search …

IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech

IBM announced the launch of a new social email product called IBM Verse. It uses IBM’s analytics technologies to “get to know you,” what you think is important, and key people and groups you interact with. “And in contrast to …

IBM And Twitter Announce Big Enterprise Data Partnership IBM And Twitter Announce Big Enterprise Data Partnership

Twitter and IBM announced a new partnership to give enterprises Twitter data through IBM tools and services. Essentially, it’s a combination of Twitter’s “public pulse” of real-time data and IBM’s cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services. IBM will …

IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business

IBM announced an agreement with Globalfoundaries that will see the latter acquire IBM’s commercial semiconductor business, including intellectual property, personnel, and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics.The deal will also see Globalfoundaries become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for …

IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools

IBM announced some new Watson-powered cloud apps for the financial services, healthcare, IT services, non-profit, retail, security, and travel industries. This comes as the company opens its new IBM Watson global headquarters in New York. The company is announced new …

IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses

IBM announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based service to give businesses instant access to predictive and visual analytics tools. The company calls it the biggest announcement it’s made in a decade as an analytics provider. Here’s a look: The first …

Apple Partners With IBM For Enterprise Mobility Apple Partners With IBM For Enterprise Mobility

Apple just announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with IBM to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Included are a new class of over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps …

IBM Partners With SAP To Get Enterprise Apps On SoftLayer Cloud IBM Partners With SAP To Get Enterprise Apps On SoftLayer Cloud

IBM and SAP have expanded a global partnership, which will see the latter deliver its SAP Hana platform, SAP Hana One service and other applications on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud platform, which has been verified to run SAP Business Suite software …

IBM Signs $600 Million IT Services Deal With NiSource IBM Signs $600 Million IT Services Deal With NiSource

IBM announced that it has signed a seven-year deal with NiSource to continue providing IT services, including a hybrid cloud computing environment. The deal is for $600 million. IBM says the deal will help it accelerate business innovation, and support …

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

GameStop Partners With IBM And Texas A&M, Launches GameStop Technology Institute GameStop Partners With IBM And Texas A&M, Launches GameStop Technology Institute

GameStop is the Starbucks of gaming. There’s one on every corner and they at least pretend to serve your every need. Unlike Starbucks, however, GameStop’s bread and butter – video games – are increasingly moving to the digital space where …

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers …

IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily …

Twitter Bought 900 Patents From IBM After Infringement Claims Twitter Bought 900 Patents From IBM After Infringement Claims

Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM. The deal, which includes a cross-license agreement, was made last month, but the two companies have now formally announced it. IBM has received more patents in the U.S. than any other company …

IBM To Sell Its Server Business To Lenovo IBM To Sell Its Server Business To Lenovo

Lenovo is one of the biggest players in the computer hardware industry. Its line of PCs and tablets have proven to be popular thanks to their affordability and excellent build quality. Now the company wants to get into the server …

IBM Completes Aspera Acquisition IBM Completes Aspera Acquisition

IBM announced on Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Aspera, first announced in December. Aspera makes a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. The company claims that its technology reduces transmission …

IBM Acquires Aspera For Super-Fast Big Data Transfer IBM Acquires Aspera For Super-Fast Big Data Transfer

IBM announced on Thursday that it is acquiring Aspera, makers of a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. The company claims its technology reduces transmission times for large files or data sets by …