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Facebook And IBM Are Working Together On Personalized Ads

Facebook and IBM have teamed up on marketing solutions with IBM’s marketing cloud clients now being able to utilize Facebook’s ad capabilities starting today. This includes Custom Audiences, which can be used in conjunction with IBM’s analytics and design features. IBM has a new feature called Journey Designer, which brands can use to create personalized customer experiences and then use …

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Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

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 by using the public to refine its algorithms and make search results more relevant and less spammy. IBM has acquired …

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Watson-Powered Toy Uses IBM Supercomputer to Develop Relationship with Your Kid

We’ve come a long way from Barbie. If you’re looking for an interactive toy that can talk with your kid, tell knock-knock jokes, and help them learn by getting to know their specific needs – there’s a Kickstarter campaign for you. It’s called CogniToys, and it’s a super-smart toy dinosaur with its own personality. “Each toy will get to know …

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IBM Denies Rumors of Huge Layoffs

IBM will be cutting jobs – that’s not up in the air. The company announced this in its latest earnings report. But just how many jobs will be lost? IBM is flatly refuting recent reports that it plans to lay off over 100,000 employees. According to the company, the layoffs will affect “several thousand” employees, which represent a “small fraction” …

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The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad with over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. These would include native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically optimized for iOS (device management, security, analytics, mobile integration), a new AppleCare service, a support offering for the enterprise, and …

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IBM Watson Analytics Now Available In Beta

IBM announced that Watson Analytics is now available in beta. The offering was announced in September. It’s described as a natural language-based service to give businesses instant access to predictive and visual analytics tools. The company called it the biggest announcement it’s made in a decade as an analytics provider. “Since being announced in September, more than 22,000 people have …

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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 most freely available mail services, we don’t mine a user’s inbox to target advertising or monetize that data in other …

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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 offer Twitter data as part of IBM Watson Analytics, Watson Developer Cloud and IBM Bluemix. There will also be joint …

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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 22 nanometer (nm), 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next 10 years. According to Bloomberg, IBM is paying Globalfoundaries $1.5 …

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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 ecosystem partners across these industries. These include: WayBlazer in travel; Red Ant, Reflexis, and Sellpoints in retail; Findability Sciences in …

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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 version will include a freemium version of its cloud-based service for desktop and mobile devices, and will offer access to …

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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 for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically optimized for iOS (device management, security, analytics, mobile integration), a new AppleCare service …

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