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Square files for its long-awaited IPO

Square, the popular electronic payments company, filed its public documents for an initial public offering on Wednesday after doing so confidentially …

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.<p>Mayors, economic developers, and business leaders alike all say they want one thing: more entrepreneurship. Across the country and the world, there’s been no shortage of efforts to clone the “next Silicon …

Entrepreneurship

IBM's big gamble on artificial intelligence faces one major hurdle

Last month, she predicted a future in which "every decision that mankind makes is going to be informed by a cognitive system like Watson."<p>But to make that future a reality, IBM has a huge task in front of it — beyond just refining and advancing the Watson system. It must convince companies, who are …

Artificial Intelligence

Google just took the lead in the dangerous game called 'Race To Zero'

Price: $0.<p>The cloud-computing industry reads like a who's who of profitable tech giants. But they've been nervously watching a competition started by Amazon, matched by Microsoft, and taken up with gusto by Google.<p>It's called "the race to zero."<p>This race refers to charging nothing — absolutely zip …

Four Big Cyber Security Challenges (And How To Overcome Them)

Today’s typical hacker is more likely to be part of a sophisticated and efficient crime ring than a lone criminal sitting in a basement.<p>As cyber attacks coming from these organized rings become more complex and effective — and as data becomes an increasingly important resource for businesses — …

Cybersecurity

Can Apple And IBM Change Health Care? Five Big Questions

Today, at a glitzy press conference at IBM’s new Watson headquarters in Manhattan’s swank Silicon Alley, IBM and Apple announced that they are partnering with Japan Post, which is among other things the largest health- and life-insurance company in Japan, to start a project that will provide iPads …

Health Care

How To Install Windows 10 IoT On Your Raspberry Pi 2

Thanks to the release of Windows 10 for multiple single-board computers, tinkerers are now waking up to the possibility of running Windows as a usable and surprisingly polished alternative open source operating systems like Raspbian. But how do you run Windows on a RaspPi? And why?<p>First, I invite …

How IBM's predictive cloud makes the Masters' website virtually uncrashable

Analytics and clever algorithms helped IBM determine exactly how many servers it needs to run the Masters' website -- including at peak moments of …

17 IBM rock star employees that show the company's new direction

After all, it's coming up on its 104th birthday in June, and the three-piece-suit culture runs deep in its DNA, with 12 of its 19 senior leaders more or less fitting that profile.<p>But IBM is going through some major transitional pains right now, getting a lot of attention for shedding older, …

What to Expect from IBM Supercomputer Watson's New Cookbook

IBM supercomputer Watson has created what is possibly the world's first cookbook created (at least in part) by computer algorithm. According to this CNN Money article, the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) teamed up with Watson and its engineers to co-author <i>Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson.</i> …

IBM: The huge new cloud we built for the Army is bigger than the New York Stock Exchange

So on Wednesday it started talking about a huge cloud it built for the US Army that processes more transactions than the New York Stock Exchange.<p>Sources close to the company tell Business Insider that this cloud is part of a bigger $60 million contract IBM won from the Army, awarded in December.<p>The …

Mainframe '60 per cent cheaper' than cloud, claims IBM

Migrating mixed environment from x86 servers or public cloud between one-third and two-third cheaper on zSeries, according to IBM

IBM

Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption

The Internet of Things (IoT) may mean more than simply having devices and machines talking to each other. It potentially represents a profound shift affecting the way businesses and society operate. At this point, we’re only just starting to grasp the implications these new technologies will …

Internet of Things

IBM overtakes AWS in cloud race to close in on Microsoft

Compare the Cloud has today released the global #CloudInfluence rankings for February 2015, highlighting how IBM has leapfrogged AWS and Apple into …

Amazon Web Services

Apple and IBM add three more apps to MobileFirst portfolio

Apple and IBM’s partnership to bring iOS apps into the workplace produced 10 apps last year. Today at Mobile World Congress, IBM announced that it is launching three more MobileFirst apps aimed at the banking, airline, and retail industries.<p>The three new iOS apps are available for deployment and …

Apps

IBM, HP And Salesforce.com: A Week Contrasting Cloud Narratives

This week brought an interesting juxtaposition of events that illustrates the difficulty old tech IT suppliers face in transitioning to the world of cloud services, the distance two important companies, IBM and HP, have traveled on that journey and the disruptive power of cloud-centric firms like …

Deutsche Bank

Bad News For IBM (And HP) Is Good News For IT And Your Business

IBM has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Following another weak quarter that saw the company report the 11th straight decline in revenue, the company had to fend off doomsday rumors of impending employee cuts on a scale rarely seen outside of corporate bankruptcy. Yet the …

General Motors