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IBM’s Watson makes US Open debut

By on September 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

IBM’s Watson makes US Open debut

IBM’s Watson computing platform is holding court — cognitive court that is, in the platform’s U.S. Open tennis debut this year.

It’s the centerpiece for IBM’s first fan-facing activation in at least a decade; but Watson, well known for beating human champions in chess and on Jeopardy, is not only serving up cognitive insights for fans, it’s helping the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) run the major tournament in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

By on May 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM.

IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

Each iPhone Apple launches is faster than its predecessor thanks to both hardware and software innovations. The same goes for high-end Android devices, though in most comparison tests it’s always the latest iPhone that comes out on top. At the same time, mobile operating systems become more sophisticated every year, requiring software optimizations as well as faster chips, memory and storage so that advanced apps don’t hinder performance.

IBM might hold the key to making the iPhone even faster in the future, in addition to other mobile devices and computers, thanks to innovation surrounding optical storage that might revolutionize the industry. More →

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IBM helped develop a ‘magic bullet’ that might kill Zika, Ebola and other viruses

By on May 12, 2016 at 4:52 PM.

IBM helped develop a ‘magic bullet’ that might kill Zika, Ebola and other viruses

IBM isn’t just a computer company anymore. The IBM Research arm partnered up with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore to create a chemical macromolecule that acts as a “magic bullet” capable of killing all sorts of viral infections. The substance could be used in the future to stave off a wide range of diseases, including Ebola, Zika, herpes, influenza and other viral threats. More →

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IBM Watson AI Robot Hilton Hotels

Watson-powered robot mans concierge position at Hilton Hotel

By on March 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Watson-powered robot mans concierge position at Hilton Hotel

Remember Watson? It’s the artificially intelligent computer from IBM that can beat Jeopardy champions and is used in cancer-related research. Well, it turns out the computer is smart enough to also man the concierge station at a Hilton Hotels, where a tiny robot will give guests directions and make recommendations to improve their stays. More →

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IBM Watson Trend App Black Friday

IBM has developed the ultimate Black Friday shopping assistant

By on November 18, 2015 at 4:48 PM.

IBM has developed the ultimate Black Friday shopping assistant

Over the past few weeks, you’ve been inundated with news about Thanksgiving, Christmas and Black Friday sales events. It can be overwhelming, but thanks to IBM’s new Watson Trend app, you can begin planning your shopping excursions based on which items you need to pick up first, before anything on your list sells out. More →

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Mac Vs PC IBM

“It just works”: 5% of Mac users at IBM call the help desk, compared to 42% of PC users

By on October 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

“It just works”: 5% of Mac users at IBM call the help desk, compared to 42% of PC users

Following up on Apple and IBM’s landmark 2014 deal to jointly create iOS apps and introduce more iPhones and iPads into the enterprise, the two companies earlier this year struck a similar deal whereby IBM agreed to deploy at least 50,000 Macs to employees across the company by the end of the year.

So far, just a few months into the program, IBM employees seem to be enjoying their Macs, and notably, are experiencing way fewer problems on it than their PC counterparts. What’s more, IBM is finding that supporting the Mac is much cheaper than supporting PCs.

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IBM’s new computer chips will obliterate everything else on the market

By on July 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM.

IBM’s new computer chips will obliterate everything else on the market

What’s the fastest computer chip you can think of? Now, forget about it, because IBM announced it has created the fastest computer chips ever made. The firm’s new chips are four times faster than today’s top-of-the-line silicon, and they’re also significantly more efficient. More →

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IBM Watson DNA Cancer Treatment

The computer that beat Jeopardy! champions will now help treat cancer

By on May 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

The computer that beat Jeopardy! champions will now help treat cancer

It’s becoming increasingly clear that by looking at a patient’s DNA data with help of modern computers, physicians will be able to better adapt treatments for all sorts of complex diseases. A new Reuters report reveals that cancer treatments might soon see huge improvements with help of one such computer, IBM’s Watson, which is a machine you might already be familiar with.

Watson beat two Jeopardy! champions in 2011. Now, 14 cancer institutes from the U.S. and Canada will use the supercomputer in an effort to create personalized cancer treatments derived from DNA analyses. More →

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Apple IBM iOS Apps

Apple and IBM just launched 10 apps to help iOS rule the business world

By on December 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Apple and IBM just launched 10 apps to help iOS rule the business world

Apple and IBM earlier this year announced they were teaming up to make iOS the go-to mobile enterprise platform and now the two companies have just launched 10 new apps that will help make iOS even more useful for businesses everywhere. More →

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Samsung Vs. Apple IBM

Samsung thinks it can take on both Apple and IBM all by itself

By on October 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Samsung thinks it can take on both Apple and IBM all by itself

Usually when a company like Samsung looks to battle a partnership like Apple and IBM, they’ll want to team up with another company. That isn’t the case today as Samsung has decided to go it alone against them with a new services venture called Samsung 360 Services for Business.

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Apple’s enterprise deal with IBM: The dawn of a new era at Apple?

By on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM.

Apple’s enterprise deal with IBM: The dawn of a new era at Apple?

At the conclusion of this year’s WWDC, I remarked that the Apple of 2014 was starkly different from the Apple which had showed itself at events in prior years. For the first time, Apple had let its guard down with iOS, inviting developers to build third-party keyboards, invade the Notification Center drop-down screen, and talk openly about the changes in iOS 8. Refreshing doesn’t even begin to describe it.

But, as they say, actions speak a lot louder than words on a Keynote slide. This week’s blockbuster deal between one of the most influential outfits in consumer electronics (Apple) and an absolute behemoth in the enterprise space (IBM) speaks volumes about the former’s willingness to look beyond Cupertino for solutions. Pundits have been wondering where Apple’s next revenue hike would come from, and as it turns out, it may arrive from solutions created in conjunction with companies it used to call rivals. More →

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Apple IBM iOS Enterprise Partnership

Apple just made a huge move that will bring iOS to more enterprise customers than ever before

By on July 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM.

Apple just made a huge move that will bring iOS to more enterprise customers than ever before

Apple and IBM used to be the bitterest of arch-rivals in the personal computer market in the ’80s but now they’re teaming up to help bring iOS to more enterprise customers than ever before. Re/code reports that Apple and IBM have agreed to an exclusive new partnership that will “help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them” using iOS as the primary platform. More →

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