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Nov 25, 2015, 08:00 ET
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MEDIA ALERT: New IBM Cloud Service Enables Developers to Rapidly Translate Apps into Nine Languages

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new cloud-based service that enables developers to automatically translate cloud and mobile apps into the world's...

Nov 20, 2015, 12:06 ET
Scientists at IBM Research, the University of Texas at Austin, New York University and the California Institute of Technology have been awarded the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize for realistically simulating the forces inside the Earth that drive plate tectonics. The work paves the way toward better understanding of earthquakes and volcanic activity. The accomplishment was made using 1.6 million cores on the 96 racks of "Sequoia" - the IBM BlueGene/Q system located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the world's fastest supercomputers. The illustration depicts the mantle viscosity and the arrows show the motion of the tectonic plates.

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Most Realistic Simulation of the Dynamics of Earth's Interior to Date; Opens Path to Better Understanding of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM), New York University and the California Institute of Technology have...

Nov 20, 2015, 09:08 ET
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Media Alert: New IBM Cloud Tool Eliminates the Need for Users to Share Personal Data with Apps

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) Identity Mixer, a new tool to protect a consumer's personally identifiable information, is now generally available on IBM...

Nov 19, 2015, 06:00 ET
The new consortium brings together IBM's world leading information technology and recognized leaders in such areas as, construction and design, network infrastructure, wireless and telecommunications. The sports consortium offers clients an integrated capability spanning design, strategy, technology and data to drive growth and profit across all sports enterprise businesses.

IBM Launches First Global Consortium, Consulting Practice To Modernize Venues and Sports Experience of the Future

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium, which was created to design, build and deliver the ultimate fan...

Nov 18, 2015, 10:28 ET
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center  Director Johannes Goebel (left), Rensselaer Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Services and Technology John Kolb (middle), and IBM Research scientist and lab leader Hui Su (right) explore data with Campfire, as part of the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory.

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Pioneer Next-Generation Cognitive Environments for Business Decision Making

 IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers...

Nov 18, 2015, 07:00 ET
When it comes to must-have tech gifts, wearable accessories top wishlists for both gamers and movie lovers. According to Watson, while excitement around Minecraft continues to be strong, the social conversations aren't focused on the game itself but the new Gameband, which allows people to play anywhere, on any device.

IBM's Watson Forecasts Trends and Products for Holiday Season

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched the IBM Watson Trend App, a new way for shoppers to understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday...

Nov 17, 2015, 09:14 ET
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IBM Expands U.S. Federal Cloud Ecosystem with Five New Partners

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that five new cloud partners have joined its growing ecosystem serving the U.S. federal government. Together...

Nov 17, 2015, 09:10 ET
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IBM Rallies Developers to Help Build New Cloud Apps for First Responders

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is providing access to the IBM Cloud as part of the First Responder Application Challenge that runs...

Nov 16, 2015, 01:01 ET
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IBM and OpenPOWER Members Deliver Accelerated Technologies to Break Big Data Speed Barriers

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) and several fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members today revealed new technologies, collaborations and developer resources to...

Nov 16, 2015, 01:01 ET
IBM and Xilinx Team to Help Speed Up Data Center Applications -- At the Accelerating Innovation event at IBM's Austin campus on November 15, IBM and Xilinx announced a strategic collaboration to help increase the performance and energy-efficiency of data center applications. Ken King, IBM's OpenPOWER General Manager, on left, and Hemant Dhulla, Vice President of Wired Communications and Data Center Business at Xilinx, will help drive the joint effort. Photo credit: Xilinx

IBM and Xilinx Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Data Center Applications

 IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), today announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to enable higher performance and...

Nov 12, 2015, 09:00 ET
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IBM Announces developerWorks Premium to Accelerate Speed and Efficiency of Deploying Cloud Projects

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched developerWorks Premium, a subscription model of its developerWorks...

Nov 12, 2015, 01:30 ET
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HCL and IBM to Develop Cloud Solutions to Enable Enterprise Digital Transformation

 IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and HCL Technologies (HCL) a global IT service provider today announced a strategic partnership to jointly build hybrid...

Nov 10, 2015, 08:00 ET
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IBM Closes Acquisition of Meteorix

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it completed the acquisition of Meteorix LLC, a premier Workday (NYSE:...

Nov 06, 2015, 18:03 ET
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IBM Completes Acquisition of Cleversafe

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Cleversafe, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of object-based storage...

Nov 06, 2015, 12:58 ET
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MEDIA ALERT: New IBM Cloud Services Enable Developers to Run Zero-Downtime Updates, Easily Connect to Streaming Twitter Data

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today two new services for IBM Cloud -- IBM Active Deploy and IBM Event Hub. These features help developers avoid...

Nov 05, 2015, 08:00 ET
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IBM Unveils Matchmaking Technology to Navigate API Economy

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced API Harmony with intelligent cloud-based API matchmaking technology for developers as part of a series of...

Nov 04, 2015, 09:00 ET
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IBM Enhances Data Economics and Storage Security for the Cloud and Cognitive Era

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new innovations to the IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined storage to help clients improve storage...

Nov 03, 2015, 08:00 ET
The trend of “uberization” or industry disruption caused by an unlikely competitor has become a dominant concern of the C-suite.

IBM Study: C-suite Executives See "Uberization" As Primary Competitive Threat

 The trend of "uberization" or industry disruption caused by an unlikely competitor has become a dominant concern of the C-suite, finds a new...

Oct 30, 2015, 09:00 ET
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IBM Streaming Analytics and IBM Message Hub Now Available as Services on IBM Cloud

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that IBM Streaming Analytics and IBM Message Hub are now available as services on IBM Cloud. Based on the...

Oct 29, 2015, 09:00 ET
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BeBop Technology Creates Media Industry's First Virtualized Editing Platform on IBM Cloud

 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that BeBop Technology has turned to IBM Cloud to create a cloud-based film and video editing service designed...