Guest Post OpenStack has grown to dominate open-source cloud infrastructure projects in just two short years. Here’s why.
IBM has selected 31 cities for its Smarter Cities Challenge 2013. Seven IBM experts will be deployed to these cities to work hand-in-hand with local officials to inspire entrepreneurship, and implement a strategy for economic development.
Big Blue is getting even bigger with today’s release, which takes aim and the biggest systems of them all.
Guest Post As we move into the cloud-dominated world, the issue of integration is made more prominent as enterprises realize just how many different systems are being used throughout their organization.
Even though 90% of our users are on Facebook, it doesn’t mean they want to work there.
IBM is announcing today that it has taken the first real steps toward commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes on top of a silicon chip.
It’s time to understand those who are different. The global economy depends on it.
The company is positioning Watson as a smarter successor to Siri, Apple’s popular (but often ditzy) iPhone virtual assistant.
IBM has agreed to acquire major HR software player Kenexa for about $1.3 billion.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
U.K.-based social gaming startup Playdemic has received significant funding, including $3 million the Watson family.
RIM is wounded, and predators are starting to pick up the scent.
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.
Earnings season starts this week for tech companies, and no one is expecting outstanding second-quarter results. If the reports turn out to be weaker than expected, then tech investors might run for the hills, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Guest Post Apple’s App Store may have more than 600,000 apps right now, but the future of mobile computing is not about stand-alone applications. Certainly, new apps will be invented, but the real innovation will be in the creation of “compound” apps that transform how we live and work.
IBM has unveiled an augmented reality mobile app that lets consumers pan store shelves with their smartphones to receive personalized product tips, recommendations and coupons.
Swap chairs for a moment.
Cutting emergency response times in Rio de Janeiro by 30 percent? Reducing pollution in San Francisco’s Bay Area? Eliminating traffic congestion in Lyon, France?
CloudOne, which provides hosting and a software-as-a-service option for companies using the popular IBM Rational software-development platform, has closed $1.7 million in funding.
Microsoft formally announced the acquisition of enterprise social networks provider Yammer for $1.2 billion yesterday.
Pop quiz: Name a company that competes in the enterprise social software market with the likes of Jive and Yammer but is far bigger than either of those two solutions, with over 100 million people using it worldwide, including millions with the United Nations, more millions at the U.S. Department of Education, and hundreds of thousands at Texaco.
Four out of five of the top brands in the world are technology brands, according to a review of the top global brands released Tuesday. The report valued the Apple, IBM, Google, and Microsoft brands at a combined half-trillion dollars.
Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart.
IBM recently won the contract to create a more sustainable and energy efficient Los Angeles Unified School District. But before ripping out old roofs or replacing leaky windows, David Bartlett’s, the computing gaint’s sustainability guru, took a look at the data.
Editor's Pick Some of the biggest friggin’ computers you’ll ever see are going to help decipher data from the world’s largest telescope as it explores the origins of the universe.
Hacking into government systems just got a bit harder. TerraEchos, a security company using big data to identify and thwart security threats, announced today that it’s raised $1.55 million in seed funding to be an internet security vigilante.
Guest Post This is a revised version of a story that appeared on CNET earlier today; it is republished with permission.
IBM announced its own “bring your own device” manager today, as well as its most recent acquisition, Worklight, which helps companies focus on developing applications for multiple operating systems.
Guest Post Business owners, chief information officers, and even chief executives are looking at storage with new eyes. They see that storage is a critical component of managing data, “internet-of-things,” Big Data, cloud services, and analytics. Smarter storage is necessary for businesses to stay ahead as data continues to explode. For example, research firm IDC estimates that online content will total 2.7 zettabytes in 2012, up 48 percent from 2011.
Business services and software provider (and cloud-computing hopeful) IBM finished 2011 on a mostly positive note.
America has been extremely worried about the loss of manufacturing to China. Seduced by subsidies, cheap labor, lax regulations, and a rigged currency, American industry has made a beeline to China.
Your job comes with a web of security permissions that an IT department has to regulate. IBM‘s newest security software, however, knows what role you have and can assign access before the IT guys ever have to lift a finger.