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IBM Watson Health Launches Imaging Effort for Cancer, Other Diseases


So far, the story of IBM Watson Health has been mostly about growth and potential. Today, it’s more about action.

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Ex-Xerox CTO Vandebroek Named Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research


When I last spoke to Sophie Vandebroek in December, it was for a kind of exit interview as she prepared to leave her longtime job as Xerox’s CTO and head of its worldwide research organization. Re that last point—she seemed completely unsure. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Enterprise Meet IBM’s New Hybrid Cloud, Bluemix Local

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IBM has announced today a solution to this problem called Bluemix Local. ” IBM gave this example. Clients want options.

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Ampsy Taps Into IBM's Watson For Social Analytics


Los Angeles-based Ampsy , the social content sharing and aggregation software developer led by Jeremy Gocke, has linked into IBM's Watson technology, saying it is using the machine learning technology as part of a new analytics offering. READ MORE>>.

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IBM Introduces New Open Source Community for Developers

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IBM released 20 projects in high-growth areas, and plans to release 30 more.

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Nirvanix In OEM Deal With IBM


IBM said its new SmartCloud storage service is aimed at industries such as media and entertainment, healthcare, and financial services.

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Hacking for Good: IBM Launches Hackathon to Aid Disaster Relief

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The post Hacking for Good: IBM Launches Hackathon to Aid Disaster Relief appeared first on TechZulu. Hacking for good matters. Pass this on.

Scripps Insitute, IBM Look To PCs to Cure Malaria With Jeopardy Winnings


game show by IBM's Watson computer system. IBM donated half of the $1M, first place prize from Jeopardy! READ MORE>>.

Esri Ties Into IBM


According to the firm, its technology will be integrated into IBM's Netezza analytics appliances in a release scheduled for early 2012.

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Security First Inks Crypto Deal With IBM


a developer of cryptographic software, said today with IBM that the two are in a joint development agreement. According to the two, they will implement Security First's cryptographic technology on IBM's wire speed processor technology, integrating the technology directly onto IBM's systems on a chip.

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Tealium Links Into IBM Commerce


Los Angeles-based NantBiosciences , one of the group of companies created by billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, has raised $100M in San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise "tag" management software led by Jeff Lunsford, said today that it has connected its software into IBM Commerce. READ MORE>>.

IBM’s Watson Analyzes Kanye West’s VMA Speech for Character Defects

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Everyone has an opinion, but only IBM’s cognitive computer Watson has a Personality Insights analyzer. Who is Kanye West really? Openness.

Overcoming the Cybersecurity Skills Gap


For several years now, the “cybersecurity skills gap” has been a top challenge for organizations. million unfilled IT security jobs globally by 2020.

IBM Industry Hybrid Cloud Roadmap

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 -- IBM Industry Hybrid Cloud Roadmap event. See [link] (more


Bio Roundup: Trump Backlash, Verdine Plans, Sarepta Sale & More


A short week makes for a shorter roundup. As we’ve come to expect, however, there was no dearth of health and life-sciences news from Washington, D.C. Top pharma executives were among 16 CEOs who lobbied Congress for tax reform. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More


IBM’s Watson Health group said that a commercial product could arrive in 2017 that uses machine learning to digest patient scans, medical records, and other information to help doctors with care decisions. There was some history made this week, and not just in Cleveland, where LeBron James & co. Let’s get right to it.

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Linkedin and IBM Watson presentation

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 -- Linkedin and IBM Watson presentation. Joined by guest speakers: Neil Sahota of IBM to discuss cognitive computing solutions (e.g. AA-ISP. Join local Inside Sales leaders: Scott Tretsky, Ken McAnall and Joshua Pittman on Wednesday, October 19th. The meeting will be held at Oracle's Santa Monica office.

Bio Roundup: Trump’s Triumph, Election Fallout, CRISPR Arguments & More


IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute have teamed up on a five-year, $50 million research project to study why tumors become resistant to cancer drugs. The presidential election ended with Donald Trump’s stunning victory and Republican retention of the House and Senate. Now, the U.S. But Trump’s plans are unclear. TOP STORIES.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ]. MIT’s approach to nurturing entrepreneurship has changed a lot over the past 50 years. She spent the last 23 of those years directing the office, along the way becoming a pillar at MIT and in the tech transfer community nationwide.

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?


The bigger public players – Cisco, Check Point, HP, IBM, Symantec, and others – need to continually add to their arsenal of security solutions as the threat landscape continues to evolve. Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years). Why is this happening?

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Deep analytics become more relevant in daily life

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By Greg Sikes If you have watched TV in the last two years, or walked through an airport, you have likely seen an IBM Smarter Planet advertisement. Guest Article analytics IBM technologyAt the core of this message is the idea that the world is becoming more Instrumented, Interconnected, and Intelligent.

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Understanding How Profits are Shifting Across the Computing Value Chain

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The IBM executives agree to license software from Microsoft because “there’s no money in software anyways.” If so, why?

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition Opens Registration


The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE , the $5M competition being run by Los Angeles-based XPRIZE , has opened up registrations to teams, and has published guidelines for the artificial intelligence competition. According to the XPRIZE foundation, the idea is to demonstrate how "AI can be used as a tool for good." READ MORE>>.

Western Digital, IBM In Patent Deal


Irvine-based storage giant Western Digital and IBM said this morning that the two companies are in a patent acquisition and licensing deal, where WD will acquire more than 100 patent assets from IBM, and where the two will cross-license a number of patents. Financial details of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.



IBM and XPRIZE , the Culver City organization which runs major challenges to advance technology and help apply innovation to solving some of the world's biggest challenges, have announced a new IBM Watson AI PRIZE. The new prize will be awarded in 2020, and rules for the new competition will be announced in May. READ MORE>>.

Join David Baltimore, Nicole Glaros, Nathan Myhrvold, & More at Our Napa Summit


Year after year, Xconomy has gathered exemplary business leaders, investors, and far-seeing technologists to our most prestigious event— The Napa Summit. This year is no different. Come join us in the heart of wine country on June 8 and 9 to listen to visionary speakers and connect with fellow innovators.

Emulex Boosts IBM Offerings


Costa Mesa-based Emulex has deepened its ties with IBM, saying today that it is providing its OneConnect network adapters into five of IBM's enterprise-class and high volume servers. Emulex has recently been focusing on IBM systems, including three IBM specific products it announced in August. READ MORE>>.

Emulex Wins IBM


Costa Mesa-based Emulex is reporting today that its productings--including its 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Interface Cards and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters--have been selected by IBM for its IBM Power Systems product line. The two announced a patent licensing deal in August, along with a design win in IBM's BladeCenter servers.

Emulex Ties With IBM POWER Group


Costa Mesa-based Emulex , the developer of high speed networking equipment, said yesterday that it has joined the OpenPOWER foundation, the industry group which supports IBM''s POWER hardware and software stack. The company said it joined the group as a preparation for transition to Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 40GB Ethernet. READ MORE>>.

UCI Entrepreneurship: Neil Sahota, IBM

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- Neil Sahota, IBM Certified Consultant and Senior Project Manager, IBM - Global Business Services. Entrepreneurship Course, 2012 Guest Speaker Lectures, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine. Free and open to the public.

Entrepreneurship Speaker: Neil Sahota, IBM

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Speaker: Neil Sahota, IBM Certified Consultant and Senior Project Manager, IBM - Global Business Services. Thursday, January 20, 2011 -- 2011 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. UCI CalIt2. Contact Goran Matijasevic at


Wispry Links With IBM


Irvine-based WiSpry , a developer of tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, said today that it is working with IBM in a joint development effort. According to WiSpry, it is working with IBM to develop MEMS process technology and to manufacture its tunable RF product roadmap. Details of the development deal were not disclosed.

RFaxis Switches To IBM


Irvine-based RFaxis , a developer of wireless semiconductors, announced Tuesday that it has switched to IBM Microelectronics for its fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RF front end integrated circuits. The firm said it is using IBM's BiCMOS process in Burlington, Vermont. RFaxis was previously using STMicro for the firm's fab.

Biotech Roundup: Moonshots, Pink Slips, Gilead, Brexit & More


—In other news from the moonshot day, Biden warned researchers in academia and industry that they would risk losing federal funding if they didn’t follow the law and report their clinical trial results to the public database… IBM said it would deploy its Watson systems to help the U.S. to $86.95

Deep Analytics: IBM Watson and Jeopardy

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 -- Deep Analytics: IBM Watson and Jeopardy. February of 2011 an IBM computer, called Watson, astonished audiences worldwide by soundly beating the two all-time greatest Jeopardy champions-at their own game. Was it only a game? Technology Council.In See [link] (more

Corent Deploys Healthcare Product On IBM Cloud


Corent said it helped Clinical & Management Solutions, Inc. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

RightScale Links Into IBM DB2


Santa Barbara-based cloud computing management software firm RightScale is linking its products into IBM DB2, one of the major enterprise database software packages, the firm said today. RightScale said it will support creating, managing, and automating IBM DB2 Express-C on such services as Amazon EC2. READ MORE>>.

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Semtech Taps IBM Process For High Speed Microwave Chips


Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech reported Monday that it is using IBM''s 32nm SOI technology for its 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores, aimed at used in high speed, microwave systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. The analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog cores are used as part of microwave radio systems.

EMN8 Shifts Manufacturing To IBM


San Diego-based EMN8 , a developer of self-service, restaurant kiosks, said Monday that the firm is in a agreement with IBM, where the two will jointly manufacture, market, and support its products. EMN8 said it will transition production of its OrderM8 4000 kiosk hardware to IBM. EMN8 is backed by GRP Partners, Sid R.

Peregrine Semiconductor Taps IBM For Foundry


San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor is reporting this morning that it has tapped IBM as the foundry for its next generation RF CMOS semiconductors. IBM said the deal marks the first use of 200mm (8-inch) wafer processing for silicon-on-sapphire. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed.