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. So is the scope of the new IBM collaboration, which spans cancer (breast, lung, and others), eye health, diabetes, brain disease, and cardiovascular disease.

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


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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. “With the delivery of Bluemix Local , IBM now has the broadest spectrum of hybrid cloud capability in the industry,” said Steve Robinson, general manager, Cloud Platform Services, IBM.

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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. IBM's Watson technology is best known for its success beating out human beings in Jeopardy a few years ago.

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IBM’s developerWorks Delivers ‘Best in Cloud’ Into New Premium Subscription

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One of the oldest and most-popular developer communities, IBM’s developerWorks has announced today a first-of-its-kind premium subscription model, developerWorks Premium , geared toward maximizing developer access to IBM’s software, tools, training and partners at a fraction of the cost.

Nirvanix In OEM Deal With IBM


San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of cloud storage services, has inked a deal with IBM , where IBM will use Nirvanix cloud storage technology as part of IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise storage services.

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Hacking for Good: IBM Launches Hackathon to Aid Disaster Relief

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Recently IBM combined forces with DevPost to put out the call for developer/heroes to solve some of the world’s most dramatic and important problems with its worldwide hacker contest for good called Bluemixathon: Operation Rescue and Recovery.

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


La Jolla-based biomedical research nonprofit Scripps Research Institute and IBM said this morning that they are looking for the public's help, in volunteering to donate their computer time to help a new effort to cure malaria, funded by IBM Watson's $1M prize from Jeopardy!

Esri Ties Into IBM


Redland-based Esri , the developer of geographical information systems (GIS) software, said Friday that it has linked in with IBM's Netezza analytics appliances.

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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. Rancho Santa Margarita-based Security First Corp. ,

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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. Tealium said the link allows users of IBM's e-commerce tools to more quickly launch personalized marketing campaigns and provide more relevant customer experiences.

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. IBM Watson Personality Analysis of Kanye West 2015 MTV VMA speech. The data behind Kanye West’s personality analysis via IBM’s Watson.

Overcoming the Cybersecurity Skills Gap


For several years now, the “cybersecurity skills gap” has been a top challenge for organizations. The statistics are well-vetted, and they tell a clear story: — There are many unfilled security jobs: The industry is facing 1.5 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


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. capped off a historic comeback to bring the city its first sports title in over 50 years.

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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. IBM Watson) and illustrate why organizations need to develop Sales Professionals who can use these types of solutions for a best fit customer experience and Steve Sanders of LinkedIn to discuss the importance of working social into your sales process! AA-ISP.

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. This has been evident with recent acquisitions beyond Symantec and Blue Coat – Avast and AVG, Cisco and CloudLock , IBM and Resilient Systems , and most recently Carbon Black and Confer. Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion.

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


Education Entrepreneurship Georges Doriot Harvard IBM Immulogic Jack Turner Karl Compton Ken Olsen Lesley Millar-Nicholson Lita Nelsen Lucent Merck Millipore MIT MIT Enterprise Forum MITEntrepreneurship Niels Reimers Sloan School of Management stanford startups students Tech Transfer Technology Licensing Office University of California VC Venture Mentoring Service[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

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. healthcare sector will try to figure out what it all means. Drug company stocks got a boost with the defeat of Hillary Clinton, a vocal critic of drug prices. But Trump’s plans are unclear.

Request Your Invitation to Xconomy’s Elite Napa Summit June 8-9


Nobel Laureate David Baltimore. Microbiome AND supercomputer pioneer Larry Smarr. Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold. Nicole Glaros of Techstars. These are just a few of the visionary speakers who will be headlining Xconomy’s sixth annual Napa Summit.

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. A bipartisan group of Congress members who oversee health policy countered President Donald Trump’s encouragement of vaccine skeptics ; the real test will be the upcoming budget’s funding of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine programs. Top pharma executives were among 16 CEOs who lobbied Congress for tax reform.

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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. Just take a look around your house, or at [.].

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Understanding How Profits are Shifting Across the Computing Value Chain

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There’s a famous scene in Pirates of Silicon Valley (a movie that chronicled the origins of Microsoft and Apple) in which Bill Gates is meeting with IBM executives. The IBM executives agree to license software from Microsoft because “there’s no money in software anyways.”

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.

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. The new competition is seeking to spur teams to create artificial intelligence technology, to challenge some of humanity's most pressing challenges.



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 offers up a $5M competition, which challenges teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate positively with artificial intelligence software.

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 said its adapter will be offered by IBM on its System x3650 M3, x3550 M3, x3850 X5, x3950 X5 and x3690 X5; and three IBM BladeCenter server platforms, including the HS22, HS22V and HX5.

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. According to Emulex, the technology agreement with IBM covers using Emulex technology along with the IBM Power platform, PowerVM virtualization technology, and IBM AIX.

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. Emulex said it provides its equipment for IBM POWER platforms, and the move will help improve the functionality and value of that platform.

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. This series is part of a course on Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers, but enrollment is not necessary to attend these guest speaker lectures Email for details.

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.