Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

Lenovo’s ThinkPad team ‘bullish’ on Windows 8, looks to expand beyond notebooks

August 7th, 2012

Lenovo’s ThinkPad team plans to release more ultrabook models, and remains “bullish” about the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Windows 8, according to company executives, who also said on Monday that the famed PC unit needs to expand further outside its traditional notebook business. “We are going to keep breaking that barrier, to bring the ThinkPad [...]

With $60B in cash, Microsoft is set to blow up its business

July 2nd, 2012

With the recent announcement of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet, the decades-old network of partners that Microsoft and Intel built just got a formidable new asset-rich competitor: Microsoft. Like all successful partner networks, Wintel thrived because all of the players — the two principals, OEMs, the channel and other stakeholders — benefited individually from the association [...]

Did Facebook pay just $83M for that giant pile of IBM patents?

April 26th, 2012

Social-networking giant’s amended S-1 sheds light on how much it plunked down for patents in first quarter. News today that Facebook is spending $550 million to buy 650 patents held by Microsoft came just weeks after it made what seemed to be an even bigger purchase from IBM in which it spent an undisclosed sum [...]

Android chief: We didn’t believe we needed a license from Sun

April 25th, 2012

Android chief Andy Rubin wrapped up his testimony this morning in the copyright portion of the Oracle-Google trial at the U.S. District Court here. Google counsel Robert Van Nest picked up from where he left off on Tuesday afternoon, asking Rubin what happened after initial negotiations with Sun Microsystems ended in 2006. Rubin said that [...]

IBM chooses Miami for prestigious SmartCamp

April 18th, 2012

Only two cities in the country — Miami and New York City — were chosen for this prestigious regional event in the technology startup world. SmartCamp KickStart Miami, with the theme of healthcare, will take place May 15 at Florida International University. The event will include a competition of startups in the healthcare space, keynote [...]

Apple supplier Foxconn hit by hackers

February 10th, 2012

Apple supplier Foxconn now has another crisis on its hands. A workforce of hackers known as Swagg safety is taking credit score for a breach of Foxconn community safety, ensuing within the theft of usernames, passwords, and different non-public data. In a sequence of Twitter posts the day past, the crowd boasted that it publicly [...]

A New Net

February 7th, 2012

In 2003 Martìn Casado found himself with no small challenge on his hands: he needed to reinvent the technology that underpins the Internet. It had been developed decades earlier and was proving unsuited to an era of cyberwarfare. Casado, then a researcher at Lawrence Livermore nationwide Laboratory, have been approached through a usa intelligence agency [...]

IBM Forecast Tops Estimates After Earnings Rise on Software

January 20th, 2012

International Business Machines Corp., the world’s biggest computer-services provider, forecast 2012 earnings exceeding analysts’ estimates after fourth-quarter profit rose 4.4 percent because of rising software demand. Earnings, excluding some pieces, will building up to no less than $1four.eighty five a proportion this year, Armonk, ny-based IBM mentioned as of late. Analysts projected $14.81, the common [...]

Forget Ethernet, researchers want data centers to go wireless

December 21st, 2011

You know those cabling contests that try to get systems administrators to show off their racks? If this article from the MIT Technology Review is right, those may become a distant memory as researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Intel and IBM have shown how they can send data between servers without those [...]