IBM has announced a new short film that stars actual atoms. The film is called called A Boy and His Atom. IBM created the film by enlarging a microscope focused on atoms. The film was created using 250 stop-motion frames that shows a boy playing with his pet.
UrbanCode is a startup that helps companies send out updates for their mobile, cloud, and social applications. IBM announced today that they have acquired Cleveland-based UrbanCode. UrbanCode reduces the time needed to send updated apps to the market.
IBM recently announced their plans for flash storage. IBM is going to be spending $1 billion on research and development and on a series of systems that utilizes solid-state drives. The company also announced a new FlashSystem line of appliances that are available for businesses based on technology that they acquired from Texas Memory Systems. The FlashSystem line uses Flash memory which is 20 times faster than a standard spinning hard drive and can store up to 24TB of data.
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International Business Machines and EMC Corporation are currently in talks to buy out database web hosting company SoftLayer Technologies. The deal could hit as high as $2 billion. Based in Dallas, Texas, SoftLayer hired Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse to find bidders for the company.
International Business Machines has announced a definitive agreement to buy out Star Analytics. Star Analytics is a Redwood City based business analytics company that allows organizations to gain faster access and real-time insight into specialized data sources.
Earlier this week International Business Machines (IBM) released their Q4 2012 financial results. IBM reported $29.3 billion for their Q4 revenues, which is down 1%. Their EPS was $5.39 compared to $4.71 per share in Q4 2011. This is an increase of 14%. The company reported a GAAP net income of $5.8 billion, which is up 6% from the year before. Their non-GAAP net income was $6.1 billion. IBM was expected to report an EPS of $5.25 per share and analysts were expecting revenues to slip 1.2% to $29.1 billion.
International Business Machines (IBM) has acquired an information management company based in Austin, Texas called StoredIQ. StoredIQ specializes in analyzing and managing unstructured enterprise data. IBM is going to integrate StoredIQ’s software into their big data strategy with a focus on governance, secure data disposal, and storage cost reductions. StoredIQ will be integrated into IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance suite.
IBM has acquired data analysis and migration software company Butterfly Software. Butterfly is based in Maidenhead, England and the financial terms were undisclosed. Butterfly is able to migrate data center infrastructures. The company focuses on lowering the costs and risk of maintaining legacy storage, backup, and recovery environment. Butterfly helps companies consolidate enterprise data and analyze it for strategic purposes. Last month IBM acquired Kenexa for $1.3 billion. This acquisition follows IBM’ acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3 billion in cash last month. IBM is aiming to generate $16 billion from business analytics by 2015. [TechCrunch]