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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) acquires cloud marketing company Silverpop

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has announced that it has acquired cloud marketing company Silverpop. Silverpop provides marketers with insight about customer activity online.

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Watson partners with NY Genome Center to fight brain cancer

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) announced today it has partnered with the New York Genome Center to fight brain cancer. Watson, the cloud computing system, will be used for genetic research to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, which is the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults. The New York Genome Center is a consortium of academic and medical officials.

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) denies giving client data to NSA

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) claims it has not given customer data to the U.S. government and is going to challenge any requests from the NSA, according to a company blog post. IBM, one of the world’s largest technology service companies, is one out of many tech companies that is protesting U.S. electronic surveillance practices. 

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Twitter paid IBM $36 million to acquire patents and avoid a lawsuit

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On Thursday, Twitter revealed their first annual financial results. In the document, it was revealed that Twitter paid IBM $36 million for a group of patents. Why did Twitter buy the patents?
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IBM may be laying off up to 25% of its hardware group

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You may remember that IBM sold their x86 server business to Lenovo. What this means is that some workers will have to be laid off. IBM did not specify how large the layoffs will be, but sources have sold CNET that it would be 25% of the Systems and Technology division that produces servers. Fortunately, the cloud computing and Watson divisions at IBM is growing and is creating more jobs.
[Source: CNET]

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) acquires Cloudant

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has acquired hosted NoSQL database provider company Cloudant. Cloudant offers a version of the Apache CouchDB open source data store. Cloudant’s BigCouch can be run on multiple servers and offers a way to build and maintain a fast data store for a front-end application. IBM will be integrating the BigCouch service for big data and analytics products and service. IBM will also integrate the MobileFirst portfolio of tools for developing mobile applications.
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Report: IBM is considering the sale of their chip business

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International Business Machines (IBM) is considering the sale of their chip business, according to The Financial Times. IBM may look for a new partner as part of a joint venture as well.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR) buys 900 patents from IBM and enters cross-license agreement

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has announced that they have acquired over 900 patents from IBM. Twitter also entered a cross-licensing agreement with IBM. IBM previously filed a complaint against Twitter for patent infringement, which was reported in Twitter’s S-1 filing before their IPO last year.
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