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IBM Signs 6 Banks to Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar's XLM Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

IBM is taking its banking clients a step closer to cryptocurrency. Announced Monday, six international banks have signed letters of intent to issue stablecoins, ...

IBM Blockchain Network to Aid NCC Simplify Registry Dealings  Zacks.com

IBM blockchain network to accelerate management processes involving legal economic transactions in commercial courts based out of France.

IBM returns to the Charleston region as a much different company  Charleston Post Courier

IBM Corp. is set to score a Wall Street version of a hat trick in South Carolina.

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Brouhaha over IBM using Flickr faces for AI training, big trouble in not-so-little China for Microsoft, and more  The Register

Roundup Hello, here's a quick lowdown on what's been going on in AI beyond what we've already reported lately. Where did you get the data from? IBM was ...

The Register
Drakes, Thomas Foods pilot IBM Food Trust in Australia  Ledger Insights

Today IBM announced the first Australian organizations to trial its IBM Food Trust blockchain. The companies are Thomas Foods International, Australia's largest ...

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TechWire week in review: Web turns 30, Brooks Bell Q&A, IBM-Red Hat, 60 other headlines  WRAL Tech Wire

As Monday morning rolls in, we're providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week's news hits. Hot stories for March 11-March 15 included: An.

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Quantum computing could change everything, and IBM is racing with Microsoft, Intel, and Google to conquer it. Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The race is on for quantum computing, and IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel, as well as startups like Rigetti, IonQ and D-wave are coming in hot.

Business Insider
If you invested $1,000 in IBM 10 years ago, here's how much you'd have now  CNBC

IBM ranked in the top 20 on the Forbes list of the world's most valuable brands in 2018, with a whopping $32.1 billion value.

Texas Supreme Court issues ruling on lawsuit Lufkin Industries filed against IBM  KTRE

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that partially negated a previous ruling by an appeals court in a multi-million dollar lawsuit Lufkin Industries ...

Drakes tracing steaks back to farm of origin with IBM blockchain  CIO Australia

Thomas Foods International and Drakes Supermarket reveal blockchain pilot.

CIO Australia
Are You Experienced? IBM i Users Weigh In  IT Jungle

We spend a lot of time here at The Four Hundred thinking about the vintage of the hardware, operating systems, and applications running on the IBM i platform ...

IT Jungle
Quantum Computing is a Threat to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Cryptography: IBM Executives  Coindoo

Speaking at an interview, IBM executives have highlighted the threat quantum computing pose to cryptocurrencies and blockchain cryptography.

IBM: Big Investors Flee, But Don't Panic  Seeking Alpha

There has been a lot of institutional selling in IBM during the last 13-F reporting cycle, but investors shouldn't panic unnecessarily. 16 of IBM's 30 largest i.

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IBM Announces New Security Technology for the Crypto Custody Market  CoinCentral

Shuttle Holdings and IBM have partnered to provide an HSM-based security solution for the crypto custodial industry. Learn more here.

Quantum Computing a 'Near-Term Threat' to Bitcoin and Ethereum: IBM's VP of Blockchain  The Daily Hodl

In a new interview with Fred Schebesta of Finder.com, IBM executives discuss the threat of quantum computing against cryptocurrencies and blockchain ...

The Daily Hodl
IBM Aims to 'Change the Landscape of Cross Border Payments'  Cheddar

IBM is stepping up its blockchain game, with plans to roll out cryptocurrencies with major banks worldwide. "We are really feeling excited that we are on a roll to ...

IBM Cuts Credit Unions Deal For Blockchain Services In $1.7 Trillion Industry  Forbes

IBM and Denver-based credit union *service* organization CULedger, have struck a collaboration deal by which new blockchain-based services will be pioneered ...

IBM May Have Found a Path to Dealing with Decoherence in Current Quantum Computers  InfoQ.com

In a recent Nature paper, researchers from IBM and other institutions devised two quantum algorithms to train a quantum support vector machine (SVM) classifier ...

IBM Quietly Enters Crypto Custody Market With Tech Designed for Banks  CoinDesk

IBM is coming to the crypto custody space. Later this month, Shuttle Holdings, a New York investment firm, will launch the beta version of a custody solution for ...

Ginni Rometty is shaping IBM's future with a $34 billion acquisition  CNN

The CEO is on course to remake a century-old company with the largest software deal ever.

IBM and Stellar Partnership Aims to Expand Cross-Border Banking Network for Crypto Revolution  The Daily Hodl

IBM's head of blockchain solutions Jesse Lund has confirmed the tech giant is gearing up for an announcement about its World Wire platform, which uses the ...

The Daily Hodl
Decentralized or Nothing: Song Duels IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW  CoinDesk

More or less decentralized? For Jimmy Song, there's no in between. An author and Bitcoin Fellow at venture firm Blockchain Capital, Song made that point ...

These Stocks Are Worth Shouting About: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Amgen Inc. (AMGN)  The RNS Daily

Over the past 52 weeks International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -11.82% and is now up by ...

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IBM's photo-scraping scandal shows what a weird bubble AI researchers live in  MIT Technology Review

On Tuesday, NBC published a story with a gripping headline: “Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent.

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Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent  NBC News

Facial recognition researchers are sweeping up photos by the millions from social media and categorizing them by age, gender, skin tone and dozens of other ...

NBC News
Latest Change: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM)  TNN

International Business Machines Corporation trades as part of the technology sector and is in the application software industry. The company CEO is Virginia M.

IBM used Flickr photos without consent for facial-recognition project  InAVate

IBM has been accused of using Flickr photos without consent for a facial recognition project. IBM is said to have extracted up to one million photos from a ...

IBM Launches 'Watson-as-a-Service' for Government  Nextgov

The company is making a version of its big-name artificial intelligence program available across any cloud provider.

Wanting higher profile, IBM offering peek behind the curtain of its riverfront facility  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

(Editor's Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to include updated information from IBM about its use of temporary workers on H-1B visas.).

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Lessons from IBM for Google, Amazon and Facebook  The Conversation - US

The history of IBM shows how a technology titan can grow and change, while still remaining focused on its core business.

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IBM invaded San Francisco to prove it is still a tech innovator  MarketWatch

International Business Machines Corp. invaded downtown San Francisco last week with a slickly produced conference that it hoped will show the world that it is ...

IBM apologizes for using ethnic labels like ‘yellow’ and ‘mulatto’ on job application  The Washington Post

The company said its application site, which includes U.S. jobs, had imported the labels from countries where governments still use such classifications.

The Washington Post
IBM Project Debater Is In The Uncanny Valley And Why That Is Groundbreaking  Forbes

IBM Project Debater went up against a highly ranked human debater and lost. But during the process of losing, Project Debater points out that a lot of people ...

IBM (IBM) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know  Yahoo Finance

IBM (IBM) closed the most recent trading day at $137.72, moving +1.95% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of ...

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Global AI in Oil and Gas Market Trend 2019 – IBM (US), Intel (US), Accenture (Republic of Ireland), Google (US), Microsoft (US)  Industry News Daily

The report gives a detailed overview of Global “AI in Oil and Gas Market“ 2019 and predicts future market trends throughout the forecast period from 2019 to ...

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Exclusive: IBM Senior Project Manager Leaves His Job To Join A Cannabis Company  Forbes

Another high-level corporate official has left his job to join the cannabis industry.

IBM Research Lead: Early Blood Test for Alzheimer's May Be Possible Through AI  Cheddar

By Tracey Cheek. The power of artificial intelligence might make it possible to detect early-stage Alzheimer's Disease from a simple blood test, Ajay Royyuru, ...

Microsoft vs. IBM: What's the Better Stock Buy?  The Motley Fool

When choosing an investment, should you pay up for consistency, or take a chance on a turnaround?

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No, scientists didn’t just “reverse time” with a quantum computer  MIT Technology Review

Amazing headlines about time machines are a long way off the mark, sadly.

MIT Technology Review
IBM hits quantum computing milestone, may see 'Quantum Advantage' in 2020s  ZDNet

IBM said its latest Q System One has double the Quantum Volume of its predecessor. If Quantum Volume doubles annually for nearly a decade quantum ...

IBM just appointed the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship to its board  CNBC

IBM appointed Admiral Michelle J. Howard, the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, to its board, the company announced Tuesday.

Credit union blockchain consortium enlists IBM to plot expansion  American Banker

A credit union blockchain project originally designed to create an identity verification system is looking to expand into other areas and getting a boost by officially ...

American Banker
How Safe Is IBM's Dividend?  The Motley Fool

Since bottoming in late December, shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) have surged by more than 31%, thanks in part to an overall market rebound as well as a positive ...

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IBM's Watson Anywhere Highlights Reality Of A Multi-Cloud World  Seeking Alpha

The announcements IBM made at last week's Think 2019 conference around Watson AI services are well timed to meet evolving cloud computing demands.

Seeking Alpha
IBM Red Hat Deal: Are Regulatory Hurdles Causing Delay?  Computer Business Review

UPDATED 09:00GMT March 13, 2019: IBM's Vice President, Corporate Communications tells Computer Business Review “the IBM executive misspoke”.

Computer Business Review
New IBM Cloud Integration Platform Highlights Confusion Over Hybrid Integration  Forbes

'Hybrid integration' means 'a mix of different integration technologies' – and such a mishmash may very well work at cross purposes to the very hybrid IT strategy ...

IBM Is on a Spectacular Streak, Will It Come to a Bad End?  Motley Fool

When goodwill is occupying a progressively larger share of assets and growing faster than revenue, profit, and cash flow...look out.

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IBM Reveals Two Further Blockchain Patents for Security And Database Management  Cointelegraph

News. Multinational computing giant IBM is adding to its stack of blockchain patents with two new applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

IBM launches 'India Developer Champions' to spotlight developers  TechiExpert.com

IBM which is a technology giant company yesterday has now revealed a programme for the Indian developers that aims to recognize talent in the open source ...

IBM Pumps Up The Volume On Its Quantum Computing Effort  The Next Platform

IBM has announced that it has achieved a new high-water mark in “quantum volume,” a metric the company is using to assess the capability of its quantum.

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IBM (IBM) Shares Bought by Accident Compensation Corp  Fairfield Current

Accident Compensation Corp increased its stake in shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) by 2.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the ...

Fairfield Current
For many crooks, malware is out and PowerShell attacks are in, IBM says  CyberScoop

Digital thieves are ditching traditional forms of cybercrime in favor of more subtle techniques that apparently help them avoid detection, IBM says. Scammers are ...

IBM Releases Security Testing Tool for Enterprise Blockchain Takers  Cointelegraph

News. IBM has launched an operational version of its in-house security testing tool for blockchain solutions, the company confirmed in a press release on March ...

IBM to retailers: We'll manage your cloud, no AWS required  ZDNet

IBM's hybrid approach to cloud aims to help retailers make the cloud leap without necessitating a major infrastructure overhaul.

IBM to train over 1 millionn girl students  Telangana Today

IT company IBM said it will collaborate with with Central and State governments to upskill around one million girl students.

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IBM to train two lakh women in STEM skills in India  Economic Times

Bengaluru: IBM said it would train two lakh women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills across India. The company said each ...

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IBM vs. Alphabet: Which Is the Better Buy?  The Motley Fool

Should you bet on Big Blue's turnaround efforts or hitch your wagon to the parent of dominant search giant Google?

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IBM X-Force Red Launches Blockchain Cybersecurity Service  Forbes

IBM's elite cybersecurity division, X-Force Red, launches a comprehensive blockchain cybersecurity offering to help secure the growing enterprise blockchain ...

IBM Exec Lets Slip Big Partnership Announcement With Stellar  Crypto Briefing

Jesse Lund, IBM's VP of Blockchain and Digital Currencies, has hinted at a major upcoming announcement with Stellar and World Wire.

Crypto Briefing
iTradeNetwork's blockchain food traceability to challenge IBM's Food Trust  Ledger Insights

On Wednesday iTradeNetwork announced its iTrade blockchain for perishable food traceability. The company is a global provider of supply chain management ...

Ledger Insights
IBM And Cisco Led 'Dogs Of The Dow' In February, Here's How To Trade All 8 Now  Forbes

The eight “Dogs of the Dow” for 2019 had an aggregate year-to-date gain of 8.8% in February led by a gain of 21.5% for IBM, 19.5% for Cisco Systems and ...

Coinbase Pro Lists Stellar Lumen (XLM) Six Days Before IBM Announcement  CryptoGlobe

On Wednesday (March 13th), Coinbase announced that Stellar Lumen (XLM) had been added to Coinbase Pro, its platform for professional/experienced ...

Supermicro hardware weaknesses let researchers backdoor an IBM cloud server  Ars Technica

More than five years have passed since researchers warned of the serious security risks that a widely used administrative tool poses to servers used for some of ...

Ars Technica
A Glimpse of A.I.'s Future? MIT-IBM Research Lab Sees Early Progress  Xconomy

The capabilities of artificial intelligence technologies have increased significantly in the past decade, but there's a growing sense that new.

UC Davis Collaborates With IBM in Aggie Square Launch Facility  UC Davis

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May today (Feb. 21) announced a collaboration that previews Aggie Square's formula for success. A select ...

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IBM's Cheap Valuation Is a Great Buying Opportunity  TheStreet.com

While IBM's (IBM) Q4 2018 results delivered a mixed bag of performance, its valuation is clear cut. IBM is a bargain opportunity for patient and contrarian ...

Tech Critics Create a Powerful Response to IBM’s Oscars Ad  Slate

During the Oscars, IBM ran an ad called “Dear Tech.” Afterward, I wrote a piece for Slate explaining my dismay. The commercial depicts big challenges—biases ...

IBM's Watson Anywhere lets customers run AI on any cloud they want, and it's a sign that IBM is pulling back from plugging its own cloud  Business Insider

IBM's Watson Anywhere, which lets customers to run IBM's AI *service* on any cloud. Here's what analysts say it means for IBM's cloud strategy.

Business Insider
IBM interns find 19 vulnerabilities in corporate check-in systems  CyberScoop

A pair of precocious interns at IBM's red-teaming unit has found 19 previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the automated systems that companies use to check ...

VW's SEAT and IBM Revolutionize Urban Mobility with Artificial Intelligence  Interesting Engineering

MWC Barcelona is delighting attendees with many great exciting announcements in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Headquartered in Martorell, Barcelona, ...

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Twin Market 2019 Precise Outlook – Siemens, IBM, PTC, Oracle, Microsoft  industryreports24.com

This Research Report Forecast 2019-2025 is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis ...

Global Emergency Management System Market 2019 - IBM, NEC Corporation, Hexagon, ESRI, NC4  Industry Module

Emergency Management System Market Report highlights current and future aspects of market analysis on the basis of changing trends of industry and market ...

Industry Module
Why IBM’s “Dear Tech” Ad Is So Enraging  Slate

Technology hasn't fallen short of its promise. It's recalcitrant tech companies that need to change.

Microsoft Vs. IBM: One Clear Winner  Seeking Alpha

Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and dividend growth investors want to cash in on the gold rush. IBM and Microsoft are two.

Seeking Alpha
Vodafone & IBM Spurn 'Funky Handoffs' for Enterprise Partnership  Light Reading

Vodafone's new enterprise cloud partnership with IBM is a collision between cloud and connectivity. "You're not going to be able to take advantage of the cloud ...

Light Reading
AI democracy, hybrid clouds top IBM Think takeaways - The Troposphere  TechTarget

excerpt%% IBM's extension of its Watson AI services beyond the IBM Cloud to users on other cloud platforms impressed IBM Think attendees, but is it ready for ...

IBM: Cybercriminals Are Moving On From Ransomware to Cryptojacking  Bitcoinist

IBM researchers have found that cryptojacking dominated the cryptocurrency cybercrime scene in 2018, overtaking ransomware attacks. Experts say the IBM ...

IBM Retirement Fund Sells 194 Shares of Workday Inc (WDAY)  Fairfield Current

IBM Retirement Fund lessened its stake in shares of Workday Inc (NASDAQ:WDAY) by 5.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent ...

Fairfield Current
2 Stocks That Are Just Getting Started: AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)  Financial Mercury

The shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has been pegged with a rating of…

Financial Mercury
IBM Retirement Fund Has $587,000 Holdings in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)  Fairfield Current

IBM Retirement Fund cut its stake in shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) by 6.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent ...

Fairfield Current
Differentiate between consumer & biz data: Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO  Economic Times

MUMBAI: India must differentiate between rules that govern privacy of consumer data and that of data generated by business users while drawing up new ...

Economic Times
IBM to launch AI research center in Brazil  ZDNet

The facility will be the first Latin American institution of the AI Horizons Network and will receive a $20 million investment.

Global Smart Data Center Market 2019 Outlook: Players IBM, ABB, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Digital Realty, Equinix  Global Industry Journal

Global Smart Data Center Market Report 2019 enfolds reliable, authentic, and precise analysis of the global Smart Data Center industry that primarily illuminates ...

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Morgan | IBM Creates First Movie Trailer by AI [HD] | 20th Century FOX  The Eastern Progress Online

Scientists at IBM Research have collaborated with 20th Century Fox to create the first-ever cognitive movie trailer for the movie Morgan.

The Eastern Progress Online
New IBM center at SUNY Poly expected to create 316 jobs in Albany  Times Union

Albany. The $300 million artificial intelligence center that New York state is establishing at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany in partnership with IBM is ...

Times Union
IBM so very, very sorry after jobs page casually asks hopefuls: Are you white, black... or yellow?  The Register

Exclusive IBM has apologized after its recruitment webpages asked applicants whether their ethnicity was, among other options, the racial slurs Yellow and ...

The Register
Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK) Stake Decreased by IBM Retirement Fund  Fairfield Current

IBM Retirement Fund cut its stake in shares of Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) by 7.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most ...

Fairfield Current
Meet The Former AWS Exec Now Shaping IBM's Cloud Channel  CRN

IBM's Dorothy Copeland discusses chapter two of Big Blue' s cloud offerings, including the pending acquisition of Red Hat, in an interview with CRNtv. By Diana ...

3Rd Platforms Market 2019 Growing Trends and Technology: IBM Corp., Cisco Systems, Inc., Amazon.com  The Market Research News

Global 3Rd Platforms Market Size, Status And Forecast 2019-2025. This report studies the Global 3Rd Platforms market size, industry status and forecast, ...

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IBM recruiting heavily from colleges as summer hiring deadline nears  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Officials with the IBM facility in Baton Rouge say the company is on track to hire 125 new workers by the end of the first quarter, many coming from the ranks of ...

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
IBM Purportedly Plans A Stablecoin Targeted As Cross-Border Payments Solution  KryptoMoney

It seems IBM is planning to add another Blockchain feather to its kitty, as the head of blockchain solutions for IBM, Jesse Lund hinted towards a bank-targeted ...

How IBM's Watson Improved the ESPN Fantasy Football Experience  Front Office Sports

(*MKTG is a Proud Partner of FOS). More than 10 million people played fantasy football using the ESPN Fantasy app this past season. Normally, users spend ...

Front Office Sports
IBM Retirement Fund Sells 383 Shares of Deere & Company (DE)  Fairfield Current

IBM Retirement Fund cut its stake in shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) by 6.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the ...

Fairfield Current
Ex-IBM Chair: No Solution Yet Found to Bring Public Blockchains Under EU Privacy Laws  Cointelegraph

News. Sam Palmisano — retired IBM chairman and current chairman of United States nonprofit The Center for Global Enterprise — says he doesn't know of a ...

Headlines: Password-free future; Fortnite's new rival; IBM blockchain cybersecurity; Netflix of podcasts; AT&T reassures Ted Turner; Liquidia CFO; 5G to boost IOT  WRAL Tech Wire

In today's roundup of tech headlines from around the web, check out a key to a password-less future, a new competitor for Fortnite, IBM's blockchain.

WRAL Tech Wire
It's Not Elementary: Examining the Ethics of IBM's Watson  Medical Bag

Even though Watson has won Jeopardy twice, the computer's answers should be treated with caution by healthcare professionals.

Medical Bag
IBM's Watson can show you the fastest, easiest way to travel in cities  TechRadar

Finding the best way to get around a busy city is no easy task. Unless you know the place like the back of your hand, choosing between cars, public transport, ...

IBM's job application gaffe holds an important lesson for all employers  Hr Morning

There's an important lesson for organizations of all sizes in a recent embarrassment for one of the world's best-known companies – check your job postings ...

Hr Morning
IBM must pay £25000 after forcing out a sick employee  The Times

A senior IBM executive who contracted a chronic illness that left her struggling to talk has received a £25000 payout after being forced out of the company for ...

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