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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.

This new software will allow companies, marketing groups, and advertisers to track 'consumer sentiment' on various social networks. Just one more thing to be be aware of as you romp through daily social networking sites. It can even analyze product names, industry jargon, slang, even emoticons. :-/

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 11:01 AM | Tags (10) | analytics | debut | ibm | mashable | media | reporting | social | software | tool | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.

IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | ibm | google | email | services | discount | competition | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.

The remaining brands in the top five all lost value but retained their ranks from last year. Microsoft's brand value fell 4 percent to $56.64 billion to take third, while General Electric's value fell 10 percent to $47.77 billion for fourth. Nokia lost 3 percent to place fifth at $34.86 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | branding | ibm | marketing | coke | cocacola | yahoo | rankings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.

Now everyone can know that you just love to watch re-runs of Dallas... all the time. You have issues.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | blogs | ibm | remote | television | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

IBM buys analytics firm SPSS for a mere $1.2 billion.IBM buys analytics firm SPSS for a mere $1.2 billion.

Chicago-based SPSS develops statistical software for survey and scientific research along with marketing, government and educational purposes. The all-cash offer is $50 a share, a 42% premium to SPSS's closing price Monday. The deal is expected to close by year-end.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:18 AM | Tags (6) | ibm | spss | analytics | acquisition | stats | statistics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.

Watson considers massive volumes and varieties of natural language, then quickly analyzes and scores supporting or refuting evidence—in a matter of seconds. Jeopardy is the perfect forum in which to display Watson's advances in artificial intelligence, according to IBM.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | gameshow | ibm | jeopardy | supercomputer | trebek | watson |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Cryptographic challenge solved by IBM researcher.Cryptographic challenge solved by IBM researcher.

The breakthrough, called 'privacy homomorphism,' or 'fully homomorphic encryption,' makes possible the deep and unlimited analysis of encrypted information - data that has been intentionally scrambled - without sacrificing confidentiality.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:40 PM | Tags (4) | ibm | encryption | privacy | analysis |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.

The company provided few specifics about its research goals but said it broadly hopes to improve mobile payment methods, security, privacy, and user interface and, chiefly, to enhance the ability of corporations to used mobile devices to interact with customers and employees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:22 PM | Tags (4) | mobile | research | ibm | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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