IBM today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next five years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push forward chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems.

Globecomm, a global communications solutions provider, today announced it has launched worldwide MVNO services, available immediately. Globecomm will offer these services to business-to-business-focused (B2B) MVNOs, enterprises and government organizations.  Globecomm will use its proven platform and trusted networks to provide these companies with new sources of revenue while reducing their costs and shortening time to market.

Celltick, a provider of mobile initiated commerce, today announced its partnership with Samsung Electronics West Africa in Algeria. Celltick will create a custom Galaxy 11 interface based on its Start application that will become the Galaxy 11 default start screen for Samsung Android phones in Nigeria. 

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. announced new executive appointments that will position the company for continued growth in the M2M and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) markets. In line with this vision, FreeWave has appointed Kim Niederman as its new CEO. Niederman has more than 20 years of senior executive experience (including serving as CEO and President) with a track-record in public and private companies of all sizes – ranging from large high-tech (Cisco Systems), to mid-size corporations (Polycom, Inc., FORE Systems, 8x8, Inc.), and several start-up firms.