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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  

BlackBerry Taps IBM, Samsung for Secure Tablet

March 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company over the weekend announced the SecuTablet...

IBM, Apple Launch New Apps with Emphasis on Simplicity

March 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Kathryn White, who spearheads IBM’s previously announced collaboration with Apple, said that...

IBM Plots New Course to Focus on Cloud, Mobile

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty ...

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FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, LG, IBM, Atlanta Falcons, WBA, GSMA

February 19, 2015 11:16 am | News | Comments

Starting March 13, Sprint will offer the LG G Flex 2 in Volcano Red and Platinum Silver.                                                

Sorry, Lovebirds: Your Dating Apps are Full of Security Holes

February 11, 2015 2:23 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Just in time to bum out the lovelorn before Valentine’s Day, IBM has released a study revealing...                                                   

IBM's Rometty Takes Big Bonus in Wake of Turbulent Year

February 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Rometty and other top executives did not take bonuses for 2013, after IBM turned in disappointing results for that year. But even though IBM is still struggling to catch up with...                         


IBM Calls Reports of Mass Layoffs 'Ridiculous'

January 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM previously has announced layoffs affecting "several thousand people," only "a small fraction" of the number predicted last week by a...                                 

IBM's 4Q Lags as 2015 Guidance Disappoints

January 21, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The technology and consulting company has struggled with declining revenue over the last three years, as business customers have moved away from buying...               

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, IoTivity, Fujitsu, T-Mobile

January 14, 2015 10:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced the z13. The z13 delivers scale and economics together with real-time encryption and analytics to help process trillions...                                             

Wireless Week in Review: Dec. 8-12

December 12, 2014 11:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

As the week winds down join Wireless Week for a look back at the biggest stories in from the past seven days.                                                             

Apple, IBM Introduce First Batch of iOS Enterprise Apps

December 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

IBM and Apple today announced the first batch of their collaborative IBM MobileSmarts for iOS mobile applications and supporting cloud services.                                                


How Mobile Is Taking the Hustle and Bustle out of Holiday Shopping

December 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday...                                                                                                        

FirstNews Briefs: Car Connectivity Consortium, Sony, IBM, AT&T

November 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today confirmed that Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are...         

FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, China Mobile, T-Mobile, IBM, WiTricity

November 20, 2014 9:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ZTE Corporation announced that the company successfully completed pre-commercial field testing of pre5G 3D/Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) base stations in partnership with China Mobile.

FirstNews Briefs: Syniverse, IBM, Nexmo, AT&T

November 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced it has built an intelligent security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in the cloud. Designed to be used with different users, whether it be a...       

FirstNews Briefs: LTE North America, AirStrip, IBM, HealthTap+, Wirepas, Aidon, Cincinnati Bell

October 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AirStrip and IBM today announced that AirStrip will work to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients. IBM will provide the streaming analytics technology which allows...


IBM Takes Big 3Q Hit to Unload Costly Chip Business

October 20, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to...                           

Lenovo Gets Approval for Acquisition of IBM Server Business

September 29, 2014 9:23 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The latest acquisition includes IBM's System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations.                  

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Micronet Enertec, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE

September 24, 2014 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced it is working with Bancroft, a major provider of specialized services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to manage a cloud-based educational program. Staff and students can now access a library of more than 300 educational and clinical apps via an iPad more securely.

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, IBM, Qorvo, BigMarker, EXFO

September 19, 2014 9:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM are extending AT&T NetBond services to the SoftLayer platform. This extension of the IBM and AT&T alliance will allow businesses to create hybrid-computing solutions. AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) customers can use AT&T NetBond to connect their IT infrastructure to SoftLayer's cloud services. The service allows customers to benefit from secure connections.

IBM Gets Regulatory Blessing for Sale of Server Business to Lenovo

August 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

IBM today announced that it had received final regulatory approval for the sale of its server business to Lenovo. According to a statement on the company's website, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has finished its review of the divestiture of IBM's x86-based server business to Lenovo. 

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, NetMotion, DataXoom, Virtual Piggy

August 8, 2014 10:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM unveiled a neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes 70mW.

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Voxox, tw telecom, MapQuest

July 25, 2014 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced that PLM, a Latin American health sciences publisher, launched a library of mobile apps to deliver medical information on conditions such as cancer and heart disease. PLM used the IBM MobileFirst application development portfolio to help convert its medical reference guides into 35 mobile apps.

Sprint Partners with Google for Enterprise Cloud Push

July 23, 2014 1:41 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint has signed on to offer Google Apps for Business and serve as enterprise support for the cloud-based productivity suite. As a mobility reseller of Google Apps, Sprint will put its customer care, billing platform and device and network knowledge behind the offering. Besides selling varying deployment packages Sprint will offer add-ons like single sign-on.

Apple Sets 3Q iPhone Sales Record, Sees iPad Sales Slip

July 22, 2014 5:48 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones during its third quarter, just missing analyst estimates but handily beating the June quarter record of 31.2 million sold during the year-ago quarter. The 13.3 million iPads Apple sold during the quarter fell below estimates. The total was down annually from 14.6 million.

No Longer Competitors, Apple and IBM a Natural Fit

July 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

One of the world's largest providers of enterprise software applications and services on a "mobile-first" mission, and arguably the most well-known consumer mobile device manufacturer ever, are now collaborators. It was probably a more natural union than many imagined when Apple and IBM recently announced their partnership. 

FirstNews Briefs: NVIDIA, IBM, Garmin, MegaPath, Alcatel-Lucent

July 22, 2014 9:31 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family — the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller. Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra K1 with 192 GPU cores, the SHIELD tablet is built for gaming and features access to PC game streaming services and Twitch. Starting at $299 and available for pre-order, SHEILD tablet will be available in two options: 16GB Wi-Fi or 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE.

Apple Strengthens Enterprise Position with IBM Partnership

July 15, 2014 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The partnership centers around a new class of business apps that will run on iOS devices. The companies are boasting "a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad." 

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