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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 ...

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...

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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...

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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. 

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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. 

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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." 

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, HP, TIM Brasil, Oi SA, Aptilo, Atmel, IBM, Zain

June 9, 2014 10:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T today announced it has added HP to its network-enabled cloud ecosystem. AT&T customers will be able to use their Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to connect to HP Helion, a portfolio of cloud services, using AT&T NetBond. AT&T NetBond creates a secure private path between a customer's AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a cloud service provider, like HP.

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, nTelos, AT&T, IBM, Globalstar, Broadcom, Xiaomi

May 22, 2014 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Corporation and NTELOS Holdings Corp. today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (SNA) through 2022. Under the agreement, nTelos will continue to serve as the exclusive network provider for Sprint in the SNA territory, which covers approximately 2.1 million people in West Virginia and the western part of Virginia.

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, KPN, Walmart, T-Mobile, AT&T, Mosaik Solutions

May 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Walmart will offer T-Mobile connected tablets. The Trio AXS 3G Quad Core tablet will be available starting May 17 and will be priced at $179. The HP Slate 7 HD tablet will be available starting in June and will be priced at $229. Both tablets are 4G-enabled but neither support LTE.

IBM Opens BlueMix Garage, Adds to BlueMix Platform

April 29, 2014 10:53 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS - IBM announced the opening of its first BlueMix Garage, a shop in San Francisco that will allow cloud application developers to work with IBM professionals. The first BlueMix Garage is already taking on projects and IBM expects it to be fully up and running by June. The initial location is inside Galvanize, an entrepreneurial campus that predicts it will house 200 startups by the end of 2014.

IBM Takes on Amazon, Google with New Cloud Marketplace

April 28, 2014 5:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IBM today launched a cloud marketplace that puts its cloud portfolio and third-party services under one roof, divided for three user groups from the enterprise: developers, IT managers and business leaders. The new marketplace houses IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other software and service options. Additionally, it will be a hub for content like code, case studies and videos.

IBM Posts Lower 1Q Earnings Amid Hardware Slump

April 17, 2014 10:51 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. The world's largest technology services company has been working to expand into new areas as its hardware business falters, but the latest results show that these efforts have yet to fully pay off.

IBM Hits Refresh on Its MobileFirst Initiative

April 16, 2014 2:52 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

IBM is renewing its MobileFirst initiative with a whole bunch of enhancements to existing services. The IT giant first launched MobileFirst at Mobile World Congress 2013 and has since seen the rapid shift towards mobile enterprise. Rich Esposito, general manager for mobility services at IBM, said that at the outset of enterprise mobility four or five years ago, the focus was on BYOD and MDM.

FirstNews Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, Elisa, D-Link, Getac, The Hartford, IBM

April 16, 2014 10:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Elisa, a provider of mobile and fixed broadband services in Finland, today announced a significant network upgrade that will give Elisa the broadband capacity needed to meet the demands of next-generation services and applications.

FirstNews Briefs: Freescale, EXFO, ByteSphere, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent

April 7, 2014 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor, a global provider of embedded processing solutions and communications processors for networking equipment, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. This business includes a series of multicore, ARM-based embedded processors and associated software, a team, and Tier One customers spanning the globe.

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Peugot, Ravello, Deutsche Telekom, Axell, Daintree, LG

March 25, 2014 10:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM and Peugot will integrate and analyze data from cars, phones, traffic signals, lights and other sources to deliver new customized solutions for drivers. Peugot automobiles will now be able to provide drivers with access to numerous channels such as mobile apps, websites, vehicle data, customer service, weather updates.

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