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IBM to Develop Self Destructing Tech for DARPA

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February 7, 2014
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In January 2013, DARPA put out the call for teams to develop Vanishing Programmable Resources, or VAPR. Video provided by Newsy


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TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — IBM is getting closer to a deal for its semiconductor manufacturing unit with GlobalFoundries. IBM has been attempting to unload this unit, which loses up to $1.5 billion each year. GlobalFoundries is emerging as the most likely takeover candidate over other interested parties, such as Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. The most valuable parts of the troubled IBM unit are its engineers and intellectual property. GlobalFoundries isn't very interested in IBM's manufacturing plants because it has its own modern facilities. Who gets to control what intellectual property will determine almost everything about this deal, including the price. IBM initially asked for more than $2 billion and potential bidders said they would be willing to pay half of that. In any case, the price has a lot of room to fluctuate depending on how much intellectual property IBM is willing to include. Video provided by TheStreet
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IBM: Why We're Spending $1B on Watson Supercomputing

IBM: Why We're Spending $1B on Watson Supercomputing

TheStreet (Jan. 9, 2014) — IBM's Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the game show Jeopardy, is now spearheading the tech giant's latest push into cloud and big data. IBM executive Mike Rhodin explains why the bellwether is spending $1 billion on its new Watson business unit, which will be based in the heart of New York's 'Silicon Alley'. Rhodin also tells TheStreet's James Rogers how IBM is extending the supercomputer's reach from healthcare to enterprise computing.
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Twitter Purchased 900 Patents From IBM To Avoid Lawsuit

Twitter Purchased 900 Patents From IBM To Avoid Lawsuit

Newsy (Mar. 8, 2014) — Twitter paid IBM $36 million for 900 patents, according to an SEC filing. The move was in response to threats IBM would sue for patent infringement. Video provided by Newsy
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Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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