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2014-04-22 12:36:39

Watson Group Invests in Fluid, Inc. to Advance New App into the Marketplace That Empowers Online Shoppers with Watson's Expertise and Personalized Advice ARMONK, N.Y., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having access to your own personal shopping assistant anytime, anywhere. Thanks to a partnership between IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Fluid Inc., the ultimate shopping advisor, powered by Watson, is poised to transform the consumer shopping experience....

2014-04-02 16:36:34

2014 Fellows to serve as global, technology ambassadors for key, economic growth regions ARMONK, N.Y., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has elevated a record number of eleven scientists to the IBM Fellow honor, the company's most prestigious technical distinction. The 2014 Fellows will be responsible for carrying out the Technology Ambassador Initiative, which is to drive growth through innovation and is directly tied to the roots of the IBM program. The Fellow honor...

2014-02-26 12:24:04

Challenge to Spur Innovation and Accelerate Mobile Apps on Watson BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS) -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge (www.ibmwatson.com), a first of its kind, global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson. IBM announced the challenge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company is demonstrating its mobile and Watson...

2014-02-19 16:24:19

Big Data Solution Identifies 8,500 Patients at Risk for Heart Failure Using Insights from Electronic Medical Records ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Virginia health system Carilion Clinic has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project that could lead to early intervention and better care for these patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The pilot was completed in...

2014-02-12 08:30:26

Financing led by NEA to accelerate market expansion and product development DENVER, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltok, Inc., developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, today announced it has raised $22.1 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with new participation from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture capital arm, Qualcomm Ventures' life fund portfolio. This is IBM's first direct investment from the recently formed...

2014-02-06 00:22:44

$100M "Project Lucy" Initiative Heralds New Era of Data-Driven Development LAGOS, Nigeria and NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world's fastest growing continent. Dubbed "Project Lucy" after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative, giving scientists and...

2014-01-20 08:22:33

MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson's(®), a company best known for its thermal underwear and cold weather base layers, today announces the launch of its first Merino Wool base layer line at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014, a top outdoor industry trade show taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 22-25, 2014. The 100% Merino Wool base layer line is lightweight and constructed of superfine 18.5-inch microns. The tops and bottoms for men, women and children provide...

2014-01-13 16:25:06

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lnb78h/healthcare ) has announced the addition of a new report "2013 Report on the International Healthcare Decision Support and IBM Watson: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lnb78h/healthcare ] to their offering. Worldwide healthcare cognitive computing markets are poised to achieve...

2014-01-09 12:29:00

Headquartered in NYC's "Silicon Alley," New IBM Watson Group to Include Watson Innovation Hub, Fueling New Products and Start-ups ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it will establish the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of cloud-delivered cognitive innovations. The move signifies a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that...

2014-01-09 12:24:15

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen research and development projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotechnology. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in natural language by any business user. The third offering, IBM Watson Explorer, helps...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.