IBM and FDA testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure, efficient, and effective medical service. The company announced recently that its IBM Watson

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Generation Z doesn’t prefer to shop online

Generation Z doesn't prefer to just shop online, making the in-store experience still a vital part of the business. Despite what you'd think, the first digitally native generation actually prefers to shop at

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Alex Radu

IBM predicts superhero vision, nano-sized health devices in next five years

IBM is taking steps to make the world a better place. The company has unveiled its annual ‘Five in Five’ list today, which lays out some of the most important and groundbreaking scientific

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How IBM Watson helped Time magazine narrow its search for Person of the Year

Before declaring the least-favoured - but most-covered - U.S. president-elect in recent history Person of the Year, the editors behind New York City-based Time magazine consulted an unlikely source for advice. For the

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macs cheaper to deploy than PCs, IBM says

Apple Inc.'s products might have a reputation for being expensive, but their enterprise deployment cost is lower than PCs, according to IBM. How much lower? Between $273 and $543 USD per Mac over a four-year

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IBM launches startup incubator in the heart of downtown Toronto

IBM Corp. - the 105 year-old computing giant known for its cloud computing services, Watson analytics platform, and a decision to sell its iconic personal computing division to Lenovo in 2005 - officially

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Analytics in law? Toronto firm incorporates SPSS, IBM Cloud into practice

"Law" and "technology" rarely appear in the same sentence outside of antitrust cases, but Canadian business firm McMillan LLP is aiming to change that. Last week the Toronto-headquartered organization, which employs some 300

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IBM’s HR leaders on how a culture of innovation can boost employee engagement

Editor's note: Originally published on July 22, 2016. Updated with new interview on Aug. 7. Innovation is built into IBM Corp.'s DNA, and that extends to its HR practices, its HR leaders say.

Published on: August 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macy’s hires a new personal shopping assistant for customers – IBM’s Watson

A visitor to Macy's in Portland, Ore. or Miami, Fla. can now have their mobile device act as their personal shopping assistant, thanks to a joint venture between the 157-year-old retailer; cloud-based customer

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

IBM bringing Apple Pay to small businesses online

IBM Corp. is making Apple Pay available to small and medium-sized ecommerce shops that want make the mobile payment option available to customers. Clients that use IBM's WebSphere Commerce or IBM Commerce on Cloud

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

IBM announces new video streaming software, partnership with CBC

IBM Corp. is expanding its footprint in the cloud video market, releasing a new software line that enables broadcast-quality live video feeds, the Armonk, N.Y.-based tech giant announced today. The company also revealed

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Watson plays Cupid: new set of APIs give IBM’s AI an emotional intelligence upgrade

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to a new set of algorithms, now IBM’s Watson technology can not only beat you at Jeopardy, but it can probably score more dates than you too. Well, Watson

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Launching space drones and training Olympic cyclists with IBM Bluemix

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, developers showcase some original uses of IBM's Bluemix cloud platform and the APIs available there. A team at IBM is working with the U.S. indoor women's cycling

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson