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Apple, IBM team up with enterprise focus

Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO, walking the walk and talking the talk

Apple and IBM have joined forces to target enterprise mobility through business applications that bring IBM’s strengths in big data and analytics to Apple devices. The move is intended to strengthen Apple’s presence in the enterprise space with more than 100 industry-specific tools and native apps, developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPad.

Toyota taps IBM for in car apps

Toyota is investing in M2M

Automotive manufacturers continue to look to the future, with Toyota recently tapping up IBM to build and design an application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services to improve the driver experience. The project is part of Toyota’s newly established telematics service, called T-Connect.

Peugeot Citroen taps IBM for connected car offering

Citroën plans to use software giant IBM’s Big Data, Analytics and MobileFirst solutions to provide customised connected car offerings in new vehicles

French car manufacturer Peugeot Citroën plans to use software giant IBM’s Big Data, Analytics and MobileFirst solutions to provide customised connected car offerings in new vehicles.

IBM, AT&T partner on Internet of Things to make cities smarter

AT&T and IBM are partnering on an M2M platform that will combine cloud, analytics and IoT technology to make cities safer and smarter

Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.

French cable operator Numericable teams up with IBM

Numericable is partnering with IBM to deliver an IaaS platform for businesses

French cable operator Numericable has teamed up with IBM to launch a cloud-based service targeted at business customers.

Black Friday reveals US mobile shopping growth

21.8 per cent of all US online sales on the Black Friday shopping holiday were made from a mobile device, according to IBM

Tech giant IBM has reported that 21.8 per cent of all US online sales on the Black Friday shopping holiday were made from a mobile device. The revenue generated from mobile by retailers rose 43 per cent year on year, and mobile traffic accounted for 39.7 per cent of all online traffic on the day.

Clown cars, gold mines and Happy Meals

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There’s plenty of stuff in this world the Informer doesn’t understand and how companies that make no money can rake it in from a stock market floatation is one of them. The Twitter founders buzzed the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday and released 70 million shares to the frenzied masses. Despite opening at $26, the market closed at almost $45, with the company reflecting a market value of more than $31bn. The company’s valuation ahead of the IPO was closer to $17bn.

Twitter primed for IPO; caught in IBM’s crosshairs

Twitter ready for IPO, but IBM has it in its sights

With Twitter’s IPO set to go live later today the company has priced its shares at $26 each, higher than the expected range of $23-25. With 70 million shares on offer the company is looking to score around $1.8bn in proceeds with a 30 day option for another 10.5 million shares to be sold.

IBM acquires mobile messaging tool provider

IBM has acquired Xtify for an undisclosed sum

Tech giant IBM has acquired cloud based mobile messaging tools provider Xtify. The push comunications specialist claims to help organisations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalised offers.

IBM to acquire The Now Factory in big data telecoms play

Open source is showing signs of maturity

IBM on Tuesday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a Dublin-based company providing analytics software that helps communications service providers optimise their networks.

AsiaInfo-Linkage touts Big Data contextual ad platform

Contextual advertising is more effective

Chinese BSS provider AsiaInfo-Linkage has teamed up with IBM to bring its Big Data appliance to Europe and other markets outside of China. The key to the Veris C3 (C cubed) offering is contextual awareness to ensure operators are only delivering relevant ads to their customers.

AT&T teams with IBM to make apps more efficient

AT&T has teamed up with IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps

US operator AT&T has teamed up with IT giant IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps. By integrating the two firms’ technologies, they hope to enable enterprises to conduct testing and analysis of their apps’ network and battery usage.

NSN, Intel collaborate on Liquid Apps; intelligent base stations

Liquid Apps moves intelligence to the base station

Hardware manufacturers Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel are to collaborate on common objectives around NSN’s Liquid Applications initiative, to help operators develop new revenue and differentiation opportunities.

NSN, IBM push intelligence to the edge

Operators can pushing processing capabilities out to the network edge

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks and IT giant IBM focused on moving intelligence to the network edge on Monday with the unveiling of a mobile edge computing platform designed to run applications within the mobile base station.

Vodafone and IBM team up on connected home appliances

IBM and Vodafone sign M2M deal

With M2M services expected to grow rapidly over the coming quarters, Vodafone is attempting to steal a march on its rivals by collaborating with tech giant IBM for the remote management of connected home appliances. The two firms have been demonstrating the mobile management of a washing machine and other smart home devices, connected by Vodafone’s Global M2M Platform and running on IBM’s new SmartCloud Service Delivery Platform at the IFA consumer technology event in Berlin this past week.

Google continues patent offensive with IBM purchases

Google buys more patents from IBM

The ongoing patent war between smartphone players is showing no signs of abating in 2012, as it has been revealed that Google acquired more patents from IBM at the end of last year, some of which are likely to be used to protect its Android handset ecosystem.

Peters Suh: Apps are not a zero-sum game

WAC CEO Peters Suh says mobile applications is not a zero-sum game

When 24 of the telecoms world’s biggest players announced the formation of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) at the Mobile World Congress in February 2010, it’s fair to say the pundits’ response was overwhelmingly sceptical. Peters Suh, WAC CEO, tells Telecoms.com such scepticism was misplaced.

Netezza deals underline the growing importance of analytics

Numbering resources can become a liability if not managed properly

News that email and interactive marketing solutions provider ExactTarget is to upgrade its market segmentation capabilities with Netezza’s TwinFin data warehouse appliance may not be raising eyebrows, but in the light of IBM’s impending $1.7bn acquisition of Netezza, it underlines the growing importance of data analytics to the communications industry.

IBM and Openet gather over cloud strategy

IBM and transaction management firm Openet extended their relationship this week with a focus on the cloud, a technology which has gripped the attention of operators worldwide.

Clouds offer silver lining for all

Cloud computing offers a silver lining for all in the ecosystem

IBM expanded further into the telecoms space on Thursday with the unveiling of a cloud services platform aimed at carriers and service providers. The offering encompasses hardware, software and services which would allow telcos to offer cloud computing to their own customers.

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