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Microsoft and Others Submitted Proposal to OASIS for OData Standardization

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In its latest move to help support its data platform vision for the new world of data, Microsoft has joined Citrix, IBM, Progress Software, SAP and WSO2 in jointly submitting a proposal to standardize the Open Data Protocol (OData, a REST-based open data access protocol) to OASIS, an international open standards …

Deep Blue IBM’s Chess Playing Computer Celebrates 15th Birthday

Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by IBM turns 15. “On May 11, 1997, the machine won the second six-game match against world champion Garry Kasparov by two wins to one with three draws. Kasparov accused IBM of cheating and demanded a rematch, but IBM refused and dismantled Deep Blue. Kasparov had beaten a previous …

Project Sunblock Online Brand Protection by Microsoft and IBM

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Microsoft Advertising and IBM has launched “Project Sunblock,” a leading online brand protection and verification tool, offering brand safety for its advertising partners. “Project Sunblock minimizes a user’s exposure to advertising placements which conflict with their values or endanger their reputation by integrating with a client’s existing advertising server platform,” informs …

Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents to Defend Against Yahoo Patent Lawsuit

Yahoo on March 12, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook in a California federal court, alleging the social network has inappropriately used technology in a way that infringes on ten of Yahoo’s patents, including several online ad technology.

The patent acquisition comes hot on the heels of Yahoo’s decision to …

IBM Announces Windows Integration with IBM Mainframe via zEnterprise System

IBMIBMIBM announced the Windows integration with the IBM mainframe via the zEnterprise System. “As of Dec. 16, this new technology enabling IBM zEnterprise System users to integrate Windows applications into the mainframe environment will become available,” announced IBM.

The company informs, “the new capability allows enterprises with multitier applications–for example, Windows …

System Center 2012 Orchestrator Integration Pack for VMware vSphere and IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus RC

System Center 2012 Orchestrator Integration Pack for VMware vSphere Beta is an add-on for System Center 2012 Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your VMware vSphere server to automate actions in VMware vSphere to enable full management of the virtualized computing infrastructure.

“The Integration Pack enables you to connect …

VisiCalc First Spreadsheet Program for PCs Turns 32 – Happy Birthday VisCalc

On Wednesday, October 20, VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet available for personal computers, turned 32.

“Invented by the Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, VisiCalc is often considered the application that turned the microcomputer from a hobby for computer enthusiasts into a serious business tool. VisiCalc sold over 700,000 copies in six years.”

Zave Networks Has Now Been Acquired By Google

Google has just acquired Zave Networks, a Digital Coupons/Incentives Platform.

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Launched in 2006, Zave Networks has been working on digitizing coupons and loyalty rewards programs with products like Zavers–which had early success in some of the largest …

Infographic: Cisco – 50 Billion Things on the Internet By 2020

One of the well-worn buzz phrases in tech that re-surfaces from time to time is “The Internet of Things.” Cisco has designed an infographic that offers a simple example of how Internet of Things will affect you in your everyday life.

It also states that by 2020, there will be 50 billion ‘things’ …

IBM Cognitive Computing: Produces First Working Chips Modeled on Human Brain

IBM the Big Blue along with four universities and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), have created the basic design of an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the brain processes information, reports Venture Beat.

IBM”s so-called cognitive computing chips could one day simulate and emulate the brain”s ability to sense, …

The IBM PC (IBM 5150) Is 30 Years Old Today – Happy Birthday!

Microsoft’s Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President for Corporate Communications, in a blog post on Wednesday look back on the past 30 years of personal computing. The IBM 5150 personal computer was unveiled August 12, thirty years ago.

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Shaw wrote, “The IBM PC is 30 Years Old – And We’re …

The IBM PC Is 30 Years Old As On August 12

The IBM PC turns 30 Years Old. 30 years ago, on August 12 1981, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, was a seminal moment. Why? It was the unveiling of the IBM 5150 personal computer.

But the introduction of the IBM PC was a defining moment for the …

Google’s Damned “Copying” and then Damned for “Not Copying”

Google has not innovated in a decade. But, they’ve been in many fights. Against relatively tiny, unarmed combatants. Now when they have a real fight on their hand, they run to the government.

Twice this year, Google’s been vocal about something competitors have done that it feels is unfair. The first …

Google Responds to Microsoft’s Missile: They’re Diverting Attention with a Trick that Failed – MS “Why? BECAUSE they wanted to buy something….to assert against someone else”

The back and forth between Google and Microsoft continued throughout the day today and is really getting interesting. In a blog post yesterday, Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond vents out calling Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others using “bogus” patents to try to kill Android.

Drummond went ahead and said …

Microsoft Fires Back with a Missile at Google’s Android Patent Accusations

Yesterday, we reported that Google’s SVP and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, lashed out at Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others for using “bogus patents” to attack their Android mobile platform.

In our previous day’s coverege, we had objected to Drummond’s language — in his blog post, Drummond noted that …