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IBM turns away from facial recognition business

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:54 AM

IBM says it 'firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms'

IBM. The IBM logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Josep LAGO / AFP

IBM shares slip as revenue down and forecast pulled

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:40 AM

IBM reports a net income of $1.2 billion compared with a profit of $1.6 billion on during the same period last year

IBM. The IBM logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Josep LAGO / AFP

Filipino is part of winning team in IBM Food Waste Developer Challenge

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste

Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022

May 15, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Alibaba, BNP Paribas,, IBM, L'Oreal and Uber were some of the high-profile companies to sign a pledge at the second 'Tech For Good' summit taking place in Paris

Maurice Levy (L), chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, IBM TECH FOR GOOD. President and CEO Virginia Rometty (C) and Jean-Paul Agon CEO of L'Oreal arrive ahead of a "Tech For Good" meetup at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34 billion in bid for cloud dominance

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The deal will see IBM acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, more than $70 above the $116.68 at which Red Hat was trading on close of business Friday

IBM AND RED HAT. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2018 the logo of Red Hat Software is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

IBM computer prototype is smaller than a grain of salt

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The microscopic computer is a prototype meant to use blockchain technology to track the shipment of goods and prevent counterfeiting

IBM'S SMALLEST COMPUTER. Atop that chip is a computer smaller than a grain of salt. Screen shot from IBM.

PLDT to outsource back-office IT to IBM

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:20 PM

PLDT chief Manuel V Pangilinan says he wants to ensure all or most of the 1 000 affected employees will be absorbed by IBM

CUT COSTS. 'Profitability has been reset to a lower level, reflecting the impact of the changes in the business, our customer base, and our organization,' PLDT chief Manuel V. Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Tech titans join to study artificial intelligence

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Microsoft Amazon Google Facebook IBM and Google owned British AI firm DeepMind announce a non profit organization called Partnership on AI focused on helping the public understand the technology and practices in the field

Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

May 05, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The company says anyone can run experiments by accessing a website connected to the IBM Cloud

epa05110985 (FILE) A file photo dated 15 December 2015 showing the logo of IBM seen at the entrance to the Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany. Technology corporation IBM is to release their 4th quarter results on 19 January 2016. EPA/MATTHIAS BALK

IBM teases alpha test of Sword Art Online: The Beginning

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED The prototype alpha test will be held from March 18 to March 20

SWORD ART ONLINE: THE BEGINNING. A promotional image shows a player facing off against a fearsome foe.

IBM reveals 'Sword Art Online: The Beginning' VR project

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The project seeks to bring the virtual world of the light novel manga and anime into reality

SWORD ART ONLINE VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECT. Would you sign up to alpha test this? Image from IBM website.

IBM boosts cloud offerings with Ustream buy

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:52 PM

IBM says Ustream delivers video to about 80 million viewers monthly for customers such as NASA Facebook Samsung and The Discovery Channel

IBM BUYS USTREAM. A file photo dated November 19, 2013 showing an IBM sign in New York, USA. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Cirtek Holdings hires banker Dispo, Silicon Valley pioneer Banatao

Jan 04, 2016 - 4:38 PM

As it prepares for more deals Cirtek Holdings hires the former president of First Metro Investments Corporation and the founder of Tallwood Venture Capital

BEEF UP. Cirtek says Banatao’s (left) industrial foresight and Dispo’s (right) capital market expertise will be valuable to the firm as it expands here and abroad

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Giant mainframe computers at Beijing s environmental bureau monitor the city s pollution

CHINA AND POLLUTION. In this photo taken on December 11, 2015, Yann Boquillod displays an Airvisual air quality monitor in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

IBM leverages cloud power in deal for Weather Company

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:53 AM

IBM says the combination will serve as the foundation for the new Watson unit building on a 3 billion commitment made by IBM in March 2015 to invest in the Internet of Things

New technology has Meralco worried about disruption

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Tesla’s new Powerwall and other disruptive technologies has Meralco focused on innovation in order to maintain its position

Google Sidewalk Labs: Kota mendorong inovasi

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Apakah kota kota setengah matang seperti Jakarta bisa mendesain dan mengurus trotoarnya dengan baik? Bagaimana peran teknologi dalam hal ini?

Pengendara motor melintasi trotoar membahayakan pejalan kaki. Foto dari Koalisi Pejalan Kaki/Facebook

PLDT renews partnership with IBM for cloud services

May 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM

With the tie up PLDT hopes to further promote cloud use among businesses

PLDT joins Open Data Platform for better big data delivery

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The platform aims to take accelerate many use cases by running on a common platform as well as enable enterprises to build business driven applications

Mobile app helps track Ebola epidemic

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:34 PM

A new mobile telephone based mapping service has been created in a bid to track Ebola and better help communities hit by the virus in west Africa

OUTBREAK. A member of a specialized Ebola inhumation team cleans a house, on October 6, 2014 in Magbonkoh. Photo by Florian Plaucheur / AFP

Hillary Clinton: Distressing to see women get paid less

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:08 AM

We have to keep knocking down those external and internal obstacles that are cultural and religious says Hillary Clinton on the gender pay gap

WAGE GAP. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says even the US struggles with economic empowerment for women. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

$200,000 a share: Buffett's Berkshire hits record high

Aug 15, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The priciest on US markets Berkshire shares got even more expensive for investors in a 7 5 climb – less than 8 years after breaking the 100 000 barrier

Apple, IBM team up on mobile devices for business

Jul 17, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Long time rivals Apple and IBM announce a partnership that will bring IBM s analytics to a mobile workforce through Apple s iPhones and iPads

Women on top: The environmentalist and the executive

Feb 12, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Two women share their inspiring stories of success and passion for what they do

Lenovo to buy IBM's low-end server business for $2.3-B

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The deal comes after Lenovo s purchase of IBM s PC business in 2005

Lenovo purchases IBM's low-end server business. Photo from Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Lenovo/AFP

IBM investing $1.2B to expand global cloud footprint

Jan 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Cloud computing is a high growth area and IBM is investing more money into it

CLOUD INVESTMENT. IBM to invest $1.2 billion in cloud computing data center expansion. Image from IBM press release

In defense of telephone operators

Jan 19, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Often looked down upon by society call center workers may just be the next national heroes for their contributions to the economy

US online sales soar to $3B in Black Friday shopping frenzy

Dec 01, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Online shoppers may have been wise to avoid stores with reports of fistfights a stabbing and a shooting as people elbowed their way through crowded shopping floors to snatch heavily discounted items

World currency turbulence hits company earnings

Oct 27, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Emerging markets helped rake in a corporate earnings bonanza in recent years but a sudden plunge in their currencies in mid 2013 due to an expected cut in US stimulus sorely hits sales and profit

An employee works next to a board showing the exchange rate of Indian rupees to other currencies at a foreign exchange dealer in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Chinese Lenovo mulls buying Blackberry: report

Oct 18, 2013 - 7:09 PM

Chinese computer and phone maker Lenovo is considering a counter bid to buy all of Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry

SUITOR? Chinese firm Lenovo is eyeing beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry? Phone images from

Talking Kalibrr with CEO Paul Rivera

Jun 29, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera talks to Rappler about the BPO industry and how Kalibrr helps people break into that field

PAUL RIVERA SPEAKS. Kalibrr's CEO talks to Rappler about what his company brings to the table.

IBM makes movie using atoms

May 01, 2013 - 2:24 PM

Researchers spent 9 days taking 18 hour shifts to move atoms around for recording

FILMING ATOMS. IBM makes a stop-motion film using atoms. Screen shot from YouTube

7 lessons for entrepreneurs from Asia's most successful

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:27 PM

How to become a trailblazer in business? Entrepreneurs can take their cue from these 7 lessons shared by Asia s best

#TalkThursday: Modern Filipino Technopreneur

Sep 06, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Rappler sits down with the Chief Executive Officer and co founder of Morphlabs Winston Damarillo