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IBM awarded most U.S. patents for the 23rd year in a row

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has claimed the honor of being awarded the most U.S. patents for the 23rd year in a row after racking up 7,355 utility patents in 2015 according to patent analysis firm IFI Claims Patent Services.

Mainframe computing pioneer Gene Amdahl dies at 92

The computing community lost a pioneer this week as Gene Amdahl, known for his groundbreaking work in the early days of computing, lost a battle with pneumonia on November 10. His wife, Marian Amdahl, said he had also suffered from…

Tech industry dominates most valued brands by billions

The force is strong with the tech industry. Forbes' coveted list of the top 25 most valued brands was dominated by major technology companies like Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Intel, Samsung, Cisco, SAP, Oracle, AT&T and Verizon. The combined valuation…

IBM reinvents the inbox with enterprise-focused Verse

IBM has entered the enterprise email market with the launch of IBM Verse, a service the company claims gives enterprise customers, small businesses, and individuals a scalable, social collaboration tool that lives on the cloud and is optimized for mobile and web…

History of the Personal Computer, Part 3: IBM PC Model 5150 and the attack of the clones

IBM's stature guaranteed the PC to initiate a level of standardization required for a technology to attain widespread usage. That same stature also ensured competitors would have unfettered access to the technical specifications of the Model 5150. This is the third installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.

IBM develops a new 'brain-inspired' computer chip

Researchers at IBM and Cornell University have developed a new computer chip that uses minimal power to perform real-time complex calculations. Dubbed TrueNorth, the chip is based on the design of the human brain.