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Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

After being honored in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the  Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn will now be used as a model for two more NYC schools. The program starts with students in ninth grade and they stay for six years until they've earned an [Full Story…]

IBM Announces Partnership To Prepare Students For High-Skills Jobs

IBM Announces Partnership To Prepare Students For High-Skills Jobs

As part of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013-2014 budget, IBM has announced a public-private partnership to educate NY students for high-skills jobs. These programs will include education in the paths of technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. Ten schools, one in each of the ten [Full Story…]

#IBM Finds a Home on #Tumblr

#IBM Finds a Home on #Tumblr

IBM is celebrating its history of innovation on Tumblr. IBMblr has interviews and stories from actual IBM employees. It features products resulting from 20 years of patents and offers predictions about the future of technology. And, because it’s Tumblr, there are even GIFs. Sam Mazur, creative [Full Story…]

NY’s Schools, Universities and Private Sector Can Close the #STEM Gap

NY's Schools, Universities and Private Sector Can Close the #STEM Gap

In a New York Daily News op-ed, Stanley S. Litow writes that the U.S. doesn’t have a job crisis; it has students who lack STEM skills. Litow, a former deputy chancellor of schools for NY and current president of the IBM Foundation, said that there are approximately 300,000 unfilled jobs in the city. [Full Story…]

Post Pie is #Thanksgiving’s New “Shoppable Moment”

Post Pie is #Thanksgiving's New "Shoppable Moment"

Online retailers are targeting that “post pie” moment—after Thanksgiving dinner when people are flipping through their mobile devices. Steve Yankovich, head of eBay’s mobile business, told Reuters, “This is a new shoppable moment.” eBay is launching 20 mobile-only deals on Thanksgiving beginning [Full Story…]

IBM Developing Mobile Watson

IBM Developing Mobile Watson

Researchers at Armonk-based IBM are working to develop the company's Watson AI technology (the computer that competed on Jeopardy) for mobile devices. They expect to generate billions in sales by putting it to work in finance, healthcare, telecommunications and other areas. Currently the computer [Full Story…]

IBM Launches New Mainframes, Built in Poughkeepsie

IBM Launches New Mainframes, Built in Poughkeepsie

Armonk-based IBM is launching a new line of mainframe computers, built in Poughkeepsie: the zEnterprise EC12. The new computer has added capabilities for computing chores that are growing rapidly, like analyzing torrents of data from the Web and corporate databases to predict consumer behavior and [Full Story…]

Preserving the Cloisters’ Art with IBM Sensors

Preserving the Cloisters' Art with IBM Sensors

At the Closisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's museum located in Fort Tryon Park in the Inwood section of Manhattan, art modeler Paolo Dionisi Vici has been preparing low-power sensors to make a 3D map of the Cloisters' necessary climate conditions. With technical assistance from IBM, Vici, an [Full Story…]

Rutgers and IBM Debut New Supercomputer in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers and IBM Debut New Supercomputer in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers University and IBM have partnered up to reveal a new technology center containing a $3.3 million supercomputer in Piscataway, New Jersey. The computer, named "IBM Blue Gene/P" is able to process data many times faster than a normal desktop. It also has similar capabilities as IBM's "Watson" [Full Story…]

IBM Offers New Business Services, Connects Watson with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

 IBM Offers New Business Services, Connects Watson with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

IBM announced three new consulting services that harness the power of big data to make complex business decisions. The new services target three key areas—fraud detection, customer service and financial operations and build on predictive analytics used by C-suite users. IBM Smarter Analytics [Full Story…]

IBM’s Watson Heads to Wall St. with Citigroup

IBM's Watson Heads to Wall St. with Citigroup

Watson, IBM’s most famous computer, is working on Wall Street. Citigroup and Armonk,NY-based IBM are investigating how Watson’s processing power can improve customer banking, assess risk and find favorable lending opportunities. Watson could also potentially help customers with personal finance [Full Story…]

IBM Mathematicians Ponder Nature’s Patterns to Solve Problems

IBM Mathematicians Ponder Nature's Patterns to Solve Problems

Wall Street got rich by hiring astrophysicists and mathematicians to design financial products. But since the cost of computing has come down, Armonk, NY's IBM is now the largest employer of mathematicians in the world. Instead of credit derivatives, they examine oil exploration, medicine and even [Full Story…]

IBM Heading into Smarter Commerce Business

IBM Heading into Smarter Commerce Business

Armonk, NY-based IBM has been accumulating what it calls a “Smarter Commerce” portfolio, creating a centralized consumer feedback apparatus valued at $20 billion, a post by Patrick Gallagher on Westfair Online said. The company is now working with more than 2000 businesses worldwide, to provide a [Full Story…]

IBM’s Watson is Going To Work

IBM's Watson is Going To Work

IBM's Watson is officially getting off of the game show stage and into the big data analytics business. The natural language-based machine, which beat its human competitors on Jeopardy, will be in beta at WellPoint,  an Indianapolis-based insurance company.  Armonk, NY-based IBM has more beta [Full Story…]

Panel on Corporate Social Media Set for #SMWNYC

Panel on Corporate Social Media Set for #SMWNYC

For Social Media Week NY starting next week, the Social Media Club NYC is hosting a special event. On Feb. 13, from 6 – 8 pm, members and the general public are invited to a panel discussion on the challenges of social media. Topics include how large corporations adopt social media, how to manage [Full Story…]