Ford, IBM face renewed apartheid-era suit

2014-04-18 07:59

Ford Motor and IBM will again have to face a US lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa.

SA computer students excel internationally

2014-04-14 14:53

Two computer students at Stellenbosch University have made it to the final round of an international competition.

Twitter buys 900 IBM patents

2014-01-31 20:03

Twitter has bought 900 patents from IBM and signed a cross-licence agreement.

Bank saves money on social media monitoring

2014-01-08 17:11

As a result of technology implementation Nedbank has reduced social media monitoring costs by over a million rand a year.

IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source

2013-09-17 18:30

IBM says it will invest $1bn in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.

Cash to tempt SA developers

2013-06-11 13:00

Local developers are being offered cash prizes for their ideas as companies race to innovate on technology platforms.

SKA to spur science, maths interest

2013-05-27 12:05

The Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope is South Africa's biggest science and engineering project and will contribute greatly to science in general.

IBM to help with SA water challenges

2013-03-25 14:08

IBM in collaboration with the City of Tshwane launched a project to help capture information about the water distribution system in South Africa.

SA falls behind on cloud computing

2013-03-07 12:31

A study has ranked South Africa 20th out of 24 leading IT economies in terms of cloud computing, a sign of erosion from its starting position of 18th.

MoDe wins entrepreneur of the year

2013-02-14 10:29

The Kenyan mobile nano credit company Mobile Decisioning has been announced as the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.

IBM chip aims to speed up apps

2012-12-10 11:01

IBM has unveiled a new chip that should make it cheaper for internet computer servers to handle large amounts of data at speed.

MoDe wins Africa leg of IBM competition

2012-11-05 10:25

The Kenyan mobile nano credit company Mobile Decisioning has been announced as the winner of the first IBM SmartCamp that was held in South Africa.

IBM to invest in IT entrepreneurs

2012-09-10 12:02

IBM South Africa says it will extend its Global Entrepreneur Programme to emerging entrepreneurs that are engaged in developing a software based product or service.

IBM buys flash memory firm

2012-08-17 08:15

IBM says it will buy a US firm specialising in high-performance solid state memory, which is fast replacing spinning disks used to store data in computer hard drives.

Google adds more patents to tech arsenal

2012-01-05 11:06

Google says it has bought 188 patents and 29 patent applications from IBM, as smartphone rivals increasingly battle in courts over innovations.

Mind reading machines on their way: IBM

2011-12-20 14:29

IBM has depicted a future in which machines read minds and recognise who they are dealing with.

Google buys hundreds of IBM patents

2011-07-30 17:11

Google is buttressing lawsuit defences by buying almost 1 000 IBM patents for undisclosed terms.

Bharti and IBM sign African deal

2011-01-14 16:32

Technology firm IBM and India-based telecoms group Bharti Airtel have completed the contract of negotiations for technology services spanning 16 countries in Africa.

IBM pitches 'smart' cities as planet savers

2010-12-13 10:06

IBM is helping cities worldwide get “smarter” about using resources in ways that are good for the Earth as well as local budgets.

More 'superwomen' needed in space

2010-10-12 12:32

Women are not choosing careers in space, opting instead to work in other fields they consider more 'creative', says a female US astronaut

JSE ekes out gains in erratic trade

2010-07-20 17:59

The JSE has ended an erratic session slightly higher, recovering from worse levels as investors took disappointing earnings from Goldman Sachs in their stride.

IBM looks into easy cellphones

2010-03-10 21:12

IBM has started a two-year research programme that aims to make cellphones easier to use for the elderly and more accessible to people with disabilities.

Breakthrough: Superfast data

2009-06-01 10:09

French physicists say they have used ultra-fast lasers that can accelerate storage and retrieval of data on hard discs by up to 100 000 times.


IBM hammered on earnings slump

2014-04-17 10:51

IBM has reported a slump in first quarter earnings as the computer giant sees weaker hardware sales and focused more on services and the Internet "cloud".

IBM starts rolling out supercomputer in Africa

2014-02-06 19:35

IBM says it has started rolling out its supercomputer system across Africa at a cost of $100m and the project will take 10 years to complete.

IBM earnings send share price tumbling

2014-01-23 14:45

Investors have pummelled IBM after reporting disappointing sales and saying most of its 2014 earnings would come in the latter half of the year.

Apple fights for bigger slice of China's pie

2014-01-15 12:30

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle.

IBM programmme for tech innovation

2013-10-02 17:36

The IBM start up programmme is gaining traction with funding and opportunity for tech entrepreneurs.

Court absolves IBM, Ford of apartheid crimes

2013-08-22 07:56

A federal appeals court has ruled that IBM, Ford and Daimler cannot be held liable in the US for crimes committed by South Africa's former apartheid government.

IBM buys 'cloud' computing company

2013-06-04 21:31

IBM announced a deal to buy SoftLayer Technologies in a move aimed at ramping up its ability to offer businesses and governments cloud computing services.

SA loses 30% drinking water

2013-04-05 09:47

Provinces in South Africa on average experience a 30% water loss, according to a report, entitled The State of Non-Revenue Water in South Africa.

SKA joins IBM to build computer systems

2013-03-11 14:56

The Square Kilometre Array is joining Astron and IBM in a four-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems.

Pirated software costs SA millions

2013-03-04 10:00

Figures released by BSA | The Software Alliance revealed that unlicensed software has cost South African business over R5.7m in 2012.

McDonald’s jumps to communication tech

2013-02-01 14:50

IBM has announced that McDonald’s South Africa is using IBM social business software to better enable employee collaboration by using internet and mobile technologies.

Computers will translate baby-talk

2012-12-18 10:26

Future computing devices will push further into the senses by developing capacities to mimic the ability to see, smell, touch, taste and hear, IBM says in an annual forecast.

IBM unveils mobile computing focus

2012-11-23 10:08

IBM has unveiled a suite of new software and services that enables global organisations to build a comprehensive mobile computing strategy.

IBM falls on signs of demand slowdown

2012-10-18 08:53

IBM's stock fell more than 5%, after the company reported disappointing third-quarter revenue and suggested that demand in key markets may be slowing.

Ex-IBM chief 'quizzed over upskirt filming'

2012-08-30 13:06

A former president of IBM Japan has been questioned by police after allegedly filming up the skirt of an unsuspecting woman in a train station, say local reports.

Predictive policing, back to the future

2012-07-29 21:40

Crime fighters have long used brains and brawn, but now a new kind of technology known as "predictive policing" promises to make them more efficient.

Online Christmas shopping jumps 16.4%

2011-12-28 07:55

A growing number of shoppers in the US apparently need only the briefest of breaks before diving back in, especially if they can log in to shop.

Johannesburg commute one of the worst

2011-09-08 09:33

The daily commute in Johannesburg has been ranked one of the world's worst, with more than half of road users reporting increased stress levels this year, a study has found.

Biggest IT fair set for Hanover

2011-02-27 10:29

The world's top high-tech fair opens Tuesday with the IT industry in bullish mood, preparing to wow visitors with head-spinning futuristic gadgets.

Man to take on machine in game show

2010-12-14 22:50

A US TV game show is set to pit man against machine in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence.

Fractal pioneer Mandelbrot dies

2010-10-17 17:58

Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematician who pioneered a new class of mathematical shapes known as fractals, illustrated by the Mandelbrot Set, has died, his family has said.

EU probes IBM over 'abuse' of market power

2010-07-26 15:34

European competition enforcers have announced they are probing computer giant IBM on two separate cases relating to antitrust infringements.

Swiss cops foil IBM bomb plot

2010-04-26 16:01

Swiss media report that police have arrested two men and a woman suspected of planning to bomb an IBM research facility near Zurich.

IBM uses DNA for microchips

2009-08-17 12:19

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) is looking to the building blocks of our bodies - DNA - to be the structure of next-generation microchips.

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