IBM 603: The First Commercial Electronic... →
The first electronic calculator ever placed into production, the IBM 603, was the first commercial product to incorporate electronic arithmetic circuits. This marked a major shift for IBM, from…
The Price of Bad Customer Service →
Tumblr and Posterous showed the world that making blogging simpler makes it more...– TechCrunch (via mediafuturist)
Building an Equal Opportunity Workforce →
One year before the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. the Board of Education and 11 years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. issued a policy letter to his employees…
IBM Intros Social Media Analytics -- Social Media... →
IBM is looking to help marketers gain insight from the treasure trove of data strewn across social networks with its release, on Thursday, of two cloud-based applications. IBM Coremetrics Social is designed to aid companies in their analysis of the business impact of their social marketing initiatives. The software uses information that is publicly available on sites such as Facebook and...
The IBM 700 Series: Computing Comes to Business →
The 1950s brought challenges for IBM, the undisputed leader in data processing. To stay ahead of the Soviet Union, the US government began helping 14 organizations to develop electronic computers….
Smarter Water Management →
In 2009, IBM and the Marine Institute in Ireland completed the SmartBay pilot information system. The system monitors and analyzes wave conditions, marine life and pollution levels in and around…
Forget the 80/20 Rule: Duncan Watts on Twitter concentration There are...– Network theory whiz Duncan Watts, a former Columbia sociologist who now works at Yahoo! Research. (source: Freakonomics.com)
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