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IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health

Woman scientist observes cell culture. IBM announced its intent to buy Truven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unit was established in 2014. Watson Health was formed when IBM purchased Phytel and Explorys in April, 2014. Both companies had the common denominator of being data-driven health companies. The unit added Merge Healthcare for another… Read More

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Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slows To 2008 Levels, Says Gartner

Huawei P8 Global smartphone sales in Q4 2015 experienced their slowest growth rate since 2008, according to Gartner’s latest market report. The quarter saw sales of Apple’s iPhone decline for the first time, with the analyst charting a 4.4 per cent decline on the year before quarter for Cupertino. Read More

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Startup Battlefield Applications Extended for Disrupt NY

alfred-2 Startup Battlefield hopefuls, it’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt New York. We’re looking for the more promising startups from the US and basically anywhere else in the world to come to the Big Apple to compete in this illustrious competition Read More

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Fandango Buys Flixster And Rotten Tomatoes

movie theater NBCUniversal-owned Fandango continues to expand beyond movie ticketing, announcing today that it has acquired Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Warner Bros. Entertainment. Flixster allows users to learn more about movies, while Rotten Tomatoes is the best-known aggregator of movie reviews — it’s ubiquitous enough that people complain about its effect on film criticism. Both… Read More

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Bullish: Closing The Tech Divide Through Teaching Kids How To Code

This week on Bullish, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook joined me in the studio to chat about computer programming and the importance of teaching kids how to code. In case you’re not familiar with Mission Bit, it’s a non-profit organization that works closely with the San Francisco Unified School District to teach coding to high school students. It ultimately aims to close the… Read More

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Not Another African Tech Article

shutterstock_365944304 The great continent of Africa seems to be the flavor of the month. As the world wakes up to its potential, I can’t help but cringe each time an “African tech” article is published on a popular medium like TechCrunch. The lack of data and “exotic charm” of Africa makes it an easy target for baseless, heavily flawed or downright ridiculous content. This benefits no… Read More

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This Insane Rack Made Out Of 53 GoPros Captures 3D Movies

DCIM105G3D_L Sketchfab is an online platform to view and share 3D files. The company has been adding a bunch of new features over the past few months, including computer-generated animations and a VR button to view 3D models with a VR headset. Today, the company is partnering with TimeSlice Films to add support for “4D,” which are really 3D movie files captured using multiple cameras. Read More

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Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

MSB10_ServIT_001 Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments from both Microsoft and Red Hat. In addition, Microsoft today announced that it is now offering certified Bitnami images in the Azure Marketplace and it now supports Walmart‘s (yes —… Read More

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