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IBM dominates 2012 patent count with Google, Apple surging

IBM earned 6,478 utility patents last year, topping the list of patent winners for the 20th year in a row

Android update brings Notes problems that IBM will fix next week

IBM plans to issue fixes early next week for glitches that have hit Notes users who upgraded to the latest version of Google's Android OS.

IBM offers $4 billion in credit to motivate customers

IBM is extending billions in credit along with an app to help secure financing, apparently to motivate SMBs to buy its products and services.

IBM kills Lotus brand, readies Notes/Domino Social Edition

IBM is planning to release on Dec. 14 a public beta of Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition that will no longer use the Lotus brand.

Evolution of the Keyboard

Here's how ergonomics, electronics and economics have contributed to the look and feel of the computer keyboard over the years. What will our fingertips type on next?

ibm carbon nanotube chips

IBM's next-gen chips may swap silicon for carbon nanotubes

A breakthrough in IBM's research on future semiconductors has produced a way to put carbon nanotubes on chip wafers in large numbers, perhaps replacing silicon chips.

Wall Street Roundup: Mixed earnings prove tough quarter

Some of the biggest names in tech reported quarterly earnings last week, and the resulting picture is not pretty. The main culprit for the weak earnings reported this week is a slump in the PC market, but uncertainty about the global economy is weighing down almost all sectors of tech.

IBM Pumps Up High-end Mainframe Speed, Capacity

Backed by $1 billion in R&D, IBM's mainframe gets record speed and storage to handle heavy-duty business.

Cybersecurity Call From Energy Department Involves Power Companies

In exchange for information about sensitive information, such as identifying network vulnerabilities or attacks, the government will share this benchmarking data that's given to it anonymously with any other utility that participates in the information-sharing.

The IBM PS/2: 25 Years of PC History

Here's a fond look back at the Personal System/2 series of PCs, which embarrassed IBM in the late 1980s but shaped the modern PC you know today.