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IBM

International Business Machines, abbreviated IBM, is a multinational computer, technology and IT consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, North Castle, New York, United States. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software (with a focus on the latter), and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. It has been nicknamed "Big Blue" for its official corporate color. Read More

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 20, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are improving for the fifth consecutive day, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 1 per cent or 55pts to 5314.5. All major industries are improving at lunch however global markets remain volatile and could easily change directions on news and data. (5:15 pm)

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Set to Soar Beyond $100 Despite Decline After New iPad Launch

By IBTimes AU

Wall Street analysts continue to believe Apple stock will rise beyond $100 per share despite the lack of investor excitement over new iPads. (9:36 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., MORGAN STANLEY, IPAD, AGING

The Apple Logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store.
Apple Inc Named World's Most Valuable Brand at $119 Billion; XL iPad Delayed For iPhone 6 Production

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc has been named the world's most valuable brand at $119 billion ahead of Google and Coca-Cola. The company was ranked the highest in the list of Interbrand Best Global Brands. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: GOOGLE INC., MICROSOFT, IPHONE, APPLE INC., VOLKSWAGEN, FACEBOOK

The Apple Logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store.
12.9-inch Apple ‘iPad Pro’ Speculated To Arrive Early 2015

By IBTimes AU

Apple iPad Pro with 12.9-inch huge display will probably arrive in early 2015. (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, IPAD

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End-Of-The World Doomsday Prophets Continue To Spread Mandatory Chip Implant Hoax, Claims EU Requires Newborns To Have RFID Implants

By IBTimes AU

End-of-the-world scenarios continue to fascinate doomsday prophets who are even willing to believe Internet hoaxes to push their agenda that the Biblical Apocalypse is happening soon. (Sep 18)

A family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries as she gathers with others to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing September 8, 2014, on the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the plane.  The Boeing
MH370 Search Update: Relatives Of Passengers Believe ‘Something Is Being Covered Up’; Hunt Leads To Scientific Discoveries Instead

By IBTimes AU

Passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 refuse to believe that their loved ones are dead. Girlfriend of Philip Wood believes authorities are interfering with the findings. (Sep 10)

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A Sales Assistant Holding Samsung Electronics' Galaxy 5 Smartphone And Apple Inc's iPhone 5 Smartphone Poses For Photographs At A Store In Seoul
Smaller Australian Telcos Required To Have Usage Alert For Customers To Avoid Phone Bill Shock

By IBTimes AU

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered smaller telcos in the country to implement a provision in the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code. (Sep 02)

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British Mum Seeks More Regulation Of Mobile Games On Phones After Son Incurs £7,000 Phone Bill

By IBTimes AU

British mum Theresa Cox blames the mobile phone game Clash of Clans for almost emptying her bank account of £7,000 which was automatically debited from her funds. (Sep 01)

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Apple 12.9-inch iPad Release Imminent Targeting Businesses with Production in Place

By IBTimes AU

Apple will not give up on its iPad as it sets out to release another product version in 2015. According to recent reports, the tech giant will be releasing its 12.9-inch version in early 2015 with suppliers preparing already. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, IPAD, ANDROID

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IBM Opens $1.2 Billion Data Centre in Melbourne & Sydney

By IBTimes AU

Technology giant IBM said on Tuesday that it would open two SoftLayer data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. The first, to open in September at Deer Park in Melbourne, is part of IBM's $1.2 billion global investment that aims to expand its cloud computing footprint. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLOUD COMPUTING, INVESTMENT, LONDON