The "mobile malware marketplace" has heated up in recent months, according to an IBM security export, as developers increasingly recognize the money to be made in targeting Android devices with malware. But just how big a threat exists to U.S. consumers is as unclear as ever.
LAS VEGAS-- IBM is making up ground in the cloud-based online video delivery space, announcing here at NAB that its new Cloud Video unit is providing the platform for a number of on-demand and live video services. That includes Comic-Con HQ, the Lionsgate-owned SVOD service that will launch on May 7.
The Transportation Security Administration recently paid IBM a hefty sum for an app that told airline travelers whether to go left or right in airport security lanes.
Few IoT segments hold as much promise as smart cities, a segment that wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T are targeting specifically with executives, alliances and business units. Indeed, Navigant Research predicts the worldwide market for smart city technology will be worth $27.5 billion by 2023, more than doubling the $12.1 billion it will generate this year.
Bell Canada and IBM have teamed up to provide hybrid cloud services to Canadian businesses by making services available through Bell Business Cloud.
Technology giant IBM has added another key piece to its cloud services offering by acquiring San Francisco-based UStream. The online video streaming provider's assets will make it possible for IBM to sell OTT services via its IBM Cloud platform, putting it squarely into a competitive space occupied by Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
AT&T is selling off its managed application and hosting services unit to IBM as part of what the two companies say is a way to expand their long-term relationship to deliver networking and hosting services to their enterprise customers.
IBM and Apple said they've published more than 100 iOS apps for business users, meeting a goal they set last year when they announced their joint effort to target enterprise mobility.
Efforts to consolidate the online video delivery segment kicked into a higher gear as technology giant IBM acquired cloud-based video services provider Clearleap. Meantime, video infrastructure provider Harmonic made a binding offer to acquire 100 percent of France-based Thomson Video Networks for $75 million.
In two major deals involving key pay-TV video services vendors, IBM has agreed to acquire Clearleap for an undisclosed sum, while Harmonic has entered an agreement to buy France's Thomson Video Networks in a deal valued at $90 million.