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Jack Cover (April 6, 1920 – February 7, 2009) was the inventor of the Taser stun gun. He worked as a scientist for institutions like NASA and IBM before he became a successful entrepreneur at 50

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"Jeopardy!" contest Ken Jennings, who won a record 74 consecutive games, refers to his opponent, an IBM computer called "Watson", while being interviewed after a practice round of the "Jeopardy!" quiz show in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. It's the size of 10 refrigerators, and it swallows encyclopedias whole, but an IBM computer was lacking one thing it needed to battle the greatest champions from the "Jeopardy!" quiz TV show - it couldn't hit a buzzer. But that's been fixed, and on Thursday the hardware and software system named Watson played a competitive practice round against two champions. A "Jeopardy!" show featuring the computer will air in mid-February, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Ginni Rometty, 60, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012, she held the positions of senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing, and strategy at IBM. She joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office in 1981. She has been named in Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for ten consecutive years, ranking first in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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An IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt., in this July 16, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, a Lenovo employee, front, walks near the company logos during a Lenovo promotional event in Beijing, China. Lenovo said Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 it is acquiring IBM's x86 server business and expects to offer jobs to 7,500 IBM employees in locations around the world. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)