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Topic - International Business Machines Corp.
International Business Machines (IBM) is a multinational computer, technology and IT consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, North Castle, New York, United States. IBM is the world's fourth largest technology company and the second most valuable by global brand (after Coca-Cola). IBM 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. At the end of May 2010, IBM bought the Sterling Commerce Unit from AT&T for about $1.4 billion. This is the second largest acquisition by IBM. - Source: Wikipedia
The European Union's competition watchdog says it has accepted concessions made by IBM to make it easier for rivals to perform maintenance on its mainframe computers and is closing its investigation of the company.
IBM is buying DemandTec Inc., a price-management software company, for $440 million in cash to expand its commerce service offerings aimed at businesses.
Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent in the technology company.
Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion worth of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent in the technology company.
Warren Buffett's company revealed new stakes in Intel, DirecTV, General Dynamics and CVS Caremark to accompany Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s headline-making investment in IBM.
Warren Buffett said Monday that his company has spent $10.7 billion to buy more than 5 percent of IBM's stock this year, a surprising move by the billionaire investor who has long shied away from investing in high technology companies.
International Business Machines Corp.'s board has approved an $8 billion stock buyback and a 15 percent boost in its quarterly dividend.
Apple's shares topped $300 for the first time in the company's history Wednesday as stellar iPad sales and a planned expansion into China give investors all the assurance they need for the iPhone maker's already healthy prospects.
IBM Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the marketing services company Unica Corp. in a $480 million deal that would give IBM more tools to meet its customers' growing demand for targeted advertising.
IBM Corp. said Friday it has agreed to buy Unica Corp., a marketing services company, for $480 million, or $21 per share.