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The number of cross-border transactions recorded on the blockchain will surge to 1.3 billion by 2023 — up from 119 million in 2019 — a CAGR of 82 per cent over the next four years, according to a  new report by Juniper Research. The value of transactions recorded on the

IBM is getting out of martech. The IT giant announced on Friday that it is offloading its remaining marketing and commerce solutions to private equity firm, Centerbridge Partners L.P, in order to focus on other strategic technologies, including AI, hybrid cloud, SaaS and, in particular, supply chain. Just a few

IBM received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the 26th consecutive year the company has been granted more US patents than any other organisation. The new patents were granted to a diverse group of more than 8,500 IBM inventors. IBMers with residence in Australia contributed 150 patents to the

The Los Angeles city attorney is suing IBM-owned The Weather Company, alleging its app covertly profited from mining user data without adequately disclosing its data sharing practices. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, alleges the app deceived users into sharing their whereabouts in exchange for “personalised local weather data, alerts and

Last month IBM announced it would buy Red Hat for $34 billion in what will be the largest software acquisition deal ever. Today, the deal was the “elephant in the room” during Red Hat’s annual Sydney event, according to Red Hat executives who reaffirmed the open source software firm would operate independently

IBM will buy Red Hat in a transaction that values the latter at close to $US34 billion. The deal is the most significant tech acquisition of 2018 and is intended to help IBM more rapidly capture a heftier chunk of the multicloud marketing place. IBM claims this move makes it the

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Travel commerce platform Travelport and IBM are developing two new initiatives that separately apply IBM’s blockchain and Watson Analytic technologies. Travelport will employ IBM Watson’s data platform to personalise customer experiences with new tools and traveler recommendations. This initiative involves the companies working together to generate enhanced travel experiences by

Understanding the value of the integration of IoT and blockchain is easy to do especially when we think about different asset tracking use cases. For example, shipping pharmaceuticals or various food substances often requires that the individual units are refrigerated and kept at specific temperatures until such time that the

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Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, CSIRO’s Data61 and IBM have formed a consortium to build a new blockchain-based digital platform to manage digitised contracts, exchange data and confirm the authenticity and status of legal contracts. Known as the Australian National Blockchain (ANB), the consortium says the new platform will represent

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The total number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and devices is set to exceed 50 billion by 2022, up from an estimated 21 billion in 2018. The figures are contained in a new study by Juniper Research Called, The Internet of Things: Consumer, Industrial & Public Services 2018-2023, the