The Australian Taxation Office has 60 new staff members on board to look into tax avoidance and profit hiding conducted by a number of multinational companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe.
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Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
Big Blue is set to make a major announcement later today, US time, with reports that IBM will pay $1.5 billion to part with its chip business.
Now that IBM has sold its Intel-based server business to Lenovo, Big Blue is taking the gloves off and trying to take business from the chip giant by positioning its Power8 processors as a more open option.
Big Blue says the neurosynaptic computer chip will open new computing possibilities for cloud, mobile and distributed sensor applications.
So keen was IBM to get rid of its failing chip-manufacturing business that it was willing to pay handsomely for Globalfoundries to take it — but not at any price.
IBM and GlobalFoundries' plan to merge their chip businesses has reportedly fallen through.
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.
Google's game of cloud catch-up continues as it launches Asia Pacific zone to better compete with the likes of AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer, three rivals already in the region.
This new pro-patent business consortium may boast some of industry's heaviest hitters — Apple, GE, IBM, and Microsoft — but it really doesn't have much of a message.
Cloud company Salesforce.com makes it into the ranking of the top 10 enterprise software companies for the first time.
It is important to note that even though the report was published in March 2014, the results actually pertain to 2012.
The award-winning partner of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, TIBCO and Salesforce.com buys ForwardThink Group, a financial services consulting specialist.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft are expected to encounter problems touting their products in China over revelations concerning the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Cisco is hardest hit.
Microsoft is showing the best growth and remains the No. 1 software vendor. Oracle is No. 2 followed by IBM and SAP.
Boasting strategic relationships with Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, TIBCO, EMC and IBM, the integrator forecasts 2013 revenue of $362 million.
Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the CEO succession process, balancing hardware and software and why Microsoft won't 'just' be an IBM.
IBM Is at work trying to build a chip inspired by the human brain. It's not science fiction, although in a world where Big Brother is either the NSA or Facebook (or Google or Amazon), having a Brainiac computer might be a little worrisome. Read on for that and some other health, cloud, and big data news from around ZDNet
The long-term goal is to build a chip with 10 billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses -- all while only consuming roughly a kilowatt of power and taking up less than two liters in volume.
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