Voatz is using Blockchain technology to help you conveniently and securely cast your vote

With just thirty-three percent of voters showing up to vote in the 2014 US election - long lines, work schedules and complicated registration processes can make casting a vote highly inconvenient. A new technology could be the answer to the voter turnout dilemma. Boston based Voatz is piloting their Blockchain solution...  Continue reading Voatz is using Blockchain technology to help you conveniently and securely cast your vote

Meet Blubel: The smart bicycle bell that safely guides you to your destination

Urban bicycle transportation can be difficult, not to mention highly dangerous. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have bicycle navigation at your fingertips? Meet Blubel, the smart bicycle bell that helps cyclists navigate to their destination with ease, while gathering valuable data in the Cloud to enhance cycling transportation globally. Founded by London based entrepreneur...  Continue reading Meet Blubel: The smart bicycle bell that safely guides you to your destination

A tech start-up’s successful journey through IBM: How MutualMind leveraged its innovation resources by partnering for technology and customer success with IBM

MutualMind Technical Innovation For many years, social media has been recognized as an increasingly important electronic word-of-mouth channel for businesses to grow customers, improve service and increase sales. Delivering real-time analytics and data visualizations has become the bread-and-butter for brand marketers looking to execute on new digital strategies. MutualMind recognized these trends early...  Continue reading A tech start-up’s successful journey through IBM: How MutualMind leveraged its innovation resources by partnering for technology and customer success with IBM
Initiatives to advance developer skills in collaboration with Coursera.

IBM launches new initiatives to advance developer skills and careers for the cognitive era in collaboration with Coursera

IBM and Coursera are excited to launch a series of high-impact entrepreneur and web development opportunities for qualified Indian startups to build and bring a solution to market. IBM and Coursera, the largest open online education provider, are excited to announce an exciting¬ joint path for high potential Indian incorporated startups to access a range of...  Continue reading IBM launches new initiatives to advance developer skills and careers for the cognitive era in collaboration with Coursera

Brazilian startup creates the first virtual assistant for weddings supported by IBM Global Entrepreneur & Watson

Remember the old days when planning a wedding meant hiring a wedding planner, or scouting out venues, caterers, florists, musicians and an endless list of contacts yourself? Well now you can do all of that virtually in Brazil. Meet Meeka, the first virtual assistant for weddings brought to you by Mecasei.com. Built with Watson...  Continue reading Brazilian startup creates the first virtual assistant for weddings supported by IBM Global Entrepreneur & Watson

What is the cloud?

I was recently asked, “What is your definition of cloud?” I thought for a moment about giving the stock answer: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services)...  Continue reading What is the cloud?