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IBM and Columbia University today announced two new accelerator programs to build and scale the next generation of blockchain innovation. As key components of the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, the accelerators will offer entrepreneurs and blockchain network founders around the world access to the expertise and resources they need to establish blockchain networks.

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Most significant tech acquisition of 2018 will unlock true value of cloud for business

IBM and Red Hat to provide open approach to cloud, featuring unprecedented security and portability across multiple clouds

IBM Changes Cloud Landscape with Red Hat Acquisition

Deal accelerates IBM's high-value business model, making IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider in an emerging $1 trillion growth market

Acquisition will be free cash flow and gross margin accretive within 12 months, accelerate revenue growth and support a solid and growing dividend

IBM to maintain Red Hat's open source innovation legacy, scaling its vast technology portfolio and empowering its widespread developer community

Red Hat to operate as a distinct unit within IBM's Hybrid Cloud team

IBM and Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion.

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To meet growing demand, IBM advances on-prem private cloud with new Watson AI capabilities

IBM has announced that in less than 12 months since the release of IBM Cloud Private – an open source technology that brings cloud capabilities to organizations running on-premises IT systems – hundreds of leading enterprises worldwide have turned to the platform to help modernize their operations. They include New Zealand Police, China's Fuyao Group, Japan's Aflac Insurance, Turkey's credit bureau Kredi Kayıt Bürosu and Brazil's Fidelity National Information Services.

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IBM Announces General Availability of IBM Food Trust as Carrefour Joins Major Supermarkets and Consumer Goods Leaders
Momentum Grows Among Users and Third-Party Data Suppliers on the Network
 
IBM today announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.
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Watson™ Assistant enables organizations to build, deploy, and maintain virtual assistants that help businesses enhance brand loyalty and transform their client experiences by delivering proactive and personalized customer care in channels such as web, mobile, and over-the-phone.

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