IBM to Acquire Cloud Computing Consultant Taos Mountain

International Business Machines Corp. said Thursday that it would acquire Taos Mountain LLC, an IT firm that helps companies shift software and data online. Terms of the transaction, expected to close this quarter, were not disclosed.
The deal marks the ninth acquisition since

Arvind Krishna

became

IBM’s

chief executive in April, spelling out the company’s focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence, the company said.
Taos, […]
IBM to Acquire Cloud Computing Consultant Taos Mountain

AI Startup Sees Opportunity Forecasting Pandemic-Era Consumer Demand

Centricity Inc., a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies predict consumer demand for specific products in particular communities, is expected to raise $10 million in new venture-capital money this year.
The New York City-based company, one of many enterprise technology startups that have gained traction during the pandemic, uses AI algorithms to analyze some 2.5 billion data points’ worth of internet traffic a day to predict demand for products so that retailers can […]
AI Startup Sees Opportunity Forecasting Pandemic-Era Consumer Demand

Google Sued By YouTube Rival Over Search Rankings

Video-sharing site Rumble Inc. accused Google in a lawsuit of abusing the power of its search engine and mobile operating system to boost its YouTube video service over rivals, the latest allegation of anticompetitive conduct against the Alphabet Inc. unit.
Toronto-based Rumble, which has become popular among conservative pundits, on Monday filed an antitrust suit in federal court in California arguing that Google is “unfairly rigging its search algorithms” to place YouTube above Rumble […]
Google Sued By YouTube Rival Over Search Rankings

Forget About Salesforce, Analyst Says. Buy These 5 Cloud Stocks Instead.

Salesforce.com

was a cloud software pioneer. Founded right in the middle of the internet bubble in 1999, the customer relationship management software company has been public for more than 16 years, longer than most other cloud companies have existed.
Cloud computing had a huge year in 2020, and the trend should continue in 2021, as businesses shift more of their computing resources out of proprietary data centers to public clouds operated by
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Forget About Salesforce, Analyst Says. Buy These 5 Cloud Stocks Instead.