IBM has launched the public beta of Watson Analytics, its set of cloud-based predictive and analytics tools.
The move to public beta for Watson Analytics on Thursday follows its private beta launch this September. IBM said at the time of the beta releas the service will be made available under a freemium model through iOS, Android mobile devices and the web.
IBM researchers uncovered an attack that could allow a hacker to impersonate someone by abusing the social login mechanism.
Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, an indication that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.
IBM announced Sunday that it would be issuing its quarterly earnings statement early Monday, moving it up from its previous schedule, timed for after the close of markets. The company said it would also separately make a business announcement.
Although some brand it as "all gravy" and clever marketing, analysts agree that Apple's deal with IBM will benefit both sides.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a television interview with CNBC about Apple's newest partnership with IBM, said, "It's profound. It's historic. It's landmark."
IBM is worried that the age of silicon may be drawing to a close. So it’s going to spend $3 billion over the next half-decade to try and find new ways to power the future generations of microprocessors.