Much to the joy of many geeks and scientists and probably investors, IBM’s supercomputer Watson, cleaned-up on the latest Jeopardy! challenge, obliterating the 2 most renowned players, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, to claim the $1 million-dollar charity-bound prize and bragging rights to the title of world’s best. But with the incredible advancements in computing technology and artificial intelligence, the outcome was elementary, or was it?
IBM recently announced that Euro Partners, a New York-based brokerage, downloaded $1.7 US million worth of IBM software between 2003 and 2008 without permission.
Euro Partners, a unit of BGC Partners, was acquired by BGC in 2005 for about $97.3 million. IBM accuses BGC of downloading extra copies of its Informix software without paying licensing fees.
When it comes to awards, let alone “Digital” or “New Media” you wouldn’t think we’d hear the words “Air Canada”. But at the recent Canadian New Media Awards gala, celebrating Canada’s digital elite on Tuesday in Toronto, Air Canada soared to the top in the category of Best Mobile application.