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Bosch rumoured to be discussing stake in HERE


German engineering giant Bosch is reportedly in talks to take a stake in high-definition digital maps company HERE.

Pfizer utilizes IBM Watson for Parkinson’s research

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IBM and Pfizer have announced a research collaboration with the intention of improving how clinicians deliver care to Parkinson’s patients.

Toyota and Microsoft launch connected car initiative


Japanese car brand Toyota has teamed up with Microsoft to launch Toyota Connected, a new joint venture to further the car manufacturer’s efforts towards autonomous vehicles.

IBM partners with Aberdeen University to bring Watson to medical research


The University of Aberdeen has recently announced a partnership with IBM, which will allow students and staff to utilise Watson Engagement Advisor.

Google launches Dataproc after successful beta trials

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Google has announced that its big data analysis tool Dataproc is now on general release. The utility, which was one of the factors that persuaded Spotify to choose Google’s Cloud Platform over Amazon Web Services is a managed tool based on the Hadoop and Spark open source big data software.

Hitachi launches customer-centric predictive analytics for telcos


Mobile operators, telcos and service providers could soon stem the tide of subscriber defections thanks to a new cloud based predictive analytics service from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

IBM Watson Health buys Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

Legs of Fit Couple Exercising on Treadmill Device

IBM Watson Health has announced an agreement to acquire cloud based big data specialist Truven Health Analytics.

Cohesity claims data silo fragmentation solution

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Santa Clara based start-up Cohesity claims it will be able to drastically reduce the escalating costs of secondary storage.

MapR gets converged data platform patented


California-based open source big data specialist MapR Technologies has been granted patent protection for its technique for converging open source, enterprise storage, NoSQL and other event streams.

AliCloud launches 20 services under brand name Big Data Platform


Alibaba Cloud Computing (Alicloud) is to launch 20 new online services to the Chinese market under the brand name Big Data Platform.