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IBM Cloud in Europe

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IBM has announced partnerships with six European firms using its cloud services.

With Dutch Logistics firm Koopman Logistics, it wil work to build a track and trace solution using IBM’s blockchain technology. Koopman transports consignments across Europe and was looking to replace its current paper-based tracking process.

With Italian multimedia organization Gruppo 24 Ore, IBM is using its Watson AI services hosted on the IBM Cloud to help tax professionals respond to questions about the Italian tax coding system.

French bank Credit Mutuel is using IBM Watson on IBM’s cloud environment to power its virtual assistants as well, in this case to help the company’s 20,000 relationship managers advise its customers.

Teckel Medical is running its digital health checker on IBM Cloud.

RS Components is making use of IBM’s Cloud platform, building its peer-to-peer marketplace in IBM’s London Cloud Garage, helping startups to promote, test and sell their inventions online.

And with Osram AG, a lighting solutions company, IBM has helped the company switch to a digital environment using IBM Cloud, resulting in greater operational savings and flexibility.

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July 5, 2018 at 10:57 am

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Red, White, Blue, Grey, and Orange

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Happy post-Independence Day, for those of you here in the U.S. and in the U.S. diaspora around the globe.

We had a very wet holiday here in Austin, but that didn’t keep the fireworks from going bang bang starting sometime around 9:21 PM CST last night.

That felt as though it was the shortest 4th of July holiday I have ever had!

Speaking of fireworks, some news on the iPhone front…

On the personal side of things, I finally gave up my beloved small SE to upgrade to an iPhone 7 Plus, which I hunted down on Gazelle.

Me already likey the bigger screen, but we’ll see what happens when I have start lugging this boat anchor around on my person.

On the public side, 9 to 5 Mac is covering a report from Ming-Chi Kuo, which suggests 2018 iPhone sales are up.

And, suggests the new 6.5-inch OLED iPhone model will likely be priced around $1,000 (same as iPhone X) and feature dual SIM capabilities.

The new device is expected to come in a “plethora” of colors, including black, white, gold for the 6.5-inch version, and the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will debut in “grey, white, blue, red, and orange.”

All I can say to that is, “Remember the iPhone 5C” which came in more colors than a small crayon box and which languished on the shelves, begging to be bought like a “Toy Story” orphan.

 

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July 5, 2018 at 10:15 am

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