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Hewlett-Packard announces the plan to split the company in two

Hewlett-Packard has officially announced its intention to split into two separate companies. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on products and services for businesses with Meg Whitman as CEO, thus maintaining the role she has in the current company. HP Inc. will be the company that will focus on personal computers and printers with Dion Weisler as CEO and Meg Whitman as chairman of the board.
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Happy birthday Vernor Vinge!

Vernor Steffen Vinge was born on October 2, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. He’s not a prolific writer but he’s very appreciated. He won the Hugo Award with his novels: “A Fire Upon the Deep”, “A Deepness in the Sky” and “Rainbows End”. He’s also known in the field of technology for his speculations about the technological singularity and his collaboration with the Free Software Foundation.
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Microsoft acquires Minecraft producer for $2.5 billion

After many rumors in recent weeks, the official announcement came that Microsoft acquired Mojang, an independent video game developer, known in particular for the famous Minecraft. The terms of the agreement exceed even those already very high from the rumors because Microsoft provides the figure of $2.5 billion. The owner of the majority of the Mojang shares, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided to leave its creature along with co-founders Carl Manneh and Jakob Porsér.
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Mayo Clinic will use the IBM Watson system for medical research

IBM and Mayo Clinic have announced a project to use the Watson cognitive computing system in medical research in order to find more quickly the most appropriate clinical trials, especially for cancer patients. Those tests that provide patients suffering from various forms of cancer access to new types of treatments. The use of Watson is also expected to be extended to clinical trials concerning other types of diseases.
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IBM launches Watson Discovery Advisor to help researchers

IBM announced Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud service that uses the technology of the Watson artificial intelligence system devoted to research. The purpose is to assist researchers in testing their hypotheses and draw conclusions to accelerate their work. Watson’s ability to analyze massive amounts of data will find patterns and connections very quickly.
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Google presents Mesa, a super data warehousing system

Google has published a paper about Mesa, its new data warehousing system, used specifically to handle its online advertising business data. It’s a system used to create reports and analyzes for the company mangers. Due to the enormous amounts of data managed globally by Google, it’s a very complex system, requiring something more than other systems created by Google over the years.
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