Ikea acquires TaskRabbit

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has signed a conditional agreement to acquire San Francisco, CA-based on-demand services platform companyTaskRabbit for an undisclosed sum. The two companies had earlier worked on a pilot...

Randstad migrating global data centers to AWS

Staffing and recruitment company Randstad says it will migrate its global data centers to AWS. Randstad is consolidating its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments, providing service to 40 operating companies globally. Currently,...

Walmart partners with Google for voice shopping

Walmart is making its products available online outside its own website for the first time. The world's biggest retailer has inked a partnership with Google, under which Walmart products will be...

Facility services company ISS deploying IBM Watson to analyze millions of sensors

Facility services company ISS has signed an agreement with IBM to use Watson's IoT platform, consulting, and facilities management technologies, in the management of over 25,000 buildings around the world. Working with...

Fundo El Risquillo installing robotic milking systems

Fundo El Risquillo, a farm in Chile with 6,500 dairy cows, has signed an agreement to install 64 DeLaval VMS milking robots. The farm, owned by Agrícola Ancali and part of the...

Elbit Systems Wins $117M Israeli Defense Contract

Elbit Systems was awarded approximately $117 million in contracts by the Israeli Ministry of Defense, for the supply of Command, Control, Computer, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) systems and communications systems. Most...

AARP, University of Illinois opening technology lab for research

AARP and the University of Illinois are opening The Tech Nest, a new technology lab at the University of Illinois Research Park. The new lab, a 2,700 square-foot facility, enables AARP to...

Berkshire Hathaway energy subsidiaries to deploy Uptake SaaS solutions

Two subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Energy have signed a long-term contract for Uptake Wind with Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform company Uptake Technologies. The announcement follows nearly a year of joint research, design and...

D-Wave, Virginia Tech to create permanent quantum computing center

D-Wave and Virginia Tech have inked an agreement to work towards the creation of a permanent quantum computing center, to house a D-Wave system at the Hume Center for National Security...

Panalpina selects Tradeshift to digitalize procurement processes

Business commerce platform Tradeshift has been selected by Panalpina to digitalize its global procure-to-pay process.

Blackboard, IBM sign agreement on cognitive education solutions, managed infrastructure

Education technology company Blackboard and IBM have signed a collaborative agreement for IBM to manage Blackboard’s datacenters and cloud infrastructure. The two companies will also work together to develop educational solutions, based on IBM...

HCSS partners with John Deere to streamline data reporting

Construction industry software solutions provider, HCSS, inked a partnership with John Deere to streamline equipment maintenance and parts and service requests by leveraging AEMP 2.0 data, which John Deere refers to as...

StartApp to develop digital experiences for Mattel

Mobile technologies company StartApp has inked a strategic collaboration with Mattel, in which StartApp will develop digital experiences for many of Mattel's brands, including Barbie and Hot Wheels. Under the multi-year agreement, StartApp will...

Itron using SAP HANA for its Active Grid solutions

Itron, a technology and services company that offers products and services on energy and water resource management, has selected the SAP HANA platform for its Active Grid solutions. The company will be...

EBay Joins Forces With Martha Stewart To Launch American Made Market

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and eBay have joined forces to present the Martha Stewart American Made Market online marketplace. Curated by Martha Stewart, and her team at Martha Stewart Living, the American...