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IBM Transforms Mortgage Fulfillment Process and Improves Customer Experience

Armonk N.Y. – 05 Sep 2013: IBM today launched its comprehensive Digital Loan Processing platform which integrates the core lending business process with mobile applications and analytics, allowing lenders to transform the online experience for customers. Through this new solution, borrowers can now engage in real-time during every aspect of the loan application process:  applying online, uploading documents, acting on inquiries and monitoring loan approval status – all from their smartphone or tablet device.

Aligned with IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative, the new Digital Loan Processing solution is a secure integrated managed services solution that will serve top lenders around the globe, giving their customers the ability to apply for and quickly close a mortgage loan, in context of their busy lives, how when and where they desire from any mobile device. (more…)

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IBM Addresses Security Challenges of Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Computing

Largest set of security software capabilities announced to date

ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Oct 2012: In a move designed to reduce the biggest security inhibitors that organizations face in implementing cloud, mobile and big data initiatives, IBM today announced a broad set of security software to help holistically secure data and identities.

IBM’s new software capabilities help clients better maintain security control over mobile devices, mitigate internal and external threats, reduce security risks in cloud environments, extend database security to gain real-time insights into big data environments such as Hadoop, and automate compliance and data security management. Along with IBM Security Services and IBM’s world-class research capabilities, this set of scalable capabilities supports a holistic, proactive approach to security threats spanning people, data, applications and infrastructure. (more…)

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Meet Xbox Music, Microsoft’s New All-in-One Music Service

Xbox Music is Microsoft’s brand new all-in-one music service that enables users to listen to music how, when, where and on what device they want. It is included in a rolling update to Xbox LIVE that starts Tuesday and will be expanded when Windows 8 launches.

REDMOND, Wash. Oct. 14, 2012 — If music makes the people come together, as Madonna says, the new Xbox Music gives people all the music they love, every way they want it.

Xbox Music, Microsoft’s new all-in-one music service, specially designed to let users listen to music in exactly the way they want, begins rolling out to millions of people around the world Oct. 16 on the Xbox 360, then to the masses with Windows 8 on Oct. 26. (more…)

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Documents that Changed the World: The Internet Protocol, 1981

Global communication platform and nexus of social media to some and just “a series of tubes” to others, the Internet certainly revolutionized communications. But how exactly does it work, and how did it get started?

Joe Janes, professor in the UW Information School, takes up the questions in the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.” (more…)

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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

*Milestone lets users explore a re-imagined, no-compromises Windows experience.*

BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview — the next milestone of the Windows operating system. This latest preview will be made available for download starting today at https://preview.windows.com. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a more robust experience for testing the world’s most popular operating system and is available to the widest range of people yet following the initial release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview late last year. The Developer Preview received more than 3 million downloads.

“With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and how to make everything feel like a natural extension of the device, whether using a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or all-in-one,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. “The Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a no-compromises approach to using your PC.” (more…)

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Yahoo! Adds the Voice of the People With the Launch of the Yahoo! Contributor Network

*Yahoo! Invites You to Reach Millions of People by Contributing to Its Popular Content Sites, Including the Yahoo! Homepage*

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yahoo! today is inviting people to contribute to many of its most popular sites with the launch of the Yahoo! Contributor Network, a new platform for people to publish their creative content on Yahoo!. The Yahoo! Contributor Network is an evolution of the Associated Content platform and will bring contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers, and videographers to the Internet’s largest media destinations, including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, and even the Yahoo! homepage, among many others. (more…)

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BP to Pay $4,300 for Every Barrel of Spilled Oil

The scandal around the oil spilt into the Gulf of Mexico does not subside. On Thursday, the information was released that U.S. authorities are preparing a lawsuit against the owner of the exploded BP platform, demanding compensation for damage caused by the leakage. Fines can reach $4,300 for each barrel of oil spilt in the waters of the Gulf, i.e., a total of approximately $17.6 billion.

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