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A Career of Thriving on ‘Impossible Projects’ – Including Kinect for Xbox 360

Alex Kipman, leader behind Kinect, on making technology ‘disappear.’

REDMOND, Wash. – June 12, 2012 – In June 2010, Alex Kipman sat in Los Angeles’ Galen Center as Cirque de Soleil performers helped introduce the world to Kinect. Acrobats, musicians and 10-foot tall puppets filled the sports arena, where 3,000 people watched a boy onstage discover Microsoft’s new controller-free gaming system.

“Hi, Alex,” a narrator said to the boy. “Welcome home.”

Kipman claims the name was coincidence, but he could be forgiven for making the connection, having led the development team that spent several years building Kinect. Sitting in the darkened arena, he reflected on the journey that began with a question: Can we make technology disappear? (more…)

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IBM Helps Organizations Boost Business Performance With New Informix Database Software

*DHL, Rol Manufacturing, Oncor and M Systems International reduce costs, work more efficiently*

ARMONK, N.Y. – 13 Oct 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new Informix database software designed to help clients cut costs and respond quickly to market trends. The new version of IBM Informix software helps clients and partners speed the deployment of critical business solutions at lower cost while boosting performance by as much as 50%. (more…)

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IBM Delivers New Software to Help Clients Adopt Smarter Security and Compliance Management

ARMONK, N.Y., – 24 Aug 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to deliver greater security and compliance to thousands of laptops, PCs and servers globally — automating some of the most time-intensive IT tasks.


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IBM Announces Open Beta Program for Industry-Leading UNIX Operating System

*AIX 7 Exploits Performance, Energy Management Capabilities of POWER7 System*  

ARMONK, N.Y. – 14 Jul 2010: IBM today announced an open beta program for AIX 7, the company’s open standards-based UNIX® operating system.

AIX 7 builds on the capabilities of previous releases of AIX and can fully exploit the performance and energy management capabilities of the new POWER7 servers that began shipping to customers earlier this year.


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