Former Weather Co. CEO David Kenny will be the new boss for Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-winning "cognitive computing" service that's a central element of IBM's revenue-seeking plan.
Redmond has revealed that it successfully tested an undersea data center -- codename Project Natick -- off the Pacific coast for four months last year, and is now planning a larger follow-up deployment.
Perhaps taking aim at the well-entrenched presence of other tech giants in the education market, Apple confirmed that it has acquired LearnSprout, a startup that specializes in education analytics.
To help researchers develop a computer that can understand natural-language speech as well as humans, Microsoft is making its Computational Network Toolkit available to devs on an open source basis.
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