IBM launches MessageSight, appliance aimed at M2M

IBM on Monday launched an appliance designed to manage data from mobile devices and sensors tangled up in the Internet of things. The IBM MessageSight appliance is aimed at the auto, traffic management, healthcare, oil and gas and home appliance industries. Big Blue is basing its appliance on the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) technology…. Read more →

DealBook: Alibaba Buys Stake in Sina Weibo, a Chinese Answer to Twitter

Carlos Barria/ReutersAlibaba is taking an 18 percent stake in Sina Corporation’s Weibo, the most popular of China’s microblogging services. 11:52 a.m. | Updated The Internet giant Alibaba was once known as China’s answer to eBay. Now it is forging closer ties to the country’s counterpart to Twitter. Alibaba agreed on Monday to buy an 18 percent stake in the Sina… Read more →