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IBM's Motorola pact targets autos, component deals for PCs

The company broadens its horizons, providing the back end for car-based devices and boosting its role as a supplier of other state-of-the-art technology components, such as computer chips and storage disks.

 

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The company broadens its horizons, providing the back end for car-based devices and boosting its role as a supplier of other state-of-the-art technology components, such as computer chips and storage disks.

"GM and others are moving on their own as part of a trend to Internet-enable all the areas of our lives which are not yet Internet-enabled."

- Joe Ferlazzo, analyst, Technology Business Research

 


Surfing from behind the wheel
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Celestica, IBM expand PC manufacturing deals
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IBM inks $2 billion components deal
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IBM exec heads to Reciprocal
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