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Longtime Arch-Rivals Apple, IBM Join Forces

Landmark deal will create 100 IOS business apps

(Newser) - Former arch-rivals Apple and IBM have gone in different directions since they were fiercely competing for customers in the 1980s and they're now planning to share their strengths. The two tech giants have announced a partnership to work together on more than 100 business apps designed for Apple's... More »

IBM Boss Chews Out Staff: We Were Slow

Executives shuffled in wake of lousy earnings report

(Newser) - IBM reported some pretty lackluster earnings last week, prompting CEO Virginia Rometty to shuffle some executives and take the unusual step of criticizing staff performance in a five-minute video distributed to the entire company—all 434,000 employees, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Where we haven't transformed rapidly... More »

IBM's Female CEO to Attend Masters

Debate swirls over all-male Augusta National Golf Club

(Newser) - As the first female CEO of Masters sponsor IBM, Virginia Rometty's name has surfaced over and over this week in arguments about Augusta National Golf Club's policy against admitting women. And while she still hasn't discussed the issue publicly, Rometty will attend the tournament, likely adding more... More »

White House to Augusta: Time to Admit Women

But it's the golf club's decision: Obama

(Newser) - As controversy over the Augusta National Golf Club's men-only policy resurfaces, the White House is taking sides. President Obama "believes women should be admitted," says press secretary Jay Carney. It's "up to the club to decide," but Obama's "personal opinion is that... More »

Teed-Off Ladies Still Barred at Augusta

Even CEO of Masters sponsor IBM is female-non-grata

(Newser) - The prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, host of the Masters, seems to be sticking to its maddening policy of banning female members. Augusta National Chairman William Porter Payne won't even deign to publicly discuss the issue. Some critics believe it's long past time to extend an invitation to... More »

Meet the Record 18 Female CEOs on the Fortune 500

In her first year on the list, Ginni Rometty does very well

(Newser) - A record 18 female CEOs are included on the 2012 Fortune 500, CNNMoney reports. Eight of them made it into the top 100:
  • Meg Whitman: Hewlett-Packard, No. 11
  • Ginni Rometty: IBM, No. 18
  • Patricia Woertz: Archer Daniels Midland, No. 39
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IBM Names First Female CEO

Global sales boss Virginia Rometty to take reins next year

(Newser) - IBM, long seen as a slow-moving boys’ club, has named its first female CEO. Global sales head Virginia Rometty will take over from Sam Palmisano in January, making IBM the highest-valued US corporation run by a woman, Reuters reports. Industry and Wall Street observers applauded the decision, which retains Palmisano... More »

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