"Economic opportunity, it is the great equalizer for all of this," IBM executive chairman Ginni Rometty told CNBC on Thursday.
At Davos, Big Tech — companies like Microsoft and Google — used their airtime to call for more regulation around A.I. But more regulation could help Big Tech, which is able to comply with complex and costly rules, become even more powerful.
The "Halftime Report" traders debate the upside for IBM, one of the Dow's best performers in July. They're split on the value of the Red Hat acquisition and the quality of leadership at the company.
"It was a competitive situation, people, so IBM paid what they had to pay to get the job done," Jim Cramer says.
IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat comes with plenty of risks, but there are a number of ways that the open-source software company can help IBM expands its cloud business and reach more customers.
"This is about lifting all of IBM" and "resetting the cloud landscape," Rometty says.
The Department of Energy partnered with IBM and Nvidia to deliver the world's fastest supercomputer, called Summit.
Uber's Partner Protection will cover drivers for a range of matters including injury, sickness and maternity or paternity payments.
Zuckerberg's appearance in the European Parliament consisted of around an hour of questions and less than 10 minutes of answers.
Elon Musk is a visionary, but it is worrisome when CEOs evade questions about finances.
Rometty says she's a strong supporter of free and fair trade everywhere given that IBM has a presence in 170 countries.
57 percent of the 1.4 million U.S. jobs at risk of being displaced by automation in the next eight years belong to women.
Jim Cramer said the old-school tech company could be ready to make a comeback, despite the moves of Warren Buffett.
Despite their symbolic moves, many CEOs will continue to advocate positions in person and through lobbyists, while people in President Donald Trump’s inner circle face a harder decision.