For the twelth year in a row, IBM has earned more US patents than any other company in the world (check out the thread about this story on Slashdot). What's doubly cool is that IBM has opened up some 500 of its software patents to open source developers in an effort to produce a common ground for innovation. While I'm tooting IBM's horn, I neglected to mention a few days ago that IBM has pledged one million dollars in support of the tsunami relief efforts (and that's in addition to all the personal efforts of IBM employees in the effected regions).
This is such a great company.
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