The Real Reason AT&T and IBM Are Partnering 

AT&T (NYSE: T ) and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) are partnering at just the right time, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

The two are cooperating to help cities and mid-size utilities glean data and insights from the Internet of Things. Principally, the idea is for AT&T to provide mobile technology and software while IBM contributes data analytics for helping assess the health and performance of city infrastructure.

IBM, AT&T Hook Up on Internet of Things 

IBM and AT&T on Tuesday announced they were forming a global alliance to develop solutions for the Internet of Things. They will be combining their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies — all with privacy in mind — to gain insights from machine-to-machine data collected by a variety of industries.

Edoardo Facchini

Sir Jony Ive – he’s a Knight, don’t forget! – did disappear from Apple’s executive biopage this morning, but don’t worry, he still works there. 

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Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes

Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes
For a subject that sounds mind-numbingly dull, “network neutrality” is the most important issue facing the Internet since, well, the Internet.

Apple, Microsoft, mobile carriers pony up for Obama’s school broadband plan 

Tech companies from Apple to Autodesk and three of the nationwide mobile operators are contributing hardware, software and services to help fund the Presidents plan to connect 15,000 schools with broadband.