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Will Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn be a Data Privacy Mess?

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Ryan Phelan recently opined in VentureBeat, “A lot of people are giddy over the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion. Investors are thrilled at the hefty boost in the stock price, while salespeople dream of connecting their Outlook and LinkedIn accounts to make their jobs easier. Amid all the conversation, […]

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Microsoft is Buying LinkedIn for $26.2B, Expanding Its Big Data Reach

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest reports in TechRepublic, “On Monday, Microsoft announced that it will be purchasing LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion. The all-cash deal will bolster Microsoft’s social media presence among professionals and could potentially give LinkedIn more analytics resources. In the official press release announcing the acquisition, it was […]

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Microsoft Moves Deeper Into the Internet of Things

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Todd Bishop reports in GeekWire, “Microsoft has acquired Solair, an Italian company whose technology is used by businesses to connect and monitor their equipment and devices — ranging from production lines to espresso machines — using cloud services. It’s the latest move by Microsoft into the Internet of Things and the concept […]

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Salesforce Acquires Machine Learning Company PredictionIO

By   /  February 22, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden reports in TechCrunch, “Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its technology in machine learning and big data analytics: the company has acquired PredictionIO, a startup based out of Palo Alto that had developed an open source-based machine learning server. Salesforce plans to use some of the tech to […]

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Thoma Bravo Acquires Infogix, Inc.

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced its completed acquisition of Infogix, Inc., a leader in helping companies provide end-to-end data analysis across the enterprise, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. Financial details were not disclosed. ‘Infogix is the market […]

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Intel Acquires Saffron AI

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Stacey Higginbotham reports for Fortune, “Intel is buying Saffron AI, a startup in Cary, North Carolina that makes a cognitive computing platform that is reminiscent of IBM’s Watson technology. The chip giant announced the deal Monday but did not disclose a price. Saffron’s software takes in a variety of data on a […]

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Watson to Gain Ability to “See” with Planned $1B Acquisition of Merge Healthcare

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced that Watson will gain the ability to ‘see’ by bringing together Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare Incorporated’s medical imaging management platform. IBM plans to acquire Merge, a leading provider of medical […]

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Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Writing for VentureBeat, Emil Protalinski reports, “Twitter today announced it has acquired machine learning startup Whetlab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Whetlab’s researchers developed technology at Harvard, Toronto, and Sherbrooke universities to make machine learning ‘better and faster for companies, automatically.’ In short, it made it easier and faster for […]

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Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics

By   /  April 7, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh, Corporate VP of Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft recently wrote, “Earlier this year we announced our intent to acquire Revolution Analytics and today I’m happy to say we have closed the acquisition agreement. It is my pleasure to welcome the Revolution team to Microsoft. Together we will help […]

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MarketShare Buys Analytics Company DataSong

By   /  April 3, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MarketShare, the global leader in advanced marketing analytics software for enterprise, today announced it has purchased DataSong, a San Francisco-based analytics technology company with deep retail sector expertise in multi-channel attribution and customer targeting. The acquisition of privately-held DataSong further bolsters MarketShare’s role as […]

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