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

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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…

Condé Nast Parent Company Acquires 1010data for $500M

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson reports for Computer World, “Advance, a global media group that owns the Condé Nast group of consumer publications, has ventured into the realm of data analysis, purchasing New York-based analytics firm 1010data for $500 million. Advance plans to infuse 1010data with capital to expand its operations, so it can take…

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab

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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…

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics

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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…

MarketShare Buys Analytics Company DataSong

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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…

Microsoft Set to Acquire Revolution Analytics

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh of the Microsoft Blog reports, “I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this…

Apple Gets Musical with Acquisition of Data Startup Semetric

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by Angela Guess Paul Sawers of Venture Beat recently wrote, “Apple has acquired U.K. media data startup Semetric, the company behind the Musicmetric music analytics platform. News of the deal emerged after the London-based company changed its registered address to that of law firm Baker & McKenzie, the same registered address of Apple Europe Ltd.…

Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup Equivio

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by Angela Guess Emil Protalinski of Venture Beat reports, “Microsoft today announced it has acquired text analysis software startup Equivio, though financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The company says it plans to integrate the machine learning technology into Office 365 ‘in the months ahead.’ While Office 365 offers e-discovery and information governance…

Facebook Acquires NLP Startup Wit.ai

Matt Southern of Search Engine Journal reports, “Wit.ai, a Y combinator startup founded 18 months ago, has been acquired by Facebook with the intent for the company to help the social network create an API for building voice-controlled interfaces.”