IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

The Weather Company Meteorologist, Jess Parker (left) works with IBM Watson Developer Chris Ackerson (right) to install a personal weather station on the roof of IBM Watson Headquarters at Astor Place in New York City. More than 180,000 people around the world connect personal weather stations, like the one pictured, to Weather Underground's worldwide personal weather station network to share live, localized weather data to people around the globe. IBM today announced that it has closed the acquisition of The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based web-properties, weather.com, Weather Underground, The Weather Company brand and WSI, its global business-to-business brand. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM) IBM is taking another step to expand its Watson AI business and build its presence in areas like IoT: today the company announced that its acquisition of the Weather Company — the giant weather media and data group — has now officially closed. IBM is not disclosing the value of the deal: it was originally reported to be in the region of $ 2 billion, but sources close to IBM tell us… Read More
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IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

The Weather Company Meteorologist, Jess Parker (left) works with IBM Watson Developer Chris Ackerson (right) to install a personal weather station on the roof of IBM Watson Headquarters at Astor Place in New York City. More than 180,000 people around the world connect personal weather stations, like the one pictured, to Weather Underground's worldwide personal weather station network to share live, localized weather data to people around the globe. IBM today announced that it has closed the acquisition of The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based web-properties, weather.com, Weather Underground, The Weather Company brand and WSI, its global business-to-business brand. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM) IBM is taking another step to expand its Watson AI business and build its presence in areas like IoT: today the company announced that its acquisition of the Weather Company — the giant weather media and data group — has now officially closed. IBM is not disclosing the value of the deal: it was originally reported to be in the region of $ 2 billion, but sources close to IBM tell us… Read More
Enterprise – TechCrunch

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