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IBM snaps adult Weather.com and some-more in Watson IoT push

IBM will acquire Weather.com and other digital resources from The Weather Company for a new Watson IoT Unit and Watson IoT Cloud platform, it announced Wednesday.

The squeeze covers The Weather Company‘s mobile and Web-based products, including WSI, Weather Underground and The Weather Company brand. The TV-based Weather Channel is not included, though it will permit continue foresee information and analytics from IBM underneath a long-term contract, IBM said.

The understanding is approaching to tighten in a initial entertain of 2016. Terms were not disclosed.

IBM kicked off a IoT pull in March, when it committed to investing $3 billion in associated services. Of sold seductiveness to IBM in this understanding is The Weather Company’s energetic cloud information platform, that powers a mobile app — a fourth most-used such app daily in a U.S. — and handles 26 billion inquiries to a cloud-based services any day.

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