IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
OfficeRecovery is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of data recovery issues. The website provides software tools that facilitate the restoration of lost emails and mailboxes, repair corrupted databases and damaged documents, and retrieve files from damaged external storage devices. The OfficeRecovery Web API allows developers to embed this service into their own sites and to use the resources for remote recovery of corrupted data.
Captricity, dedicated to transforming data trapped on paper into digital form, announced the public release of its API. Originally, customers accessed Captricity's technology via a web portal. In August, Captricity launched a beta API. Over the past few months, Captricity enhanced its API under the Code for America Accelerator program (one of seven startups to qualify for the honor). Captricity announced the API's public availability at Code for America's Demo Day.