"Big Data’s push to remake the industrial economy took a big step forward Wednesday, when Monsanto announced it had bought the Climate Corporation.Why Big Ag Likes Big Data - NYTimes.com
Monsanto said it was paying $930 million in cash for the company, which looks at data like historic rainfall and soil quality to help farmers predict crop yields. Monsanto hopes to apply the Climate Corporation’s data analysis insight across the company, to create what a Monsanto executive called “the next level of agriculture.”"
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Why Big Ag Likes Big Data - NYTimes.com
For another big data-centric acquisition, see Staples acquires Runa to boost its clout in e-commerce (VentureBeat)