Thursday, October 30, 2014

IBM Teams Up With Twitter to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media - NYTimes.com

Coincidentally, More Twitter exits: 2 key executives flying away (CNBC), including Twitter analytics lead Adam Kinney

"But their partnership, announced on Wednesday, makes a lot of sense. It is intended to give IBM’s data-analysis business, including its Watson artificial-intelligence technology, broad access to one of the world’s richest data sources — billions of people expressing their interests, wants and worries about every imaginable topic.

The goal, according to IBM and Twitter executives, is to enrich business decision-making. “We know what the world is thinking in real time,” said Chris Moody, vice president of data strategy at Twitter. His company’s information resource, he said, should have “nearly limitless applications.”"
IBM Teams Up With Twitter to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media - NYTimes.com
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