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IBM Sells Weather Company to Private Equity Firm Francisco Partners

ARMONK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO — IBM has decided to sell its Weather Company business to private equity firm Francisco Partners. The deal includes the popular Weather Channel website and mobile app. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Weather Channel cable TV network is a separate business owned by Allen Media. The assets being acquired […]

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Cornell Tech, Google Launch $150K NYC Startup Competition

The Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech, in partnership with Google for Startups and industry nonprofit Tech:NYC, announced the launch of the “NYC Recovery Challenge.” The challenge will bring together startup entrepreneurs from across the five boroughs to pitch tech solutions for New York’s recovery to a panel of business, economic, and policy experts […]

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SiriusXM Launches New Satellite

SiriusXM, the leading satellite audio entertainment company in the United States, has successfully launched a new state-of-the-art satellite in space last Sunday. SXM-7, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite built by Maxar (Photo above), was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL on Sunday. Shortly afterward, SXM-7 deployed its solar arrays […]

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Thruway to Go Cashless This Year

The New York State Thruway Authority has finished installation of the first two of 70 cashless tolling gantries, marking a milestone ahead of the Thruway’s conversion to cashless tolling on the Thruway system-wide by the end of 2020. The gantries feature cameras and sensors to detect E-Z Pass users and take photos of license plates […]


WebMD Launches Redesigned Symptom Checker

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever been worried about an illness and searched online, you’ve probably been to WebMD. The site announced it has launched a new version of its iconic WebMD Symptom Checker. First introduced in 2005, the Symptom Checker tool has been completely redesigned with an emphasis on providing a better user experience […]