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January 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Microsoft to buy Revolution Analytics

Microsoft says it has reached an agreement to buy Revolution Analytics.

Revolution sells businesses software and services for “R,” the open-source programming language used by statisticians and other data crunchers. Revolution’s customers, Microsoft machine learning vice president Joseph Sirosh says in a blog post about the deal, include large banks and financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, as well as manufacturing and technology companies.

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March 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

From Kinect 3-D scanning to big data mapping, Microsoft researchers give glimpse of company’s future

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times March 6, 2013.] From a smartphone app capable of capturing 3-D scans to interactive whiteboards to a browser-based program allowing users to build a predictive model in minutes, the preview Tuesday of Microsoft’s TechFest 2013 was full of cool stuff. But the demos were…

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