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IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to bring deep learning to Watson

Technology heavyweight IBM today is announcing that it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a startup with a service for making inferences on images and text using a form of trendy artificial intelligence called deep learning. The idea is to bolster the IQ of IBM’s Watson “cognitive” computing system with AlchemyAPI’s tools.

Amir Michael, founder and chief executive of Coolan.

Facebook infrastructure guru Amir Michael launches data center analytics startup Coolan

First at Google, and then at Facebook, Amir Michael found out how hard it is to build and maintain the ultimate data center, where all infrastructure runs efficiently. Now Michael is launching Coolan — a startup with software that can help companies big and small track hardware performance, debug their gear faster, and make better buying decisions based on insights from the software.