IBM Nearing Acquisition of Weather Co.’s Digital and Data Assets

ENLARGE IBM is particularly interested in Weather Co.’s forecasting group, WSI. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Suzanne Vranica and Suzanne Vranica The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @VranicaWSJ Suzanne.Vranica@wsj.com Robert McMillan Robert McMillan The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @bobmcmillan therealrobertmcmillan robert.mcmillan@wsj.com Updated Oct. 27, 2015 7:08 p.m. ET 2 COMMENTS International Business Machines Corp. IBM -4.04 % is nearing a deal to acquire the digital and data assets of Weather Co., owner of the Weather Channel, according to people familiar with the situation. The deal, which would be valued at more than $2 billion, could be announced as early as Wednesday, one of the people said. The deal doesn’t include the traditional TV channel business but does include such digital businesses as the website and app, intellectual property, infrastructure…


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