Salesforce just bought another startup in the machine learning space

Salesforce just agreed to buy a small startup called PredictionIO, a software maker that helps developers build predictive applications. The announcement was made through PredictionIO’s blog post. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.  PredictionIO’s website says it’s a maker of open source software for machine learning apps. That means anyone could use or modify the designs of its software to build an app that does a lot of data analytics and predictive work. The company said its technology will remain open source and free for all users even after the acquisition. This is Salesforce’s first acquisition of the year. In December, Salesforce spent roughly $360 million to buy SteelBrick, a sales software maker. The addition of PredictionIO will help Salesforce expand its data analyzing and predictive capabilities. In the blog…


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