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Report: Microsoft to Buy Israeli Software Start-Up for $200 Million

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JNS.org – Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to buy the Israeli software start-up Equivio for around $200 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Equivio develops text-analysis software, which organizes groups of related documents and emails based on sets of rules meant to mimic human intuition. The software’s machine-learning algorithm continually adjusts itself to improve its results.

Microsoft and Equivio have yet to release an official statement on the report.

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