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FILE - A mobile phone with The Weather Channel app, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. IBM has agreed to sell assets of The Weather Company to private equity firm Francisco Partners for an undisclosed amount, the two companies announced Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. The acquisition will include Weather Channel mobile and the — among other digital properties and enterprise offerings across industries and mediums, as well as The Weather Company's forecasting science and technology platform. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

IBM selling The Weather Company assets to private equity firm Francisco Partners

IBM is selling assets of The Weather Company – including and The Weather Channel mobile app — to private equity firm Francisco Partners. The two companies announced the deal on Tuesday that also includes The Weather Company’s forecasting science and technology platform and other digital properties. They did not disclose its price. IBM agreed […]

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Earliest known report of rare weather phenomenon found in English medieval text

Researchers have discovered what appears to be England’s earliest known account of a rare weather phenomenon, called ball lightning, in a medieval text. Described as a bright spherical object, ball lightning is unexplained and usually associated with thunderstorms. On average it is 25 centimetres in diameter, but can sometimes be up to several metres across. […]

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