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Watson Health

What is going on with Watson Health? Thought it was being sold? Any updates? Haven't seen or heard of any layoffs there in awhile.

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Interesting how there was exactly ZERO mention of Watson Health on the earnings call. Like it doesn't even exist anymore.

Have they found a buyer yet? Or are they just going to shut down the operation, and write-off their $3B investment?

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Post ID: @Cmpx+1cO3HbBU

Does that describe IBM though and not just WH? All marketing and no substance

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Post ID: @8sch+1cO3HbBU

Watson Health is all marketing and no substance. IBM will do well to get some money for it.

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Post ID: @7rcw+1cO3HbBU

Some years ago a DE friend and I were speculating about Watson and I said "You'll know it's failing if IBM starts sticking the Watson brand name on offerings that are barely related".

And that's Watson Health.

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Post ID: @6rqv+1cO3HbBU

Yes this is most likely rumor mongering, but the facts do support a jettisoning of Watson Health mainly due to a lack of investment dollars, and a suffering of margins. (watson health plays mainly in commodity offerings) No matter how you add it up, IBM can’t afford a moon shot due to its debt levels. What it can afford is offloading people and pocketing some quick cash. AK has to show the street that his “Hybrid/AI/Enterprise” strategy is working, and that means a much slimmer IBM. The ultimate goal is 150-160k headcount focused on “hybrid cloud/RedHat/AI/enterprise” . Nothing else need apply. This is AK’s moonshot

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Post ID: @6ozn+1cO3HbBU

Fake news. Where’s the link saying AWS bought watson health.

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Post ID: @5edf+1cO3HbBU

4fok Can you post a reference to your Wall Street journal article. I have searched their past history, and can’t find a reference

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Post ID: @4ips+1cO3HbBU

Bill and Warren will also pitch in :)

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Post ID: @4fps+1cO3HbBU

According to who at which Wall Street Journal where?

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Post ID: @4vrk+1cO3HbBU

According to Wall Street Journal they have been acquired by Amazon.

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Post ID: @4fok+1cO3HbBU

Rumor is that a deal will be announced by EOM

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Post ID: @3vwq+1cO3HbBU

Watson health….what a fu----g joke.

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Post ID: @3pax+1cO3HbBU

There was a layoff the beginning of August, but not sure the current status of Watson Health (the healthcare part of IBM and NOT the computer).

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