IBM buys UrbanCode to boost app development

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Armonk, N.Y.—IBM Corp. has acquired UrbanCode Inc., which helps companies release and update mobile, social, Big Data and cloud applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, IBM said that UrbanCode software will allow its customers to launch mobile apps in hours rather than days. The software is also expected to enhance the real-time testing of apps. Customers of UrbanCode, based in Cleveland, include the travel booking company Expedia, Wal-Mart Stores and Wells Fargo & Co.
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