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Thomson Reuters Reports Q1 2015 Revenues Up 2% at Constant Currency

First quarter 2015 revenues were US$ 3.044 bn down 3% due to the negative impact of foreign currency (5%) Revenues grew 2% on constant currency.  Revenues from ongoing businesses increased 2% (before currency) from the prior-year period driven by the Legal, Tax & Accounting and Intellectual Property & Science businesses, which grew 5% in aggregate (4% organically).  Adjusted EBITDA decreased ... Read More »

Baidu Invests in Keru Cloud

Baidu has invested $11 million in restaurant management SaaS startup Keru Cloud. The startup aims to become an all-in-one solution for restaurants and other businesses that are going digital. It currently has about 3,000 restaurants as clients, and plans to increase that figure to 20,000 by the end of this year. Baidu told Tech in Asia that Keru Cloud “fits ... Read More »

China’s State Council Releases Latest Directive on Exhibitions Industry

China’s State Council, headed by Premier Li Keqiang, has release an official directive which aims to boost development of the country’s exhibition industry.  According to the lengthy guidelines, a ministerial joint conference, including a dozen central government departments, will be established to coordinate the formulation and implementation of new market rules. The Chinese government has set a target to turn ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints Rick Erwin as President and General Manager of Audience Solutions

Acxiom® announced the appointment of Rick Erwin as President and General Manager of Audience Solutions, a newly formed division comprised of the Company’s Data and Decision Sciences assets. With over two decades of marketing services experience, Erwin, a leading voice in the field of data-driven marketing, will be responsible for driving the strategy, growth and profitability of Acxiom’s industry-leading data ... Read More »

How to Survive Cyber Warfare?

Eight Simple Instructions to Avoid Common Mistakes allowing Hackers to Target Employees As the threats of hacking and cyber attacks continue, how can you navigate the Internet without exposing yourself to attack?  Shlomi Adar, an Israeli information security specialist, has released eight simple instructions to avoid the common mistakes that allow hackers to target employees working at organizations. Custom Permissions ... Read More »

Small Business Finance:  The Security of Having Funds on Hand

Fico recently set down with Kathryn Petralia, cofounder and head of operations  at Kabbage, to talk about how origination management supports her business. Q: First, how is Kabbage different from traditional lenders? Kathryn: The biggest difference is that we were established in the digital age, so data is at our core. We fill a niche in that we focus on ... Read More »

Microsoft Is Said to Evaluate Possible Bid for Salesforce

Microsoft Corp. is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider was approached by another would-be buyer according to industry sources. Salesforce, which has a market value of almost $50 billion, is working with two investment banks to determine a response to approaches.  The San Francisco-based company’s options could include rebuffing any buyer, or working out a sale, people ... Read More »

April Sees Flurry of Business Intelligence Mergers

Microsoft and Datazen, Tableau and Birst, Infor and Larsen Toubro … BI mergers are booming as providers look to broaden offerings and transform business users’ mobile experiences. Datazen Software has been bought by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum, providing the software giant full rights to its acclaimed mobile business intelligence (BI) and data visualisation tools across Apple, Android and Windows ... Read More »

London Identity Theft Rates Almost Three Times Higher

Central London and outer areas of the capital face significant targeting by identity thieves London is the country’s identity theft capital, with significantly higher rates than anywhere else in the UK. The statistics are based on the number of fraudulent applications across financial products including: current accounts, loans, mortgages, savings accounts, insurance, automotive and credit cards. The 2014 figures, which ... Read More »

Encompass Enters UK Insolvency and Restructuring Sector

New Encompass Visual Information Management Technology Set to Drive Step Change in UK Insolvency Industry Encompass Corporation, provider of industry-leading visual information management technology to the insolvency and restructuring sector, has announced its Encompass platform is now on general availability release across the UK. Founded in Australia in 2011 by seasoned entrepreneurs Roger Carson (now Global Sales Director) and Wayne ... Read More »

CoreLogic Introduces HOA Super Lien Check

CoreLogic has introduced HOA Super Lien Check, a solution that helps investors and servicers monitor “at-risk” properties in the 22 states that give HOAs super lien status. There are 22 states that give homeowners associations (HOAs) super lien status in the event of a foreclosure. What that means is that if an HOA slaps a lien on a property that ... Read More »

China’s Tencent Enters Credit Information

The approval of eight enterprises by China’s PBOC to enter the personal credit market in 2015 sees Internet giants Aliba (Alipay) and Tencent competing for a piece of the market share.   General Manager of Tencent Credit Services, Wu Dan, disclosed at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing that the company is currently establishing personal credit rating reports ... Read More »

WAND Customer Service Taxonomy Released

Wand is proud to announce the latest entry in the WAND Taxonomy Library – the WAND Customer Service Taxonomy.  Customer Service is a vital element in most businesses. It can make all the difference in the success of a company. The WAND Customer Service Taxonomy provides a foundation set of 400 terms and 299 synonyms covering important area topics. You can see the ... Read More »

Nielsen and Alibaba launch ‘New Offer Advisor’

Nielsen has teamed up with Chinese eCommerce company Alibaba to launch a solution called ‘New Offer Advisor’, to help online retailers analyze their eCommerce performance, identify areas of market potential, and drive product innovation. Alibaba – generally recognized as the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume – will provide its transaction ... Read More »