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Baidu Kicks Off ‘Indoor GPS’ Rollout In China

Baidu has begun the rollout of indoor location services powered by indoor mapping provider IndoorAtlas to the 270 million monthly active users of its Baidu Maps service. IndoorAtlas had been in beta testing, with the company saying it can pinpoint a location inside a building within 6.5 feet. IndoorAtlas-developed software lets the compass contained in smartphones pinpoint a person’s indoor location ... Read More »

Financial Services Firms Stare into the Abyss as Data Breaches Rocket

According to a Freedom of Information request by Egress Software Technologies, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office notched up 791 breaches in this sector between 2012 and 2014, including 585 in 2014 alone. The company has clarified that not all of these were security-related – the figure for data security issues was 158: Institutions reporting breaches in these years included Barclays, HSBC, ... Read More »

TransUnion IPO Launched on New York Stock Exchange

TransUnion, which shares the title as one of the big three credit-reporting firms with Equifax and Experian, opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday June 25th up at $24.62, 9.4% above its initial public offering price of $22.50. It’s stayed pretty steady ever since, trading at $24.66 in recent trading. It was not the credit-reporting company’s first attempt to ... Read More »

Organizations Across EMEA See Data Integration as Biggest Challenge

Experian Research: 69 PER CENT OF ORGANISATIONS ACROSS EMEA SEE INTEGRATION OF MULTI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE New market research launched today reveals the five new rules of customer engagement that will satisfy the demands of the new and growing generation of less-loyal and self-service customers of the future More than two thirds of organizations across Europe, the ... Read More »

Outsell Report: The Future of Money – Transacting and Trading the Bitcoin

BIIA co-founder issued a report on the current BITCOIN market.  To order this report click on this link With the bitcoin solution market gaining momentum, solution providers have ample opportunities to capitalize in the marketplace. However, the controversy around governance and regulation of the digital currency market prevents many providers from participating. This report examines the bitcoin solutions market to ... Read More »

Experian Data Quality Launches New Self-Service Email Validation Tool

True software-as-a-service offering provides leading bulk email validation for transactional pricing Experian Data Quality, a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the release of self-service bulk email validation on https://www.edq.com. This is the first in a new line of self-service software-as-a-service offerings the company is releasing to provide customers with additional access options to data quality tools, allowing them ... Read More »

Alibaba.com Helps SMEs Build Trust in Cross-Border Trade with Trade Assurance

Alibaba enters trade assurance business as a free service to buyers who trade with Alibaba Trade Assurance suppliers Alibaba.com launched Trade Assurance, a free service designed to create trust in trade by giving businesses peace of mind when trading with China.  The ‘ultimate payer’ for the service are customers of Alibaba (suppliers) who qualify as Trade Assurance Suppliers. Through the ... Read More »

Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

Anti-Money Laundering: Russian Tax Authorities to Access EU Country Central Registers

Russian Tax Authorities will get access to an EU Central Register of ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised directly or by a proxy. Russia has joined the ... Read More »

Gartner Predicts Three Big Trends for Business Intelligence

Being an Introvert versus an Extravert:  Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status.  However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Gartner has identified three trends which describe information’s ability to transform business processes over the next few years.  Gartner’s ... Read More »

CoreLogic Expands Building Permit Database

Extensive Database Links with Public Record Data from CoreLogic to Provide Crucial Insight on Property Conditions and Aid in Risk Analysis CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX) announced that its nationwide Building Permit Database has surpassed over 28 million residential, commercial and industrial building permits and now tracks more than 35 permit types, covering 65 percent of the U.S. residential and commercial market. The Building Permit ... Read More »

Arvato Invests in Brazilian Financial Services Provider Intervalor

Arvato Enters Brazilian Financial Services Sector Arvato financial solutions (Bertelsmann) acquired a 40% equity stake in the Brazilian financial services provider Intervalor.   Following the acquisition of the Gotha financial group in 2013 Arvato intends to widen its geographic footprint.   Arvato plans a step by step increase in its financial stake in Intervalor. Intervalor employs 3,000 people in in São Paolo, ... Read More »

Connexity Buys PriceGrabber

Marketing services company Connexity Inc. said it has acquired price-comparison shopping site PriceGrabber for an undisclosed amount to form one of world’s largest sources of “high-intent” shopping leads. Connexity said the combination of the two Los Angeles-based companies will form the second-largest product listing lead generation channel for retailers after Google and more than twice as large as similar channels or ... Read More »

Baidu Plans Expansion in Latin America

According to media reports, leading Chinese-language Internet search provider, Baidu, has plans to further expand its business in Latin America following the launch of its search engine in Brazil last year. Baidu has reportedly identified Argentina, Chile or Mexico as possible locations to set up the company’s next Latin American operation. Baidu will also aim to position itself as a ... Read More »

UK Claims Portal retains CRIF as Tech Partner

Claims Portal Limited has concluded its tender process for the development and hosting of the Claims Portal (claimsportal.org.uk). In May the Claims Portal Board collectively approved of retaining CRIF Decision Solutions (CRIF) as its technology partner, rather than make an award under the tender. The Claims Portal has been supported by CRIF since its inception in 2010 under a five ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data in Strategic Partnership

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data announced a strategic partnership that aims to provide a solution to hedge funds and asset managers seeking insights and analytics that go beyond traditional analysis of financial statements and key financial ratios. Through the strategic partnership, Dun & Bradstreet’s content, including key business performance data, will be made available through the 1010data platform, providing an enhanced solution to ... Read More »