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Callcredit Adopts Featurespace’s ARIC Technology

Callcredit Information Group has announced a partnership with behavioural analytics specialist Featurespace, which will enable Callcredit to extract more detailed insight from its clients’ data and predict more accurately future outcomes. The partnership will provide Callcredit with access to Featurespace’s core Adaptive Behavioural Analytics engine – ARIC, and its team of data scientists.  The award-winning ARIC engine combines the power of Bayesian statistical ... Read More »

BIG Data in Retail: Market Track LLC Acquires Dynamite Data LLC.

Two Chicago-based companies that help retail clients optimize pricing strategy are joining forces.  The acquisition underscores Big Data’s role in retail. Market Track LLC, which employs more than 400 people and serves 500 retail and manufacturing clients, has agreed to acquire Dynamite Data LLC, a 20-person company that scours the Web to provide retail clients with real-time pricing updates from ... Read More »

FirstRain Launches the First Big Data Analytics Solution

Delivers Real-time Insights into the Hands of Enterprise Marketing FirstRain, a leader in big data analytics for enterprise sales and marketing teams, released Market Insights, a revolutionary new way for CMOs, marketing teams and strategic leaders to put their go-to-market strategy into action.  FirstRain Market Insights is an enhanced suite of big data analytics capabilities that builds on FirstRain’s successful ... Read More »

Data Scientist: “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.”

FICO Infographic Answers the Question, “What Makes a Good Data Scientist?” FICO (NYSE:FICO) released an infographic showing the characteristics of a good data scientist — what a Harvard Business Review article called the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” The Anatomy of a Data Scientist can be viewed and downloaded at www.fico.com/anatom The rise of Big Data has fueled demand for ... Read More »

FICO Fiscal Third Quarter 2013 Revenues up 15%

FICO announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013.  The company reported revenues of $183.8 million for the quarter as compared to $160.5 million reported in the prior year period, an increase of 15%. Applications revenues, which include the company’s preconfigured Decision Management applications and associated professional services, were $115.0 million in the third quarter compared to ... Read More »

ZestFinance Closes $20 Million Round of Funding

ZestFinance, Inc., a technology startup that is transforming credit underwriting with big data analysis, announced it has closed a $20 million round of Series C financing.  The round will fund ZestFinance’s continued growth in credit underwriting and financial services predictive modeling. Peter Thiel, Northgate Capital, Matrix Partners, Kensington Capital Holdings, Eastward Capital Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners participated in the ... Read More »

CoreLogic Reports 9.7% Revenue Growth in Q2 2013

CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, reports that its consolidated second quarter revenues increased 9.7% to $427.0 million.  MOS revenues grew 24.6% to $184.4 million as a result of higher demand for credit reports, tax services and flood certifications as well as market share gains by the credit and tax services businesses. D&A revenues rose ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Revenues up 17%

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MHFI) reported revenue of $1.25 billion, an increase of 17% compared to the same period last year.  Net income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $250 million and $0.90, respectively. Excluding the impact of one‐time costs related to the Growth and Value Plan, adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 28% to ... Read More »

Moody’s Q2 2013 Revenues up 18%

Moody’s reported revenue of $756.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, up 18% from $640.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $405.2 million, a 12% increase from the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $350.8 million, a 26% increase from $278.5 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income, defined as operating ... Read More »

Equifax Q2 2013 Revenues up 14% Buoyed by Integration of CSC

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) reported revenue from continuing operations of $586.9 million in the second quarter of 2013, a 14 percent increase from the second quarter of 2012.  Second quarter diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Equifax was $0.73, an increase of 22 percent from the second quarter of 2012.  On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted EPS attributable to Equifax, ... Read More »

Experian Plc Reports 7% Revenue Growth in its Fiscal Q1 2013/14

Experian PLC Friday reported 7% revenue growth for the first quarter and said it continues to see mid-to-high single digit revenue growth for the full year. Organic revenue growth was also 7%. During the quarter, Experian signed new bank facilities totaling $875 million with maturities of between two and three years. Other than as disclosed, there has been no change ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms and BIG Data Continue to Lead in New Services Announcements

BIIA is tracking announcements of important industry developments covering the mainstream services in business information.   During the first half of 2013 BIIA tracked a sample of 127 announcements:  Analytics, Platforms, (includes Workflow Tools) and Big Data continue to hold the lead over other segments (unchanged from prior year period).   It is noteworthy that announcements concerning platforms were higher (23% versus ... Read More »