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CoreLogic® Introduces HARP 2.0 Refinance Data Services

CoreLogic, a provider of information, analytics and business services, announced a new service designed to help originators identify potential Home Affordable Refinance Program 2.0 (HARP 2.0) refinance prospects. The HARP 2.0 program was introduced in late 2011 to assist qualified underwater homeowners in refinancing their mortgages.  CoreLogic leverages a proprietary database, patented valuation technologies, comprehensive lien information and new patent-pending ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics to Buy MediConnect Global

Insurance data specialist Verisk Analytics Inc. said Friday that it is buying medical record company MediConnect Global Inc. for $348.6 million, boosting Verisk Analytics’ presence in the business of analyzing health records. The deal is expected to close this month, although it is still subject to approval by MediConnect Global’s shareholders and by regulators. Verisk Analytics makes data analysis systems ... Read More »

Predictive Analytics Expert eBureau Spins Off Digital Ad Targeting Business

Predictive analytics firm eBureau announced in January that it has spun-off its online advertising targeting business into a new company called TruSignal™. TruSignal will focus its product, sales and marketing efforts on pursuing business opportunities among Fortune 500 consumer brand advertisers, direct response-oriented online marketers, and their interactive marketing agencies. TruSignal helps leading consumer marketers and their advertising agencies discover and ... Read More »

Adobe Adds Cross-Visit Analytics

US Software giant Adobe has announced enhancements to its analytics and segmentation tool ‘Adobe Discover’, which is part of its Digital Marketing Suite. The new features include cross-visit analytics. The new analytics allow the user to trace the customer journey over multiple visits on an individual brand’s or product’s sites, giving the marketer a more complete view of the overall ... Read More »

LifeLock Strengthens Market Position through Acquisition of ID Analytics

LifeLock, Inc. (www.lifelock.com) and ID Analytics, Inc. announced the completion of a strategic acquisition that brings together a leader in consumer identity theft protection services with a leader in enterprise identity risk management.  Together, LifeLock and ID Analytics will be able to help both consumers and enterprises manage their identity risk. To complete the acquisition, LifeLock raised over $100 million ... Read More »

CRIF in Technology Tie-up with MOPAPP LTD.

CRIF, one of Europe’s most innovative information services and data processing companies, has subscribed to a reserved capital increase of MOPAPP Ltd., a London based company specializing in the monitoring of mobile application performance.   Specifically, CRIF has subscribed to a reserved capital increase, which as a first step will allow it to obtain 25% of MOPAPP, with the option of ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Social Media Sentiment Analysis Offering

Thomson Reuters today announced an extension of its machine-readable news offering to include a sentiment scoring service for social media.  The new capability will mine the expansive wealth of social media and blog content to deliver digestible analytics on selected companies and market segments, to help trading and investment firms identify and capitalize on new opportunities. Thomson Reuters News Analytics ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Results Boyed by Decision Analytics

Total revenue increased 19.9% for the fourth quarter and 17.0% for full-year 2011. Revenue growth in the fourth quarter was driven by a 34.0% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 3.9% growth in Risk Assessment revenue. Excluding the effect of recent acquisitions, total revenue grew 7.6% for both fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2011. EBITDA increased 20.5% to ... Read More »

Value of Credit Information: TransUnion Sold for 3x Revenue in the Largest Leveraged Buy-out Deal of the Year

The Pritzker family and Madison Dearborn are Selling TransUnion:  After several years of trying the Pritzker Family finally made their exit from TransUnion.   According to Bloomberg the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)’s buyout unit and Advent International Corp. acquired TransUnion from Dearborn Partners and the Pritzker family.   Dearborn Partners had acquired 51% equity in TransUnion from the Pritzker family in ... Read More »

Dow Jones Introduces News Analytics

Dow Jones has introduced News Analytics, a series of product solutions to help traders, quantitative analysts and risk managers build better, more predictable trading models based on news sentiment.  News sentiment analytics quantify the impact of market-moving news, in real time or coupled with historical news models. News Analytics combines Dow Jones’ world-class business news content with key technology partners ... Read More »