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Nielsen launches “Local Buyer Reach”

Nielsen launches Local Insights product suite. Nielsen Local Buyer Reach connects what viewers watch with what they buy, by linking proprietary Nielsen local television viewing data with actual consumer transactions and auto registrations. The solution extends into 40+ buyer categories, including but not limited to, automotive, retail shopping, quick-service restaurants, and grocery stores. Available in all 210 DMAs, Local Buyer ... Read More »

Connotate Promotes Tom Williams to Chief Operating Officer

Connotate, Inc. announced the promotion of Tom Williams to Chief Operating Officer. Williams previously served as Vice President of Operations and Professional Services at Connotate, leading the Operations and Professional Services Organization (PSO) teams. “As our client base continues to grow and the Big Data industry matures, there was an immediate need for an experienced leader to guide customer partnerships ... Read More »

Neustar 2013 Revenues Grew by 8% to $902 Million

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and analytics, announced its financial results for 2013: Revenue for the year totaled $902.0 million, an 8% increase from $831.4 million in 2012. This increase was due to stronger demand for our Marketing Services and Data Services and an increase in NPAC fixed-fee revenue in Data Registries. Operating ... Read More »

Origami Logic Closes $15 Million in Series B Financing Led by Jafco Ventures

Origami Logic, a developer of marketing intelligence solutions, announced that it raised $15 million in Series B financing, bringing total investment in the company to $24.3 million.  The round, led by Jafco Ventures, included participation from existing investors Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Jeb Miller, a general partner at Jafco Ventures, will join Origami Logic’s Board of Directors. The ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate Central and Eastern Europe: The “Tug of War” between Sales and Risk Is About to Increase

FICO’s latest European Credit Risk Outlook, developed with EFMA, contains a snapshot of how risk managers in Central and Eastern Europe see the next six months. This region represents a great diversity of economies, at different stages of credit maturity and with different growth rates. But the usual pattern is expected: Portfolios backed by collateral (mortgage and auto) trend to ... Read More »

Digital Media: “The Age of Curation: From Abundance to Discovery”

Bain & Company has conducted a global survey measuring how people consume culture in the form of digital media—video, music, e-books and video games.  For our members who are interested in consumer behavior concerning digital media and devices we recommend to read this report.  The following is an excerpt of the Bain report. By surveying more than 6,000 consumers in ... Read More »

D&B and FirstRain to Deliver Deep, Actionable Insight Through Structured and Unstructured Business Data

D&B (NYSE:DNB), and FirstRain, announced a partnership to deliver a ground-breaking solution combining structured and unstructured business data and analytics. The solution will provide a 360-degree view of a company that unifies relevant social content with D&B’s leading commercial content in a simple and seamless manner that is easy to use and integrate into business applications, in near real time. ... Read More »

Digital Data: The New Currency in the Digital Age

Personal data has been transformed into a valuable new currency in the digital age, with revelations over government surveillance and how companies are able to commercially exploit our data at the forefront of the debate.  But how much information is potentially available on the average smartphone user?  As an experiment, Daniel Thomas of the Financial Times decided to access his own ... Read More »

Small, Spotty and Zero Data: Insights Gleaned from the Absence of Data

Insights appear to be funny things.  They don’t necessarily depend on data, but, without corroboration in the objectively measurable, insights must be taken on faith.   In essence that’s a slippery slope to superstition and subjective decision making. Sleuthing is everything.  Insights are something one usually has to work for, and, more often than not, that involves vetting the data from ... Read More »

FICO Analytics Predictions for 2014

Andrew Jennings stated in his latest Bankinganalyticsblog.fico.com that 2013 has been quite a year in banking analytics – regulatory challenges, growth opportunities, new fraud threats, and the surge of mobile as the hot channel for customer engagement. He expects 2014 to bring even more change.  Here are his top five predictions for banking analytics in 2014. Big Data winners and ... Read More »

BIG Data World Show & CIO World Show Singapore

BIG Data World Show & CIO World Show Singapore March 25 – 26, 2014 Big Data World Show Singapore 2014 will be launched on March 25-26! More than 150 big data scientist and analytics leaders from various industries such as telecommunications, finance, government, oil and gas, FMCG and healthcare industries just to name a few and world’s leading big data solution ... Read More »

Global Accounting Set for Overhaul by Tech Trends

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has identified 10 technology trends that is says will change the face of company reporting, and require accountants to learn new skills and competencies to keep up. The global body for professional accountants’ report “Digital Darwinism: thriving in the face of technology change” says these trends will significantly impact the global accounting profession ... Read More »

Google Aims to Get SMEs to Use BIG Data Analytics Tools

Google is aiming to get SMEs to start using big data analytics tools even as recent trends show even the most elite of businesses are struggling to make sense of the vast swathes of data being collected. Google’s UK enterprise manager Roger De’Ath told V3 he saw big data as an area of expansion for the firm. “I think it’s ... Read More »

Connotate Announces Partnership with Shenzhen Plan Software in China

Leading Independent Provider of Web Data Extraction Joins Multi-Vendor Initiative Aimed at Satisfying Demand for Big Data Solutions in Asia Connotate, Inc. announced it is partnering with Shenzhen Plan Software Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China).  Under the terms of the agreement, Shenzhen Plan will resell Connotate’s solution throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim as part of its BigdataUnion initiative. “Our ... Read More »

USA: Proposed Regulations Aims to Unlock the Potential of Alternative Credit Data

FICO BankingAnalyticsBlog reports that in a world of Big Data analytics, debate continues to heat up around the potential of “alternative data” to benefit both businesses and consumers.  This hot-button issue has caught the attention of leaders on Capitol Hill. Two congressmen in particular are actively pursuing new legislation that would expand the payment data found in credit reports. US ... Read More »