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LexisNexis Acquires BAIR Analytics

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced its intent to acquire BAIR Analytics, a provider of analytics solutions for public safety. LexisNexis is acquiring BAIR Analytics to better provide the public safety community with comprehensive investigative solutions that aid them in their law enforcement mission. BAIR Analytics deploys strong technology, robust analytics, mapping, and visual tools to identify and predict patterns of crime. ... Read More »

Reed Business Information Acquires Farmade

Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of agricultural software and workflow solutions business Farmade.  Farmade will join RBI’s agricultural information, software and marketing solutions business, Farmers Weekly Group. Farmade provides widely used crop management and agronomy software in the UK and across the globe to more than 2500 ... Read More »

Alibaba Offers to Acquire AutoNavi

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd offered to buy AutoNavi Holdings Ltd in a deal valuing the Chinese digital mapping and navigation firm at $1.58 billion.  Alibaba, which already owns 28 percent of AutoNavi, has been trying to expand its product line-up to better compete with Chinese rivals Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc.    Alibaba had offered to buy the 72 percent ... Read More »

Baidu Launches Total View – Copy Cat of StreetView

Baidu announced TotalView, a Street View-like feature for its Baidu Maps service.  Total View is available as a feature inside Baidu Maps, and, unsurprisingly, it’s very Street View-like in its appearance.  Total View is Web-only and available for just three cities in China – Shenyang, Wuxi and Fenghuang — however Baidu has opened an API for developers, allowing them to include ... Read More »