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Gartner Acquires Software Advice

Gartner announced the acquisition of Software Advice, Inc., a privately-held company based in Austin, Texas that employs approximately 100 people. Terms were not disclosed. Software Advice offers detailed reviews, comparisons and research to assist organizations in finding products that best fit their current and future needs. The company has helped more than 180,000 people choose the right software for their ... Read More »

Nielsen and MMRD Announce Myanmar Joint Venture

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), and Myanmar Marketing Research & Development Co., Ltd (MMRD), the pioneer of research services in Myanmar with over 20 years of experience in the market,  announced a new joint venture collaboration/ The joint venture entity, Nielsen MMRD, will see the two organizations combine their collective solutions to help companies which are established in Myanmar or have plans to enter the market to understand ... Read More »

Powerlinx Announces a Transformative Global Business-to-Business Platform

New Platform Reinvents How Businesses Connect Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company, announced it has closed its first round of seed funding. The company also unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, new ... Read More »

Performance Marketing Technology Leader Nanigans Acquires Social Commerce Technology Company, LoopIt

Nanigans, Inc. and Redstar Ventures, LLC announced today the acquisition of LoopIt, one of Redstar’s operating companies.  LoopIt’s team and technologies will augment Nanigans’ continued expansion into e-commerce. LoopIt had sought to help consumers tap friends across social networks for advice when shopping online. The LoopIt site will not continue operating, Nanigans said.  LoopIt founder and President, Andrew Lau, will ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Forrester Research

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes “Information Industry Market Size & Share Rankings” Preliminary 2013 Results

  Outsell Inc. published its Market Size & Share Report, “Information Industry Market Size & Share Rankings: Preliminary 2013 Results”. Outsell estimates show that the industry grew in aggregate by 4.4% in 2013 to $753 billion, compared with growth of 3.5% in 2012. Search, Aggregation & Syndication, CRM and Human Capital Management grew at over 10%; Credit Information, Financial Information, ... Read More »

IMS Health Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

IMS Health announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered by IMS Health and its shareholders, and the price range for the offering, have not yet been determined.  The company filed under the ... Read More »

Nielsen Acquires Harris Interactive for US$117 million

Nielsen agreed to buy market research firm Harris Interactive for about $116.6 million.  Nielsen agreed to pay $2 per share, but the price may change. The per-share amount is 4 percent below Harris Interactive Inc.’s $2.08 Friday closing price. Harris Interactive CEO Al Angrisani said in a statement on Monday that the company chose the Nielsen transaction after a review of ... Read More »

The Age of The Customer Will Reshape Asia Pacific’s Tech Markets in 2014

Forrester’s team of Asia Pacific (AP) analysts released our top 10 predictions for the Asia Pacific tech market in 2014 this week. The most critical overarching trend for the region in 2014 will be the strengthening age of the customer, which we define as a 20-year business cycle in which the most successful enterprises will reinvent themselves to systematically understand ... Read More »

Information Services Group Q3 2013 Revenues up 11%

ISG reported record third quarter revenues of $51.4 million, an increase of 11% on a constant currency and reported basis from $46.5 million in the third quarter of 2012.   Revenues were $28.5 million in the Americas (up 6% from the same period in 2012), $17.6 million in Europe (up 19%) and $5.3 million in Asia Pacific (up 10%); growth rates ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2013 Revenues Declined by 1% – Announces Organizational Changes

Total Q3 revenues were $69.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $68.5 million for the third quarter of last year. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and other revenue increased 8% compared with the third quarter of last year. For nine month total revenues were $219.2 million, compared with $217.9 million for the same period last ... Read More »

WPP Unit TNS Buys Sinotrust Market Research for Undisclosed Sum

Advertising agency WPP PLC (WPP.LN) announced its wholly-owned operating company TNS has agreed to acquire Sinotrust Market Research, a market research and consulting company in China, from Experian PLC (EXPN.LN) for an undisclosed sum. Sinotrust Market Research’s unaudited revenue for the year ended March 31 were 255 million Chinese Yuan, with gross assets at the same date of CNY95 million. ... Read More »

Gartner 2012 Full Year Revenues up 10%

For full year 2012, total revenue was $1,615.8 million, an increase of 10% over 2011, or 12% excluding the foreign exchange impact. Net income was $165.9 million in 2012, an increase of 21%. Normalized EBITDA was $315.2 million in 2012, an increase of 13% over 2011. Diluted income per share was $1.73 in 2012 compared to $1.39 in 2011, an ... Read More »

Nielsen to Acquire Arbitron

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYS: NLSN) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arbitron Inc. (NYS: ARB) , an international media and marketing research firm. Nielsen has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Arbitron for $48 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 26 percent to Arbitron’s closing price on December 17, ... Read More »