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Duedil Named in ‘Wired’ Magazine’s Hottest London Startup List

‘Wired’ Magazine named London as one of the hottest startup capitals.  Amongst the ten hottest startups ‘Wired’ listed BIIA member Duedil. Duedil’s free-to-access database brings together a wide range of company info — including Companies House data and credit ratings — in a simple interface. Users can search for accounts, shareholders and company directors. The company was founded by New Yorker Damian ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Myanmar Eases Company Registration Amid Unprecedented Growth

Myanmar authorities have indicated that they will speed up company registration by cancelling the ‘temporary permit’ issuance, as the country sees strong international investment. Company formation traditionally worked in Myanmar by applying to the Directorate of Company and Investment Administration (DICA) to obtain a permit to trade and to register. This granted the applying company with a temporary company registration, ... Read More »

Open Government: Indonesia to Provide an Integrated and Accessible Portal for Public

LAPOR! (“to report” in Indonesian) is an initiative from the Government of Indonesia to provide an integrated and accessible portal for the Indonesian public to submit complaints and inquiries as a means of enhancing public participation in national development programs.  The Public can submit complaints about development programs and public services simply through the website. LAPOR! Will then transfer every validated ... Read More »

EDGAR Online Modernizes Financial Data Access with APIs

Financial data intelligence company EDGAR Online is overhauling its services to enable developers to access financial data via APIs. While already offering some API products, financial data services need a fundamental reinvention to enable a new wave of innovation, EDGAR Online President Dave Frankel told ProgrammableWeb. “Anybody who is looking at public companies and financial disclosures in the United States knows EDGAR Online, ... Read More »

Penton Unveils Govalytics: A Groundbreaking SaaS Tool that Identifies Opportunities to Win Local Government Business

Govalytics Offers Dynamic Intelligence for City and County Governments Across the USA Penton’s Public Infrastructure group unveiled Govalytics, an intelligence tool that offers dynamic data and analytics for city and county governments across the USA.  Targeted to marketers selling services or products to local governments, this ground breaking proprietary SaaS tool has been created based on 100+ years of experience ... Read More »

Australian Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Transitional Period End

Veda advises customers to ‘register early and register often’ as the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) transition period draws to a close on 31 January 2014.  While the new PPSR requires many Australian businesses to change their practices regarding the management of their credit and security interests, it does bring opportunities.  Businesses can better their position in the list of ... Read More »

Public Sector Information: Why Companies Should Care About XBRL Data

In 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandated that all public companies disclose their financial statements using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), a standardized method for reporting financial and business data that allows for easier analysis and improved company comparisons. Beyond the compliance mandate, however, enterprises have been missing a huge opportunity to leveragethis rich data in areas of ... Read More »

BOL (Business Online Thailand Q3 2013 Profits Up – Revenue down 6.1%

Bangkok-based business information provider, Business Online (BOL), announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30th September 2013.  Revenues for the quarter were US$2.8 million, a decrease of 6.1% from the same quarter last year. Net income in the quarter was up 20%, amounting to US$568,000. More than half of BOL’s revenues were generated from its online information service amounting ... Read More »

Duedil Helps to Find New Leads

Duedil has launched a new advanced search feature, an industry-leading product which makes it easier than ever to research your market, identify companies and individuals to build relationships with, and turn prospects into meetings.  One will be spending less, freeing up more resources for what matters most – growing your business. Watch the introductory video. Whether you’re in IT consultancy ... Read More »

Onvia, Inc. Q2 2013 Revenues Flat

Onvia, Inc. (ONVI), a provider of comprehensive government-business market intelligence, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Subscription revenue grew 3% over Q2 2012, compared to 1% year over year growth in Q1 2013. This represents our second positive growth rate in subscription revenues since Q2 2010.   The 2013 operating initiatives are designed to drive subscription ... Read More »

RR Donnelley Q2 2013 Revenues Up 1.7%

Net sales in the quarter were $2.6 billion, up $43.0 million, or 1.7%, from the second quarter of 2012 due to the impact of 2012 acquisitions and volume growth in the U.S. Print and Related Services segment. After adjusting for the impact of acquisitions, changes in foreign exchange rates and pass-through paper sales, organic sales declined 0.8% from the second quarter of ... Read More »

EU Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive Paves the Way for Approach on Cost of Re-use of PSI Data

The European Parliament finally adopted the review of the PSI directive on 12 June, which paves the way for a better approach on the cost of re-use of public sector information. The electronic communications and digital market are also under the spotlight with Commissioner Kroes’ will to foster a true Digital Single Market for telecoms in Europe and with related ... Read More »

Duedil Expands Information Coverage to 20 Countries

BIIA member Duedil (short for ‘due diligence’) announced that it is making data on companies in 20 new countries available to businesses and developers through the Duedil API.  The new API enables businesses and developers to integrate 20 years of private data on companies and directors across the UK and Europe directly into their applications. Information available through the Duedil API includes financial accounts, ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ETCN (Export to China) to Provide Access to Chinese Import-export Data

Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently announced that through a partnership with Export to China (ETCN) it is the first company to make Chinese trade data accessible in searchable company profiles. ETCN is a Chinese information, consulting, and commercial platform helping international enterprises with China import-export trade. Panjiva said it now holds ... Read More »

BOL Q1 2013 Revenue Up 12%

Bangkok-based business information provider, Business Online (BOL), announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Revenues were US$2.9 million, up 12% year-on-year.   BOL’s net income in the quarter was US$493,000, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year.  Diluted earnings per share in the period were Baht 0.02. The majority of BOL’s revenues were ... Read More »

RR Donnelley Q1 2013 Organic Sales Down 1.2% – International Segment up 3.5%

Net sales in the quarter were $2.5 billion, up $13.6 million, or 0.5%, from the first quarter of 2012 due to the impact of 2012 acquisitions and volume growth in the International segment.  The first quarter of 2012 included an adjustment to accounts receivable for prior periods’ overaccruals of rebates owed to certain customers that favorably impacted both sales and operating income ... Read More »