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EDGAR® Online Receives Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period for Merger with R.R. Donnelley

EDGAR® Online, Inc. a provider of financial data, analytics and disclosure management services, announced today that it has received notice from the Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission that early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 was granted in connection with the previously announced merger of EDGAR® Online, Inc. and R.R. ... Read More »

EDGAR Online and OTC Markets Group Announce Official Launch of the OTC Fundamental Data Service

EDGAR Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGR), announced the launch of the OTC Fundamental Data Service, an OTC market dataset featuring unique information on companies that do not file fundamental data and disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Through its partnership with OTC Markets Group – the largest OTC marketplace platform, with almost 10,000 securities trading on three marketplaces: OTCQX, ... Read More »

BOL’s Revenue Down 10%, Profits Up 38%

Business Online (BOL) a Bangkok-based business information provider, has announced its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2012.  Revenues were US$2.5 million, down 10% year-on-year. BOL’s net income in the quarter was US$438,000, an increase of 38% compared to the same period in 2011.  Diluted earnings per share in the period were Baht 0.02. BOL’s online information service generated ... Read More »

United Kingdom Business Information Providers Association (BIPA) Launches Website

Under the banner of facilitating business decisions by protecting access to publicly available data, the newly formed United Kingdom Business Information Providers Association has announced the launch of its website www.bipa.uk.com The website will serve to promote the work of the Association, which was formed in March 2011, to facilitate economic growth through the promotion and protection of statutory publicly ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Unveils the Government Cloud

Salesforce.com CRM +3.58% , the enterprise cloud computing company, unveiled the Government Cloud to accelerate government’s transformation for the social era. The Government Cloud will include a dedicated, multi-tenant instance of salesforce.com’s cloud infrastructure that will allow U.S. federal, state, and local agencies to rapidly deploy the latest social and mobile technologies in compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements. The ... Read More »

The Closed World of Company Data Does Not Bode Well for Transparency

OpenCorporates published recently a report examining of how open company data is in Open Government Partnership countries.   The findings of the report portray a rather poor picture.  In a nutshell the report stated that Open Government Partnership countries score badly for open access to company data.   This does not bode well for transparency. The report lists charts with company comparisons.  ... Read More »

Online Information 2012 London

Online Information returns for 2012 on 20-21 November at a new venue – the Victoria Park Plaza hotel in London and becomes a three track networking event:  Online content, epublishing and library management solutions. The format for the event for 2012 has changed.  The organizers are now focusing on the long running Online Information Conference.  In 2012, the conference will ... Read More »

Oniva 2011 Revenues Declined by 14%

In 2011, Onvia delivered record profitability despite declining revenue growth.   For the full year, Onvia delivered record Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, including non-cash stock-based compensation) of $3.8 million up 105% over 2010 and exceeded our target of $3.6 million set at the beginning of 2011. Annual net income was $1.6 million or $0.18 per diluted ... Read More »

Experian Acquires Court Ventures Inc.

Experian announces that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Court Ventures Inc., an aggregator of electronically available public records data in the United States. Founded in 2001, Court Ventures sources, aggregates, repackages and distributes public record data, obtained from over 1,400 state and county sources. This acquisition strengthens Experian’s consumer data assets in North America and is a ... Read More »

Connotate and Information Evolution, Inc. Partner to Make Big Data Easy for Small Businesses

Alliance Enables SMBs to Automate Web Data Monitoring and Extraction to Reap Actionable Business Insights from Public Data Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced a strategic services partnership with Information Evolution, Inc. (IEI). The alliance will help small- to medium-sized businesses take advantage of the ... Read More »

Reliability of Government Data: Indian Export Statistics Creates Headache of US$7.2bn

A recent downward revision of Indian export statistics compiled by the Ministry of Commerce created a US$7.2bn discrepancy when the Reserve Bank of India published its report of export income inflows.   The figures compiled by the Reserve Bank accounted more inflows than reported as shipped.  This created some consternation about the reliability of government data.   The discrepancy is starkly out ... Read More »

Duedil: The Mouse that Roared

BIIA covered the arrival of a new start-up in business information in the UK in its recent blog:  United Kingdom: A New Upstart in Business Information Causes Sleepless Nights for Competitors.  BIIA Chairman David Worlock took a closer look at Duedil and offers the following commentary: “This service is well worth a look. For one thing, the data presentation is ... Read More »

United Kingdom: A New Upstart in Business Information Causes Sleepless Nights for Competitors

Duedil is a new business information company that offers free financial information sourced from UK’s Companies House (Public Sector Information).   It is so confident in the quality of its data, that it offers a £5 payment if one finds any discrepancies in its financials, no questions asked.   The company was launched in April 2011 by Damian Kimmelman, owner of ... Read More »

New International Initiative for Open Government

In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2011, US President Barack Obama announced a new global open government initiative led by the US and Brazil.  His statement on this subject was short and the message may have gone unnoticed by most people.  Eight countries have already signed the declaration and delivered country action plans (Brazil, ... Read More »