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D&B Completed Acquisition of D&B Credibility Corporation

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (“D&B Inc.”), a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (the “Company”), completed on May 12th 2015 its previously announced acquisition of Credibility Corp. (“Target”), pursuant to which Brad Acquisition Corp., a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of D&B Inc., was merged with and into Target, with Target continuing as the surviving corporation (the “Merger”). D&B Inc. paid ... Read More »

Baidu’s Q1 2015 Revenue Jumps 34%

Baidu Q1 revenues were US$2.1 billion, a jump of 34% over the same period last year. Net income was US$395 million, down 3.4% over the first quarter of 2014. Diluted earnings per share in the period were RMB 6.76 (US$1.09) More than 98% of Baidu’s revenues were generated from its online marketing services. The number of active online marketing customers ... Read More »

MarkLogic Corporation Secures US$102 million Funding

MarkLogic Corporation announced it has closed a $102M round of funding to fuel growth to satisfy global market demand for the MarkLogic® Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s global market expansion across Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific, expand its thriving partner ecosystem, and to support continued innovation of the industry’s only new-generation database ... Read More »

Alibaba Invokes Hiring Freeze

Alibaba Group is freezing hiring for the rest of the year because it has grown “too quickly,” Executive Chairman Jack Ma told staff. The hiring freeze came to light about a week before Alibaba is due to report March quarter earnings on May 7.   In January, Alibaba, which handles more online commerce than Amazon and eBay combined, reported slowing revenue ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Appoints Robert H. Easton Chief Compliance Officer

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) announced the appointment of Robert H. Easton, 43, as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, effective May 26, 2015. Mr. Easton will report to Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Easton is to join McGraw Hill Financial from the New York State Department of Financial Services, where, as Executive Deputy Superintendent of the Insurance Division, he has overseen ... Read More »

PPCB, CRIF’s partner in Vietnam, joins the Vietnam Banking Association

PCB (Vietnam Credit Information Joint Stock Company), whose major shareholder and local strategic partner is CRIF, has officially become a member of the Vietnam Banking Association. During an event held in Hanoi on April 20, the Vietnam Banking Association celebrated the admission of new members and signed a cooperation agreement with PCB. The support and welcome of the members of ... Read More »

TransUnion Canada Announces Paul Devereaux to Lead Its Financial Services Team

TransUnion Canada announced Paul Devereaux has joined the company as vice president of financial services.  With more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales, Devereaux will lead the financial services team as it continues to expand TransUnion’s market share in Canada. Prior to joining TransUnion, Devereaux led Canadian sales for SecureKey Technologies. Devereaux has also served as ... Read More »

Baidu Invests in Keru Cloud

Baidu has invested $11 million in restaurant management SaaS startup Keru Cloud. The startup aims to become an all-in-one solution for restaurants and other businesses that are going digital. It currently has about 3,000 restaurants as clients, and plans to increase that figure to 20,000 by the end of this year. Baidu told Tech in Asia that Keru Cloud “fits ... Read More »

Business Intelligence Platforms and their Deployment Risk

Companies that choose Business Intelligence platforms on the basis of their ‘street-cred’ and ease of deployment risk losing money in the long-term, a major survey finds… Gartner’s annual ‘Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence’ report – based on 2,000 BI customer interviews – found businesses are increasingly choosing interactive-analysis and data-discovery platforms that are not right for them, over traditional solutions ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Australia – interest rate cut; Chile – a massive Cabinet reshuffle; Egypt – feeding more dollars into the FX market; Finland – a Eurosceptic party may join the governing alliance; Syria – emergency aid from Iran. CHAD: The Republic of Chad reached a milestone of sorts by completing requirements for the IMF/World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, which will allow ... Read More »

How to Survive Cyber Warfare?

Eight Simple Instructions to Avoid Common Mistakes allowing Hackers to Target Employees As the threats of hacking and cyber attacks continue, how can you navigate the Internet without exposing yourself to attack?  Shlomi Adar, an Israeli information security specialist, has released eight simple instructions to avoid the common mistakes that allow hackers to target employees working at organizations. Custom Permissions ... Read More »

Small Business Finance:  The Security of Having Funds on Hand

Fico recently set down with Kathryn Petralia, cofounder and head of operations  at Kabbage, to talk about how origination management supports her business. Q: First, how is Kabbage different from traditional lenders? Kathryn: The biggest difference is that we were established in the digital age, so data is at our core. We fill a niche in that we focus on ... Read More »

Microsoft Is Said to Evaluate Possible Bid for Salesforce

Microsoft Corp. is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider was approached by another would-be buyer according to industry sources. Salesforce, which has a market value of almost $50 billion, is working with two investment banks to determine a response to approaches.  The San Francisco-based company’s options could include rebuffing any buyer, or working out a sale, people ... Read More »

April Sees Flurry of Business Intelligence Mergers

Microsoft and Datazen, Tableau and Birst, Infor and Larsen Toubro … BI mergers are booming as providers look to broaden offerings and transform business users’ mobile experiences. Datazen Software has been bought by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum, providing the software giant full rights to its acclaimed mobile business intelligence (BI) and data visualisation tools across Apple, Android and Windows ... Read More »