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Alibaba Increases Stake in SingPost

Alibaba Group and SingPost announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement to expand their e-commerce logistics collaboration. The joint venture will focus on three main initiatives that will aim to build a unique, worldwide e-commerce logistics platform. After the initiatives, Alibaba will increase the stake in SingPost to from 10.23% to 14.51%. Alibaba first acquired a stake in ... Read More »

LexisNexis South Africa to Acquire Korbitec

LexisNexis South Africa, part of RELX Group, has agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission.  Korbitec is a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals, with two leading products, GhostConvey and Windeed, in addition to its Banking ... Read More »

Gartner Acquires Nubera

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Nubera, a privately held company based in Barcelona, Spain. Terms were not disclosed.  Nubera, whose flagship web property is GetApp, helps organizations discover, compare and choose the right business software and applications for their needs. The services provided by Nubera are ... Read More »

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 »

Dun & Bradstreet Acquires Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation

Dun & Bradstreet to Acquire Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation in a Combination that will Deliver Market Leading Solutions for Emerging Businesses Dun & Bradstreet will purchase Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation for $320 million in cash plus an earnout of up to $30 million if certain performance milestones are met through 2018. Since 2010, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation has more than doubled their revenue and in 2014 ... Read More »

LinkedIn Acquires Refresh to Help You Prepare for Your Meetings

LinkedIn has acquired Refresh, a startup that helps people prepare for their meetings by collecting and sharing information on the people they’re meeting with. Refresh, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., scours the Internet for information on the people a user is scheduled to see, such as news items mentioning those people. The app will also pull info from Facebook or ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Mobile BI Vendor Datazen

Microsoft has purchased cross-platform, mobile business-intelligence vendor Datazen Software, a Toronto-based company, for an undisclosed amount. Toronto-based Datazen provides data visualization and key performance indicator data on Windows, iOS and Android devices. Microsoft is touting the acquisition as accelerating its Power BI self-service business-intelligence strategy.  Datazen was founded in 2002 as ComponentArt – a developer tools vendor that built UI ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Announces the Sale of Its B2B Research Businesses

Harte Hanks announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its B2B research businesses, Aberdeen Group and Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, to subsidiaries of Halyard Capital.  The company intends to use the proceeds from the transaction to support its strategic development.  Aberdeen Group and Harte Hanks Market Intelligence represented less than 5% of Harte Hanks’ total 2014 revenues.  The ... Read More »

Salesforce.com, Inc. Acquires Authentication Software Developer Toopher

Salesforce.com, Inc. has acquired Toopher Inc. an Austin based start-up that is known for its two step authentication security solutions. Toopher was launched in January 2011 by Evan Grim and Josh Alexander. Grim holds a PhD in software engineering from University of Texas while Josh Alexander worked as an adjunct professor for UT’s McCombs School of Business.  Together they formed ... Read More »

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

IBM announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications.  The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the IBM Watson developer community. Financial terms of the deal were ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Acquires 3Q Digital, Inc.

Harte Hanks announced the acquisition of privately-owned 3Q Digital, Inc., a leading digital marketing agency, adding pace towards achieving Harte Hanks’ strategic goal of leadership in customer interaction. The transaction closed on March 16, 2015. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Harte Hanks paid an initial sum with additional consideration payable upon the achievement of challenging performance goals over ... Read More »

Moody’s to Acquire Equilibrium – Enters Peru

Moody’s Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996. Following the acquisition, Equilibrium will continue to issue domestic ratings in Peru and Panama with an independent analytical and rating committee process. Renzo Barbieri will ... Read More »